Our 2004 Man of the Year, Ronnie Barrett of Barrett Rifles, has once again given the firearms industry a lesson is both integrity and how to deal with the media after the AP ripped him in a wire story. Read the whole brouhaha here at Say Uncle. In short, an AP business writer misrepresented herself and the type story she was going to write to Barrett, then did the usual mornoci Violence Policy Center hack job. Instead of taking it lying down, Barrett struck back, demanding that AP stand up and correct the inaccuracies.
Amazingly, AP did exactly that!
Here's the bottom line: Ronnie Barrett shouldn't be out there all by himself! Our organizations need to get their heads out of their ALL HUNTING ALL THE TIME butts and start supporting people like Ronnie Barrett, who has done more for honesty in media that all our big trade organizations squared. We can win this fight, and we damn well better win it before President Hillary turns the keys to the government treasury over to the antigun weasels.
We do not need more press releases about 8-year-olds going deer hunting! We need attack dogs, media experts who know how the game is played and are willing to wade into the fray! In case you haven't been paying attention, the Republican hegemony is shaking to its roots, and the quail are scattering for cover. We need to nail down our successes, and that means we need to understand that a media attack against ONE is an attack against ALL! There is no difference between a sporting clays shotgun, a .50 caliber rifle, a P-90 semiauto, a Ruger cowboy revolver or a plastic Glock! Hang together or hang separately, kiddies!