From Traction Control, CBS is turning up the bullcrap up to 11 on “Assault Weapons”.
UPDATE: Traction Control updates with a link to a video proportedly showing an “illegal gun owner” with an Uzi, but who the media claims has an AK-47. I’m going to call bullcrap. One of two things is true here.
- Either this is a complete fabrication on the part of the media
- Criminals know they have absolutely nothing to fear, such that they can appear on television with a weapon they are feloniously in possession of.
Either way, someone isn’t doing their god damned jobs.
UPDATE: More from Thirdpower
I think it’s safe to say the media is trying the old bait and switch tactic on this issue. Â Bait them with stories of scary automatic weapons.Â Don’t tell people they are already illegal. Â Push for bans on semi-automatic weapons that look like the scary automatic versions, but function just like other ordinary guns. Â Add a little sprinkle of “don’t tell people that there are sporting uses for these”Â and “weapon of choice for criminals” and you have a recipe for the next assault weapons ban.
Only this time, it won’t be so easy for them to snooker everyone.