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The Gun Boom Continues

The media seems almost surprised that the Martin shooting hasn’t done anything to cool sales. If anything, the media and gun control groups exploitation of this tragedy are going to add fuel to the gun boom, making Americans fearful that more restrictions are coming.

3 Responses to “The Gun Boom Continues”

  1. Makes me wonder if the antigunblobby is in cahoots with manufacturers……..insider dealings and stock trades…..

  2. David says:

    I think I’m going to go buy another M&P this weekend and maybe a Glock 17. Why not.

  3. Sage Thrasher says:

    Media focuses on tragic anomalies–”if it bleeds, it leads”–and avoids topics that challenge deeply held assumptions. The Zimmerman case plays to the audience’s belief in cliches (and seems in this case to provide support for some of them), so hyping the story makes it an easy sell. Flash mobs in Philly beating up disabled veterans plays to cliches that make more people uncomfortable, so what doesn’t sell papers (or clicks these days) is quickly dropped.

    At the end of the day, neighborhoods are safer where home owners own guns, streets are safer where people legally entitled to carry arms do so, and, yes, there will always be accidents and those who abuse the privileges of citizenship, but individual failings do not support an argument for collective punishment or collective endangerment of the public through restrictions on the right to own and carry weapons.

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