NRA — Gun owners have come to expect a certain amount of anti-gun bias from the mainstream press and entertainment industry. Unfortunately, in recent years this noxious prejudice has found its way into a wider variety of media, even some directed at members of our armed services.
Late last week, Military Press published a movie review on a new Katie Couric-produced gun control documentary titled, “Under the Gun.” To describe the review as “glowing” (it labeled the documentary a “must-see”) would be a severe understatement.
The California-based reviewer fawns over the film’s producer and content, and notes appearances by representatives from gun control groups such as Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, Brady Campaign, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (formerly Legal Community Against Violence), and Americans for Responsible Solutions. Finally revealing the scale of her bias, near the end of the piece the reviewer notes, “I am all for hearing gun-owners out and speaking with a cool head and I heard what they said in the documentary. That being said, I still don’t understand their reasoning behind safely, security and precautions.”
While the critic is entitled to her opinions (even if arrived at without critical thinking), the piece veers wildly off-course when she presents several gun control talking points to the reader as undisputed fact.