According to the main stream media, the hypocritical National Rifle Association disarmed its members during their annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. I was there, and the media reports are false. What I read about the convention doesn’t match what I saw on the ground.
Inaccurate reporting by the news media is by design rather than by accident. The media doesn’t know gun owners.. and doesn’t care to know them. Instead, the main stream media paints an unflattering image of gun owners tailored to fit the prejudices of their audience.. and their advertisers. They paint gun owners as fat old ugly men. In short, the advertising campaign says gun owners are both unattractive.. and dangerous.
Reality is far different, but it is easier for the anti-gun elites to fight the battle of appearances than the battle of ideas. Make no mistake. It is a battle for hearts and minds.
“We cannot let a minority of people.. and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people..
hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”
– Hillary Clinton June 2014
Hillary Clinton isn’t describing the gun owners I know, or the people I met at the NRA convention. I saw men and women, young and old, urban and rural.. and all of them responsible gun owners. To break the first stereotype, about a third of the convention attendees at the NRA meetup were women. They were NRA members and instructors, as well as pro-rights journalists and bloggers. Here are the face of responsible gun owners; a face the main stream media is afraid to show you. They are some of our best competitors and educators.
I’ve spoken to most of these women. They are intelligent and articulate advocates for armed self-defense. So why haven’t you heard about them? Why are they hidden by the main stream media? Because they don’t fit the story the media wants to tell about firearms owners in America. For the media, selling images is easier than arguing the detailed policy implications of gun control. It is easier to sell outrage than reasoned debate. Let me show you.
Real gun control will disproportionately harm the poor in our inner cities. The poor are, after all, the most likely victims of crime. Disarming the poor makes them easier victims and so increases violent crime.
See what I mean? That isn’t a pretty picture, and it doesn’t fit the media narrative.
What do you think? Does the media speak for you and tell the truth about the firearms owners you know?
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Cuomo’s StartUp NY Program Creates a Whopping 76 Jobs, Costs Taxpayers $53 Million – Cortney O’Brien
Can government do anything right? New York turned tons of cash into trash.
The free exchange of goods has made the world rich. It is considered a failure because someone somewhere is poor.
Government coercion has plunged the world into ruin. It is considered a success because someone somewhere is better off.
Talk about unfair comparisons. Please check your standards.
This reminds me of Bastiat’s tale of what is seen and not seen.
147 unarmed christian students and staff were murdered. Key points in this latest mass murder-
Muslim murderers strike again.
Gun free school zones are soft targets.
At first I thought this was an April fools prank. If I read this correctly, the Washington DC city council caves on its appeal in the Palmer case. That means concealed carry is now permitted in DC. City council wants to fight for existing infringements on concealed carry.. such as mandating “good cause”. This surprised me given the 9th circuits demand for a re-hearing of Peruta.
Congratulations to the Second Amendment Foundation which brought the case.. and to the citizens of DC who may now defend themselves without threats by the DC government.