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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Seattle Times Calls For Gun Ban

In an editorial last Thursday—just hours after Democrats introduced The Assault Weapons Ban of 2015 in Congress—The Seattle Times joined a growing list of anti-gun media voices in claiming, “It’s time to ban assault-style weapons, high-capacity magazines.”

Demonstrating its ignorance of firearms technology and its penchant for parroting anti-gun buzzwords, the Times’ editorial board called not only to ban “assault style weapons” (whatever they are) but also “tactical assault-style weapons”—which are equally undefined but surely doubleplus bad.

But before pro-freedom advocates laugh off The Seattle Times and its anti-gun allies in Congress as idiots and political hacks, as Dave Workman points out here, we’d better put both groups on notice: Media who abuse the First Amendment to attack the Second can see their freedoms disappear, too.