second amendment http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22235/all en NBC Skips Big Win for Second Amendment, Hypes Bigfoot Reality Show Instead http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skips-big-win-second-amendment-hypes-bigfoot-reality-show-instead <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Both ABC's&nbsp;<em>Good Morning America</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;on Tuesday covered a big win for the Second Amendment in the courts. NBC's&nbsp;<em>Today</em>&nbsp;couldn't make time for the ruling by a federal judge that struck down Chicago's ban on retail gun sales. Instead, the morning show devoted almost five minutes to a new reality show about the Bigfoot monster.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skips-big-win-second-amendment-hypes-bigfoot-reality-show-instead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Chicago Guns NBC second amendment Today Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:52:43 +0000 scott.whitlock 45247 at http://mrc.org Outrage: Chris Matthews Links Pro-Second Amendment Ted Cruz to Prosecutor Shootings in Texas http://mrc.org/biasalerts/outrage-chris-matthews-links-pro-second-amendment-ted-cruz-prosecutor-shootings-texas <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>An unhinged Chris Matthews exploited another tragedy on Wednesday, connecting the pro-Second Amendment views of Ted Cruz and other Republicans to the shootings of two prosecutors in Texas.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/outrage-chris-matthews-links-pro-second-amendment-ted-cruz-prosecutor-shootings-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chris Matthews Guns Hardball second amendment Sharron Angle Ted Cruz Texas Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:11:00 +0000 scott.whitlock 43090 at http://mrc.org Second Amendment, Anyone? Mental Illness Registry Just As Alarming as Total Gun Ban, NYT Claims http://mrc.org/articles/second-amendment-anyone-mental-illness-registry-just-alarming-total-gun-ban-nyt-claims <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Erica Goode and Jack Healy made a dubious observation about gun rights in their <em>New York Times</em> article Friday, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/us/focus-on-mental-health-laws-to-curb-violence-is-unfair-some-say.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;pagewanted=all">Focus on Mental Health Laws to Curb Violence Is Unfair, Some Say</a>." ("Some" translates into "liberals at the <em>Times"</em>). The <em>Times</em> cynically suggested that the mental health angle was due in part to congressional reluctance to take on the allegedly fearsome National Rifle Association.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/second-amendment-anyone-mental-illness-registry-just-alarming-total-gun-ban-nyt-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch constitution Erica Goode gun rights Jack Healy NRA second amendment Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:43:33 +0000 clay.waters 42472 at http://mrc.org NBC Liberal Panel Freaks Out Over Sheriff Telling People to Arm Themselves http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-liberal-panel-freaks-out-over-sheriff-telling-people-arm-themselves <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> During a panel discussion on Wednesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, the morning show's regular liberal pundits had a panic attack over Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke putting out a radio ad calling on local citizens to "Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself." Chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman was aghast: <strong>"This is so irresponsible it's dangerous."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-01-30-NBC-TDAY-Panel.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-liberal-panel-freaks-out-over-sheriff-telling-people-arm-themselves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Donny Deutsch Guns Nancy Snyderman NBC second amendment Star Jones Today Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:47:46 +0000 kyle.drennen 42453 at http://mrc.org NBC's Andrea Mitchell Argues Gun Rights 'Can Be Infringed' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-andrea-mitchell-argues-gun-rights-can-be-infringed <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In a contentious exchange with Eric Pratt of Gun Owners of America on her Wednesday MSNBC show, host Andrea Mitchell declared that Constitutional rights, like the right to bear arms, were more like suggestions: <strong>"Well, they can be infringed, because the First Amendment is infringed, I have to obey all sorts of regulations from the FCC, there are things we can't say in a crowded theater, so every right also carries with it responsibilities and obligations."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-01-16-MSNBC-AMR-Mitchell.mp3</em></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-andrea-mitchell-argues-gun-rights-can-be-infringed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Andrea Mitchell constitution Guns MSNBC second amendment Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:07:45 +0000 kyle.drennen 42269 at http://mrc.org Hey, Tea Party: "It's Not Your Country Anymore;" Blaming Egregiously "Extreme" Conservatives http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/hey-tea-party-its-not-your-country-anymore-blaming-egregiously-extreme-conservativ <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vol. 26, No. 1 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attach"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://mrc.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/documents/Jan72013.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=797159" title="Jan72013.pdf">Formatted PDF Version</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Hey, Tea Party: “It’s Not Your Country Anymore”</strong></h3> <p></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/notable-quotables/hey-tea-party-its-not-your-country-anymore-blaming-egregiously-extreme-conservativ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Notable Quotables News Analysis Division cbs Chris Matthews CNN Guns Joe Klein MSNBC Piers Morgan Sam Donaldson second amendment Soledad O'Brien the Tea Party Fri, 04 Jan 2013 22:40:43 +0000 rich.noyes 42147 at http://mrc.org Soros Crony Jeffrey Sachs Predictably Politicizes Tragedy http://mrc.org/articles/soros-crony-jeffrey-sachs-predictably-politicizes-tragedy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In wake of Sandy Hook shootings, Sachs argues U.S. should ‘adopt gun control laws’ like Australia. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sachs, a <a href="http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1770">Columbia Professor</a> and former runner-up for the World Bank Presidency nomination, didn’t waste any time in using the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. to promote his already existent pro-gun control campaign. <br class="kix-line-break" /><br class="kix-line-break" />Since the violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Dec. 14, Sachs has tweeted 15 original tweets (not including retweets), and written 3 articles for his own website alone ranting for stricter gun control laws.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/soros-crony-jeffrey-sachs-predictably-politicizes-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Government Austalia funding George Soros Gun Control gun rights Guns Jeffrey Sachs sandy hook school shooting second amendment tragedy violence Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:02:46 +0000 julia.seymour 42069 at http://mrc.org