If you ask the closest liberal, they would surely tell you that almost everyone wants gun control. They would add that few that don’t are Tebaggers, NRA members, KKK, or just flaky Christians waiting for the end of the world. However, with guns, magazines, and ammo flying off the shelves. But, how many people do want gun control?
It seems that there was a protest in favor of gun control. It occurred in Denver Colorado, and lets just say that impact was rather underwhelming. The story can be found at BizzyBlog…
So it’s come to this: While those who gather by the hundreds, thousands, and sometimes even by the hundreds of thousands in support of conservative causes or against liberal ones usually are either ignored, underestimated, or denigrated by the establishment press, one gun-grabbing advocate protesting at a local gun show gets sympathetic treatment in one-third to one-half of a two-minute segment at a local TV station, along with front-page rotation at its web site.
Readers who have followed the controversy over a New York newspaper’s decision to published the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in two Empire State counties will surely note the irony in how the CBS station in Denver which covered Saturday’s Tanner Gun Show at the Denver Merchandise Mart didn’t name the lone protester, only referring to her in their televised report as “Karen.” The woman is not named at all in the related text coverage, some of which follows the jump:
Lone Protester Pickets Tanner Gun Show In Denver
As the debate over gun control continues big crowds were met with a protester at the Tanner Gun Show at the Denver Merchandise Mart on Saturday.
Ever since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, there have been increased talks about gun control in the United States.
People were filing in an out of the Tanner Gun Show proudly putting their First Amendment right to use. Some bought guns for hunting, others for protection. They were met with opposition as one lone protester picketed out front in support of a ban on so called assault weapons.
“Something snapped in me and I have to say something,” the protester said.
… Despite their opposing views on gun control, the people do agree on one thing — something needs to be done in hopes of preventing another tragic school shooting.
Despite protesting alone, the woman said she plans to be picketing the gun show the entire weekend and will gladly discuss her views with anyone who disagrees with her.
OK then, as the author points out, Tea Parties put tens of thousands in the streets, but they were ignored. And, this one individual comes out, and they get the attention. If that isn’t evidence of following the narrative, I don’t know what is.