I was going to start my post this morning by noting that it was Rove v Messina on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning. However, after watching the below clip, it is more accurate to say it was Rove v the entire biased press corps as he and Peggy Noonan took on a biased 2 on 4 panel discussing gun control.
Meanwhile, TheBlaze.com has this headline: “Wayne LaPierre Batters David Gregory: ‘Why Doesn’t NBC News’ Report That Chicago Ranks ‘Dead Last’ in Federal Gun Law Enforcement?”
“Let me hold up a mirror right now to the whole national news media and the White House,” LaPierre said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Citing new 2012 data from Syracuse University, LaPierre said that out of 90 jurisdictions, Chicago ranks last.
“Why doesn’t NBC News start with ‘shocking news on Chicago, of all the jurisdictions in the country, Chicago is dead last in the enforcement of federal gun laws’?” he demanded. “Why don’t the national press corps, when they’re sitting down there with Jay Carney and the president and the vice president, why don’t they say, ‘Why is Chicago dead last in enforcement of the gun laws against gangs with guns, felons with guns, drugs dealers with guns?’”
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Also of interest- from The Missoulian: Gun sales boost Montana wildlife projects:
The amount of money coming into the federal program has fluctuated with the political winds, said Steve Barton, information management chief for U.S. Fish and Wildlife.
“We’re seeing an election-year bump,” said Barton of the 2012 numbers. “It’s been similar to when discussion on the Brady Bill got going (in 1993). When you start talking about restricting gun and ammo sales, we see an increase in excise tax receipts. And during these last two elections, there’s been some discussion about restrictions on firearms.”
From 2012 receipts, Montana ranked 11th in total amount of money received due to excise tax returns. Per person, however, Montana ranks third for wildlife funds at $13.73. Alaska was first at $29.92 per citizen and Wyoming second at $16.23 per person. The money is divided using a formula that includes the number of fish and game license holders as well as state land size. State agencies must also contribute a dollar for every three federal dollars received.
The below links compiled by a listener in Helena:
http://www.pewstates.org/projects/stateline/headlines/surging-gun-sales-pump-millions-into-wildlife-restoration-85899460572 – Surging Gun Sales Pump Millions into Wildlife Restoration, 3/19/2013
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/state_government/legislature/article_310d82bc-905e-11e2-ad14-001a4bcf887a.html – MSU students join gun debate, 3/19/2013