Government and Guns: Irrational “Fear”Saturday, January 16, 2010
Here’s another reason to hate mainstream newspaper journalism and stick to alternative sources on the web, including blogs. The Detroit Free Press ran a hideous article stating that “fear” fueled the drive for gun permits in the state. Michigan had a banner year for CCW applications – double the numbers from the previous year. And the numbers are still rising, by the way. The reporters on the story have nothing better than this:
Advocates said interest in gun ownership has been rising with the state’s economic anxiety and fears — mostly unfounded — that government may try to curtail gun ownership.
Mostly unfounded? I must be smoking crack, then, when I follow the news and decipher the (mostly blunt) plans for disarming Americans through the use of various gun control tactics and taxing guns/ammo to the point where they are unaffordable for the general masses. Obama’s posse of gun control cheerleaders make no bones about the plans for gun owners of America. And yet the fluff from ignorant journalists who know absolutely nothing about the deeper history of the issue continues to roll off the presses of the dying dinosaurs in print media.