The Countertop Chronicles

"Run by a gun zealot who's too blinded by the NRA" - Sam Penney of

Monday, June 20, 2005

The Press Gets A Clue

This was reported in the latest VCDL email. If your not a member, you should be ashamed.
Dennis O'Connor and I gave a free seminar to almost 30 Richmond Times-Dispatch (RTD) reporters and editors last Thursday. We brought in a representative array of various types of guns for the seminar, ranging from AR-15s and AK-47s to shotguns and handguns. The audience was attentive and inquisitive. We had the opportunity to set the record straight on the 'assault weapon ban' and the 'gun show loophole,' amongst other things. I could tell by some of the reactions that there were some really surprised people in the audience. As the saying goes, "the truth shall set you free."

We crammed into 45 minutes the kind of information normally presented in two four-hour courses we regularly teach.

At the conclusion of the seminar, we asked the attendees to contact us if they would like to experience shooting guns, which VCDL would organize for them and provide free of charge.

This wasn't something done just for guns or for VCDL, RTD does these in-house seminars every month to educate their reporters in a variety of subjects.

I would like to thank RTD for the invitation and the opportunity to present the seminar. Thanks also to Dennis O'Connor, who put together a great package of informative handouts for the seminar.


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