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What media bias: Guns in Bars

Knoxville News Sentinel Editor Jack McElroy on why it’s OK to be the propaganda arm of the anti-gun crowd:

Because alcohol service was the critical factor addressed by the law, and because all bars were deliberately included in the bill, calling the law a “guns in bars” law is really a fairer description of the legislation than the “guns in restaurants” title its proponents put forth.

Odd. Since, just before that, you noted there is no definition of bars in the TN code. Seems pretty twisted to me. After all, bars is a difficult term to define since the law doesn’t spell it out. And establishments that serve alcohol is definitely a more accurate term and factually correct in nearly every case.

But that’s not the best part. This bit in the KNS a couple weeks ago makes it funny:

A proposal allowing off-duty law enforcement officers to carry their weapons in Tennessee establishments that serve alcohol has been signed by the governor.

Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen signed the measure late last week and it takes effect immediately.

Supporters of the law say it’s necessary to make sure law enforcement officers receive the same privileges as handgun permit holders under another new law that takes effect Tuesday. Under the measure, handguns can be carried in bars and in restaurants that serve alcohol.

Note in this article it’s not until handgun carry permit holders are introduced that establishments that serve alcohol mysteriously become bars.

When it’s for police they refer to establishments that serve alcohol. When it’s for handgun carry permit holders, they’re bars.

Nope. No bias here.

7 Responses to “What media bias: Guns in Bars”

  1. Tam Says:

    Ethics are important as long as they’re convenient and don’t interfere with pushing agendas that are important to you.

  2. drstrangegun Says:

    ….like you and me, only better.

  3. Ride Fast Says:

    Thank God there aren’t any saloons in Tenn., then there really be trouble.

  4. Ron W Says:

    I’ve been wonderin’ why all the Tennessee gun toters haven’t been stopping at grocery stores, convenience stores and liquor stores to get loaded and then unload their guns with reckless abandon? You know we used to be banned from such places so as not to “mix guns and alcohol”.

    I guess maybe all those who warned that we would become dangerous idiots and criminals (after July 14 in compliance with the calendar part of the law, didn’t consider the facts and history before their prejudiced predictions.

  5. Tim N Says:

    Surely we can trust the media! They alone are the guardians of truth right?

  6. straightarrow Says:

    Now, c’mon Uncle. What would you expect from people who can morph your “assault weapon” into a “patrol rifle” when a cop carries it?

  7. Matt G Says:

    It could be argued that “bars and in restaurants that serve alcohol” is exactly the same thing as “establishments that serve alcohol,” and that saying it two ways is just a way to avoid sounding repetitive.

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

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