Liberals, media engage in propaganda to demonize law-abiding gun owners

Since the Newtown shootings, the entire Democrat-media complex has engaged in an all-out propaganda effort to marginalize and demonize law-abiding gun owners and those who support the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

The goal, of course, is to make Americans accept any rules that infringes on what can arguably be called the single most important freedom we have as citizens.

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it,” Saul Alinsky wrote.  That is exactly what the complex is doing.

A recent report by Matt Hadro at Newsbusters, for example, says that CNN tilted a segment on gun control by a factor of four to one in favor of gun control.

Hadro wrote:

CNN keeps giving oxygen to the gun control movement. Correspondent Jason Carroll touted the push by New York City and Philadelphia for stricter gun laws and loaded his report with pro-gun control statements on Friday.

Carroll quoted four guests in favor of stricter gun laws and provided only one statement to the contrary, from Pennsylvania’s governor explaining why the state court struck down Philadelphia’s gun control measures.


Of course, this should surprise no one, as CNN is home to Piers Morgan, a British subject who has engaged in a veritable jihad against supporters of gun rights.
While CNN’s Carol Costello claims that “no one is talking about overturning the Second Amendment or confiscating guns in America,” the fact remains that liberals have talked about it and advocated it for decades.
Newsbusters’ Tom Blumer provided just a few examples of those who have called for gun confiscation just since the Newtown shooting:
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a “no one” who governs the fourth-most populous state in the union, told an Albany radio station on December 20 that “Confiscation could be an option.”
  • From the Daily Caller on Wednesday morning: “In an interview with the Daily Times Herald in Carroll, Iowa, state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer said governments should start confiscating semi-automatic rifles and other firearms.” A state legislator; obviously another “no one.”
  • Several TV commentators who have the respect of the extreme left have called for confiscation, including, as Dan Gainor noted on December 16, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz. You can make the case that Schultz is a “nobody,” but Carol Costello would likely not be among those trying to make it.
  • At the Washington Examiner on December 21, Joel Gehrke reported that “Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said that she and other gun control advocates are considering a law that would create a program to purchase weapons from gun owners, a proposal that could be compulsory.” A compulsory buyback such as Ms. Nobody Feinstein proposes is really confiscation with compensation.

Blumer also provided examples of those talking about repealing the Second Amendment:

  • The four Supreme Court justices who dissented in the 2008 Heller decision which (we hope) established once and for all that the Second Amendment relates to an individual’s right, not just the rights of a collective “militia.”
  • The four Supreme Court justices who dissented in the 2010 McDonald decision which ruled that, as described at the link, “the right of an individual to ‘keep and bear arms’ protected by the Second Amendment is incorporated by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and applies to the states.”
  • President Obama himself, specifically in work done in conjunction with an initiative at the Joyce Foundation for several years beginning in 1999. The objective of the project was “the judicial obliteration of the Second Amendment” by stacking respected law review publications with anti-Second Amendment diatribes, giving court judges a falsely driven impression that the tide of legal opinion was turning.
  • More recently, just a few who have weighed in with a wish that the Second Amendment be repealed include: Kurt Eichenwald at Vanity Fair, Myles Spencer at, Edward Falzon at the Huffington Post, and probably half of the other items listed in a Google News search on “repeal the Second Amendment” (in quotes).
Let’s not forget the alleged “news” outlets who published the names of legal gun permit holders, like the Journal News and Gawker, who called those same people “assholes.”
There is, as Rush Limbaugh recently said, “the biggest, most oppressive, full-court press to subjugate every citizen to government” that he has ever seen.  This is especially true about guns.
The so-called “mainstream media,” which we call the “Democrat-media complex,” is not at all interested in the truth about guns.  As they demonstrated during the general election, they have an agenda to drive, truth be damned.  And they have no problem bullying Americans while exploiting the murder of 20 innocent children.
Unhinged liberals have even called for the murder of law-abiding gun owners and members of the NRA, and the complex remained virtually silent.  Worse yet, one member of the complex talked about shooting Alex Jones with a semi-automatic weapon while on Piers Morgan’s CNN program.
Instead of expressing shock and horror, the rest of the panel, including Morgan, got a good laugh out of it.
Let’s get something straight;  Adam Lanza, a disturbed individual to be sure, pulled the trigger all by himself with no help from the NRA or anyone else.
If Americans do not wake up and see the dangers posed by our own “news” media, then we are doomed as a free republic.


Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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