By Bob Owens
It’s primary day in New Hampshire, the one time every four years where reporters in the D.C.-to-New York City corridor pretend to care about the people of a state that they otherwise regard as a quaint backwater.
The NY Times sent a reporter up to New Hampshire to spend the weekend with a species of creature that they simply can’t begin to understand, the 1/3-to-1/2 of Americans who own guns. It’s clear that the writer considers firearms to be a talisman that will somehow possess their owners, and force them into commit acts of unspeakable evil.
It’s an interesting read as a collectivist, clueless reporter attempts to gently educate the armed country bumpkins towards rightthink as he dabbles at shooting a 9-millimeter revolver and a fully automatic rifle with a drum magazine.
In the end, he’s clearly flummoxed at his inability to change minds.
The “bumpkins” had answers for every scripted talking point, and what’s more, they were personable, reasonable, intelligent and friendly… pretty much the opposite of the stereotype mocked in the newsroom every day over overpriced burnt coffee. When he pressed them about the real reasons for owning firearms as told by our Founding Fathers, the delicate New York City …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms