Thursday, June 14, 2007

Start the Day Pissed Off!

And speaking of bullcrap, this morning's page 3 story in USA TODAY:
Easy access to guns is tough battle

NEW ORLEANS — When federal agents raided Elliot's Gun Shop, they hit the jackpot.

Not only was Elliot's a top source of weapons for crimes used in New Orleans, but the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said that the low-slung metal warehouse in Jefferson, La., had an even more dubious distinction. The store was one of the top sources of firearms recovered in crimes in the United States in 2005 and 2006.
The federal raid late last month resulted in the arrests of the owner, two employees and the seizure of numerous firearms. Beyond the arrests, however, the landmark bust strikes a reminder of the underlying forces contributing to the surge in violence here and throughout the nation: access to firearms.
Bullcrap...bullcrap...bullcrap. This story is a particularly egregious example of twisting a straight-up news story to fit the headline. Guns aren't more fact, they're less accessible and more controlled than every before (see my 30 April Podcast for a long rant on this). Rather, criminals continue to break the law and antigun police officials continue to make stupid statements to cover up their own ineptitude.

More later...gotta go...


Anonymous said...

Bane you should know better than to read McPaper first thing in the morning. No sympathy here.

Anonymous said...

there's still some skepticism (at least around town) as to exactly what laws/regulations were violated. other than the employees being rude, the shop was quite decent with one of the best on-hand selections in the area.

Anonymous said...

Michael when are you going to become president of the NRA