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Media Attacks Guns

The lamestream media told you:
"Gunfire plagues school in slums," reports Harold Olmos for the AP on 9/10/06, from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. "Rise in gun violence underscores concerns," adds Michael Sniffen of the AP, on 9/11/06, writing from Washington D.C. Back-to-back reports remind the public of the horrors of guns in civilian hands, and lament that more cannot be done to curb the senseless violence. Most other crime in the U.S. is at a 32-year low.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
While almost no one died from civilian gunfire over a recent two-day period, wire reports focused on those rare shootings while ignoring the thousands of people who lost their lives to gunfire from government operatives around the world.

Democide, or death by official government forces, has long been known to be the leading cause of civilian death, but is generally unreported, or categorized blandly as strife, tragedy or civil unrest.

Brazil was attacked recently by power brokers worldwide, who sought to disarm the public during a referendum on gun ownership. A grassroots effort soundly defeated the measure, which would have left criminals and the military heavily armed, while turning the populace into a defenseless rabble.

The effort to disarm Brazilians is apparently still intact, with the Associated Press leading the charge with stories of heartbreaking tragedies in shantytowns of the downtrodden poor. The AP does admit that most of the gunfire is between the police and drug gangs. Citizens are used to slum violence, the reporter says.

Reports of guns being used for their primary purposes, protection and defense against crime, have not been made.

The severe lamestream-news bias against firearms is well documented and discussed in detail in "The Bias Against Guns," by Professor John Lott, available through Bloomfield Press.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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