I have to admit I missed this tragic event when it happened, and was wondering why the usual suspects in the LSM were not reporting the story 24/7 and demanding the 2nd amendment simply be ignored. It looks like most of the stuff the anti gun left loves about these stories was there:
A TEENAGER who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire with a shotgun at a Colorado high school, wounding two students before killing himself. Quick-thinking students alerted the targeted teacher, who quickly left the building. The scene unfolded on the eve of the Newtown massacre anniversary, a sombre reminder of the ever-present potential for violence in American schools. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson identified the shooter on Friday night as 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson. The shooter entered Arapahoe High School armed with a shotgun and looking for a teacher he identified by name, Sheriff Robinson said. “(The teacher) knew he was the target and he left that school in an effort to try to encourage the shooter to also leave the school,” the sheriff said. “That was a very wise tactical decision.”
OK so it looks like the one thing missing is deaths. So maybe that was why the LSM was not all over this story and we couldn’t be left alone by the gun grabbers. Maybe I say, because if you keep reading, I think, you find out precisely why the LSM has dropped the story:
Pierson has been described as a dedicated and bright student from a religious family who attends Bible study meetings, leaving those that knew him shocked. “They’re just a normal middle-class family, like many of the families around here,” neighbour Diane Shea said. Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist.
That bold section there is why this story never got legs. Remember, the LSM needs the narrative to be about the evil conservatives and such, but despite the fact that this low life was supposedly a religious person, which they definitely would have loved to use, it turns out he is a unicorn fart sniffer too. And that is the end of that story. Now if they could have only linked him to the Tea Party like their marching orders tell them they should, then this story would have some legs…
Do not want to minimize this tragedy, but I simply feel that the blatant bias of the LSM should not garner them a pass on despicable behavior. And you can bet you ass that this story is not getting 24/7 coverage because they think it isn’t a big story, but because they think it is a story with the wrong components.