Journalists Refuse Yard Signs That Say 'This Home Is Proudly Gun Free'
Being publicly identified as to whether or not you are a gun owner is fine for thee but not me.
Posing as "Citizens Against Senseless Violence," we visit the homes of journalists working for Westchester Journal News, MSNBC, and the Star-Ledger. We also visited the home of Eric Holder. None will take our signs that say "THIS HOME IS PROUDLY GUN FREE."
Since these reporters and editors did not consider it a violation of the privacy and safety of others to reveal which homes have guns and which homes don't, we went to see which of them would be willing to put a sign up publicly declaring their homes to be gun-free zones. While we didn't find any members of the media with the strength of their convictions, we did find quite a few guns, and some good explanations for why they might be necessary..... Guns for Me, but not for Thee.
Columnist Bob Braun of the New Jersey Star Ledger was refreshingly honest in his hypocrisy for refusing the lawn sign:
I agree with you and I am on your side on this, but I'm just wondering if that's not an invitation to somebody with a gun.
A visit to the home of MSNBC's Touré yields this hilariously confused response before he can come up with an explanation for his refusal:
Um... I mean... Uh... I mean... You know... I mean... I mean, uh, you know that I'd have to talk to my neighbors...
Note that three of the homes visited had armed guards. So guns are bad...except when privileged members of the media need them for protection. Also being publicly identified as to the state of gun ownership is not such a hot idea when it applies to them.