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Journalists reject personal 'gun-free zone' signs

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/11/2013 @ 9:02 pm In Front Page,Politics,U.S. | No Comments

Although many members of the news media publicly endorse officially designating schools, movie theaters and other venues as “gun-free zones,” you’d never know it from their private actions.

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe – best known for his devastating 2009 undercover video exposé of ACORN, and many other hidden-camera scoops, including a recent video of a Democrat campaign operative plotting vote fraud – says many media members are reluctant to proclaim their support for “gun-free zones” if it gets too close to home.

The project already is viral, with thousands on a Facebook page about it, even though the video is not yet available.

O’Keefe’s crew asked journalists working for CNN, MSNBC and others whether they would put a sign in their lawn that says “Citizens Against Senseless Violence. THIS HOME IS PROUDLY GUN FREE!”

“No journalist wanted the sign,” he says. “Many journalists had armed guards.”

“We also showed up at Eric Holder’s house,” O’Keefe added. “Authorities came to protect him.”

“Incidentally, the sign was left on only one person’s lawn (a non-journalist we used as a decoy to legitimize across the street). … Someone driving by later took a pic. It has now gone viral on Facebook via pro-gun groups,” O’Keefe said.

The video that will result from the interviews and visits will be released soon, he said.

Just before November’s election, Virginia’s State Board of Elections asked state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to investigate a video report that caught the field director for Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran’s campaign in an apparent conspiracy to commit election fraud.

That video sting first reported by WND, prompted the resignation of Patrick Moran, who is Jim Moran’s son, and a criminal investigation by the Arlington County Police Department in Northern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.

Cuccinelli’s spokesman, Brian Gottstein, told WND the attorney general’s office “will get with local law enforcement, which has already been looking into the matter, and see what information they’ve already gathered.”

“We could work side-by-side, or they could ask us to solely continue the investigation,” he said.

Arlington County Police Department spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told WND the department decided to launch an investigation into a possible “election offense” by Patrick Moran after media reported the video sting.

Washington Post columnist Christ Cillizza made Patrick Moran the recipient of his “Worst Week in Washington” award” for “forgetting that walking away is sometimes the best policy.”

As WND reported earlier, O’Keefe’s team captured on video a regional director of a voter mobilization group launched by Barack Obama, Organizing for America, helping an undercover reporter vote for the president in two states. The director was fired after the video was reported.


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