A volunteer for Grass Roots North Carolina was interviewed by Felicia Bolton of Raleigh’s CBS 17 television station about “ghost guns” for the second part of their two-part story.
If you read what was attributed to Marc Erickson, you’d think GRNC was anti-80% receivers.
Some gun rights advocates like the director of Grass Roots North Carolina Marc Erickson stated these weapons do pose some concerns.
“I represent lawful gun owners. Lawful gun owners don’t have to make their own firearms,” said Marc Erickson.
He also stated that he believes the law should remain the same and the focus should be on prosecuting violent offenders.
“What concerns me is that violent people obtain firearms one way or another and are allowed to pursue their violent actions,” said Erickson.
Of course there is more to the story as the alert from Grass Roots North Carolina below points out. Being quoted out of context or having the meat of your argument edited out is the risk you play when dealing with the media. They want sound bites that make their point. It is why whenever you are being interviewed you should have your own recorder. Even better is to have someone with you taking video of the interview so you won’t be “Couric’ed” as Katie Couric did to the Virginia Citizens Defense League.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release date: May 24, 2018
In a heavily edited interview on CBS 17 yesterday, a GRNC volunteer’s remarks were taken out of context to imply that Grass Roots North Carolina opposes the sale of 80% lower receivers. That assertion is false. The position which the reporter avoided relaying was as follows:
“If gun ban advocates are worried about 80% lowers, they should be truly alarmed by the prospect of people using 3-D printers to make guns in their basements, because each underscores the fallacy of gun control; namely, that you can somehow control the behavior of violent individuals by restricting their access to potential implements of mayhem. Prohibition didn’t work for alcohol, it isn’t working for drugs, and it won’t work for guns.”