Bloomberg to teach journalists about firearms

As soon as I read this title “Bloomberg-backed gun group to teach journalists about firearms“, I immediately thought WHAT A HORRIBLE IDEA.

Just in case you don’t feel like clicking on the link and reading the article, I will give a little summary.

Bloomberg wants to hold a 2-day workshop to educate attendees on guns and gun violence. At this workshop, he would also like to teach (HA!) journalists about guns and how to report on said topic.

The workshop, funded by Everytown for Gun Safety, will offer independent expert briefings and specialized reporting skills training to enhance the practical ability of journalists to report on guns and gun violence knowledgeably, ethically and effectively,” the website reported.

Ok, so in other words Bloomberg wants to brainwash a bunch of uneducated journalists with his psychobabble b.s. to support his anti-gun agenda, when in fact he has NO knowledge whatsoever about proper gun safety and handling. Yes, it seems like a TERRIFIC idea for someone who knows nothing about guns to teach other uneducated people about guns. Bravo, Michael Bloomberg. I am so glad that you are planning to train journalists on how to report EFFECTIVELY and ETHICALLY.

How is it ethical if you are telling them how and what they should be reporting? Look, I majored in Journalism. I know all about ethics in journalism and this does not even come close. If these journalists REALLY want to know about guns and report ethically, head over to gun safety and education courses with the NRA, get them some range time, and let them come up with THEIR OWN opinions.

I’ve been there. I was terrified of guns. I was worried that some of the crazies in my high school or college would bring one to campus and hurt all of us. I actually specifically remember nightmares about it when I was in 10th grade. Why? Because so many people told me “guns are bad”, “guns kill people!”, “There are so many school shootings every year”. It was when I took it upon myself to learn that I realized how insane those statements really are. Look at journalist Emily Miller (check out Emily Gets Her Gun) who decided to dig deeper and learn more about guns. She was hesitant and afraid to shoot at first, but because she decided to report THE TRUTH, she wanted to see for herself. Throughout the book she fact checks people like Obama and Bloomberg, and not because she was ‘taught’ what to say but instead because she did her research. Come on, people. Does it not seem corrupt in the slightest that a politician wants to ‘teach’ journalists what to say?

If Bloomberg instills the same fear and lies into these journalists as what was drilled into my brain by the media 10 years ago, he will only increase the media support for gun control in America. Which is exactly what he is wanting to do.

Everytown Advertisement Proves Anti-Gun Policies Are MORE Dangerous for Women


Bloomberg’s new anti-gun organization Everytown released this new advertisement in hopes that it would encourage people to contact their legislators and get guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. Fine, I get that and I would even agree with it BUT what happens when these criminals disobey laws? What happens when they get a hold of a gun illegally? 

In this advertisement, the woman has a restraining order against her ex-husband. If he were going to follow laws, wouldn’t he have obeyed the law stating that he is not allowed to come near her? A piece of paper and a phone call to the police does nothing but create a false sense of hope and ultimately leaves women in these situations defenseless. 

Everytown has made it clear on multiple occasions that their main target is women. They want women to feel less vulnerable, like they are no longer at risk of being a victim to violent criminals. Yet, what did this video show you? This advertisement PROVES that the anti-gun policies that Everytown stands behind are actually making women MORE vulnerable. Let’s say he didn’t have a gun. Do you honestly think he wouldn’t have come crashing through the same door with a different weapon of choice? And then what would she do? Guns aren’t the problem in this situation, it’s the criminal who is intending to do great harm. 

Now, in either case, what would have it been like if the woman had a gun? Wouldn’t she have been able to protect her and her son the second her crazed ex-husband came banging on the door? But of course they don’t want to advertise for that!

Ladies, if you don’t want to feel vulnerable then get a gun. Making more laws is not going to help you, it will actually just make things worse. If you’re for equality, then put yourself on offense with EQUAL force. What’s a restraining order and a call to the police going to do when someone confronts you with a weapon? Absolutely nothing.