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Ammoland Inc. Posted on May 24, 2019 by Ammoland Opinion - OP-Ed
Chicago Tribune Writer William Lee
USA - -(AmmoLand.com)- I hate the media. I mean it, I really do, for lots of reasons. Over the ten years, I've been privileged to be on the nation's airwaves on hundreds of radio stations and heard in hundreds of cities, I've made it clear that I believe the "mainstream media" poses the single, most significant threat to our right to bear arms over and above all others.
I'm sorry to say that it is never going to get better. The hatred and division are here to stay. With few exceptions, we've lost the battle of the media. They hate us and always will, so I hate them right back.
So there's my brief overview of the origins of my hatred for the lying, biased, in the tank, leftist, progressive, socialist media. Now that I've gotten that off my chest, I want to get back to that Chicago Tribune piece I mentioned at the outset. Titled, Man Paralyzed by Concealed Carry Permit Holder in 2017 Dies from Injuries, Police Say, the article is a perfect and egregious example of the type of "reporting" that has me furious at the media. The headline itself screams hatred at concealed carry permit holders and seems to be written for those folks who simply headline surf without reading a story or doing their own research. If you went no further than the headline, you would think CCW holder is responsible for wrongfully harming an innocent "victim."
Unfortunately, the writer of this piece allows his apparent disdain for CCW holders to cloud his objectivity if he had any in the first place. The story unfolds as a then 18-year-old Brian Ford pulled a gun on an older man who then drew his own firearm and shot Brian Ford. The older man had an Illinois CCW permit and was lawfully carrying his firearm when he shot Ford once in the neck leaving him paralyzed. Ford was initially charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated assault, but those charged would later be dropped. Somehow, the bad guy Brian Ford, who was paralyzed by the CCW holder is the victim acording to police:
About Mark Walters
Mark Walters is the host of two nationally syndicated radio broadcasts, Armed American Radio and Armed American Radio's Daily Defense with Mark Walters. He is the Second Amendment Foundations 2015 Gun Rights Defender of the Year award recipient and co-author of two books, Lessons from Armed America with Kathy Jackson (Whitefeather Press) and Lessons from UnArmed America with Rob Pincus (Whitefeather Press)