CBS Presses for Gun Ban at Kroger, Forgets Good Guy with Gun

NewsBusters | 8/17/2019 | Staff
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On Friday morning, the CBS This Morning crew were oblivious to recent stories about good guys with guns defending themselves from mass shooters in public places as they not only ran a story about an effort to force Kroger into becoming a gun-free zone, but the hosts also voiced agreement with sentiment from the story that "you don't need a gun to buy groceries."

As the report focused on the daughter of a man killed by a gunman at a Louisville Kroger last October, it was totally ignored that an armed citizen in the parking lot forced him into a firefight after he killed his second victim, and likely made a difference in stopping him from harming others.

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The same report ran again on the same day's CBS Evening News which, ironically, last October was one of several shows that did inform viewers of the good guy with a gun angle, although it was not mentioned this time.

At 7:39 a.m. Eastern, co-host Gayle King recalled the Kroger shooting, and, as if it might be Kroger's fault for not banning guns from the store, added: "Now, it's legal for people to carry guns in Kentucky, and Kroger does not block its customers from taking firearms inside the stores."

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She then informed viewers that correspondent Jericka Duncan had done a report about a woman "on a mission now to keep guns out of the stores." Duncan began:

Kelly Watson is now suing Kroger after her father's murder. She hopes that Kroger will ban guns from its stores. While some businesses have gun bans in place, others -- especially in open-carry states like Kentucky -- do allow weapons inside. But Watson says she believes stores won't be safe for everyone unless that changes.

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After noting that Watson had filed a lawsuit against Kroger, a soundbite of her was...
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