It’s always Times for anti-gun hysteria

With gall that would make Edward Bernays proud, the Seattle Times gives us a fresh, local example of disinformation meant to push the population disarmament agenda.  As is often the case, when the appropriate context is added, a different story comes to light.

How can you not have distain for gun owners when you read this copy?


Bar charts getting higher!  Damn them!


But when you add the population growth during the same time…a different trend emerges. Granted, that would have required “journalist” Brian Rosenthal to Google “WA population statistics”.

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And since I was playing journalist myself, I thought I’d add a bit more context I found when I was looking up the population stats…

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WA House Bill 2272, the new awesome

We’ve clearly got our problems, but this is impressive.  From the bill itself: “It is the policy of this state to refuse material support, participation, or assistance to any federal agency which claims the power, or with any federal law, rule, regulation, or order which purports to authorize, the collection of electronic data or metadata of any person pursuant to any action not based on a warrant that particularly describes the person, place, and thing to be searched or seized”.

Crucially, the legislation would prohibit state-owned utilities from providing water and electricity to physical NSA locations.  Love it.  Tenthers unite!