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Reporters Inspiring Copycats

The lamestream media told you:
Guns should be banned because a maniac in Virginia got some and went on a killing spree, reporters reported. One week later, after incessant prominent promotion of the suicidal immigrant psychopath, reports emerged of others interested in emulating the sick behavior, and setting new atrocity records.

Editors nationwide denied that their reports inspired copycats, or have any effect on the public that reads the "news." Why reporters would write stories if they have no effect was unexplained at press time.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
In a dramatic break with tradition, the 500,000-circulation Arizona Republic ran a page one Sunday editorial written by The Uninvited Ombudsman, that sets the record straight on the value of guns, and the deceptions politicians use in efforts to disarm innocent Americans.

The published newspaper editorial appears here.

The anti-rights "balance" piece, by a former Republic reporter now living in Chicago, is here.

The only significant omission in the published version of the editorial was this:

"How many criminals and crazies would sign up for gun registration? Right. None. It's actually illegal to force them—violates their Fifth Amendment rights! Registration schemes are hopelessly misguided.

"If registration makes so much sense, why not register reporters? We know they can be dangerous or harmful. Why would an honest reporter object?"

The answer to that question did run. The Ombudsman's unedited original version appears here.

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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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