We’re Winning: A USA Today Gun Item Without Propaganda

In another sign that the people are winning, rabidly anti-gun Gannett Publications flagship USA Today ran a news report on women with guns and left the almost obligatory anti-gun propaganda out.

The absence of the usual HCI/Brady propaganda schtick that destroy so many Gannett news items made the brief overview of women who have taken up the shooting sports quite an enjoyable read. Briefly quoting the meat of the USA Today item linked above:

In Iowa, a law that took effect on Jan. 1, 2011, making weapons permits available to anyone who met criteria and passed a background check has resulted in huge increases in the number of permits granted to both men and women. In Polk County, where Des Moines is located, the number of women granted permits has outpaced those granted to men by more than two to one, skyrocketing more than 311% between 2010 and 2011.

But the dessert is quite tasty as well. I particularly enjoyed the story of Elisa Anderson, who was introduced to turkey hunting at a young age – to “play the dog. The one who ran around in the corn trying to scare up turkeys.”

I know that feeling. Except with me it was trying to scare fence row ringnecks into flushing. And falling flat when a bird flushed so my dad could send a load of shot after a rapidly departing dinner.

Bottom line? An enjoyable read. Click on the link for more.


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One Response to We’re Winning: A USA Today Gun Item Without Propaganda

  1. John A says:

    Nice stories. Probably no snark about “But guns kill people” because the focus is on women (and girls).

    OTOH, how do these stories about people who have been using guns for at least a decade support the lede about new law allowing new permits and the large number of new women applicants? I guess the reporter was too afraid to cisit gyb stores, ranges, or even the office[s] where people apply for liicenses.

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