The media can play nice

What I have found is that if you contact the media with info about your event and you act half-way sane they generally treat you okay. That appears to be the case this time:

H/T to the anti-gun blog “The Gun Guys” who posted it without comment. I suspect he was left speechless by an aneurysm or something similar.

Update: He has updated his blog post with hate speech like the following. Imagine what the response would be if he were talking about blacks, homosexuals, or Jews in public or interracial couples–right there for your children to see!

Across the country, gun proponents are continuing to ramp up their efforts to normalize abnormal behavior by encouraging citizens to openly carry loaded firearms.

That’s right…it’s perfectly legal in Kentucky and Michigan to openly carry a firearm. Unbeknownst to most Americans, some form of open carry is legal in approximately 43 states and the gun lobby wants you to know it. Hence, there are a growing number of public events across the country to get the gun crowd to come out of the closet so to speak in the hopes of intimidating the public into accepting their dangerous worldview.

The real world implications of the open carry crusade is chilling. Consider:

  • Sipping hot chocolate with your toddler at Starbucks while a fellow patron openly displays a gun at the table next to you;
  • Attending a church service with your entire family knowing that the fellow parishioner sitting next to you has a handgun tucked in his belt; or
  • Boarding a crowded bus with your newborn child with upwards of 5 other passengers openly carrying weapons.

Unless this is the kind of world you want for you and your children, Americans’ need to pick up the phone to call state and federal lawmakers to voice outrage over the gun lobby’s extremist agenda.

It’s ironic that today’s parents are hyper-vigilant about what their children eat, whom they hang out with and whether they have sunscreen on. Yet, in sharp contrast, there is remarkably little awareness or concern about the 280 million guns in civilian hands in our country—many of which are carried into countless public places each day where families frequent.

Next time you take your child on an outing with you, think about how many people within earshot may soon be openly carrying a gun as you wait in line at the aquarium, shop at the local grocery store, or sit in a theater watching a movie.

Unless American’s wake up to this crisis and demand that guns laws effectively address the inherent dangers associated with carrying guns in public places, the seemingly far-fetched examples of every day outings turned into repeated encounters with armed citizens will become all to real.

After all, allowing a small group of armed gun owners — versus trained law enforcement officers — to make potentially life and death decisions about public safety in restaurants, churches, theaters and parks is a frightening prospect.

America is being held hostage by the gun lobby’s extremist agenda to flood our country with firearms as evidenced by the recent passage of legislation allowing loaded guns in National Parks. It’s time we turned back the clock on this deadly trend before America’s children are sitting in school with armed teachers and the gun lobby’s abnormal behavior becomes the new norm.

It’s a specific enumerated right guaranteed by the U.S. and numerous state constitutions and he thinks of it as if it were public defecation in McDonalds, on sidewalks, and your childrens playground. And furthermore…he gets paid by the Joyce Foundation to write that crap.

6 thoughts on “The media can play nice

  1. That was a generally favorable story. I note, however, that the opening remarks show a pistol & scope sight behind yellow crime-scene tape. No bias there, huh?

  2. Ha! Did you notice the graphic they used? “CRIME SCENE! DO NOT CROSS!”

    I guess they only had one “gun” graphic, and it was about violence.

    Shouldn’t surprise anyone.

  3. Very positive, factually-correct reporting by both the anchor and the journalist on the scene. Nice work, news team.

    🙂

  4. “The real world implications of the open carry crusade is chilling. Consider:

    * Sipping hot chocolate with your toddler at Starbucks while a fellow patron openly displays a gun at the table next to you;
    * Attending a church service with your entire family knowing that the fellow parishioner sitting next to you has a handgun tucked in his belt; or
    * Boarding a crowded bus with your newborn child with upwards of 5 other passengers openly carrying weapons.”

    OH MY GOD! NOT THAT!

    Weapons everywhere? Why that would be just like the last twenty negligent-discharge-free years of my life. Sorry Gun Guys, I am not going back to the way it used to be, when a gang of rejects made violent threats and followed us around for six months, and the law would not “allow” teenagers to purchase or carry a handgun. I’ve long since been a part of Modern Civilization, where a two-pound handgun takes the place of the crude weapons we hid in our cars. You guys can grunt and throw dung at the violent criminals, but leave me out of that particular lifestyle choice.

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