Unlike Ms. Washington's tirades, at least one of their reporters actually tries to learn a little about the subject, and comes away pleasantly surprised:
Positively straight shooting
CONTROVERSIAL GUNs | Test of ARs shows them to be accurate, simple to use
September 2, 2007
BY DALE BOWMAN Staff Reporter
BONFIELD, Ill. -- They're scary. That's the crux of the gun debate spurred by the AR platform.
The AR platform looks like a machine gun.
That's why Kent Peacock, president of Firearm Safety Training Inc., invited outdoor media to a tactical rifle open house at the Illinois State Rifle Association range Aug. 28. I was the only one who took the opportunity to be enlightened.
''The mass media has the majority of the population thinking ARs are machine guns,'' Peacock said. ''This myth couldn't be further from the truth. They also have the majority of the population thinking the federal gun ban from '94 to '04 made these firearms unavailable. In actuality, many AR manufactures came into existence during that time.''
Boy, someone who goes out shooting, learns a little, enjoys it, then reports about it factually. I'm sure he must be new. :)