Fair and Balanced Reporting

…from the CBS Evening News, no less.

As Calif. gun sales go up, number of gun-casualties goes down

LOS ANGELES – Gun sales in California are booming. More than 600,000 were sold in 2011. However by last year, sales had jumped to 817,000. That’s an increase of 36 percent. But we noticed the number of people wounded by gunfire is dropping.

Business has been hectic for Aristotle Rogel, who works at a gun store in Burbank, California. Walk-in business is up 20 percent this month. Many customers are buying more than one gun.

Asked if his customers are buying now because they are afraid they won’t be able to buy later if there are new gun laws, Rogel answered: “Well, absolutely. Stock up and see hopefully nothing happens.”

California gun sales have steadily risen from 350,000 in 2002, to last year’s record. Recently, some gun owners became worried that President Obama’s reelection and the Newtown shooting will lead to more gun control. Military style weapons have become popular for target practice and self-defense.

Yet despite the rise in gun sales in California, there has not been a corresponding rise in gun deaths or gun injuries. Hospitalizations for gun injuries have actually dropped nearly 28 percent and gun deaths by 15 percent.

Of course, then the LA Police Chief moans and groans on cue about his “people having to face those weapons”, when, in fact, it’s CRIMINAL GANG WEAPONS his officers run up against.

But CBS did such a bang-up job (and I’ll post the video the second it goes up…IF it does…) on this piece, they deserve credit where it’s due, especially considering the current climate.

Can’t find the individual clip, so fast forward to 11:50:

3 Responses to “Fair and Balanced Reporting”

  1. Gunslinger says:

    SeeBS being fair must have been by accident.

  2. JeffS says:

    Astonishing. Surely someone was fired over this!

  3. Michael Lonie says:

    Fox Butterfield, call your office.

    He was the NY Times writer who could not understand why the crime rate was declining as more people were incarcerated in prison. He did not understand that, if you locked up the perps you caught, fewer criminals would be on the street to commit crimes.

    Like math, logic is hard. For certain types, at any rate.

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