Now THIS Is Lousy Journalism by the Daily Mail

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United Kingdom/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- When it comes to Second Amendment issues, the Daily Mail has a very low bar to clear. Being based in the United Kingdom, it’s understandable if their coverage of the debate over our right to keep and bear arms has a few mistakes. But their coverage of Biden’s latest power grab just shows why loyal AmmoLand readers should point their friends and family to our coverage.

It is understandable that British gun laws, which include injustices anti-Second Amendment extremists dream of inflicting upon us, mean that firearms knowledge is low, but how hard is it to use a search engine to look up pictures and be able to tell the difference between an AK-47-type modern multipurpose semiautomatic rifle and an AR-15? The Daily Mail’s senior U.S. political reporter, it seems, couldn’t be bothered. And you thought Jason Crow’s lying or ignorance was bad. Crow has an excuse – he’s a politician. But journalists purport to lay the facts out to their readers.

While it might sound like a bit of nitpicking, the Daily Mail’s misreporting is actually a lot more serious.

Everyone who has a basic understanding of firearms knows that the real AK-47 is a select-fire rifle. To put it bluntly, if Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene did have one in the picture she posted, due to the provisions of the National Firearms Act, she would have undergone fingerprinting, photographs, and a lengthy wait (almost a year) before she paid for the firearm and got her $200 tax stamp.

We could ignore this media misreporting, if not for the fact that this misreporting, and the failure of so-called “fact-checkers” to call out the lies anti-Second Amendment extremists spew out (like labeling Second Amendment supporters as child killers and domestic terrorists for the “crime” of using our First Amendment rights to defend the Second Amendment) are what enable corporate gun control, financial de-platforming, and abuses of government power, like those carried out by Andrew Cuomo and Letitia James against the National Rifle Association.

The lousy journalism and the lies it enables are a serious threat to us and our ability to persuade fellow Americans. After all, if lies can enable what we’ve seen so far, what happens when the likes of Cuomo and James are done with the NRA? Will they stop there, or will Ammoland, the Second Amendment Foundation, and other entities that tell you the truth about their agenda be next on their list of targets?

This is why Second Amendment supporters should urge their state lawmakers to pass versions of the Freedom Financing Act and the Fair Access to Banking Act that can prevent this. To get those passed at the federal level, Second Amendment supporters should support the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action and Political Victory Fund to ensure that the current anti-Second Amendment regimes in the House, Senate, and White House are defeated at the ballot box as soon as possible.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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Mike the Limey
Mike the Limey
1 month ago

The Daily Mail is a sensationalism based, low fact pile of disreputable nonsense.
Just because it’s built up a following amongst low information, right of centre voters doesn’t give it a pass.
Try the Telegraph as a more objective & reasoned (though not always objective…) news source.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago

Agree! I’m a Life Member of NRA (joined years ago, before the ruckus), but I am also a GOA member… and all my donations now go to GOA.

Xaun Loc
Xaun Loc
1 month ago

I have to say that Harold and whoever wrote the headline for this article are 100% correct when they said “Now THIS Is Lousy Journalism” — by THIS it seems the headline writer meant Harold’s rambling screed which totally lacks substance because (like the so-called journalists he complains about) Harold was too lazy to find and use any real examples of the lousy journalism he whines about. Oh yes, the article contains numerous links — most of which do not go to examples but just to other AmmoLand pages to drive up the number of views. Come on, Harold, try… Read more »

Old Scout
Old Scout
1 month ago

No amendment to the Constitution is absolute, huh? How about that 16th amendment then?

Aardvark
Aardvark
1 month ago

“…support the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action and Political Victory Fund“

Is Wayne running out of new suits again? Sorry, I am a Patron Life member for close to 20 years but seeing how the NRA is spending money on everything but 2A causes lately (millions to a connected law firm for example), I’ll support other organizations. GOA is a good alternative.

Ltbdb
Ltbdb
1 month ago
Reply to  Aardvark

NRA definitely needs to clean house. LaPierre needs to go. Harold, you would do well to cover the alleged corruption at the NRA and encourage LaPierre to step down for the good of the organization. He is not the only person capable of running the NRA. I have been a member for 45 years. Until this mess is cleaned up all my support will go to SAF and GOA.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
1 month ago
Reply to  Ltbdb

Mine as well.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
1 month ago
Reply to  Aardvark

I too am a 20 plus year life member and from everything I can find out Wayne Lapierre needs to resign or be fired. I’m also a member of GOA

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago

Ammoland, TTAG, Guns & Gadgets (Jared) on youtube. GOA & FPC email alerts. This is how you get started.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago

Any one I talk to that is pro gun I tell about Ammoland. I tell them that it is the one web site where you will feel that you are not alone when it comes to your attitude, perspective and conclusions that you have been thinking about for years and you will soon realize that you are not the only one thinking the way you do. It is a place to get educated and help contact legislators with the links provided to help in the fight against the anti gunners. I found OFF, Oregone Firearms Federation on here and since… Read more »

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
1 month ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Thenkew,thenkewvelly mush.

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
1 month ago

OV,

It is. My next appt is May 17th, but the smart money says I don’t make. Thanks.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago

For the little that it is worth… you do have my best wishes, Dave.

Knute
Knute
1 month ago

Good luck. I might not be the smartest of money, but my dollars are on you! Bless you for your efforts.

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
1 month ago
Reply to  Knute

Knute and everybody else,

Thanks for the support. Lots of things have tried in the past, but this looks like it’s got a pretty good shot at it.

Knute, I’ll keep the ice bucket full, although I can’t promise not to test the BT every now and then, I wouldn’t want it to get skunky or something.

Last edited 1 month ago by Dave in Fairfax