Tuesday, May 20, 2003

As most people (both of ya) who come here know I am not a big fan of the NRA. If you're new here, then this link will help explain my position regarding the NRA. I do not encourage anyone supporting them as I percieve them to be more of a hinderance than a help when it comes to our Rights. However they have done something that I can't fault them for. In two video segments they have called attention to a very misleading story that CNN did about 'assault weapons'. You can access those videos by clicking here, then clicking 'video archives' at the top right of the page. The two video clips are "NRA demands the truth from CNN" from May 19th, 2003 & "Can 'the most trusted name in news'...be trusted?" from May 21rst, 2003.

The CNN stories are supposed to demostrate the difference between pre-ban & post-ban 'assault weapons', however a fully automatic firearm is used as the pre-ban weapon. In all it is a very misleading piece & the NRA's Wayne Lapierre accuses CNN of lying & using deceptive practices during a CNN interview.

This in no way atones for all the harm the NRA has caused, but in this particular instance I will give them credit for calling CNN on a very questionable piece of journalism.

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