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Philly Gun-Grabbers Tell Media Toadies To Jump; Toadies Ask “How High”?




Ever wondered how all those journalists sound exactly the same when they write about guns? Wonder no longer.

If you’ve spent any time shaking your head at the way the mainstream media reports on firearms and crimes committed with them, then you’ve noticed how eerily similar those reports sound. That’s because those journalists have all been given very specific marching orders from their local and national gun-control organizations. Many of those organizations are funded by taxpayer dollars; the remainder of the funding comes courtesy of a small number of extremely wealthy people–many of whom are not American citizens. Those people create a narrative and their media lickspittles repeat it word for word. (Don’t believe us? Check out this compilation demonstrating our “free” press!) Then they repeat it again and again, because a lie told often enough becomes truth for the weak-minded. It’s happening right now in Philly … and our friends at the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are on the case.



By Joe Bartozzi

The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting announced it will host a workshop in September with local television news journalists, along with “experts from impacted communities, researchers, educators and other thought leaders,” to explore if news reporting can help solve the out-of-control crime problem in the City of Brotherly Love.

By crime, they mean “gun violence.” By explore, they mean “co-opt.” By solve, they mean “push a gun control narrative.”

News media should be at the table with The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting. The question they should be asking is why are elected politicians failing to enforce laws and locking up criminals preying on the innocent.

Crime is out of control in Philadelphia. No one can argue that. The debate is how to solve it. Mayor Jim Kenney and District Attorney Larry Krasner have proven they are inept or unwilling to solve the crisis. They would rather target lawful gun owners and the firearm industry instead of prosecuting criminals and locking them up.  Apparently, it’s easier to scapegoat than to actually do something to help the neighborhoods that are being victimized by criminals.

Spinning Narratives

The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting is a convenient tool to do this. They’re funded, in part, by the Philadelphia Office of Violence Prevention. That’s taxpayer dollars at work to push a political antigun narrative. They’ve also got convenient partners that press the narrative for more gun control, including The Trace, the mouthpiece for billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety gun control group. There’s also The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions. That’s part of the Bloomberg School and funded by you know.

The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting focuses on partnering credible messengers with media to tell their stories. Victims of criminal violence deserve to be heard. They also deserve to hear what their elected officials are going to do to solve the crime crisis.

Philadelphia, it seems, is doing little aside from blaming the firearm industry. The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting’s data shows there is no progress. Philadelphia recorded 47 shooting victims last week and 56 in the previous week. There were 1,648 shooting victims this year, up four percent over 2021, and 373 homicides this year so far, a three percent increase over last year and up 77 percent from five years ago.

Political Failures

Mayor Kenney’s answer to this abysmal failure was to tell his city, “I’m waiting for something bad to happen all the time. So I’ll be happy when I’m not here, when I’m not mayor, and I can enjoy some stuff.” Mayor Kenney made those callous remarks after two Philadelphia police officers were shot on the Fourth of July.

He’s made no bones about his disdain for the Second Amendment. At the same press conference, he ripped lawful gun ownership, implying that the United States should follow Canada’s gun control example.

“I was in Canada two weeks ago and never thought about a gun,” he said. “The only people I knew who had guns in Canada were police officers.”

Philadelphia’s District Attorney Krasner was funded in his election by progressive billionaire and antigun zealot George Soros, to the tune of $1.7 million in 2017. DA Krasner raked in $2 million from Soros, through the Pennsylvania Justice and Public Safety PAC and the Philadelphia Justice and Public Safety PAC. Krasner won reelection in 2021 with the help of a $259,000 contribution from Soros. That bought Philadelphia the notorious distinction of being named among the 10 cities with the highest murder rates.

DA Krasner de-prioritized illegal firearm possession charges early in his tenure and now blames the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bruen decision for potential illegal criminal misuse of firearms as well as NRA lobbyists.”

That drew backlash from former Philadelphia police leadership.

“I was very disappointed there wasn’t one mention of starting to refocus and strategically target persons that are carrying guns illegally, especially previously convicted felons and persons on probation or parole, as that should be the backbone of any anti-violence program in Philadelphia,” said Joe Sullivan, the former deputy commissioner of patrol at the Philadelphia Police Department, to Fox New Digital. “But since he’s taken office, we’ve seen a significant reduction in prosecutions in general and for persons carrying guns illegally. I think that’s counterproductive for a time when the city of Philadelphia is setting records for gun-related homicides and shootings.”

DA Krasner knows, or should know, that criminals aren’t buying their firearms at retail after passing an FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System verification. They’re obtaining them through theft or the black market. The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics consistently shows this.

NSSF Real Solutions

The firearm industry is willing to step in even when local officials aren’t. NSSF co-created and funds the Don’t Lie for the Other GuyTM campaign to remind the public that attempting a straw purchase is a federal crime, now punishable by up to 15 years and a $250,000 fine. That’s a partner program with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Even that was criticized by city officials. Max Weisman, the communications director for City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas, tried to call it subtle advertising for gun sales. The posters depict a convicted individual in an orange jumpsuit, a stark reminder that straw purchases are illegal. NSSF is undeterred by hecklers that shout from the sidelines instead of doing the hard work it takes to reduce crime. The firearm industry takes this seriously and criminal misuse of firearms is something we’ve been proud to combat with law enforcement for over 20 years.

Philadelphians are suffering from elected officials unwilling to do their jobs and lock up criminals. Victims deserve to be heard. Teaming them together with agenda-driven news outlets to push a gun control narrative doesn’t stop crime. The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting is another example of appearing to do something when nothing is actually getting done. The question the media should be asking is when will Philadelphia start locking up criminals?



  1. Jim

    September 9, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    This is why the Majority of Americans detest the Government. We the People could actually fix this problem if everyone said enough. No more paying taxes until the Government is held accountable for where OUR MONEY is spent, and on what. Let them send out their 87,000 armed Suits from the IRS, if 150 million people tell the Government where to go, what exactly could they do about it. WE the PEOPLE have all the power, if we use it wisely.

  2. Dennis Sumner

    September 9, 2022 at 11:04 am

    I’m not even gonna bother to read it, but I’ll bet a little money there was NO emphasis on “gangs or thugs”!!

    • James

      September 9, 2022 at 1:35 pm

      The majority of shooting (90 %) is done by minority gang members and drug dealers.

      It can range from argument over turf, drug dealing, someone flashing gang signs, someone looking at a gang members girlfriend, or anything at all.

      Why these demoncrap run cities refuse to prosecute criminals, felons and gang members is beyond me. Instead, they decide to place the crime blame on law abiding citizens and want to restrict and ban firearms.

      Maybe if these demoncrap run cities would stop listening to a bunch of loud mouth criminals, rioters looters, protesters and arsonist and stopped trying to defund-abolish the police department and allowed the police to go out and arrest these criminals and put them away in prison for long sentences then the crime rate would go down. It’s as simple as that.

      Articles have written about shoplifting gangs taking shopping carts and going into department stores and filling them up with merchandise and then walking out of the store. No one does anything to stop them . If and when they ever get caught, they are not charged with any crime and are let go because they are a ” minority and poor”.

      In these demoncrap run cities, they have a “no bail required”, and let criminals and gang members back onto the streets. Some of the cities they have a $1.00 bail for murderers and release them back onto the streets so they can murder more people.

      Most of these gun banning groups and hunting banning groups are run and funded by Micheal Bloomberg, George Soros, the Chinese government, Russia, the U.N., Iran, and North Korea.

      Several articles have been written about how China wants the 2nd amendment repealed.
      The Chinese government says that Chinese citizens are forbidden to own firearms and only the police, military and politiicians can own firearms. How else can they control a population of 1.3 billion people?

      China wants Australia, New Zealand, and America.

      China ordered Australia and New Zealand to restrict and ban firearms, which they did!

      Now China wants firearms restricted and banned in America and there are certain politicians who will gladly follow their orders.

      If firearms are banned in America, then it will be much easier for China and Russia to invade, conquer, takeover and enslave all America.

      During WW2, Germany and Japan had plans to invade the east coast and west coast of America and have Mexico invade the southern states promising Mexico to give them Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, but they were afraid of all the Americans who owned firearms and would fight them off. Now they are joining up to ban all firearms in America!

  3. Gary

    September 9, 2022 at 9:47 am

    I’m sure it’s too much to hope for, but it would be great if the Philadelphia P.D. gave parking tickets and speeding tickets to all the cars parked at this “workshop.” After all, those cars COULD have been used to park and speed illegally. Perhaps the object lesson could sink into the thick skulls of the attendees.

  4. Steve B

    September 9, 2022 at 9:10 am

    If cities, states, or even the Federal Government do not prosecute crimes then what is the purpose of having laws and law enforcement? Duh? If DAs, etc do not prosecute then they should be impeached for dereliction of duty!

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