Tuesday, October 08, 2013

NBC News laments the failure of gun control… and the dying of their own credibility.

Worthwhile commentary by Bob Owens.  He quotes NBC.

It has been quite a long time since anyone accused the American news media of being objective, but the funeral dirge for the gun control movement by “senior staff writer” Tony Dokoupil of NBC news is a sad dirge indeed.
In the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, gun control was ground zero in American politics, captivating the public and politicos alike. It flared again late last month after a gunman killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard.

But now, as the first anniversary of Newtown approaches, the forces for gun control have little to celebrate, a lot to mourn and scant hope of change in the near term. On the front lines, activists say they are demoralized and adrift, the movement fraying at the roots as its leaders struggle to reignite a fading national moment for change.

“It’s not going well at all,” says Sally Christ, 56, a donor to Americans for Responsible Solutions, a major gun-control lobby launched this year by former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Two months ago, she and other supporters celebrated on the waterfront in Portland, Maine, noshing on lobster and looking toward a strong push for gun reform legislation this fall—a push that hasn’t materialized and, thanks to Obamacare and Congress, probably won’t.

“There are some little bits and pieces,” says Christ, a former public health educator. But “it’s not like getting people to quit smoking. It’s not sexy.”
Dokoupil and Christ inhabit the same reality-based fantasy world as the rest of their peers, where they’ve deluded themselves into thinking that 90-percent of the population can support their political goal du jour, where just just 20-percent of Americans own guns, where everyone they know supports gun control, and where somehow, politicians are controlled by the scant five million members of the NRA hold the other 309 million hostage.

They can’t seem to grasp that almost one in two Americans (47-percent) own firearms.

 More at bearingarms.com here

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