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F1rst Things F1rst:

Cam's Corner
GETTING ARMED
CITIZENS IN THE NEWS
W   armed citizen story go viral? I cover
these types of stories every day, and most of the time
we're the only national media outlet reporting on men
and women saving their lives, stopping violent crimes,
or coming to the aid of family or even strangers.
Yet every now and then, an armed citizen story will
get picked up by major news networks and pierce
the national consciousness, if only for a moment. But why? What are the ingredients
necessary for the "mainstream" media to report on these stories?
First, it helps if the armed citizen is a woman. While many gun owners know
that women are the fastest-growing group of concealed-carry permit holders, most
media outlets still view a woman who owns a gun as some exotic creature, almost
newsworthy in and of itself. If the story comes with video, perhaps from a surveillance
camera or even a cell phone, the media are also more likely to pick up on that story.
Finally, if the armed citizen isn't protecting just himself or herself, but also protecting
others, the media seems to pay more attention.
As more Americans choose to exercise their right to carry, we're more likely to see
stories like these get traction in the national media. And who knows, after enough
of these stories get reported, perhaps we'll even see a change in heart among those
anti-gun members of the media who swear that, "No one needs a gun to protect
themselves." In the meantime, you can always get your daily dose of self-defense on
 and "Cam & Company."

WOMEN'S MARCH PRE-BASHES
TRUMP SCOTUS PICK

If there was any doubt that liberal groups were going to oppose President
Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee regardless of whom he named,
The Women's March erased that doubt.
The group pre-wrote a press release condemning the nomination before it
was ever made, leaving "XX" in place of the name to be replaced later. But the
group forgot to replace the placeholder, instead sending out the release saying:
"In response to Donald Trump's nomination of XX to the Supreme Court of the
United States, The Women's March released the following statement: Trump's
announcement today is a death sentence for thousands of women in the
United States."
Aside from the over-the-top hyperbole the group aimed at whomever Trump
would have nominated, the release writer's inattention to detail continued even
beyond the "XX" debacle. In the same blast, the organization criticized nominee
Brett "Cavanaugh"-which is correctly spelled "Kavanaugh."
Not to be outdone, ABC's "Nightline" also began the bash fest well before the
nominee was named, tweeting early in the day on July 9: "Tonight on Nightline,
@TerryMoran reports on the controversial Supreme Court Justice pick and the
possible implications for the country."
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September 2018

TORONTO
SHOOTINGS RISE
DESPITE GUN
CONTROL LAWS
Toronto is currently experiencing
an unprecedented wave of gun
violence. The first half of the year
saw 22 gun homicides, and if the
rest of 2018 proceeds apace, this
will become the worst year for
shooting deaths since 2005.
Canada already has strict
gun control laws in place:
Prospective gun owners must
apply for a license, submit
references, complete a 28-day
waiting period and mandatory
training and register any handguns
with the government. But while
Toronto Mayor John Tory
admits that roughly 75 percent
of these shootings involve
gang members-who are almost
certainly circumventing all these
requirements-he's choosing to
put his faith in more gun control
laws. According to the Toronto Sun,
Tory said he was "delighted" that
federal Public Safety Minister
Ralph Goodale wants to "do the
right thing on gun control" because
"[i]t's still far too easy for people to
buy multiple guns in our city."
Maybe if you're a gang member.
But for the law-abiding citizens
already subject to egregious
amounts of red tape, it's anything
but. Unfortunately, with even
more gun control laws likely in the
works, the balance will be tipped
even further in favor of Toronto's
criminals, at the expense of its
law-abiding citizens' safety.



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