In the wake of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado, a lot of people in politics and the media are talking about guns.
But do they really know what they’re talking about?
It’s like any other area of expertise. Gun owners, like business people, economists, auto manufacturers resent it when people talk about their industry or product, and simple get it all wrong.
We’ve seen a lot of that with guns and gun laws lately.
For answers, we decided to see our old friend Mack Woods of the Shootist Gunshop.
The first interesting comment came during the President’s speech in New Orleans.
While the sentiments were laudable, his comments about keeping guns out of the hands of the wrong people were curious.
We already do background checks.
Then there is his opponent, Governor Mitt Romney who told NBC’s Brian Williams the Colorado shooter wasn’t legally allowed to own guns.
On CNN, host Soledad Obrien was interviewing Republican Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan.
She thought you could buy an AR15 online and have it delivered to your home.
And then there’s this gaff by Bill O’Reilly…
He thought you could buy bazookas, mortars and machine guns with the government unaware.
And even Supreme Court justices aren’t immune, either.
So, the discussion continues on guns.
Let’s hope though that whatever side you’re on, we keep the facts straight.