On Friday, The New York Times teamed with the extreme anti-gun Violence Policy Center to distort the tradition of families educating their children to hunt, shoot and handle firearms responsibly.
The Times irresponsibly repeated a VPC “report” titled “Start Them Young,” which attempted to equate gun industry efforts to educate and market to gun-owning families who hunt and shoot together with alleged tobacco industry efforts to market tobacco products to children.
In “Marketing Guns To Children,” the Times implies any effort to train youths in the responsible handling of firearms, or to pass on traditions of safe hunting and shooting, is based on industry self-interest. The Times doubles down by quoting child shooting statistics from another political advocacy group known for distorting data—Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety.
California Bill Would Require All Gun Sales To Be Videotaped
According to Fox40 TV in Sacramento, Calif., a new measure under consideration by the state legislature would require that all gun sales in California be videotaped. It would also ban federally licensed gun dealers from selling firearms out of their homes, and require all dealers to carry liability insurance.
Democratic Assemblyman Kevin McCarthy of Sacramento, who authored the measure, justifies AB2459 with the same language used to further other “feel-good,” but ultimately ineffectual, schemes as “universal background checks” and gun “buybacks”: It will “help keep guns out of the wrong hands.”
Or perhaps the real intent of AB2459, as Fox40 reports, is evident in that it is modeled after a San Francisco municipal ordinance that “prompted that city’s last gun store to close.”
Tulsa Armed Citizens Times Two
Two Tulsa residents used their firearms this week to defend themselves against home invaders.
According to NewsChannel 10, “A woman called 911 early Friday to report that a man came to her door asking to use the phone, then forced himself inside and began gathering items to steal. Walker says a man who lived at the home retrieved a handgun and shot the suspect. The suspected robber ran out of the home and collapsed nearby, where he was later pronounced dead.”
The Daily Oklahoman reported homicide Sgt. Dave Walker said that on Thursday, “Officers responded to a reported shooting at a residence on East Young Place between North Yorktown and North Xanthus avenues at about 2:50 a.m. and found a 31-year-old man dead from a gunshot wound.” The man, whose name was not released, was reportedly shot by a 27-year-old woman.
“The woman told police the man came into her house through the back window and ‘confronted’ her,” Walker said.