Friday, March 01, 2013

Once Is Happenstance, Twice Might Be Coincidence...

...the third time is enemy action.*

The first two instances are listed at the link above; the third is here.

I don't see how you can explain this as anything other than an attempt by liberal newspapers to demonize and intimidate law-abiding gun owners by treating them in the same way that sex offenders are treated, publishing personal data that is normally kept private. While this tactic might work in a large metropolitan area with a large population of liberals to support the newspaper's crusade, in small rural towns without liberal support gun owners can effectively shut crusading papers down with subscription cancellations and advertising boycotts, as was seen here in the North Carolina and Arkansas examples.

I'm starting to think that the newspapers are trying to provoke gun owners into doing something rash, such as shooting up a newspaper office, or the home of an editor or reporter. The journalists involved can then jump up on their soapbox and say see, we told you they were violent and need to be repressed!

*Quote: Auric Goldfinger.

update:Fixed incorrect link. Thanks to Borepatch for pointing out the error.


Borepatch said...

The links point to the same page

Bob said...

@Borepatch: fixed! Thanks!