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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

America's First Freedom: Media Pushes An Anti-Gun Narrative With False Numbers

Mark Chesnut, editor of the NRA's America’s 1st Freedom magazine, had this article at the America's first Freedom web site yesterday that talks about how the media pushes an anti-gun narrative using bogus numbers:
It’s one of the most heart-wrenching pleas of our time. After all, we all love our children and want to protect them.

That’s likely why the anti-gun “mainstream” media is so willing to deceive their readers, viewers and listeners when it comes to endorsing the passage of more restrictive gun laws. And we’ve recently witnessed again how the media are willing to push off lies, half-truths and bait-and-switch reporting as fact to make guns and gun owners look bad.

Consider these disturbing nuggets: “16 U.S. children hospitalized with gunshot wounds each day, study says” — CNN. “Guns Send About 16 Kids to the Hospital Every Day” — WebMD. “16 Kids Hospitalized Each Day For Gun Injuries, Study Finds” — CBS’ Philadelphia affiliate.
We're used to seeing the media and gun-ban lobby talk about all the children that fall victim to violence involving a gun but here's what they don't tell you according to Chestnut, juveniles and young adults ages 15-19 comprised an overwhelming 83.6 percent of the “children” hospitalized with firearm injuries in 2012, many of which were due to an assault (i.e. gang violence) rather than being "unintentional".   And, Chestnut points out that the lead author of the "study" Alyssa H. Silver, makes clear that her goal is to prevent unintentional firearms injuries among children by attacking gun ownership.

It's the kind of bias that led congress to prevent the use of tax payer money to pay for studies that specifically advocate gun control.

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