The left’s Alinsky tactics in the gun debate
In a blog for today’s American Thinker, Joseph Smith says that National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre is getting the “Alinsky Treatment” from leftists in the media and elsewhere. He’s correct because as he said, they are attempting to freeze him as a/the target, personalize the gun issue, and demonize him for defending our right to bear arms–a right that’s guaranteed by our Constitution.
CNN’s Piers Morgan tried to do the same thing to Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt. On his show, Morgan said that Pratt was “unbelievably stupid” and “dangerous.” He even said, “You shame your country.” If you haven’t seen the interview, you should watch it because Morgan looked and sounded like a crazed lunatic and Pratt was the voice of sanity and reason.
I have appeared as a guest on Pratt’s radio show, “Gun Owners News Hour,” several times. A few weeks ago, I was a guest on his show to talk about a book that I wrote titled Falsely Accused. In the book, I present the facts of a case suggesting that our constitutional rights are under attack even from law enforcement officials who would deny vehemently that they are opposed to gun ownership by private citizens, but their actions give them away. Larry has never failed to be a gentleman and a well-informed host. That’s more than I can say for Piers Morgan.
As an aside, with shows like Morgan’s, it’s no wonder that CNN is taking a drubbing from Fox News. CNN can’t even keep up with MSNBC. That fact speaks volumes about how far CNN has fallen in the eyes of the American public and in the all-important ratings game.
In an article at PJ Media, Jack Dunphy, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, made an admission that every responsible citizen in the U.S. should consider carefully:
There are limits on what the law and government agencies can do to protect the public. Though I’ve been a cop for 30 years, nearly every day of which has been spent on the streets of Los Angeles, I can recall only a handful of times when I was able to interrupt a violent crime in progress, either by responding quickly to a radio call or by coming across it randomly while on patrol. You’ve heard the expression: when seconds count, the police are minutes away. It’s trite but no less true.
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