If you’re like me you might have to do a double-take when reading the title of this post. Yes, CBS Evening News really did air this segment, allowing a pro-gun conservative the opportunity to explain his (and our) point of view on gun control and gun-free zones.
This was aired 4 days after CBS let a gun control activists take the stage, who essentially bashed the NRA saying they were “cowards” for trying to block gun control legislation.
According to Newsbusters,
Anchor Scott Pelley led into the segment from the pro-Second Amendment activist by noting that “one of Vice President Biden’s assignments was to come up with recommendations for reducing gun violence. Well, we’ve been asking for suggestions as well, in our series, ‘Voices Against Violence.'”
Pratt first gave his take on gun-free zones, and emphasized that “even while our violent crime rate has been going down, more Americans are owning guns — but not in gun-free zones.” He also pointed out his organization’s support for proposed federal legislation that “would treat your concealed carry permit the same way as your driver’s licenses. If you have it in one jurisdiction, then it’s going to be good anywhere in the country.”
Here is the video in case you missed it: