Why the LSM is not talking much about the NAVY yard shooting any more..

I think the first, and most obvious reason, is that the LSM can not use this incident to push for more gun control, without some serious problems for the government gun grabbers, from those of us that are not going to just swallow their bullshit without checking the facts. From the article:

In Washington, D.C. on Monday, Aaron Alexis gunned down twelve people. As if designed to preempt the scripted reactions of those who fight for an anemic interpretation of the Second Amendment, the Navy Yard massacre included no assault weapon. Alexis committed his crimes in a virtually gun-free zone. His background had been checked in order to gain the active security clearance he held prior to the shooting. While I’m usually game for a good discussion of the proper limits of the Second Amendment, that alone cannot sensibly be the focus here.

So Alexis didn’t use that AR-15 that gave the gun grabbers a boner, as they originally tried to pretend he had. And, while the LSM ran away from reporting this, just as a vampire runs away from sunlight, it turns out that Alexis was a big lib and Obama supporter too. Can you imagine the fucking howling from the LSM had this guy been shown to be a conservative or Tea Party supporter? In fact, they all speculated he was one of these right from the start, and like a lot of other shit, they had it all wrong. Worse of all, while the leftists morons went out of their way to pretend that the problem was with the usual background checking procedures law abiding citizens have to go through to buy firearms, which they claim the NRA has kept from being effective, the fact remains that to hold a security clearance Alexis went through a much more thorough background check, run on behalf of the government, and passed that. Do you think that if he got through a government security background check a more beefed up check of any kind to purchase weapons would have made a difference? Really? Maybe they should have made that area a “gun-free-zone“! Oh wait, as someone much wiser said: yeah, I thought so.

Anyway, there are lots of unanswered questions the LSM now no longer cares about since the story can not be used to push more gun grabbing. For example, how many people in the US have reported on the stand-down order given to the NAVY yard SWAT team? Or what about rescinding the Clinton era order that disarmed the people on military bases? I have my beliefs of why Clinton did this – he was making sure that military he loathed couldn’t do shit to him – and I am pretty sure the fact that the left & congress don’t trust the enlisted men in the military that do not depend on their political largesse for their career advancement like the officers, had a lot to do with this idiotic decision. So now we have had an Islamist radical and an angry leftist prove how dumb disarming base security has played out in the real world, but I bet the call will be for even more gun-free, gun-free-zones.

The media now see this story as detrimental to the gun grabbing agenda. So the story will go away or die down. And then, later, when they hope most people have forgotten the facts, they will rewrite what really happened to push the gun grabbing agenda. Me, I spent the past weekend in Maine shooting at some stuff with people that respect firearms and are law abiding. Disarming people like us isn’t going to stop gun violence of any kind, and would certainly not have prevented the shooting at the NAVY yard in D.C. I bet you armed guards with orders to shoot to kill on the base however would have stopped the NAVY yard shooter. He would have picked some other “gun-free-zone” to go do this thing at, is my guess…

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  1. TxAg94

    When you point out how his extended background check didn’t stop him you’re missing the making a case for banning ALL guns. That is how the left-wing media should be interpreting it, save all the background check hassle and just ban everything. That greatly simplifies the problem and skips straight to the end goal anyway.

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  2. AlexInCT *

    When you point out how his extended background check didn’t stop him you’re missing the making a case for banning ALL guns. That is how the left-wing media should be interpreting it, save all the background check hassle and just ban everything.

    Does that include tools, cars, airplanes, and water, just to name a few things, since people die from those too?

    And I am just kidding when I point out how ludicrous this line of thinking is when carried to its inescapable end. I know we are dealing with people that recoil from logic, facts, and sense, like vampires do from holy water, holy symbols, garlic, and sunlight. I am certain you are correct that the tactic these fucks will use is that since no background check can stop all crazies, we should ban all law abiding citizens from owning guns. The end goal is a disarmed populous, after all.

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  3. Hal_10000

    Alex, I was thinking this thought this afternoon. No one has talked about his political beliefs. But every time some guy who’s even vaguely right wing does this, we hear all about how it’s the RW’s fault (remember Sarah Palin’s map?).

    I hate to say it, but when a tragedy doesn’t grab a narrative the media care for, it tends to get forgotten. but the people this asshole gunned down are no less dead. And we should be talking about how he complained about hearing voices but got no treatment. But if it can’t bash the NRA or the Republicans … meh.

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  4. AlexInCT *

    I hate to say it, but when a tragedy doesn’t grab a narrative the media care for, it tends to get forgotten.

    And that’s a huge mistake. In this case, at a minimum, we should revisit the idiotic Clinton era rule that disarmed base security for whatever insane reason. I guarantee you that neither Hassan nor this guy would have dared go on this sort of idiotic killing spree if they believed they could be shot by armed guards. That conversation needs to happen. I foresee many more of these types of anti-military attacks in the future otherwise.

    but the people this asshole gunned down are no less dead.

    And that’s a horrible tragedy, especially since it is obvious this tragedy could have had a lower body count, if not been prevented, had there been people able to respond with force. As I have repeatedly pointed out: the people that seem to pull off these killing sprees are always deranged cowards that look for their 15 minutes of fame gunning down those that they know will or can’t fight back.

    And we should be talking about how he complained about hearing voices but got no treatment.

    Yeah, I am seriously baffled about Alexis keeping that security clearance. I guess these things are not taken as seriously as they used to back when. Back in the day they would have pulled your clearance if there was even the appearance of something out of order, let alone the need for profesional mental health and a confession that you heard voices.

    But if it can’t bash the NRA or the Republicans … meh.

    It’s a tragedy that our media has abdicated their role as our informers and have willingly become nothing but the shills of one political party. This is how tyrannies take over. It is even more baffling to me that these people have done it willingly, and not at the point of a gun, like others did before.

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