“Journalist” Can’t Decide: Slumping Gun Sales or Best Year Ever?
Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Right on the eve of the annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Associated Press reporter Lisa Marie Pane wrote an article titled, “Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions.” But it seems as though the AP and their reporter were more concerned with promoting an agenda than accurately reporting the news or reviewing readily available data.
The story was published by the AP on January 19th, picked up by ABC News on the same day, and reproduced in various other national and local outlets in the following days.
The opening paragraph references “slumping sales,” and later paragraphs expound on the reasons and impact of this supposed downturn. The author also makes sure to gratuitously proclaim that the SHOT show is being held “about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the deadliest mass shooting modern U.S. history” [sic].
Slumping firearm sales? Really?
Pane’s half-cocked story came out about two weeks after The Washington Examiner published “Record gun sales checks in 2019, NICS at all-time high: FBI” and …Read the Rest