In a recent Forbespiece penned by A1F contributor Frank Miniter, Jim Shepherd—an original founder of CNN and now editor of The Shooting Wire—provides insight on why the news network is so uniformly anti-gun, and clueless about guns to boot. “Part of what happened to CNN is what happened to Hollywood,” Shepherd said. “The news, like Hollywood, became trapped in creating and fawning over celebrities. Getting Anderson Cooper publicized became more important than breaking the big story.”
Shepherd also says that CNN picks stories based on what is featured in The New York Times and Washington Post, and anything else is likely to be overlooked. It’s not just CNN, he explains: Network news in general has fallen into a blinkered mindset, based on trusting a small stable of tastemakers rather than experts. Consequently, you can watch a story on guns without getting the perspective of someone who has ever fired one.
Video Documents Store Owner Fending Off Armed Suspects
The owner of a store in Milwaukee, Wis., will not be facing charges after shooting at three men who committed a violent attack on his property. A security camera caught the suspects ramming the entrance of the store repeatedly with the back of a minivan before attempting to enter on foot; it also captured the owner firing at the men, who are said to have been carrying guns.
One suspect was shot multiple times and apparently driven to a hospital by his accomplices, where he is refusing to cooperate with police. The store has been a target for robbers previously, with an employee shot during an incident last year.
Pro-Gun Omnibus Bill Ready For NC Senate Floor
As reported by the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, North Carolina House Bill 562 has been reported out of committee with no changes and could be voted on by the Senate as early as this evening. Among numerous reforms addressed in this bill, HB 562 would require the chief law enforcement officer of a jurisdiction to act in a timely fashion when approving a firearm transfer. It would also enact measures to protect gun ranges from anti-gun local ordinances, streamline the Concealed Handgun Permit application process and strengthen the state’s pre-emption statute.
USE YOUR POWER!
If you live in North Carolina, please contact your state senator and express your support for HB 562. This bill offers many useful reforms to strengthen gun rights and shield firearm owners from excessive burdens and punishments. Consult NRA-ILA’s “Write Your Lawmakers” online toolhere.