CNN turns Pistorius case into anti-gun propaganda
February 15, 2013 in Guns
CNN Pistorius Article
CNN is using Anti-Gun propaganda even in the latest Pistorius murder case
“People acquire guns believing they are more safe … but they place themselves at great risk,” Storey said. “We’ve made airplanes a gun-free zone. We need to bring that logic down to earth.”
But the South African Gunowners’ Association, a popular gun lobby group, has said citizens have the right to protect themselves from increasingly violent crimes.
“There are already more than enough laws and regulations to control the possession of firearms by private citizens,” it says on its website. “Fewer and less complex laws reasonably, yet properly, applied could achieve the required objective.”
South Africa has a high crime rate, and many homeowners keep weapons to ward off intruders.
“There are 1.5 million gun owners — about 3.5 million guns in civilians hands,” said Alan Storey, chairman of Gun Free South Africa.
Most of the victims of gun homicides are between the ages 20 and 30, according to Storey, who said such deaths are rampant in the nation of about 50 million.
“This tragedy is not more important than others, it is just because of the people involved,” he said.
Storey said the nation has tough legislation that includes a requirement for a thorough background check for prospective gun owners. The check includes spouses and partners, and is repeated every few years, he said.
…and later in the same article:
Nike pulled an ad featuring him from its website. It showed him taking off for a run, and the words “I am the bullet in the chamber.”