Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Good News! We're NOT All Psycho Killers!

As the wire service Reuters has, amazingly, discovered. From this morning's releases:
For some in U.S., guns are a hobby like any other

The American affinity for guns may puzzle foreigners who link high ownership rates and liberal gun ownership laws to the 84 gun deaths and 34 gun homicides that occur in the United States each day and wonder why gun control is not an issue in the U.S. presidential election.

The owners are not just urban criminals and drug dealers. There are hunters and home security advocates, and then there are the gun collectors.

"People are 'Oh, you collect guns, you must be bad.' That's nonsense. Gun collectors aren't criminals, they are nobody to be frightened of," says Black, one of several hobby collectors in this small Arizona town.
Whoa! What if Brady reads this? Does it mean that the antigun movement is finished? Will Charles Schumer apologize for his endless slurs? NAAAAW...but as ludicrous as it is, artilces like this are a step in the right direction...normalization of firearms...


Anonymous said...

I guess it's a good article relative to what we usually get from the mainstream media. But the blurb about "spending an afternoon popping off prairie dogs over a case of beer" doesn't do much for anyone's image.

Anonymous said...

Now hold on just a second. Is Reuters actually saying guns can be used for something other than mass murder? Stunning.