CBS played a major role in promoting gun control, first by actively supporting the entertainment industry’s gun ban campaign, and, after 1968 by providing thousand of hours of taalk show time for people line Pete Shields, John Glenn, and others deeply involved in the gun ban lobby.
Therefore, CBS must share the blame, and eventually the guilt, for what the history of crime in the last half of the 20th Century shows to have been a spectacularly bloody failure.
If the homicide total had continued to fall at the same rate it did from 1948 to 1963, our murder count from 1963 to the present would be more than 800,000 lower.
And now CBS is back, with still more propaganda for measures that have resulted in the same soaring crime and murder rates observed after the gun ban campaigns starting in 1963.
In this editorial, CBS lambastes the AR-15, and the way some makers advertise their wares. From more than a half century of direct observation and 522 years of history, it is clear that legislation of the sort CBS lobbies for drives violent crime rates sky high. Just as the entertainment industry’s 1963 gun ban campaign did.
There are many things that those who want to live in a nearly crime free society could and should demand of lawmakers. But restrictive gun laws, which have histrionically been counterproductive, failing to lower crime rates instead of delivering the promise reduction in crime.
It is time for CBS to stop the demands for laws that result in more crime, and help enact the relaxed gun laws that deliver lower crime rates.