Someone should do a mental health check on Roger Ailes before letting him do any more damage. It's not bad enough that the Fox News anchors have gone utterly crazy over Joe Biden's declaration that executive orders could well be part of a package of gun control measures, but now we have Fox touting a gun owners' coalition putting on Gun Appreciation Day on January 19th.
These people have some serious obsessions with weapons of human destruction. Gun appreciation ranks right up there with worshipping at the drone altar as something I would not be caught dead doing.
According to the Fox News website, "the coalition behind the gun appreciation day includes the Second Amendment Foundation, Special Operations Speaks, Revolution PAC and the Conservative Action Fund." They're a bit hot under the collar and shaking their fists with threats:
“We need to ban politicians who assault our rights, not firearms that are used thousands of times a day to protect lives and property from criminal attack,” said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation and chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
I decided to have a look at these organizations a bit more closely, given that I was sure they were "educating the public about conservative values like liberty and gun ownership." If I had a quarter for every time I've read that phrase in federal disclosures lately, I'd be wealthy beyond belief.
The Second Amendment Foundation
The Second Amendment Foundation had an interesting disclosure buried on the back pages. It seems they have nearly $1.5 million invested in "radio and TV station ownership" and an internet media website. Like Glenn Beck's outfit, maybe?
That's sort of scary, don't you think? No wonder we can't have nice things, when gun nuts own media? Here's the list of what they own. Each station is owned 50 percent by this foundation.
- KSRN Radio, Inc. Bellevue, Washington
- KITZ Radio, Inc, Bellevue, Washington
- KBNP Radio, Inc, Bellevue, Washington