O’Reilly Spinning In The No Spin Zone

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When it comes to guns, there is plenty of spin in Bill O’Reilly’s “No Spin Zone.”  The No Spin Zone has been infected with a bad case of yellow journalism.

O’Reilly is either woefully ignorant of the most basic of firearm laws, nomenclature, rules and requirements, or he has a clear anti-gun agenda and is a willing puppet for those who want to end the 2nd Amendment.

O’Reilly recently stated on his television program that anyone in America can go out and buy a machinegun or bazooka without any reporting requirements at all.

Are you kidding me?

Nothing, of course, could be further from the truth. While owning machineguns is legal, it is intensely restricted since 1934. There is a labyrinth of federal, state and local requirements one must comply with in order to own a fully automatic weapon, short barreled rifle of suppressor.

I sent Bill a note and challenged him that I would donate $10,000 to the charity of his choice if anyone on this staff can go out and legally buy a machinegun or bazooka in the next 30 day without the federal government knowing about it.  No word back yet from the No Spin Zone guy.

There are roughly 250,000 legally owned machineguns in America; half are owned by private citizens and the other half are owned by police departments.  Since 1934 there have only been two homicides committed with legally owned machineguns.  Leave it to the MotorCity Madman to give you the real “no spin” truth regarding firepower in America.

Mr. No Spin Zone must surely be spinning now that the facts have deflated his ignorance or his intentional anti-gun spin.  Makes a guy wonder what other information he has been spinning instead of telling his viewers the bold, honest truth.

Similar to the slew of left-wing anti-gun ideologues, O’Reilly is guilty as sin as it pertains to telling his viewers the truth about guns. The truth it seems, however interesting, is apparently irrelevent to the media, including Bill O’Reilly.

I’ve watched countless media windbags over the last 40 years either play fast and loose with the facts or overtly lie about guns to push an anti-gun agenda which is why all of the gun owners I know don’t trust the media when it comes to accurate information about guns.

The real truth about guns and crimes is simple to learn, which is why O’Reilly’s statements have more in common with his previous entertainment television gig “Inside Edition,” than his vaunted No Spin Zone show on Fox.

Due to his woefully ignorant statements or his anti-gun beliefs, I’ll be much more suspicious of anything Mr. O’Reilly says.

Americans are owed the truth by our media.  They are supposed to be the fourth arm of government, the watch dogs of our government.  When we can’t trust the media (and there are ample reasons to not trust them), then it is even more incumbent for us to dig deep and learn the truth about any number of issues.

Let’s see just how big a man Mr. O’Reilly is and see if he tells his viewers that he and his crack staff of researchers got it all wrong, as wrong as wrong can be.  Let’s see how he tries to spin himself and his staff of researchers out of this balderdash.

Mr. O’Reilly has been caught red-handed in a web of ignorance or lies.  Until he comes clean, I suggest watching his program with a jaundiced eye.  I’m sure even O’Reilly knows that once his credibility is gone with his audience, the gig is up.

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