Daily News Continues Assault on Truth with Brooklyn ‘Smart Gun’ Hit Piece on NRA

By David Codrea

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Considering the “objectivity” of past “reporting,” everything the New York Daily News publishes should be viewed as garbage until proven otherwise.
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USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- “College students in Brooklyn are about do to something the National Rifle Association has refused to — build a smart gun,” a purported “news report” by the New York Daily News proclaims in what it’s labeled an “Exclusive.” Right off the bat, and unsurprisingly to anyone familiar with how the rag compulsively lies about guns, they start off with a misdirecting falsehood.

The NRA isn’t a gun company. Everybody knows that. Except, evidently, the ace “reporters” at the Daily News with all those resources at their fingertips…

Thing is, the information is readily available to anyone with an internet connection. That “Authorized Journalists” Jennifer Fermino and Thomas Tracy should so totally miss the truth so early in their hit piece makes it fair to wonder if they’re shameless liars, ignorant, lazy, unethical, desperate to keep their jobs, or all of the above. What’s clear is, neither of these hireling flacks show any regard for canons of journalism, and appear to have resigned themselves to making “self-aware propagandist” their professional legacy (which is pretty pathetic if you think about it).

“We want to do something the NRA has prevented gun manufacturers from doing,” Borough President Eric Adams chimed in, with a lie of his own that Fermino and Tracy were happy to just parrot, rather than verify so they could show their readers enough respect to present them with the truth. Seriously, it took two people to write this dreck? And they had the gall to claim exclusivity?

Again, anyone with an internet connection and literally a few seconds can enter “NRA position on smart guns” into a search engine and discover on the first hit:

The NRA doesn’t oppose the development of “smart” guns, nor the ability of Americans to voluntarily acquire them. However, NRA opposes any law prohibiting Americans from acquiring or possessing firearms that don’t possess “smart” gun technology.

The blame falls squarely on the gun-grabbers that they’ve tried to manipulate the law to do just that.  Pretty shallow trick, really, create objectionable conditions and then get all self-righteous and indignant when people you intended to provoke object.

Adams, as a retired “Only One,” doesn’t need to worry about trusting his precious hind quarters to the technological glitches that result in garage door and television remotes not working when you need them to. That’s reserved for his constituents (and ultimately for you and me), assuming the city would issue permits to the proletariat to purchase “smart guns” in the first place. Come to think of it, perhaps anyone who would give this guy political power over their lives is too incompetent to be trusted with a gun – not to mention a ballot.

And note all Adams is doing, besides squandering $1M that’s not his to promote his image in the press as a “community leader,” is using his storied influence to get NYPD range officers to test whatever contraption the Brooklyn college students come up with. It’s all just political theatrics anyway. Does anyone seriously think Liberty Lynchin’ Patrick of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association is going to let these things be forced on his membership for street use?

“The NRA didn’t respond to requests for comment,” the Fermino/Tracy tag team added, just to try to make it look like they were being fair and responsible. Considering the tenor of past “reporting,” it’s pretty obvious why no one is interested in having anything to do with the Daily News.

The bright side to all this is that the only people who will be taken in are those ignorant enough to vote for Adams or pay for the Daily News. According to all indicators, those latter numbers are shrinking, resulting in well-earned “downsizing.” Still, working against the truth, until such time as the company sucks itself out of existence, will be the desperation of those who haven’t yet been thrown out.

That means the remaining hacks pretending to be reporters must continue satisfying publisher Mortimer B. Zuckerman’s pathological anti-gun obsession. Because once the bell tolls for them, they’ll be forced to compete for a position in a shrinking, cutthroat job market at a time when more and more people are saying to hell with the establishment press. Either that or (gulp) find honest work for a change.


David Codrea in his natural habitat.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and also posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 9 thoughts on “Daily News Continues Assault on Truth with Brooklyn ‘Smart Gun’ Hit Piece on NRA

    1. When I was growing up (in Brooklyn, but please don’t spread that around) the NY Daily News was where you went for facts, and the New York Post was where you went for sensationalism.

      Did they deliberately change places?

    2. Someone needs to put up a counter proposal/bill – all federal agencies and anyone guarding a federal official is required to use said smart gun technology. States can request the same bills at that level requiring all state agencies be required to carry smart guns and prohibiting regululaf firearms.

      Watch the Only Ones squirm and squeal. Then our point will be made for us.

    3. New York, like every other large metropolis, is a sh*t hole. The media romanticizes these magnets for the low life of humanity because they are also the centers of regional business, i.e. MONEY. The attraction of money is what brings anyone who seeks it, and anyone who seeks those who would do anything to attain it. Where the money is, is only a very small part of those cities…….and encircling that small area is the real world that we all know is full of just about any kind of unsavory characters we could imagine.Some of those characters have day jobs as “news paper journalists”.

    4. NYC, it’s “news”, it’s politics, it’s post-consitutional enforcement of laws – it’s a metastasizing malignancy.

      I won’t give the New York Daily the page hits. It’s a vile, hateful tabloid for ignorant progressives.

    5. What a great idea – a smart gun. After the smart gun is built, it should be used by the NYC mayor’s body guards and the secret service to “protect” the NYC mayor, traitor president and village idiot vice president. I wonder if the smart gun decides all by itself when to go bang and when not and only shoots the bad guys. DUH! It is hard to believe that anybody, even liberals, are so dumb and such liars.

    6. I VOTE that the Secret Service round Obama and the ugly fat butted moocher michealle be forced to use the current level of “smart guns”.
      Fairs fair and he should be setting an example (UH, include the ones guarding his supposed “daughters” too)
      Does Bloomburgs 20 armed guards use >Smart Guns” yet?? WHY NOT ??

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