Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Kurt Hoffman: Violence Policy Center accuses gun industry of secret advertising, or something

Josh Sugarmann, executive director of the rabidly anti-gun Violence Policy Center (one of the few domestic "gun control" groups still brazen enough to publicly advocate an outright ban of private ownership of handguns), has long argued that the gun industry depends on marketing increasingly "lethal" firearms in order to keep customers coming back for more.
Today is the last day of the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) show, in Las Vegas. Writing in the Huffington Post, Sugarmann claims that, "Behind Closed Doors in Vegas, Militarized Gun Industry Sells, Sells, Sells," and comes across as rather incensed that not just anyone is welcome at the show:
Access to the SHOT Show is restricted to members of the firearms industry. The general public is banned and media access is tightly controlled, with the show's media guidelines noting: "Because the SHOT Show is run for the benefit of the shooting, hunting, outdoor and law enforcement industry, a demonstrated record of reasonable objectivity, fairness and balance in past coverage of the industry will be considered" -- a level of "reasonable objectivity, fairness and balance" that is, of course, in the eyes of the show's industry sponsors.
And he has an explanation for the exclusivity of the event:

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