The "mainstream" media likes to place the blame for violent crime on guns, not criminals. The truth about concealed carry, however, is very different from how many in the media frame it.
It should be surprising that much of the mainstream media refuses to learn about guns and the Second Amendment, as this ignorance often makes them play the fool. But they do have reasons for maintaining this ignorance.
In a notable address to Congress, John Lott quickly detailed the facts about crime the mainstream media has no interest in reporting.
When activists masquerade as journalists to push a dishonest agenda, the public discourse becomes unfairly muddled. This is what the mainstream media so often does on issues related to guns.
The problem for them is this error is symbolic—indeed, emblematic—of their lack of understanding of guns and of the issues related to our Second Amendment rights.
The mainstream media and gun-ban organizations like to pretend that lawful Americans seldom defend themselves with firearms. These stories, along with more than a million others each year, prove them wrong.
Issues related to guns in America have been very much in the news as some politicians blame American freedom for the actions of murderers; meanwhile, a lot of data is giving us clues of what's to come.
Sherri Shepherd understands the value of responsible, practical firearms ownership.