Media Doing Our Jobs For Us

I am often amused by how the media sometimes, trying to make our arguments look ridiculous, actually ends up doing our jobs for us by getting the word out in a way that’s likely to scare the living hell out of our people. This is an example:

The latest ridiculous [NRA] scare tactic involves a federal requirement that gun shop owners in border states provide the ATF with the birth dates, addresses, race and gender, of individuals who purchase two or more semi-automatic rifles greater than .22 calibers in a five-day period.

Well, when you put it that way, surely the tinfoil hat crowd will wonder what all the fuss has been about. None of our people could, likewise, imagine buying a semi-auto rifle for a home and the cabin on the lake in a five day period. I think it’s also amazing that they think this is is all driven by NRA, rather than the other way around.

3 thoughts on “Media Doing Our Jobs For Us”

  1. The biggest problem is there is absolutely NO legal laws giving them the authority to demand this.

    It’s an illegal demand made by an out of control bureaucracy that thinks it can do anything it want to gun owners.

    I used to have a FFL, and personally if I had been told to do something like this that was plainly illegal I’d refuse to do it.
    And reply:
    See ya in court if you want to push it.

  2. That’s a good point. There’s a small fraction of gun owners who can instantly see how preposterous this is.

    Everybody else, of course, believes the lie. But we’ve won an important moral victory. Yay!

  3. Anyone with two kids who has ever purchased them rifles for Christmas – as about an American a tradition as there is – or is planning to should be outraged by Obamas attack on our holiday traditions.

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