Former NPR CEO Shocked At What He Discovers

Oct 25, 2017

A former CEO of National Public Radio said that he’s changed his mind on gun control laws. Ken Stern left his safe “liberal bubble and set off into conservative enclaves of America to expose himself to new ideas.” He learned so much that he wrote a book entitled, “Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right.” During his dive into fly-over country, Stern found out “that gun homicides have declined significantly over the past 25 years.” "At the same time, the number of guns have gone up. Those two things aren't correlated, but it's clear we know how to drive down gun murders without gun control, and the question is why are we talking about gun control when there's other things that we've been doing for 25 years that actually have reduced murders in this country by an extraordinary amount." Stern wrote an editorial for the New York Post saying, “the media should acknowledge its own failings in reflecting only their part of America. You can’t cover America from the Acela corridor, and the media need to get out and be part of the conversations that take place in churches and community centers and town halls."