This has to be pretty embarrassing for the anti-gun media heads like Piers Morgan. All their time and money spent on rants against the “evil” gun lobby for “causing” atrocities like the one at Sandy Hook about a year ago were for naught. The media’s calls to steer the gun control debate away from rights acknowledged in the 2nd Amendment and toward a completely defenseless populace have fallen flat. In this particular case, their prowess in pricey propaganda ploys didn’t pay off.
The New York Times compiled a list of gun laws into an interactive chart that showed laws that have been introduced or have passed state legislatures since the Newtown murders:
About 1,500 state gun bills have been introduced since the Newtown massacre. 178 passed at least one chamber of a state legislature. 109 have become law.
In the 12 months since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., almost every state has enacted at least one new gun law. Nearly two-thirds of the new laws ease restrictions and expand the rights of gun owners.
John Nolte of Breitbart pointed out that of those 109 gun laws enacted around the country, only 39 restricted firearms in some way, while the majority of the laws (70) loosened the restrictions in favor of gun-owners.
Writing for National Review, Greg Pollowitz noted that had the media decided not to launch an all-out anti-gun campaign on their viewers, they wouldn’t have had to deal with so many pieces of pro-gun legislation. So, their anti-gun propaganda efforts actually backfired, causing various state legislatures to fight back; legislatures that would have otherwise done nothing. And not only that, gun sales all around the country have been on the rise, even in places like Newtown itself.
It’s like they say about Obama and his crusade against law-abiding gun-owners. Even though he and his administration have been stridently opposed to the 2nd Amendment, Obama’s actually been the firearm industry’s greatest salesman.