.It's nice for once. Some factual ( or at least close to ) reporting. All it would take would be a couple of mainstream journalists to report the truth. But as we all know that will probably never happen. Let's face it the media controls how the majority thinks. if the media got together and said tomatoes were the number one cause of cancer it would not matter that it was a load of garbage wouldn't be long before they can be calling for a ban on tomatoes . The fact that most gun owners are law-abiding citizens's and don't commit violent acts against others doesn't get published. It doesn't sell copy . Not profitable . If Hillary thought advocating the second amendment would guarantee her election she would be the first one handing out handguns at pep rally's . Maybe I'm over exaggerating a bit but I think most of you folks will get my point . I for one don't blame the mass populous for their ignorance. When the media takes one incident about one lunatic with one gun and constantly uses it to bad mouth guns or one specific type of gun as being evil the average ignorant ( and when I say ignorant I don't mean it disparagingly I mean someone that doesn't know, never been exposed to guns, only heard how bad they are , How only bad people on them ) most peoplewhen they hear those things often enough right or wrong they tend to believe it . Because they don't know any better . We all know that most people are sheep and they are going to follow each other to the slaughter. Stead of more gun control laws how about we in act a law that requires every journalist to report events factually in an unbiased report showing both sides of any given situation . If they fail to follow those rules subject them to prison time. Yeah I know fat chance of that happening. Sometimes it's nice to dream though
Sadly you can be so right. People like that on both sides. But if we can educate those that are willing maybe there could be a glimmer of hope..
I understand. Ignorance is "lack of knowledge", and can be fixed, but only if the ignorant are willing to reducee their level of ignorance. Sadly, too many people don't want to take the time to actually think.
I started reading the article, and was on board until the last sentence of the opening tag:If commonsense reforms to American gun laws are to have any chance, thoughtful gun owners need to be treated with more respect – and split from the fundamentalist leaders of the NRA
The article was fair as far as it goes, but the way this is structured, the only thing that will probably come through to the average leftist reader is the echoes of the opening implication that the NRA is the "evil gun lobby" with "fundamentalist leaders" and SOME of their members might not actually be crazy. If they would have left out that line, I would call it a fair piece. This line is an overt attempt, though, to color the thought analysis of the reader for everything that follows.– and split from the fundamentalist leaders of the NRA