Media Matters Calls for Gun Control, Carries Illegal Guns to Protect Its Founder

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Gun control isn’t about banning guns, it’s about banning people who aren’t well-connected from having guns. If you’re a Wal-Mart shopper then you’re not supposed to have a gun. If you’re David Brock, then that’s a whole other story

A staffer at left-wing Media Matters for America committed numerous felonies in the District of Columbia and around the country by carrying a firearm to defend the organization’s founder, David Brock, The Daily Caller has learned.

According to a knowledgeable source, multiple firearms used to protect the Media Matters founder were purchased with Brock’s blessing — and apparently with the group’s money.

Brock, whose struggles with mental health have seen him hospitalized in the past, became increasingly concerned by late 2010 that he was being targeted by right-wing assassins.

TheDC has learned that by that time, Brock had armed his assistant — who had no permit to carry a concealed firearm — with a Glock handgun.

According to an internal email exchange obtained by TheDC, the gun was purchased with cash in Maryland, likely to diminish the chances such a purchase would appear on the tax-exempt group’s books.

Between Price-Morris’ early 2009 arrival and late 2010 departure from Media Matters, he also acquired a shotgun for Brock’s protection.

Price-Morris was regularly armed when accompanying Brock on trips around the country, according to a source, and his firearm possession in Washington, D.C. constituted multiple felonies.

How can this story get any worse? Well…

On at least one occasion, Brock — accompanied by his armed aide — visited California to attend a “Democracy Alliance” summit of major Democratic donors and lawmakers.

That gathering included such major figures in Democratic politics as billionaires George Soros, Peter Lewis and Bill Benter, former Service Employees International Union Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger, and the politician behind the federal government’s 1994 “Assault Weapons Ban,” California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Yes, that Dianne Feinstein. But she wouldn’t have minded. Gun control is for little people. Not big people.

Speaking to TheDC, multiple Media Matters staffers described an atmosphere of confusion surrounding why Price-Morris had a gun when so much of the liberal organization’s work was aimed at restricting the public’s access to firearms.

In the aftermath of the December 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Media Matters has been on the gun control warpath, commissioning hundreds of pieces supportive of restrictions on firearms.

The confusion is that there’s one law for the people in power and another for those out of power. It some MM staff a while to grasp that.

Brock’s aide was a “gun enthusiast,” according to the source, and often selected a weapon from his personal collection of firearms that would suit a given occasion and his taste. Price-Morris would occasionally carry a separate Glock that he owned personally, one with a high-capacity magazine — 17-rounds — if his outfit was loose enough to conceal the weapon.

Media Matters had reason to be concerned about news of its use of firearms becoming public.

Aside from risking the disapproval or outrage of disenchanted anti-gun donors, it appears Media Matters personnel may have committed several serious crimes.

I’m sure the DC AG will investigate that around the same time he arrests David Gregory.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    There is nothing more noxious than a leftist hypocrite who exhorts, guns for me but not for thee. In any case, there are many patriots pushing back – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/15/leftist-menda
    http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/23/american-patr

    Media Matters and the rest would do well to pay heed. Gun control is a Conservative "holy grail".

    Adina kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "…guns for me but not for thee. "

      Isn't that what all enemy entities wish for?

  • Mary Sue

    DiFi: "Protect me from the Little People! Give me a gun and take theirs away!"

    Freaking hypocrites.

  • tagalog

    David Brock, with mental problems well-known enough to be published in various media, has a gun collection? Well, hush my mouth, something MUST be done about that!

  • jakespoon

    We know Brock is mentally ill,He's a liberal.

  • jacob

    for every person who dies by a person with a gun, 10 die from hospital acquired infections, .5 die from cell phone use, thousands die from abortion. many die from bad psychotropics. and thousands of veterans protecting the constitution suffer in silence watching you destroy what they swore to protect

  • Fred Doe

    The left has no morals, scruples, integrity, honesty or honor.
    This is news?