Irony: Anti-Gun Journalists Outraged as Govt. Requires Background Checks for Press


#1

Teaser from the article linked below –

On May 5 The Daily Beast bemoaned the fact that the Secret Service will perform background checks on all journalists who plan to attend the Democrat or Republicans conventions.

In short, this means journalists will now have to undergo government scrutiny of their mental and criminal backgrounds before being able to exercise their First Amendment rights.

I do wonder if this is true or not and have not been able to locate any other press info one way or the other. If true, good. ‘Bout time the msm suffered some of the indignities they love to foist off on others.

Irony: Anti-Gun Journalists Outraged as Govt. Requires Background Checks for Press
By AWR HAWKINS
May 5, 2016


#2

That is doggone hysterical.


#3

The First Amendment does not require the GOP to allow journalists into the convention. It is not the government deciding who can exercise the right to free press and free speech. It is not a First Amendment issue, and it has no bearing on violations of our Second Amendment rights to bear arms. No journalists is a victim of anything here. On that basis, the GOP is doing no wrong. It *might *be a bad idea politically speaking. Dunno. Don’t care what the GOP does any more than I care about what the Dims do.