Corporate Media Fails To Show How Popular Obama’s Gun Reforms Are With Actual Gun Owners

Considering he’s been dealing with an obscenely obstructionist Congress who favors checks from the NRA over dead school children, President Obama had enough of their petty partisan crap and took executive action on gun reforms. It truly was in keeping with his recent theme of not giving two sh*ts what his opposition thinks. Many in the corporate media, being the complete and utter sensationalists they are, chose to focus on whether the tears President Obama shed during his announcement were real or not. In fact, there’s still no word yet on whether his tears were made in Kenya. Tear-gate, perhaps?

Even more pathetic is how the MSM has failed to mention that a majority of gun owners approve of expanding background checks. And by gun owners, I mean the ones who happen to own guns–not the gun-fondling ammosexuals who take over bird sanctuaries and need John Rambo’s arsenals to hunt Bambi.

Indeed, gun owners “overwhelmingly support background checks,” according to Tom Jensen, the director of Public Policy Polling. Further,  “that includes gun owners who are Republicans and gun owners who are NRA members,” said Jensen to the Center for American Progress last year. And, recent polls vigorously support that statement.

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Here’s a collection of recent polls, courtesy of Media Matters: 

  • 90 percent of Americans support criminal background checks for all gun sales.
  • 83 percent of gun owners nationally support criminal background checks on all sales of firearms.
  • 72 percent of NRA members back them.

But if you watched any of mainstream news coverage of this issue, you would think the entire country is Alex Jones and his hilariously paranoid loser ilk. Surprisingly enough, CNN was one of the major news outlets to accurately report on these polls.


Is it truly any wonder our citizens are so miserably misinformed?

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