Because MSNBC does occasionally have to talk about other things, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety is bringing us that rare unicorn—a “news” service devoted entirely to gun-grabber propaganda. Remember the “Gun Report” feature that ran in The New York Times? Joe Nocera, the journalist who founded the series, brought it to an end saying that he felt they had “made the point already.” But for his erstwhile writer Jennifer Mascia, it’s never too much when money is involved. Mascia is slated to play a prominent role in the Everytown “news” project.
We wish we could say we’re looking forward to the hilarious misinformation that is sure to ensue, but the reality is that the content will mostly be hideous crimes—all spun to convince us that the firearms involved are somehow more responsible than the humans pulling the trigger.
The Moms Take Manhattan
Moms Demand Action staged a march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, agitating for stricter gun laws in New York and making with the odd B-list celebrity appearance. Among the nuggets of “wisdom” on display, we were told, was that “Gun deaths now outpace traffic fatalities in our country.” Another participant proudly reflected that gun laws in the state had gotten “stronger,” before recognizing that yes, guns used in crimes have a tendency to be stolen rather than legally purchased.
It doesn’t seem like New York would be at the top of most anti-gunners’ lists for needing more restrictive gun laws—but then, it’s a little harder to get celebrities to come to your march if you hold it in Arizona or Utah.
Armed Citizen Saves Oklahoma City Officer
When two police officers in Oklahoma City split up to chase a pair of robbery suspects, events took an unfortunate and nearly tragic turn. The junior officer caught up with his suspect in the driveway of a home but ended up struggling with him. Eventually the suspect managed to commandeer the officer’s police baton and began striking him on the head with it. At this moment, a passerby pulled a firearm on the suspect and held him until backup arrived. The police officer was hospitalized, but was released the next day. He owes the arrest—and quite possibly his life—to the timely intervention of this concerned citizen.