Our favorite Second Amendment journalist, Emily Miller of the Washington Times went to the National Cathedral in Washington, DC today where some gun grabbers made a spectacle of themselves by forging tools out of gun parts trying to make some kind of statement about gun violence. I’m sure the idea sounded better in their empty, pointy heads. Miller interviewed some of the gun grabbers;
“This is a public health crisis,” the longtime liberal activist [Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund] said. “The NRA has blocked gun violence research, so most parents don’t know that having a gun in the home puts themselves and their children in more danger.”
These garden tools were made out of illegal guns during an event at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Washington.
“The NRA and the gun manufacturers are selling guns to people by making them believe it will make them safer!” she railed. “The gun manufacturers are even marketing guns for 4- and 5-year-olds.”
I asked where she saw those advertisements for guns for preschool children. Mrs. Edelman paused and then told me to call Josh Sugarman, a radical anti-gun proponent who founded the Violence Policy Center.
Yeah, that makes sense – spending marketing dollars on people who won’t be eligible to purchase your product for at least 16 more years. I guess they figured that the “marketing to kids” strategy worked so well against the tobacco industry that they can use it against Big Guns, too.
The NRA didn’t block the Center for Disease Control’s research and the CDC concluded that almost all of Ms. Edelman’s conclusions were wrong. But, I guess she missed that report because it got almost no press in the liberal media. Or, more likely, she just ignored the inconvenient truths of the report.
I’m wondering why the Leftists were wasting their breath in DC, with the police department’s overt approval (since it’s illegal to have even parts of unregistered guns in the city). Hardly anyone in DC owns a gun legally.