Sunday, June 19, 2016

Chicago Sun Times @NeilSteinberg Complains "Background Checks Work"

 'Reporter' from the Chicago Sun Times tries to buy a gun to do another hit piece on gun shops, background checks, and 'Assault Weapons'.
even the pleasant summer day — the lush green trees, fluffy white clouds, blue sky — took on a grim aspect, the sweetness of fragile life flashing by as I headed into the Valley of Death.
this was a journalistic stunt; done repeatedly; supporting an industry I despise.

the only aspect relevant to the national debate is the “standard issue 30-round magazine” which holds a nightclub-clearing 30 bullets. Eight states and the District of Columbia ban selling them. But not, of course, Florida. Or Illinois.
 Being fact-based I know, you buy a gun, the person you are most likely to shoot, statistically, is yourself. And your family.

 , so I asked difficult questions. Did he ever feel guilty about the people killed by the guns he sells? No, he said, that’s like asking a car dealer if he felt guilty if someone gets drunk and kills somebody in a car he sold. It seemed a fair answer. I asked him if I could quote him in the newspaper, and he said no, I couldn’t, so I’m not quoting him.

Turned out he had a criminal history of alcohol and domestic abuse so he failed the background check.
  A few hours later, Maxon sent the newspaper a lengthy statement, the key part being: “it was uncovered that Mr. Steinberg has an admitted history of alcohol abuse, and a charge for domestic battery involving his wife.”

Then he gets all butt hurt and accuses the shop of not selling to him because he's a reporter (understandable) and that they probably sell out the back door to 'make their money in the dark'
Well, didn’t see that coming. Were that same standard applied to the American public, there would be a whole lot fewer guns sold. Beside, they knew I planned to immediately sell it back to them.
OK, Maxon has had its chance to offer their reason.
Now I’ll state what I believe the real reason is: Gun manufacturers and the stores that sell them make their money in the dark.
He makes these statements:
I told her I assume they wouldn’t sell me a gun because I’m a reporter. She denied it. But hating the media is right behind hating the government as a pastime for many gun owners. They damn you for being ignorant then hide when you try to find out.

  Gun makers avoid publicity because the truth is this: they sell tools of death to frightened people and make a fortune doing so. They shun attention because they know, if we saw clearly what is happening in our country, we’d demand change.
Or maybe firearm folk avoid publicity because the media is filled w/ lying sacks of crap w/ an agenda like the writer?


So here's some questions. Is the ISP going to revoke his FOID now that it's been shown he's a prohibited person?  Is he going to surrender it to not support the 'industry he despises'?  Will the FBI investigate/prosecute this felony case of a prohibited person attempting to buy a firearms?

Of course not.  Laws are for little people. 

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1 comment:

drjim said...

So much for "truth" in reporting.....