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S***** Shootings

There was yet another s***** shooting Thursday morning at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff.  One student was killed.  Three injured.  For once, a suspect was arrested.  Turns out, it was the result of dispute between frat boys, not some random wacko as we are getting used being directed to hearing about.

And this is my point.  WHY is this being reported as another s***** shooting?  Would it have had the same reportage off campus?  Or if they were simply young men who were NOT in school?  And WHY are ‘we’ (the media) focused on s*****s, in particular?  And shootings altogether?

There are certainly more potential victims in shopping malls.  In hospitals.  OH, the age factor – innocent (college) youth.  How about day-care centers?

And other physical assaults.  Knives.  There have been numerous knife assaults on people in China.  And knife crime is rampant in the U.K.  Bombs?

These are in no way suggestions.

Is it the mass murder possibility that draws our attention?  Gun free zones (like Fort Hood – NOT a school)?

In many jurisdictions, possessing a firearm on a school campus is verboten.  Except by the ‘authorities’, of course.  We have seen how well that system has worked.

Using the moniker s***** is much the same as the term g** violence.  It draws attention to a specific venue and tool, to exclusion of all others!  Skewing the statistics.

And, recent FBI statistics show that a large increase in legal firearms ownership has decreased crime.  (I put ‘legal’ in there to exclude Chicago, wherein there were many more shootings and fatalities over the past XX weekends.  Involving gangs and stolen firearms.

Pick a weekend.

And most of those involved B**** on B**** violence, as long are we’re being exclusive.

But, ‘we’, ‘the media’ are reluctant to mention that…

I guess it’s considered racist.

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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8 thoughts on “S***** Shootings

  1. They’ll publish and/or talk about only those things which advance their agenda. The more charged the rhetoric, the better. And if there’s no pejorative for it, they’ll make one up (i.e., “assault weapon”, as if there’s a form of weapon which isn’t for assault).

    Posted by Rev. Paul | October 12, 2015, 8:11 am
  2. I remember as a kid thinking that if it came from Cronkite’s mouth, it was TRUTH.
    Back when coverage from Vietnam was on every evening news broadcast while we were sitting down to eat dinner, the Big 3 was what you watched.

    Then I started getting into firearms…and could no longer dream of a mail order gun because of the GCA of ’68.
    I watched the narrative form (and grow like The Blob) that guns and they’re owners were a danger.
    Well wait a minute – I’M A GUN OWNER and I hadn’t done a damn thing wrong, illegal or dangerous.
    As I sat looking at my guns waiting for them to make a wrong move, it made me realize that if the talking heads were full of $h!+ on this, why couldn’t it be reasonable to think they were full of $h!+ on that?

    And that friends is why I will never again trust without independent verification the words of someone who Reads Out Loud for a living. Even if I agree with their spin!

    Posted by KM | October 12, 2015, 10:45 am
    • And that friends is why I will never again trust without independent verification the words of someone who Reads Out Loud for a living. Even if I agree with their spin!
      Might be a bit extreme, however, i am inclined to agree…
      And remember, it’s not always the talking heads, it’s their editors! (of course, Cronkite was his own editor!)

      Posted by guffaw1952 | October 12, 2015, 10:56 am
  3. 1 Killed and the media goes bat shit crazy. In the deadliest school massacre in US history, 1 round was fired. It was the Bath school massacre in Bath Michigan. Google is your friend.

    Posted by robertsgunshop | October 12, 2015, 11:32 am
  4. I think at one time, historically, there was news.
    Now it’s agenda.

    Posted by guffaw1952 | October 12, 2015, 2:47 pm

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