Our Dishonest Media and Guns

By John Farnam

Glock Gun Fire Barrel Blast
Our Dishonest Media and Guns
Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Every record has been destroyed or falsified. Every book rewritten. Every picture has been repainted. Every statue and street building has been renamed. Every date has been altered. And, the process is continuing day-by-day and minute-by-minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present, in which The Party is always right.” ~ From “1984,” by George Orwell

ND's and our dishonest media:

On the first of this month, an eighteen-year-old in TN shot and killed his nineteen-year-old girlfriend, at close range, using a pistol he received as a graduation gift.

Of course, our leftist, gun-hating media will never use the correct term when describing what happened.

That would be, of course: “Negligent discharge.”

No, instead we get typical media drivel:

“… he was playing with the gun when it accidentally went off”

and that the perpetrator was:

“… surprised when the pistol discharged”

In addition, we also learn that the perpetrator:

“… was an experienced gun-owner who went to the shooting range often”

and that the whole thing was a:

“… terrible tragedy.”

Questions the media will never ask:

  • 1) Why did the perpetrator point a loaded pistol, or a pistol in any condition, in an obviously, and blatantly, unsafe direction?
  • 2) Why was he “playing with” the pistol to begin with?
  • 3) Why did he have his finger in contact with the trigger, while the pistol was pointed directly at an innocent person?
  • 4) Is there any evidence that the pistol itself, or the ammunition, did anything other than function normally, and as designed?

The foregoing was not a “terrible tragedy.” It was a preventable tragedy, cause by carelessness, ignorance, and gross negligence.

If the perpetrator were an “experienced gun-owner,” as reported, one can only wonder what kind of “experience” this dolt had, and how many NDs he caused prior to this one. He surely had never been exposed to any competent training.

But, the media would have us all believe that modern guns are so poorly designed that they are prone to “accidentally going off” (all by themselves, of course). Thus, no one should be allowed to own one.

That is ever their predictably dishonest, politically-motivated conclusion.

The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is the pretense of intelligent ignorance. The former is teachable; the latter is not.” ~ Criss Jami

/John

About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit: www.defense-training.com

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Darkman
Darkman
3 years ago

And So It Begins!!!

Dave Brown
Dave Brown
3 years ago

Always Blame The Other Guy, Call Them Dishonest because they think different then you. We are better than this. Free your mind and you will be able to see both sides of the story. If all sides did this We would be able to get things done. Guns, Taxes, Health Care, you name it and it is broke. Both sides broke it and now they won’t play together to fix it. Blame both sides and see the light.

Don
Don
3 years ago
Reply to  Dave Brown

No Dave, there is no giving on our 2nd Amendment, remember “Shall not be infringed upon” that means never! For any reason.

Arch Stanton
Arch Stanton
3 years ago
Reply to  Don

But for the longest time, the libs circumvent the 2A, using the Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper clause, as well as Public Safety, to enact unconstitutional gun control measures. We need to force the “legislators” to justify their bills with a Constitutional reference BEFORE it goes to the floor.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  Arch Stanton

I thought that it was the unmarked grave next to Arch Stanton! Those circumventions were not legitimate to deprive We the People of our Civil Rights, and still are not. But what power do we have to hold those corrupt politicians and judges accountable? None, and they know it. If there is any chance of changing our system, we had better make this Trump thing work.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  Dave Brown

Brown, Man you are so right with them positive waves! I just get the grooviest vibes when I free my mind of science, logic, and reason! I had to eradicate a patch of wild hemp, today. So I burned it up because that is the easiest to do and it rained yesterday, Then me and the horses had a really in-depth discussion about global warming, and I invited them in for a big lunch.

Vanns40
Vanns40
3 years ago
Reply to  Dave Brown

Would you break this down into simple English so I could understand what you’re trying to say?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  Vanns40

@Vann, Just getting by the “…think different then you.” grammar and spelling issue, I think that he is engaging in one of those free associations brain exercises. Or maybe he, just, took his doobie break a little early, today.

Tionico
Tionico
3 years ago
Reply to  Dave Brown

Nope. The whole business of guns was settled before the original colonies formed a nation. Up is up, Dave. Red is RED, and not blue or green. SHALL NOT means it ain’t a gonna happen, ever, any time, for any reason or no reason. Get it right. No wriggle room for you and the other “nodren thinkers” Fee your mind? Sure.. free it of the drivel that makes you think there is some room for discussion on certain issues….. like our RIGHT to arms. Try this: walk yourself into some casino, saunter into the cardroom, sit yer self down to… Read more »

Don
Don
3 years ago

It’s simple they want our guns gone because they are trying to do us harm and they don’t want us chasing them down after we get screwed over by them.

Jim
Jim
3 years ago

All of this will now pale in importance with the fruit bar who shot up the congressional ball game. Watch for the dangerous liberal Democrat Party type line up to get guns out of the hands of citizens-the Second Amendment be dammed. By the way since when did the Democrat party suddenly100 percent become the DemocraTIC Party to ALL the media and even the conservative talk shows (excepting Rush). Talk about positioning words and their meaning. There is mo “democratic” in the Democrat Party, just ask Bernie…

MLC7
MLC7
3 years ago
Reply to  Jim

Oh it already started at the first on site press conference. As the police chiefs were taking turns patting each other on the back for a job well done, I could see Gov. McAuliffe in the background just twitching to get behind the microphone. Sure enough, about 90 seconds into his speech he launched into the typical gun grabber BS…

Gil
Gil
3 years ago
Reply to  Jim

The 2A was based on the notion the People can shoot back at politicians.

Darren
Darren
3 years ago
Reply to  Gil

No, Gil, the 2A is based on the fact that a disarmed govt facing an armed & organized people is incapable of oppression. That’s why it says “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State…”. The 2A is about deterrence which makes actually shooting at tyrants unnecessary. “…if a prince will rule us with a rod of iron, and invade our laws and liberties…we…must patiently submit to our bondage, or stand upon our own defense; which if we are enabled to do, we shall never be put upon it…” –John Trenchard, “An Argument Shewing, that… Read more »

Macofjack
Macofjack
3 years ago
Reply to  Gil

@Gil, that could be the first half smart think you have said. SHOOT BACK! Think about it, if your brain still works!

Garryowen
Garryowen
3 years ago

John Farnam,

Your quote, “Every picture has been repainted..” made us pause b/c we do many videos with freeze-frame pics from the vids to show our students. We ‘believe’, your picture above came under that Hollywood-repainted-heading. The barrel of this Glock 19 (?) would have started lifting from the recoil by the time that ignition flare was that visible; especially with a one-handed grip, but then it may have not looked as cool….;)

Just my 2-cents,

Garryowen

Bandit
Bandit
3 years ago

Back in 1993 or so hitlery was on the larry king show and she came right out and said that she saw a gun get up walk around and fire itself off all the while no one was touching it, I guess it was one of the new ones that does not require anyone to handle it to go off, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Yeah these so called people that think a gun qwill go off just by looking at know absolutely nothing about a modern FIREARM, the guy in the article did… Read more »

Macofjack
Macofjack
3 years ago

Just had a shooting in VA. What did their gun control laws do? The gave the gunman the advantage of knowing that there were very few that could return fire.

Garryowen
Garryowen
3 years ago
Reply to  Macofjack

Maco…,

Your post reminds us of, “Statistic show that criminals commit less crimes after they have been shot..!”…;)

Old Man's Club VE Veteran
Old Man's Club VE Veteran
3 years ago
Reply to  Macofjack

Yeah but you can bet your bottom dollar that assmunch Terry McAuliffe will be calling for more gun control. The dummies in Virginia that elected that turd surprised me, I thought they had more sense than that.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
3 years ago

Old Man, the dummies that elected are the Leftists, mostly in Northern Virginia. NoVA is the most populous area in VA, like NYC in NYS, it usually controls the statewide election results.

Gil
Gil
3 years ago

Sucks to be her but it was his right as per the 2A.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
3 years ago
Reply to  Gil

So according to you the Second Amendment is about shooting people? How old are you, twelve?

Gil
Gil
3 years ago
Reply to  Clark Kent

A gun locked in a space protects no one. Yes the 2A is about giving people the power to take lives.

Vanns40
Vanns40
3 years ago
Reply to  Gil

Ignore VPC trolls

Macofjack
Macofjack
3 years ago
Reply to  Gil

@Gil, if you think that’s what the 2A is about you are a total, no holes bard idiot!

Tionico
Tionico
3 years ago
Reply to  Macofjack

oh he’s got holes, alright, prolly IS one…… a type A hole.

He is surely no bard, though… not a hint of poetic talent in evidence.

Idiot? Spot on.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
3 years ago
Reply to  Gil

Gil, no where in the 2A does it state anything remotely close to what you posted, neither has anyone, but you, stated anything like that.

Gil
Gil
3 years ago

If you don’t want the power to take lives then you should stay unarmed.

Darren
Darren
3 years ago

Gil, we want to kill anyone. We also don’t want to be killed. Disarming in the face of danger, IE giving up the ability to defend oneself, is ludicrous.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
3 years ago

Gil, again, that is not part of the Second Amendment. Even Hands, Feet, and Fists, are listed in the FBI crime stats. It doesn’t take a firearm to kill, but it’s a great force equalizer.

Macofjack
Macofjack
3 years ago
Reply to  Gil

@Gil, yes you really are that stupid! You own a car? If so you can take life. GROW UP!

Tionico
Tionico
3 years ago
Reply to  Gil

True enough. gill….. and that power in the hands of the law abiding and innocent puts us at some advantage when some nutjob takes HIS and, no justification, begins to threaten innocents.. like that guy at the ball field. Funny thing… what stopped that creep? Yes, it was some GOOD GUYS with guns, who DID take the life of the perpetrator.

eaglesnester
eaglesnester
3 years ago
Reply to  Gil

There he goes again

Old Man's Club VE Veteran
Old Man's Club VE Veteran
3 years ago
Reply to  eaglesnester

Beware of Mas – n – Gil our resident Snowflake/ Libtard / Socialist troll.
Sounds to me like the dude in Tennessee disregarded the number one rule of a shooter – ” Keep your booger hook off the bang switch until your sure of your target.” The author of this article is correct about the media though – anything to stir up anti – gun fear mongering. Gee look who bought into that – the Hoplophobe, he’s the type that would kill someone by boring them to death.

Garryowen
Garryowen
3 years ago

OM,

Please you the correct term in your posts to identify the above named a$$wipe, going forward, it’s GFYG…

Thank you for your cooperation.

Charlie Smith
Charlie Smith
3 years ago
Reply to  Gil

My Dearest VPC Gil,
I believe the main problem plaguing our country currently, is a fundamental lack of common sense. For too long dummies have been breeding with dummies(think: mom and dad). I think everyone should have to take an IQ test before they’re allowed to pro-create. If you get pregnant or get someone else pregnant without passing the test, your offspring will be taken for you. And you will be sterilized. Obviously this would have negated your existence.

Garryowen
Garryowen
3 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Smith

STOP! Charlie,

GFYG is an effen a-hoe and should be ignored, ridiculed and/.or shunned….

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Smith

@Charlie Smith, You know that you just got him paid, don’t you?

Old Man's Club VE Veteran
Old Man's Club VE Veteran
3 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Smith

Any chance that GFYG gets to slam our natural rights … he will take. The dude may have a whole total of two brain cells up there fighting for space in that pointy little head of his, but anytime he loses an argument about the 2A his mangina gets hurt.

Garryowen
Garryowen
3 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Smith

😉

Darren
Darren
3 years ago
Reply to  Gil

Gil, why worry about us decent gun owners? The police killed over 900 people last year. Some were justified killings while many were not. Shouldn’t you be about disarming the police instead of civilians? They’re much more likely to wrongfully shoot someone than we are.

jim s
jim s
3 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Gil is a coward. He never returns to the scene of his one liners.

Macofjack
Macofjack
3 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Many are not? Are you for real? A FEW may not be but to say many are not shows your own stupidity!

Darren
Darren
3 years ago
Reply to  Macofjack

Macofjack, you must live in an alternative universe where all govt employees tell the truth & ride on unicorns. Stop trusting your slave masters!

Macofjack
Macofjack
3 years ago
Reply to  Darren

, no I check facts and write politicians/business’s and make sure my voice it heard. Try getting out of you mom’s basement and get a life worth living!

Darren
Darren
3 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Macofjack, Ah, the old Mom’s basement card! You really told me. Keep checking those “facts” your slave masters feed you.

Macofjack
Macofjack
3 years ago
Reply to  Macofjack

, what’s the matter the truth hurt or is your NAZI boss’s pulling your strings?

Darren
Darren
3 years ago
Reply to  Macofjack

Nazi LOL No, my boss is a Sugar Plum Fairy riding a Unicorn. Whoo hoo! I’ll give you credit for having an active imagination. Post some more fiction, please.

Khanj42
Khanj42
3 years ago

Is an 18-year old in TN allowed to legally own a handgun?

In my home state of Texas you must be at least 21 for hand guns.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
3 years ago
Reply to  Khanj42

Many states allow 18-20 year olds to possess handguns, they just are not allowed to buy them.

Tionico
Tionico
3 years ago

states that allow private transfers/gifts without BGC and have a minimum age of 18 to BUY a handgun have qite a few under 21 handgun owners. Once UBC comes in to a given state, though, no more… NICS won’t give a Proceed Code for a handgun purchaser under 21. That is one of the changes forced upon Washingotn with Bloomburg’s illegal gun bill he bought us a few years back.

Adam
Adam
3 years ago
Reply to  Khanj42

You need to be 21 to purchase a pistol from a FFL because it’s regulated by Federal law. However, the article states it was a graduation gift – and private transfers within a given state are regulated by state law.