“For restrictive gun laws to gain the public support needed for passage, the public has to be misled, their emotions manipulated, and their fears exploited,” Kurt Hofmann wrote in a 2009 Examiner op ed. ”The single greatest obstacle to passage of such laws is an informed public. The forcible citizen disarmament lobby is well aware of this, of course, and tries to dominate the discussion with its own version of the ‘truth.’”
In one paragraph Hoffman summed up what the gun-control zealots are trying to do.
The proof is that the story of Oakland’s most recent murder-spree, which should have been statewide news, was buried in the Sunday Sacramento newspaper. It should have been on the front page of every California newspaper, and Sunday opinion columns so that citizens could participate in the discussion.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Oakland violent crimes No. 3 in country
Calwatchdog article on Oakland crime.