I saw this little segment on NBC Tuesday. Surprisingly, it was relatively unbiased — somewhat fair and balanced one might say. It highlighted the next generation of “young guns.” Basically, millennials who exercise their Constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.
The main point of the piece was to shatter the stereotype that all gun owners are old, fat white guys. Clearly, that’s not the case. The gun community is growing increasingly diverse, as illustrated in the video.
Of course, NBC also tried to make the case that the gun community is shrinking and that fewer young people are interested in firearms, a claim that is undoubtedly culled from anti-gunner think tanks. Oh well, I guess one had to expect a bit of the network’s gun-control bias to poke through.
But overall, it wasn’t a horrible piece. I like the way it ends with the notion that non-gun owners should get to know us before they make judgements about who we are and what we stand for.