Tag: Gun Violence

Have you heard about this event?

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.

The TSA Shooting

I’ve been holding back on commenting on Friday’s shooting since I wanted to wait for facts to come out. Much hay is being made of the shooter’s crackpot views about the New World Order and the fact that he obtained his guns legally. Of course, this tells us very little since most gun violence does not involve political views at all and involves guns obtained illegally, according to the FBI’s own research. Focusing on these factors is once again focusing on the tiny sliver of gun violence that garners most of the media attention.

I’m going to assume the man had mental issues (based mostly on the fact that he, you know, shot up an airport). Such people tend to be drawn to crackpot conspiracy theories and anti-government views. This does not invalidate the anti-government views any more than the Unabomber’s killing invalidated environmental issues. His disturbing behavior was noticed and his dad alerted police but they just missed him. As always, this emphasizes my point that ordinary citizens are our best line of defense. We don’t see the shootings that are stopped because a parent, a teacher or a friend got scared and made sure a horrifying incident was prevented. We only see the times they aren’t able to stop it. And in a nation of three hundred million people, the odds that one person it nutty enough to kill and “lucky” enough not to get stopped beforehand are unfortunately high.

I do want to comment on one aspect. By all accounts, this man deliberately targeted TSA agents. I and many other people have been extremely critical of the TSA for their security theater, their tendency to abuse authority, their lack of accountability and the constant propaganda at the TSA blog. It goes without saying that none of us advocate violence against the TSA (if anything, this will make things worse as Pistole is likely to call for TSA agents to be armed). It is absolutely horrible that a man is dead because some nut decided he was going to kill a innocent member of an agency he didn’t like. I want the TSA disbanded, not killed.