Firearms in the Media

Covering firearms’ portrayal in the media.

  • Lean Times Mean Less Cops

    Just when you would think that they community would need its thin blue line the most, local cash-strapped governments are having to fray the ends and ask a smaller community of cops to do more with less. In some cases, they are even cutting that frayed blue line away altogether. What's the problem? No matter whether you call it the Great Recession, the Lesser Depression, or just the economic crisis, but since 2007 the US has been sliding into a financial crisis. Governments big, small and...
  • Boston Bombers Had Trouble Getting Guns

    In one of the most heinous acts of terrorism committed in modern times on the soil of the United States, the pair of immigrant bombing suspects in Boston apparently had trouble laying hands on firearms. No Permits The two suspects in the Boston bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 and his brother Dzhokhar, engaged police in multiple active firefights across the city. The thing is, according to a Reuter's article, they were not licensed to own guns in the town where they lived. Neither brother had...
  • The Most Heavily Armed Man in the Produce Section

    In the past year, a number of violent crimes have hit the news involving grocery stores. In each, you can draw a lesson in personal protection. In January, two men burst into a supermarket in Milwaukee with the intent to rob it. One of the alleged robbers was waving a shotgun around and acting in a threatening manner. He received gunfire from a CCW holder that wounded and disarmed him. The suspects were taken into custody and Milwaukee police suspect them in a string of robberies in the...
  • Gun Companies Stand with the People

    In recent months there has been a concerted push by the gun control (they now prefer to be called gun violence) advocates to strictly regulate the arms that are available to the public. With a small but vocal minority of left-wingers screaming from the rafters and trotting out event figurines, they are asking for unprecedented restrictions on currently legal firearms and accessories. Not to cave into the fear mongers, some of the biggest names in the industry are making a very public choice...
  • Freedom Group Up for Sale

    On December 14, 2012, 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The incident is the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, behind the killings at Virginia Tech in 2007. What is particularly heinous about the crime is that many of the victims are prepubescent children. The attacker, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, according to news reports used a Bushmaster XM-15 .223-caliber rifle in the commission of his barbaric act. His mother, who he killed in...
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