In Couric’s pseudo-documentary “Under The Gun,” she is shown asking gun owners a question, followed by an uncomfortable eight-second pause during which the interviewees appear to be flummoxed. However, audio recordings later proved the pause was manufactured for this effect, and in fact several of the gun owners answered Couric’s question immediately.
Couric has taken heat fromallsides for the deception—in an article titled “Manipulative Editing Reflects Poorly On Katie Couric, Gun Documentary,” typically left-leaning NPR said the edits were “unfair and unwarranted” and “would not pass muster at NPR.” Trump, on the other hand, didn’t mince words. In a tweet on Monday, he said, “Katie Couric, the third-rate reporter who has been largely forgotten, should be ashamed of herself for the fraudulent editing of her doc.”
I’m not sure we could’ve said it better.
HBO Refuses To Provide Video To Refute Deceptive Editing Accusations
In an exchange reported by BearingArms.com, HBO representatives denied claims by firearm designer Jim Sullivan that his interview on “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” was deceptively edited to change the context of his comments.
HBO’s Greg Domino provided a statement from spokesman Ray Stallone that included what he called “the unedited exchange between our correspondent, David Scott, and Mr. Jim Sullivan” that aired on an episode called “AR15: Modern Sporting Rifle.” However, HBO pointedly refused to provide the actual, unedited video of the interview, effectively asking viewers to take their word.
Coming on the heels of Katie Couric’s admission to creatively editing her anti-gun pseudo-documentary “Under the Gun,” HBO should know that their word is not going to be good enough. But, given that their feature on the AR-15 is an outrageously biased and unapologetically ignorant hit piece on the most popular rifle in America, their position is certainly understandable.
Veteran Campaign Manager To Lead NRA’s Fight Against Nevada Question 1
National Rifle Association affiliate NRA Nevadans for Freedom has retained veteran campaign strategist Robert Uithoven, who recently led the successful campaign to elect Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, to manage its efforts to defeat Question 1. The state question would make common, perfectly innocent firearm “transfers”—for example, even lending someone your firearm to go plinking in the desert—into crimes.
“The out-of-state gun-control groups funding this flawed initiative”—including former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety—“will spend whatever it takes to drown out the voices of freedom-loving Nevadans,” Uithoven said.
A native of Reno, Uithoven has been involved in Nevada grassroots politics for 25 years and has led numerous successful local and statewide campaigns in the Silver State. “Robert’s proven ability to mobilize supporters ... will be the key to defeating the flawed gun-control initiative and stopping the Californication of Nevada’s gun rights,” said NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen.
Stacey Dash: “A Gun Saved My Life”
Actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash has revealed why she is such a staunch Second Amendment supporter. In her new book, There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative, Dash reveals that she was sexually assaulted by an ex-boyfriend.
In an interview with People magazine, Dash talks of enduring a long-term physically abusive relationship. After she broke it off, he continued to stalk and harass her—ultimately raping her at gunpoint one night while her son was asleep in the crib next to her.
When the attacker returned, Dash was ready. She had her own gun now and she refused to play the victim any longer. She fired her firearm and the rapist fled.
"A gun saved my life," declared Dash. "That's why my Second Amendment rights will not be taken away from me," the passionate defender of the right to bear arms vows.
CA Assemblywoman: A Loaded Glock Beats 911 On The Phone
Republican California Assemblywoman Shannon Grove had some very frank counsel for her colleagues across the aisle: “I would rather have a loaded Glock in my hand than 911 on the phone.” Grove made her remarks on Monday alongside fellow Republican legislators on the state capitol steps in Sacramento, as part of a Second Amendment Freedom rally. The group of policy makers were reacting to several gun-control bills that, if passed, will further restrict gun ownership in California—and which critics call “Gunpocalypse.”
“Bit by bit, new law by new law, these legislators are making it harder and harder for law-abiding citizens to own a firearm,” Grove said, accusing Democrats of carving away at Second Amendment rights because, “it puts too much power in the hands of … citizens.” Continuing her comments on the capitol steps as well as her Facebook page, Grove said her aim is to protect gun rights so the citizens of California can protect themselves.
Never Bring A Chainsaw To A Gunfight
A Connecticut man learned last month that bringing a chainsaw to a gunfight isn’t the best of ideas.
According to local media reports, a road rage incident prompted an angry man to get out of his vehicle carrying a chainsaw and approach another vehicle. The man started the chainsaw, yelled racial slurs and continued to walk toward the vehicle.
The incident ended quickly when the man in the other vehicle pulled his concealed firearm, which he was carrying legally. Seeing the gun was enough to stop the chainsaw-wielding man’s approach. Interestingly, the man left, but not before accidentally cutting himself with the chainsaw, which splattered blood on the other man’s car.