Guns: Gun Control in the Media
Here's the recent NBC piece on "black rifles" (AKA AR-15s) that's been making its rounds on the gunboards:
Admittedly, it's not overflowing with pro-gun rights feeling, but it's a good start. They repeat the VPC/Brady assertions that pistol grips encourage people to "shoot from the hip" (they don't) and that semiautomatic rifles are somehow the weapon of choice for criminals (they aren't). Even the fact that this is on TV is sort of an anti-gun slant - the so-called "assault weapons" ban ended in 2004, and nothing apocalyptic has happened since then, so why is the fact that people are buying these guns national news?
Anyway, it's a lot better than the infamous CNN piece on the expired ban, which showed a fully automatic M16 instead of the crippled civilian version that was the subject of the ban. Wayne LaPierre explains: