Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Media Bias Or Lazy Reporting - You Make The Call

The Brady Center has announced that they plan to sue the state of Kansas and Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS) over that state's one-year old Second Amendment Protection Act. That Kansas law exempts firearms manufactured and owned in the state from "federal law, regulation, or authority." The Brady Center is contending the law is unconstitutional.

Here is where Tim Carpenter of the Topeka Capital-Journal shows either his bias towards gun control and/or is guilty of lazy reporting for taking the description of the Brady Center straight from their press release.
The Brady Center is a nonprofit organization that develops and implements public safety programs and utilizes the courts to reduce gun violence. The center's Legal Action Project represents victims of gun violence in cases against irresponsible gun sellers and owners.
Let's parse that description. About the only correct parts of that two sentence description that are accurate are "Brady Center", "nonprofit organization", and "utilizes the courts".

The Brady Center programs do nothing to improve the public's safety nor to promote the safe handling of firearms. Furthermore, it uses the court system not to reduce "gun violence" (sic) but rather to maintain repressive gun control laws and to attempt to suppress any moves towards an expansion of civil rights. Finally, the Legal Action Project seeks economic retribution against firearms manufacturers, dealers, and owners for the criminal actions of others.

If mainstream journalists wonder why we don't trust them, you have to look no further than that concluding description of the Brady Center.


  1. Hmmm. . . what basis for standing will teh Brady Center have to challenge the law? I don't believe THEY can show any harm or direct impact.

    The Federal Government would have standing, just as they did in Arizona v. United States.

  2. interesting.. Alcohol kills 88,000 according to cdc... 11,000 by fire arms.. Shouldn't the Progladites be going after alcohol eight times as much as guns? Shouldn't we have universal background checks when buying scotch, wine or beer? If not, why not? We should do it for the children!