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February 22, 2005

CNN: The New Terrorists

CNN, still reeling from the Eason Jordan debacle where their chief potentate was deposed for deliberately, falsely, and repeatedly accusing the U.S. military of horrendous war crimes abroad, has now decided to attempt to foment fear and anguish at home.

In their relentless and despicable assault on the 2nd amendment, CNN cobbled together a hit-piece on the safest weapon ever sold in the United States. A weapon that is so safe, it has never killed a single person in the United States, since the weapon was introduced, shortly after WWI.

CNN, ever vigilant of the perils of living in the "free society", appear to have committed at least one felony, and possibly more, in their reckless assault on the 2nd amendment. They flew a talking head from Georgia to Texas to buy a .50 caliber rifle from a private citizen, and then returned the weapon to Georgia. The problem with this is that it's illegal for a Texas citizen to sell a firearm to a non-resident in a private firearms sale. A licensed FFL would have to be involved in the purchase. Even the BATF admits that a felony was apparently violated, according to Say Uncle. TriggerFinger has a roundup of links.

I'd like to point out that I posted on Feb 12th, somewhat presciently, that the next time the news media did a hit piece on the .50 cal, the blogs would be watching. Once again, CNN has stepped into it big time. Someone needs to sit them down and tell them to stop terrorizing the American citizens. Stop peddling fear about the dangers of a free society to the citizens. We don't need this kind of foam and spittle reporting that these left-wing liberals are peddling.

If CNN can't reign in their vociferous, liberal, talking heads and left-wing editors, and get their weak-kneed liberal tendencies under control, someone is going to carve this network into pieces and auction it off to the highest bidder in a Louisiana yard-sale.

  • Here's a link to the BATF web page, which lists the following: Report Illegal Firearms Activity: 1-80-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867) Firearms General Questions: eps@atf.gov

  • The NRA guys still don't have a peep about this story on their website. Contact them here and tell them to get on the ball.

  • CNN's main phone number is (404) 827-1500. Call them and let them know what you think of their stories that deliberately attempt to terrorize U.S. citizens.
  • Let's all contact these people and make sure that this doesn't get swept under the rug. Let's get these CNN guys prosecuted. I guarantee you that if I were guilty of a similar crime, the BATF wouldn't be sitting around, tossing paper airplanes, and attempting to decide whether or not charges should be filed. I'd be in prison. Let's make sure the BATF treats CNN the same way that they would treat an ordinary "criminal" like you or me.

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    Posted by Peenie Wallie on February 22, 2005 at 11:22 AM


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