Reuters today decides to wax editorial on America’s 2nd Amendment rights (No Solution in sight for US gun violence); this is done in light of the recent spate of school shootings, the mainstream media’s favorite time to agitprop on such an issue. Naturally, the only organizations they question on the issue are those that are vehemently anti-gun/2nd Amendment/liberty: Violence Policy Center, Harvard Injury Control Research Center, and Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
I was concerned this article and its speciousness would go unnoticed or unanswered. Fortunately, Stephen Spruiell’s Media Blog had something posted by Nathan Goulding, Reuters Editorializes on Gun Control.
Some points Reuters fails to mention: firearms are used an estimated 2+ million times each year to stop violent crime; gun deaths do not even make the CDC’s top 100 causes of death; you are more likely to be hit by lightening than shot in anger; some of the worst school shootings, and more of them, occurred during times of greater firearms regulation (the ’94 – ’04 so-called “Assault Weapons” Ban in the 1994 Crime Bill).
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