I have little doubt that many members of the anti-gun movement would like to ban all guns except those that would be used against conservatives who stand up for our liberties. In particular, they have their sights now set on Wayne LaPierre and the NRA. They clearly feel very threatened by Mr. LaPierre’s proposals, because they can’t let this rest. Let me tell you about their latest scud missile lobbed his way.
I get e-mails from Bulldog Reporter. They’re a newsletter titled “Daily ‘Dog.” Headquartered in the Bay Area, Bulldog Reporter provides training in PR and corporate communications. The “Daily ‘Dog” Newsletters are billed as providing “News, Issues, and Best Practices for PR and Corporate Communications.”
Mixed in with a dose of leftist propaganda, I may add.
Anyway, today’s “Daily ‘Dog” was a hit piece on Wayne LaPierre. I’m sure it’s got their fans in the Bay Area cheering, but when you dissect it, it makes no sense. It is titled,”Dirty Marketing Secrets: When NRA Chief LaPierre Derided Video Games and Other Popular Media As Catalysts for American Gun Violence, He Failed To Tip His Hat to Org’s Marketing Ties to Gaming Industry.”
When you read through the article, there is no real “dirty marketing secret.” What the article says is that the company Electronic Arts, which produces the “Medal of Honor Warfighter” game, also created a promotional website that touted the gun, knife and combat gear manufacturers represented in the game, including the gun company the McMillan Group and Magpul, which sells high-capacity magazines. And the connection is that McMillan Group and Magpul are also corporate sponsors of the NRA.
The lone comment posted, at the time I read the article, was from a contributor calling himself “Freelance PR Consultant.” He titled his post, “This is quite a reach, as smears go.” He wrote: “Gun manufacturers promote video games that feature guns, and gun manufacturers promote a non-profit organization for gun owners, and therefore Wayne LaPierre can’t have an opinion about something related to video games?
“This unsigned article is a political smear against the NRA, nothing more. And I don’t even like the NRA.”
Amen, Mr. or Ms. Freelance PR Consultant. But let me take this in one more direction.
Being a writer myself, I’d like to take a stab at this story with a different slant:
“NRA President Wayne LaPierre, in a display of courage, risks disapproval of his own corporate sponsors with his recent stance on violent video games.”
That spin seems more faithful to the facts.
Yes, I repeat the assertion I made yesterday in a post, that the Left is going bonkers over these proposals by LaPierre and other liberty-minded individuals who want to make our schools safer. This is their grand opportunity to clamp down on the second amendment. No other solutions may be proffered – no armed security in our schools, no campaigns against violent video games. They have an agenda, and don’t you dare get in the way!
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