Heh, love this sugge…
Heh, love this suggestion.

Think about it, a Second Amendment group says: Given the violence pegged to Newsweek magazine’s erroneous report, maybe it’s time for the press to accept waiting periods before exercising its First Amendment rights, just as the press has backed waiting periods on law-abiding Americans before they exercise their Second Amendment rights. The Second Amendment Foundation calls Newsweek magazine’s apology and retraction “lame,” given the fact that people have died as a result of its May 9 “Koran-flushing” item. “Newsweek reporters and editors should be subject to the same kind of ‘cooling-off’ period they advocate for gun buyers,” Gottlieb said. “In their heated rush to print a sensational story to discredit American soldiers and the Bush administration, they started a chain reaction that ended in worldwide acts of violence.” Gottlieb wondered if Newsweek or its owner, the Washington Post, would submit stories for FBI clearance before they publish, just as gun owners must get government permission to buy a gun. “The Second Amendment is the only civil right in this country that Americans can’t exercise unless they get government permission,” he noted. “A Newsweek story just killed or injured more than 115 people, but they don’t have to face government scrutiny before turning on the press.”

Now, I don’t actually think that Newsweek should have to get permission to run with stories, although I do think that, during wartime, they ought to be a bit more careful. Consider that Newsweek killed more people with their words than the overwhelming majority of gun owners have with their guns.

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