Dr. David Raney, professor at Hillsdale College, joined NRATV’s Stinchfield Monday to criticize The New York Times’ blind reporting of the Second Amendment. “Their approach to the Second Amendment—and firearms in general—is I think a mixture of both ignorance and also probably willful deception based on their illogical bent,” he said.
“Most of the people that I have encountered from publications like The New York Times—like Wayne would say—don’t know a semi-automatic rifle from a stick,” Dr. Raney asserted. “They’ve not had proper exposure to firearms. They don’t understand them. And so it’s easy for them, of course, to publicize and spread any number of falsehoods about them.”
He continued: “But also, too, given the fact that many of them have a left-leaning slant, that, I think, really kind of predisposes them to take that ignorance and fashion it into something—weaponized it, if you will—into a crusade against that most important individual liberty.”
Dr. Raney’s remarks come after NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre's recent address to Hillsdale College in which the NRA chief warned that the mainstream media is trying to seize control of our society and impose their version of the truth upon us all.