Ok, I watched the video, and I have a couple of thoughts:
I know the permits pay for themselves, but the whole point really should be moot... we should be allowed to conceal carry without a permit... there shouldn't even BE such a thing as a conceal carry permit.
I worry that the fence-sitters will take mr Gunn's word over Clark's because mr Gunn was all dressed up, whereas Clark had on a T-shirt, etc. Mr Gunn just seemed more professional. It'd be nice if we all could show that kind of professionalism in our brushes with the media, to show the public that we aren't just a bunch of hooligans, and that we're serious about our movement. Just a thought.
Edit: my mistake, clark was wearing a button up shirt.... but the fact of the matter is I came away from it thinking he was wearing a t-shirt. So my point is not really what they are wearing but how Mr Gunn seemed a little bit more professional, that's all.
I had a different initial reaction to the piece. I was appalled at Nadine Wimmer's open bias toward Mr. Gunn's perspective, and her language to Clark. I think the video is very telling about what Nadine thinks. She's not entitled to an opinion, professionally, on the matter. Instead, her sworn duty is to protect the objectivity of her reporting. How far has journalism - and what it is supposed to stand for - strayed in recent years.
I remember being at Utah State University's Statesman Newspaper in the Photo department years ago. I like to joke around, and one thing I discovered quickly is that these "journalist" types HATE jokes about photo manipulation. I'd joke how a hand was in the wrong position, and "I can fix that 5 minutes in Photoshop - nobody will know the better." Man, talk about flying off the handle. These editors and writers freaked out. But present a topic that they despise, and their cunning words and connotations put my superior photoshopping skills to shame. It's really sad how much sway journalists have with the public today. It's all so partisan.
My first questions after watching the clip - noting all of the audio challenges - was A)Why was Mr. Billy "Hip Shooting" Gunn in the studio, while Clark was on a busy street with wind, environmental noise, and cars driving by, and B)Why was Clark's ear piece so quiet that he couldn't hear, when reporters no doubt have the same equipment in the field and they can hear just fine? These are issues that I think lend themselves to my first point