Changing the Narrative on Gun Ownership

The media will of course resist anything that threatens their world-view. More Black Women Than Ever Are Getting Concealed Carry Permits In Chicago & It’s Changing How Women Think About Self-Defense

Black women are getting concealed carry permits at an astounding (at least to the media) rate.

In [Chicago] where violence against women and girls of color has been overlooked for far too long, more than 1,300 Black women received a concealed carry license in 2017, a 67 percent increase since 2014, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.

I almost hate to give a link to the article in the Tribune, because while it is mostly unbiased they have to give their favored narrative – about how more guns equals more violence (John Lott, call your office) even in the face of statistics that show otherwise. That is, legally owned guns don’t cause crime and are not the problem.

Because they are likely to be the victims of crime, and they know from experience that when seconds count, police are at least minutes away. And that police investigate crime much more than they prevent crime.

But that narrative. You know the one, where all gun owners are uneducated white men from the south. The one the media loves, even when they know it isn’t true. The media won’t give that narrative up without a fight. Still, the facts are changing.

And what’s perhaps even more important than all of this is for Americans in general, and American gun culture specifically, to witness how women like Tigner are changing the way our society talks about Black Americans and gun ownership. As Tigner recently put it for WBUR: “Every story you see with a Black person and a firearm is a negative story. It’s about someone, you know, getting shot, or someone robbing someone, so I wanted to change that narrative and make it normal,” Tigner said. “We can exercise our Second Amendment rights just like everyone else can, and it’s not just a bad thing or making you a criminal. And I think education is key to changing that narrative.”

The media hates it when their point of view is challenged.

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Family member of Dead Home-invader Doesn’t Like Self-defense

Because you know he should have been permitted to carry one with his home invasion. Family member of teen burglary suspect killed in Wagoner County break-in speaks out | KTUL

The grandfather of one of the dead home invaders has a lot to say. He gets one thing right. (Oh, and the media doesn’t like armed self-defense either.)

“What these three boys did was stupid,” said Leroy Schumacher.

He doesn’t think that home invaders should be met by armed folks defending themselves. I mean he was “only” armed with brass knuckles. It’s not like a blow to the head could kill you are anything, could it?

Oh, and his dead grandson never got into trouble. (Or is it just that he never got caught?)

And then he goes for the “I believe in the 2nd amendment but…” line of prevarication.

It would be hard to have a more anti-gun article that didn’t sound like an editorial. Media bias against gun owners and self-defense? The Left doesn’t see it.

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed resident. The results are likely to be lethal. If you don’t like this, then don’t break into homes.

Would You Characterize as “a Teen” Someone Old Enough to be Charged as an Adult?

Technically I suppose an 18-year-old is a “teenager,” but in the eyes of the law they are usually treated like an adult. NC homeowner shoots 1 of 5 teens who broke into his house, sheriff says | WNCN

No media bias here. We aren’t trying to paint the wicked gun-owner as someone who would shoot a defenseless 13-year-old. Of course the youngest person involved was 17.

So how exactly would you respond to an invasion of your home perpetrated by 5 suspects? All 17 or 18 years old.

Nasym Harris, 17, Darryl Blount Jr., 17, Nyshiem Cantey, 17, Tzyire Cantey, 18, Corey Jones Jr., 17, were arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods and felony conspiracy.

The fact that they were committing a felony is highlighted by the reporter, but whoever writes the headlines clearly doesn’t want to paint gun owners in a favorable light.

Good Guys 5, Bad Guys 0. Self-defense is a human-right.

News Flash: Trump’s Immigration Policies Look More Like Bush’s than Obama’s

OK, exactly how does this qualify as shocking, they way it is being portrayed in the media? Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states

Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, a pro-immigrant advocacy group, said that the wave of detentions harks back to the George W. Bush administration, when workplace raids to sweep up all undocumented workers were common.

So in other words, after the hiatus in law enforcement that was characterized by the Obama administration, it is more-or-less business as usual.

And if you are in this country in violation of immigration laws, you are not “law abiding;” you are breaking at least one law, and probably a slew of immigration laws.

Terror Attack in Jerusalem isn’t Interesting Enough to Be Covered by MSM

The NYSlimes, the WaPo, et al seem to be ignoring this attack. Terrorist stabs two Border Policemen with screwdriver in Jerusalem – Arab-Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post

I guess Palestinian Terrorists attacking Jewish Police doesn’t reach the level of interesting for them.

Two Border Police officers are in light condition after being stabbed in the head and upper body with a screwdriver by an Arab terrorist near Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday afternoon.

The terrorist has been ‘neutralized,’ (with extreme prejudice).

Is it just me, or do you think this “warehouse” fire is getting more attention than if it happened in Alabama?

I mean it is right around the corner from UC Berkley and a bunch of “young people” died. But I can’t help feeling that if it wasn’t so much in the middle of the Left Coast, that it would be ignored. (I mean it is right around the corner – practically – from WKQED.)

So I don’t have time to do a complete search, but I did find a couple of fires that were completely ignored.

There was a fire in a hospital in Odisha, India. 25 people died. (Granted it was in India, not Indiana.) The fire started in the intensive care unit, and spread. Several hospital administrators were charged. I have no idea if they have come to trial yet.

13 “youths” died in a fire that was started by birthday-cake candles in a bar in Rouen, France. This one really convinces me that the issue with the California fire is that it is in California, and not the horror at dead “young people.”

But I’m a cynic.