Michael Schaus

Not feeling as if they have adequately displayed their anti-gun bias, the Washington Post is trolling the nation for stories of “gun violence” to feature on its pages. In an episode of leftist crowdsourcing, the liberally inclined WaPo is asking its readers “What’s your gun number?” Mine is .45… Although I am also partial to the 7.62x39. Of course, the Post isn’t asking about caliber preferences. Instead they are asking, on the anniversary of Sandy Hook, for its readers to share personal stories of “gun violence”. (And I don’t get the impression that self-defense stories will make the cut.)

According to Breitbart:

In a story titled, "What's your gun number? Share your gun story," the WaPo provides a form readers can fill out and submit online. The form asks questions like, "How many people do you know who have been killed or injured by gun violence?" and "If you were in charge, how would you change gun policy in the U.S.?"

I can’t quite decide what is more insulting: The Post’s complete lack of journalistic neutrality, or their appalling disregard for investigative journalism.

Of course from a liberal standpoint, a more forceful narrative is needed if “progress” is to be made on gun control. After all, the Michael Bloombergs of the world out spent pro-gun organizations (like the NRA) seven to one last year. According to Adage.com, over $14 million were poured into TV advertising that pushed the concept of tighter restrictions on guns. Only $1.9 million was spent promoting freedom and Second Amendment interests.

Despite the massive sweep of campaign efforts to curb the rights of law abiding citizens (after all, it is still illegal to murder people), gun laws have largely been loosened throughout the nation. In states such as New New York (Colorado) where gun control measures were successfully passed, historic recalls and Sheriff-lead mutinies captivated the news cycle as citizens revolted against new infringements on their right to bear arms.

Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership.

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