Three words: Sascha Baron Cohen. The man has made a career based on crass humor and exploiting people to embarrass themselves on camera. He's not funny, just an ass. One gun store called him out on trying to dupe them like they did for the widely publicized guns-and-stuffed animals bit from Cohen's new program.
Steve Hofstetter, a comedian made on YouTube fame stepped all over himself when made a video that implied he was making a straw purchase to supposedly show how "easy" it is to buy a gun in Nevada. Hofstetter, Cohen, and many others in the mass media, great and small, have used and manipulated gun owners and activists into serving their own sick agenda for the sake of views. Fox 5's Cyndi Lundeberg lured Nevada Carry into an introduction to a gun dealer for a hit piece on so-called "assault weapons," implying that people would openly carry them on the Strip. The video is no longer available, but here is our reply.
After being fooled by the "journalist" (info babe with a camera guy), we decided not to cooperate with the media. Far too many times we gun owners have seen the truth we've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools. Media requests are only granted by Nevada Carry after a thorough examination of the journalists background and intentions and generally only for print.
The mass media cannot be trusted with any serious debate or expected to honestly debate an issue anymore. Months ago, Rob Pincus sounded the alarm after he was almost caught in the trap that made Philip Van Cleave of VCDL look so foolish. Protecting children from armed murders by allowing their teachers to defend themselves with guns is no laughing matter. This wasn't satire; it was character assassination and entertainment for knaves and fools.
Take some time to review our suggested Gun Community Rules for Media Contact.
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Clayton E. Cramer
Gun Free Zone
The War on Guns
The View From Out West