WH has done a great job in "shaping" the MSM's efforts on gun control legislation. The MSM, (Joe and Mika, and their New York City menagerie, Hardhead, Sister Rachel, Wolf, Zakariya, Piers and the rest of the newly American commenters) have dutifully harped on background checks that would give the federal government absoute control of ALL firearms transfers in the United States. That would include neighbor to neighbor and family transfers. They cite polls that would indicate that around 90% of Americans favor some improvement in the present system of gun sale background checks. So do I. What these propagandists do not tell their audiences is that the question in the polls they cite has been posed to the public as "Do you favor improved gun sale background checks?"
Well, hell yes, people say. Put me down for that! These crazies who kill people at Newtown, Aurora, Blacksburg, etc. should be kept from making gun purchases. What the MSM are NOT saying are the details of the proposals that the anti-gun crowd really want in the law they are trying to make. The MSM are carefull avoiding talking about these crimes as mental health problems. Why are they doing that? Acela Joe let the cat out of the bag when he told one audience that the laws proposed are "just the first step." Wolf Blitzer did the same thing while badgering Asa Hutchinson, "If there were fewer guns, wouldn't children be safer" he asked.
To act this way is dishonest. It is reminiscent of the way that the Bush Administration sold the Iraq War. To do this is to lie. pl