Not that the media did a great job of disguising it before now, but I swear that journalists aren’t even attempting to hide their anti-gun bias any longer. A new story by the Boise NPR affiliate about armed protesters “confronting” anti-racism rallies leaves many facts aside in favor of a false narrative that ignores the role that firearms are playing on both sides of the current political debate.
From the very first line of the story, reporter Heath Druzin makes it clear that he’s no neutral observer reporting objective facts to his audience.
Armed protesters and vigilantes are able to operate freely in much of the country. That’s because many states have increasingly relaxed gun laws, leaving law enforcement unable or unwilling to step in, even when protesters say they are being intimidated.
At anti-racism rallies and marches across the country, protesters are coming face to face with police — but also with heavily armed civilians. America’s gun laws make it difficult to diffuse the tension.