CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday floated the typical media nonsense about how the National Rifle Association is ginning up fear to sell more guns in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
Fortunately for State of the Union viewers, NRA President David Keene was on the set to correctly point out, "The two people who are selling so-called assault rifles are Senator Feinstein and President Obama not us" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CANDY CROWLEY, HOST: One of the big questions here has been who does the NRA represent. You do take millions of dollars from people who make guns and who make bullets, all perfectly legal, I’m sure they’re all fine folks.
DAVID KEENE, NRA PRESIDENT: Actually, Candy, we get less money from the industry than we’d like to get.
CROWLEY: Right, but you get millions of dollars from them. So the question comes up, and the criticism has been out there that you, that the NRA and some other gun supporter groups gin up this, “They’re going to come take your guns away,” because what happens is gun sales rise, and people go out and they’re, you know, sort of frightened people into thinking “Your guns are going away,” when in fact even members that are sort of friendly to you all that have A ratings are saying, “We’ve got to look at this assault weapons ban,” and the accusation is that you are ginning up this conversation because it helps gun sales.
KEENE: The person, the two people who are selling so-called assault rifles are Senator Feinstein and President Obama not us. They’re the ones that are scaring American gun owners. It isn’t the NRA.
Why is this such a tough concept for people such as Crowley to grasp?
If the left and their media minions go on a campaign to prevent the sale of certain firearms and ammunition, Americans are going to run to stores to buy them before they're banned.
Perfectly logical except of course if you're a liberal - especially if you're also part of the gun-hating media.