Are All Gun Control Proponents Working In The Media?
Yesterday I pointed to Byron York's piece showing that the mainstream media's "reporting" on gun control was anything but. Instead, they're pushing gun control and not even trying to hide it.
We've had threads here that assume the gun control fight is over -- such is the one-sided message from the media.
But does this media push for gun control match with the reality of people's views?
Can you believe those percentages? A record percentage support the right to possess handguns? Compare the current numbers with the sentiment back in 1959. I would love to know more about what led to the change.
The Washington Post highlights this polling and adds:
In contrast to other polling, Gallup even shows a majority of Americans remain opposed to an assault weapons ban — something the American people supported as recently as a decade ago.
It makes me wonder whether everyone who supports gun control happens to be working in the media. A friend who is a congressional staffer told me about this riveting interview of David Keene, president of the NRA, by CBS' Bob Schieffer. Keene does a good job of pleasantly responding to Schieffer's biased and inaccurate questions.
The part that struck me? Schieffer asks if the NRA will support a ban on "military-style assault weapons," saying that "even" police chiefs support that. Keene explains that military-style weapons are fully automatic and that the bans being proposed are actually of semi-automatic weapons. They oppose those ban attempts. Schieffer says, showing his ignorance of how semi-automatic weapons work, "How many rounds can these weapons discharge in five seconds?" Keene says, well, "They fire when you pull the trigger." Schieffer says, yeah, "And they keep firing." Keene explains that "No, they don't keep firing."
It's really worth watching to see how someone argues for liberty with facts and reason against the unbridled emotion -- and ignorance -- of the media.