Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Gambit's Pro-Gun Control Cover Story

The Gambit has a horribly biased cover story on the increase in gun sales in the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina. It discusses what it calls the "delicate balance between people's need to protect themselves and the proliferation of guns in an increasingly violent city," when the real balance is between law-abiding citizens and criminals. It suggests that former Mayor Marc Morial's disastrous and hypocritical lawsuit against the gun industry failed due to opposition from the legislature and the NRA, when it failed due to the obvious fact that killers, not gun manufacturers, are responsible for their actions. The article wanders into irresponsible fantasyland when it suggests that the police can preempt crime from happening so that self-protection is unnecessary.

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