Things the Media Won’t Tell You About Guns

Things the Media Won’t Tell You About Guns

The mainstream media considers most facts about guns to be inconvenient to their narratives, so they simply don’t cite or explore them. This political self-censoring prevents them from helping to find or expose what actually could make America even safer. The truth—that Second Amendment freedom works—is just too unpalatable to them. About a decade ago, for example, an opinion editor with The New York Times actually asked me to write something. I was writing a column for Forbes at the time, and he found what I was reporting interesting. But then his boss must have told him they don’t even talk to people who’re unconstrained by the woke restraints on free inquiry. He sent me one last cryptic message: “I was told not to talk to you.” I thought that was rather honest of him—yes, he is no longer at the Times. There are a few exceptions to the mainstream media’s censorship on guns. One is when a judge writes a detailed, fact-based Second Amendment opinion in a case they can’t ignore. This puts the mainstream media in a quandary: They have to report on it, but how can they avoid the facts? Such is the uncomfortable position Judge Roger Benitez, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, once again put the mainstream media in. Benitez’s recent ruling in Miller v. Bonta, a case that overturned a California ban on popular semi-automatic rifles, was a pro-freedom ruling the mainstream media couldn’t completely ignore. As this […]

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