Our Dishonest Media and Guns
Article first appeared at Ammo Land.
Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Every record has been destroyed or falsified. Every book rewritten. Every picture has been repainted. Every statue and street building has been renamed. Every date has been altered. And, the process is continuing day-by-day and minute-by-minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present, in which The Party is always right.” ~ From “1984,” by George Orwell
ND’s and our dishonest media:
On the first of this month, an eighteen-year-old in TN shot and killed his nineteen-year-old girlfriend, at close range, using a pistol he received as a graduation gift.
Of course, our leftist, gun-hating media will never use the correct term when describing what happened.
That would be, of course: “Negligent discharge.”
No, instead we get typical media drivel:
“… he was playing with the gun when it accidentally went off”
and that the perpetrator was:
“… surprised when the pistol discharged”
In addition, we also learn that the perpetrator:
“… was an experienced gun-owner who went to the shooting range often”
and that the whole thing was a:
“… terrible tragedy.”
Questions the media will never ask:
- 1) Why did the perpetrator point a loaded pistol, or a pistol in any condition, in an obviously, and blatantly, unsafe direction?
- 2) Why was he “playing with” the pistol to begin with?
- 3) Why did he have his finger in contact with the trigger, while the pistol was pointed directly at an innocent person?
- 4) Is there any evidence that the pistol itself, or the ammunition, did anything other than function normally, and as designed?
The foregoing was not a “terrible tragedy.” It was a preventable tragedy, cause by carelessness, ignorance, and gross negligence.
If the perpetrator were an “experienced gun-owner,” as reported, one can only wonder what kind of “experience” this dolt had, and how many NDs he caused prior to this one. He surely had never been exposed to any competent training.
But, the media would have us all believe that modern guns are so poorly designed that they are prone to “accidentally going off” (all by themselves, of course). Thus, no one should be allowed to own one.
That is ever their predictably dishonest, politically-motivated conclusion.
“The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is the pretense of intelligent ignorance. The former is teachable; the latter is not.” ~ Criss Jami
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