Saturday, April 1, 2017
“We’re taught in writing classes to ‘write what you know,’ or, at the very least, research what you don’t know so that you end up knowing it. If the mainstream media took that to heart, then we’d never see articles about guns again.” — Observer.com columnist Ashe Schow, slamming the media over dishonest coverage of the Hearing Protection Act.
“Today, I am urging states and local jurisdictions to comply with these federal laws.” — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling out “sanctuary” cities for their refusal to assist federal authorities in enforcing immigration laws.
“Because they are afraid the poor dears out hunting are hurting their ears with the loud bang-bangs they have to put up with. Seriously.” — Gun-hating extremist Bob Quarteroni in an unhinged rant laced with lies about the Hearing Protection Act.
“When it comes to public health, the noisier a gun is, the better the chances for innocent bystanders to hit the ground and for police officers to apprehend the shooter.” — The New York Times lying about the effect of firearm suppressors, even after the Washington Post had debunked such statements.
“My guess is that the gun control debate would be dramatically different if, even once in a while, the media would mention that yet another attack had occurred in a gun-free zone.” — Author and criminologist John Lott in a Q&A debunking a Vox.com story claiming more gun ownership leads to more violent crime.
“Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership strongly supports making firearm suppressors readily available to the public as a critical health intervention to prevent Americans’ hearing loss.” — Position paper on the Hearing Protection Act from Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO).
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