Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Dave Workman: Why the Second Amendment is under attack this week
It’s a tradition as old as yellow journalism, “Bash the Second Amendment” week, and it was off to a vigorous start with last night’s debut of “Under the Gun,” touted as a “documentary” hosted by Katie Couric and broadcast on Epix.
The press seems to relish in doing gun control stories in the week leading up to the annual convention of the National Rifle Association. The NRA gathers this coming weekend in Louisville, and in addition to the Couric program, there’s an anti-gun opinion piece in today’s Seattle Times from Jerry Large, and another column in today’s Daily Californian that will infuriate Second Amendment activists.
The last time this column discussed this tradition, we called it “Bash the NRA Week.” But it’s not just that single organization under attack these days. Gun prohibitionists have dropped all pretense, attacking the Second Amendment, itself, and the much broader “gun lobby” that includes the Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Gun Owners of America and all the state and local gun clubs, plus tens of millions of gun owners not affiliated with any group, but who cherish their right to own and use firearms.