Like certain other TV networks, CNN likes gun control supporters. For more than a year, it allowed Piers Morgan to relentlessly and viciously attack the Second Amendment and anyone who supports it, until Morgan’s perennially low-rated show had cost the network so much in lost advertising revenue that keeping him on the air was no longer financially sustainable.
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As noted in the previous Alert story, CNN recently made the decision to cut “Piers Morgan Live” from its lineup. However, from the network’s perspective, the problem was the messenger, not the message.
So, this week, with Morgan on the way out, CNN teamed with another anti-gun messenger—Sarah Brady, chairwoman of the anti-gun Brady Campaign–to promote federal legislation that would require a background check, through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), on anyone who acquires a firearm from someone who is not a firearm dealer. Mrs. Brady was on CNN and wrote an opinion piece for CNN’s website, because today is the 20-year anniversary of the Brady Act, which created NICS.
It’s funny how things change, however. The Brady Campaign originally opposed NICS.