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March 10, 2015 Comments Off on Gun Ownership Declining? Don’t Believe It
An AP story receiving considerable attention cites the latest General Social Survey finding that gun ownership has declined in recent years, though other research provides evidence that Americans are embracing gun ownership at a much higher rate.
October 7, 2014 Comments Off on New York Times Fails in Reading Comprehension
Recently, the New York Times published an article, “FBI Confirms a Sharp Rise in Mass Shootings Since 2000.” If this were actually the case, it may have been newsworthy. Unfortunately for Times readers, even the headline was wrong.
September 26, 2014 Comments Off on Being a Gun Control Advocate Means Never Having to Say You’re Wrong
Although the ban is no longer in place, the media, politicians and anti-gun activists continue to promulgate the term “assault weapon” for what the industry calls the “modern sporting rifle” (MSR.) MSRs are one of the most popular firearms in America, with more than 8.5 million now owned by our citizens.
August 7, 2014 Comments Off on Colorado Experience Invalidates Big Private Transfer ‘Loophole’ Myth
We have long known that the argument of gun control activists that 40 percent of gun sales in this country occur without a background check was bogus. Even the Washington Post zinged President Obama in 2013 for his frequent use of that ersatz stat, awarding three of four possible Pinocchio’s in a rating category that […]
July 30, 2014 Comments Off on The Growing Diversity of Gun Ownership
Last October, Pennsylvania resident Shaneen Allen was arrested in New Jersey after being pulled over for a minor traffic violation. When the police approached her vehicle, the single mother voluntarily disclosed that she had a gun in her vehicle and had been issued a concealed carry permit in her home state. Since Allen was in […]
July 22, 2014 Comments Off on NSSF Tries to Respond to New York Times’ Leaden Thinking
A week has passed without word from nary an editor or editorial assistant that the New York Times would deign to publish the within–the-prescribed-word limit letter to the editor we had submitted in response to an editorial that surprised even us for its mistaken assumptions and ridiculous headline. Nonetheless, we feel it is important that […]
July 16, 2014 Comments Off on For Gun Control Advocates, Exaggeration is Standard Practice
Recently, we wrote a letter to the editor of USA Today to correct inaccuracies in an article about a new Everytown for Gun Safety “study”. In that study, the team at the Bloomberg-funded Everytown was following in the footsteps of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in willfully misconstruing key facts. At a June […]
How the Firearms Industry Leads the Way on Gun Safety And What the Anti-Gun Activists Won’t Acknowledge
April 23, 2014 Comments Off on How the Firearms Industry Leads the Way on Gun Safety And What the Anti-Gun Activists Won’t Acknowledge
Recently, an acquaintance encountered a church member in the Washington, D.C. area handing out material advocating the need to end “straw purchases” of firearms – the term that describes when someone who is not prohibited buys a firearm on behalf of someone who is. He struck up a conversation with the person, who went on […]
March 18, 2014 Comments Off on MarketWatch Puts a Cliched Template on the Gun Industry … and Comes Up Short on Important Facts
When a pre-set story narrative meets formulaic writing, you get the worst of both worlds. The latest example is evident in “10 things the gun industry won’t tell you,” recently served up by MarketWatch, formerly a property of CBS, but now part of News Corp through its acquisition of the Wall Street Journal, but absent the […]
February 28, 2014 Comments Off on FBI Preliminary 2013 Numbers Show Violent Crime Continues to Drop
Taking another look at what gets coverage, firearms sales and public opinion It has become almost an article of faith in the firearms industry that even reports from our federal government that show a continuing decline in crime will get little media attention. And so it was again with the release this month of the […]
February 12, 2014 Comments Off on Correcting the Record on Criminals and Victims
A recent study made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Despite mainstream media suggesting alarming numbers of children accidentally injured by firearms, the study is actually a description of violence among young men. The vast majority of the incidents included in the study, 84 percent, involve individuals in the range of 15-19 years old. Nearly […]
February 3, 2014 Comments Off on ABC Report Only Questions, but Orange County Sheriff Acts to Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands
On Friday evening, ABC News 20/20 highlighted what can occur, thankfully in decreasing instances, when children obtain firearms that are left unsecured by their owners. This is being addressed through a very successful industry program aimed at reducing firearms accidents, which now amount to less than 1 percent of all fatal accidents in the home, […]
October 8, 2013 Comments Off on Attention America: The New York Times Knows What You Should Know and You Need Know No More
The New York Times’ recent 6,000-word major opus, “Children and Guns: The Hidden Toll,” is the latest installment in the paper’s self-described series on “the gun industry’s influence and the wide availability of firearms in America.” In this article, it took the authors 75 paragraphs before they acknowledged that federal statistics, in fact, show a dramatic […]
September 19, 2013 Comments Off on Medical Journal Article Debunks Major Anti-Gun Talking Point
In their never-ending effort to restrict law-abiding Americans’ access to firearms, the anti-gun establishment will do just about anything. In recent weeks they have shown a willingness to use a tragedy to score political points and misrepresent their true aims to gain supporters. One of the anti-gun lobby’s leading arguments is that fewer guns equals less violence. This seems […]
August 21, 2013 Comments Off on In the Debate over Gun Control, Go Armed with the Facts
Last week, in what was actually one of the calmer and more civil discussions that crusading CNN talk show host Piers Morgan has had in the past year on the gun control issue, he tossed out as fact a completely erroneous statement that the state of Virginia in 2009 had experienced the highest death rate […]
New York Times (Once Again) Decides Gun Industry is Irresponsible; After a Trip through 10-Year-Old Deposition Records
May 28, 2013 Comments Off on New York Times (Once Again) Decides Gun Industry is Irresponsible; After a Trip through 10-Year-Old Deposition Records
Given they have a little patience and no deadline, it is not generally difficult for journalists to go in search of and then to find selective statements that tend to support their (or their editors’) predispositions. And there may be no better exercise in this regard than to dig through old deposition transcripts and to […]
American Public Puts Gun Control Near Last in Priorities; Even As It Overestimates Violent Crime Rate
May 10, 2013 Comments Off on American Public Puts Gun Control Near Last in Priorities; Even As It Overestimates Violent Crime Rate
Gun control may be at the top of President Obama’s agenda, but it ranks next to last on the American public’s priority list for what he and Congress should be working on, according to a survey released Tuesday by the highly respected Gallup polling organization. Some 86 percent of Americans believe that job creation and encouraging […]