I’m sure you’ve all heard of this kid that went in a shot up an elementary school in Connecticut. I don’t even watch the news, and I’ve heard about it. It’s times like these that makes me wish I was a cop without a conscience. The protector in me wants desperately to be there when maniacs show up. I can’t tell you what I would give to be the one that was there to protect those kids and teachers. But, alas, I wasn’t. And when I get out of that emotional/reactive frame of mind, I realize how thankful I am that I wasn’t there. I cannot imagine the terror those kids and teachers felt? I cannot imagine the terror those parents that weren’t there felt when they heard the news.
Predictably, the press is focusing on this…as they should. But, I started to notice the biasedness of our nation’s great unbiased mass of reporters on the second day of coverage. Rumblings of “assault pistols” and the gunman’s “fully automatic pistol” told of the predictability of the coming message. Then I became enraged…again…. at our country’s press and their never ending need to not report the news but to USE the news to affect change…more specifically their liberal agenda.
I’m not sure why it shocked me. I’ve been writing about this for years. Maybe it’s the irreverent timing of their abusive manipulation. Maybe it’s the shock of being wholly focused on these children, adults, and their families and getting mentally torn from this tragedy that was unfolding in front of our eyes towards a political agenda being pushed by a group of people I don’t agree with. Maybe it was the gauche and ham handed way they went about it….. how can they not have fact checkers and weapons experts that would have told them by now that they are called “Pistols” or “semi-auto pistols” or “Revolvers”? But I digress….
Why is it that anti-gunners (spear headed by the lib media) are so willing to engage in placing blame for violence on the gun the crazy guy sued and not on the crazy guy? Why will the report the travesty caused by these guns while never once having a conversation about the state of mental health in our country? About why Americans behave like petulant children when they don’t get what they want? They won’t talk about anything other than the gun….. I don’t understand it.
Honestly think about it. How many drunk assholes kill people every year in their car? Yet no one blames the car….or the alcohol. When someone stabs someone, no press outlet will scream about banning knives…. Why don’t they look at other countries with enormously restrictive gun bans that still have violence issues that are comparable with if not worse than ours?
For example, the same day of the shooting in Connecticut, China had the exact same thing happen but the bad guy was forced to use a knife due to their huge gun restrictions. Read the story here (22 kids, 1 adult injured in knife attack outside Chinese school). Requiring law abiding citizens to not defense themselves will not make criminals stop carrying guns. Criminals do whatever they want…whenever they want. News flash….. when the government passes a law that says we can’t carry, the criminals will STILL carry guns illegally.
I hate that I can’t just grieve with those parents without the idiots in the media using it to push something down my throat. But make no mistake… if crazy assholes don’t stop shooting up schools and theaters, there WILL be something that has to give.
I’m already starting to hear grumblings of “laws” and “legislation” being written. I would be shocked if something hasn’t been introduced in DC by January or February. Historically speaking, they will attack the ugly black assault rifles and high capacity magazines. So, if you’ve ever wanted an AR-15 or AK-47, now’s the time!
Do you want to have a CHL class Dallas, TX or the surrounding suburbs? Please call me. My wife and kids are safer with you walking around armed. This is a statistical fact, and we need you.