Daily Herald has anti-gun bias

Letter to the Editor
Published: 4/29/2008 12:10 AM

The anti-gun bias that exists in the Daily Herald, as well as most major news sources, is despicable. You will go to any lengths to promote gun control, and lying and deception are not below your standards.

The April 15 front page large print headline read, "Crowd split on gun laws." That in reference to a forum in Naperville the day before sponsored by California-based Legal Community Against Violence (LCAV). Moderating the forum was gun control movement veteran Steve Young.

Of the 175 or so attendees, all but a handful were gun-rights supporters. And I mean a handful … maybe five. You call that "Crowd split on gun laws"? That's a split? I'm glad you're not my partner. I thought split meant roughly 50/50.

The LCAV claims to have broad support, and, despite the free press coverage prior to the forum, they sure did not generate much support.

Probably the biggest blow to LCAV's credibility came when Steve Young showed polling data that supposedly showed 80 percent of Illinois gun owners support LCAV gun control policies. After the laughter subsided, Richard Pearson of the Illinois State Rifle Association asked members in the audience who supported LCAV gun control policies to please stand. Not one person got up.

I hope this kind of lying and deception put forth by the gun control lobby makes sensible Americans stop and ask, "What is going on here?" If their arguments are so bulletproof, why resort to lying and deception and false statistics generated by bogus polling techniques?

And the thing that confuses me the most is why the newspapers are so uniformly biased against the 2nd Amendment. Do the newspapers think the 1st Amendment will stand when there is no 2nd Amendment to guarantee it?

Jeff Lonigro

St. Charles