Monday, April 23, 2007

Denver Post misses point on guns

Today's Denver Post has a poorly masked screed against Americans "gun culture" which they're trying to pass off as an objective "news story".

From the low-lights:

Handguns account for much of this growth, and semiautomatic pistols - the type of gun Cho used in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history - have replaced six-shot revolvers as the handgun of choice.

Semi-auto means you pull the trigger and one shot is fired. Why is this such a hard concept for the press to understand. Cho's pistol was NOT outlawed under the Clinton 2nd Amendment Infringement act of 1994.

The worst senatence in the whole article:

From 1999 through 2004, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, guns killed an average of 80 people a day. Gun homicides averaged 31 a day. [emphasis added]

Excuse me, but I thought a gun was a combination piece of metal, plastic and rubber. Apparently the Denver Post believes that the gun itself kills people and not psychopathic murderers.

I know it's a cliche, but guns don't kill people, people do.

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