Media Portrayal of Gun Ownership
Posted on: December 08, 2021
By Ammon Jones
Lest our readers accuse us of beating a dead horse, we remind you that the attack on gun ownership in America is not a horse but a demon, and it is far from dead.
We must not forget nor lay aside our claim that gun ownership be protected in our country and not infringed. As a reminder that the right to protect our lives is still very much threatened, we continue to see the media reporting on school shootings such as the recent event in Michigan, using them as a pretext for tighter gun laws.
Remember that the media will portray these terrible acts of violence in a way that condemns the ownership of guns, rather than the individuals who make such horrific decisions. Yet sometimes, even the fiercest attackers of the right to bear arms will blunder and utter the truth.
Take, for example, the article published by The Guardian on Dec 2 of this year. It reports that Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) demanded that the House-passed H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021, be passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. H.R. 1446 would require tighter background checks and longer waiting periods for purchasing guns. However, Murphy admits a very true principle in his tirade: that tightening laws won’t actually prevent violence in schools. Says Murphy:
I don’t claim that this proposal nor any other proposal to change the nation’s gun laws will have an effect on every single shooting…
Of course, we understand this fact and are glad to see it in such a public article, albeit surrounded by slights against gun-owning parents and any who would protect the right to own firearms.
The true intent of encroaching gun laws and red-flag laws is not to stop shootings, for they cannot logically do so. The “Enhanced Background Checks” legislation’s purpose is to limit gun ownership and eventually lead to gun registration and confiscation.
We cannot turn a blind eye to legislation pushed on us, even in emotional circumstances such as following a school shooting. Such senseless death is devastating but must not be allowed to earn all gun owners the label of “criminal.”
Please decide today to write to your local representatives to stop such legislation. Urge your friends to do so as well. Use Freedom First Society’s social media presence to share the message. Buy copies of Disarming Americans! and distribute them as widely as you can.
We can all raise our voice in protest to the biased propaganda of the Establishment media and, in so doing, protect our country and our loved ones from the ruinous tyranny that would surely follow civilian disarmament.