Skip to comments.NY Post launches major “The Gun Menace” campaign: flashy logo, guest editorials, weepy tales
Posted on 11/30/2005 8:35:54 AM PST by dead
On Monday, a 27-year-old crackhead loser, Allen Cameron, shot his second cop in two weeks. The first cop, Wiener Philippe, shot November 19th, lived. The second cop, Dillon Stewart, died six hours after hed been shot.
The common thread between these two shootings was the 27-year-old crackhead loser, who despite a long career record of traffic violations, high speed car chases, assault, resisting arrest, and failure to appear in court, was walking the streets a free man.
Within hours of Officer Stewarts death, the NY Post launched a massive anti-gun campaign. Despite having worked unsuccessfully for hours in an attempt to save Officer Stewart from his injuries, Dr. Robert Kurtz (co-director of trauma and critical care at Kings County Hospital) was able to whip up an impassioned editorial begging the Federal Government to tighten gun control laws.
Hopefully, the death of Officer Stewart will reignite the people's passion to bring the gun lobby to heel, he wrote. The NY Post printed his position, with a brief overview of his medical career. The Post neglected to mention Dr. Kurtzs political side he is a founding father of Doctors Against Murder, a ridiculously-named anti-gun lobbying organization.
Today, the campaign went into overdrive, with a front page picture of an 8-year-old boy who died after being shot in the crossfire of drug dealers turf war. While such tear-jerking tragedy is pretty normal fodder for the front page of the Post, this one was a bit unusual, considering that the poor young boy was shot and killed two years ago!
Still, nothing like a dead kid to get the juices flowing. The front page also featured the debut of the Posts flashy and scary new The Gun Menace logo, which will now identify all stories that highlight the evil nature of this monster. Just for fun, it also featured another monster with a long history of terrorizing the citizens of NYC.
Inside the paper, the mother of the young boy killed two-years ago gets a full page editorial, with a sad picture of her happy son in a graduation cap. It is titled, Let's Get Rid Of Guns That Stole My Son Away. Youd think shed be furious at the criminals who brutally murdered her boy, but youd be wrong.
I don't have bitterness toward those young men who took my son from me. I even know two of them. One of them grew up with me in the neighborhood. It was just a bunch of young men with no direction trying to prove themselves. The real problem, I think, is the guns. If those kids hadn't had guns, they could have had their fight without killing my son.
Among the many other articles on gun fun in the Post today, you can find Fed Law Shackling NYPD Bid To Track Weapons, which has some interesting points. The article cites the opinion of Dennis Henigan of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. He thinks that a law which prevents the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) from using federal money to provide information on legal gun purchases in one state to another state is responsible for shootings like Officer Stewart. The BATF spokesman, Joseph Greene, also doesnt like the fact that there is some federal money out there that is not coming his way.
Straw purchasers buy guns in states where laws make it easy, and then resell them to criminals in such places as New York, which has stricter laws, Greene said.
Not mentioned though, is how utterly unrelated to the case at hand his opinion is. Another article exposes the contradiction, without tying them together. Its the Tragic History of the Evil Gun What Killed Officer Stewart.
This article exposes the utter futility of the very gun laws they are advocating! The gun was purchased legally by a law abiding citizen in Florida. Three years after he purchased the gun, it was stolen from his car, which is a crime in Florida and elsewhere. The gun laid low for five years after that, just looking for the opportunity to start firing upon innocents everywhere.
It got the chance in June 2005, when the guy it owned was asked to put out his cigarette in a nightclub in Brooklyn. The guy, Damian Henry, obviously not looking for trouble, blew smoke in the managers face and was thrown out of the club. Seeing its long-awaited opportunity, the gun jumped from his pocket and shot out five windows of the club. His unsuspecting owner, Damian Henry, remains free on bail.
This was, apparently, not the only uppity gun Damian Henry owned though. A 38-caliber revolver found in Henrys apartment shot a cop in 2002. Damian was acquited in a trial, being innocent and all, but the gun was sent away forever.
We still dont know the background of the gun Allan Cameron used to shoot Officer Phillipe, but it was not the same one he used to kill Officer Stewart a couple weeks later. I have no proof, but Im suspecting that it too was obtained outside the framework of legal gun purchases and was not legally carried by the crackhead scumbag. There ought to be a law against breaking the law.
I have no idea what is really behind the NY Post's sudden push for additional federal gun control laws. They seemed awfully prepared to get it rolling just hours after Officer Stewart's death. Editorials, graphics, research, all ready to roll at the right opportunity.
I suspect we are looking at a revival of the recently moribund gun control issue. It's pretty disappointing to see the NY Post leading the charge though.
This line of logic suggests that if we would only pass laws that outlawed guns, bad people would obey that law in the commission of roberies, assaults, rapes and murders. The criminals would think, "Oh wait, I can't use a gun to rob this bank, it is illegal."
Noting the headline order, at least they have their priorities right.
My keys cause me too mispel wurds.
Cars cause accidents.
Hot dogs made Michael Moore fat.
We can play this game all day . . .
I still can't believe they used Andrew Cuomo, of all people, to write their daily anti-gun op-ed the other day.
The Post has made a career of (deservedly) bashing him up to now.
If the Post thinks that this campaign will help reverse its circulation losses, they are way off.
I haven't read that rag for several years now -- mainly because I have no patience for big-government globalists masquerading as "conservatives" just to prop up the circulation figures for one small part of Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
NYC Mayor Bloomberg has already stated that he will not support the death penalty in this, or any other case.
The price we must pay for living in a free society.
Now if the NY Post would only post the miriad tales of how owning a gun has saved peoples lives.....
Why don't they ban crack and other illicit drugs, and . . O h wait, I guess they already do. Gee, doesn't that work well.
If only murder were against the law, it wouldn't happen.
December 22nd of this year will be the 21st anniversary of one of the defining moments in New York City history -- and certainly the defining moment in the life of New York's most celebrated "illegal gun owner" -- the honorable, heroic Bernhard Goetz.
If idiotliberals want to see and experience death and destruction, let them try to take away our God given rights.
Rupert Murdoch certainly isn't a reliable conservative. The Post came out in favor of Al Gore in 2000, because they expected him to win and they wanted to get clinton's regulators of their backs. They only switched over to Bush after the election day results came in.
Murdoch is also unreliable on China, because they want access to the Chinese communications market.
But the Post usually is conservative, I suspect for financial reasons. All things being equal, Murdoch usually favors the conservative side unless he has reasons to do otherwise.
So, I too am curious why they are doing this. Do they expect hillary to win in 2008? Are they starting to hedge their bets?
Actually, gun control appeals to the leftist Democrat base, but it lacks popularity with the electorate. Possibly Gore would have won in 2000 if he hadn't riled all the hunters and gun owners. Which makes this campaign even more of a mystery. Maybe Murdoch is just trying to appeal to New Yorkers. I expect a large majority of city dwellers probably favor gun control, and that's his main audience.
LOL. Where'd you get that one from?
Menace is an understatement. Why, last night on my way home from work I had a gun nearly run me off the road. Damned guns. I can't tell you how many times I've had to scare off a pack of wild guns who were menacing my family. And, admit it, who hasn't been afraid to encounter a gun at night while alone on a dark street.
The Post has a conservative editorial page sure to piss off liberals. I would therefore assume that only conservatives buy it. Now they are pissing off conservatives. That's is the most stupid stunt they could do.
I mentioned to the branch manager of my bank just how much safer I felt seeing the "No Cencealed Weapons of any type allowed" sign in the window, knowing that no bank robber would dare to use a gun while robbing the bank. For some reason, he wasn't amused.
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