Rotten Reporting: Associated Press Thinks Supreme Court Ruling “Casts Doubt” on Chicago Gun Ban

Or more specifically the Supreme Court ruled today that the Second Amendment right of all Americans to keep and bear arms invalidates state and local laws that ban gun ownership for law abiding citizens. They ruled that the earlier Heller decision upheld the individual right of Americans to own guns in all localities. Even to a journalist this seems pretty clear cut.

But not to AP writer Mark Sherman, who demonstrates hard left living in denial syndrome with his coverage:

WASHINGTON  (AP) – The Supreme Court says the Constitution’s “right to keep and bear arms” applies nationwide as a restraint on the ability of government to limit its application.

The justices on Monday cast doubt on a Chicago area handgun ban, but also signaled in their 5-4 decision that less severe restrictions could survive legal challenges.

Notice the quotes. But the crux of the matter is that this ruling doesn’t “cast doubt” on Chicago’s handgun ban, it straight out declares that it’s unconstitutional and thus, illegal. Mark Sherman couldn’t bring himself to report the facts, so he downplays it. Why?

Because we no longer produce reporters who understand or care about objective facts. Until we fix our higher education system, this is the best we can expect from the mainstream media.

h/t Newsbusters


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