Friday, July 13, 2007

What Media Bias?

Exhibit No. 90,386,037 that the mainstream media has a near-terminal case of anti-gun bias, so far gone that all I can do is shake my head:

When criminals need guns, they have plenty of options in a country with nearly 100,000 licensed gun stores.
Yes, because everyone knows when a criminal needs a gun, all he needs to do is go see his local federal firearms licensee and he'll be taken care of. Good grief, does the Associated Press have no shame whatsoever? Reading the rest of the article you'll see the statistic that just one percent of the nation's FFLs supply some 40 percent of the guns traced back to crimes in the country, and the AP hack uses that one percent in his lead to make the entire retail end of the American gun industry look like a one-stop shop for criminals. With a New York dateline on that story I guess I shouldn't be surprised. But I shudder to think how many people actually believe that a criminal can just walk into a store and get a gun, considering the lies, half-truths and distortions promulgated by the mainstream media on an almost-daily basis.
Of course, though, something else that was not touched on here is, just how many of those murders were committed by gang members on other gang members? Or by drug dealers on rival drug dealers? And why isn't that touted as a good thing? Maybe it's cruel to think that way, but in the long run I think it'd probably be better for these cretins to snuff each other out than have them crowding our jails and leaving less room for rapists, child molesters and the like. Of course, if we declared an end to the utterly futile "war on drugs" and left it up to society to teach the young about the hazards of drugs, and left them alone to take their chances, and pay the price for whatever bad decisions they make, I just can't help but think society would be strengthened in the long run. And once again, I know it would take a gargantuan paradigm shift for the American public at large to think that way, but it would be more than worth it if such actions got our society back to the old fashioned values of personal responsibility and accountability.