Q: I just caught your story on TV about record gun sales in December. Why the negative bias on the story? Studies were mentioned that link increased suicide rates to having a gun in the home... but there was NO mention of the studies that clearly show a decrease in crime as gun ownership goes up. The story just struck a weird chord with me, presuming that we all agree guns are bad and therefore increased gun sales are bad. I don't agree.
A: Interesting point Doug. We didn’t read Betz’ story the same way you did (that we implied all gun sales are “bad”). It just seemed a factual account of record sales and why some buyers made the decision to purchase a firearm. If you would like to communicate directly with the reporter, you are more than welcome to send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.