Whenever I read an article from the traditional media about guns and gun control, I think of the picture above. This Iraqi woman told reporters that she dug those bullets out of her bed where she was sleeping during a raid nearby and those rounds were strays. Except that anyone who has fired a rifle knows that the casing would not be not attached to the actual bullet if it had been fired.
So, we know that even though those reporters who took the picture were in Iraq, they’d never seen an expended shell casing, and neither had their editors. Yet, they think they have a legitimate voice in the gun control debate…er…I mean…national discussion.
If you only look at the recent events and the recent reporting on those events that have spurred this, um, national discussion, it’s easy to see that this isn’t really a discussion at all. We’re being set up.
The day of the Newtown massacre, reporting was as sketchy and discombobulated as any reporting we’ve ever seen. At first, there were two shooters, and then it was paired down to one and we had the wrong name…they gave his brother’s name. And then there was another suspect arrested nearby, who suddenly turned to dust before our eyes.
Then “state and federal officials” said that the shooter had only used handguns in the school, but that he had a rifle in the trunk of his car. Now we’re hearing that the rifle was his primary weapon. Questions to clarify this important aspect of the crime have gone unanswered.
And since high capacity magazines are illegal in Connecticut, did Lanza’s mother, the first victim, illegally bring high capacity magazines into the State somehow? Questions that aren’t being asked because the Bushmaster is a semi-automatic weapon which, apparently comes equipped with those bottomless magazines they use in Hollywood.
Then we get to the ambush of Webster, NY firefighters. The culprit, of course was the Bushmaster rifle which happened to be used by a guy who beat his grandmother to death with a hammer a few decades ago. So the politicians came out screaming that Bushmaster rifles seemed to have mind control powers which forced otherwise perfectly good citizens to shoot up schools and firefighters responding to a fire which was obviously started by the Bushmaster rifle.
In the Webster, NY case, the Bushmaster rifle also commanded a cute Asian chick [Editor's Note: all Asian chicks are cute, except Yoko Ono, and we'll never figure out why John Lennon married the only ugly Asian chick in the history of the world] to purchase the rifle and give it to the guy who had once succumbed to the wiles of an evil hammer. We’ll never know if high capacity magazines were used in that shooting – or if Spengler could have done just as well with a bolt action or lever action rifle – since high capacity magazines are illegal in New York State, we doubt that even a cute Asian chick could have bought them for Spengler.
Then the media’s own metro-sexual pretty boy, David Gregory shows how easy it is to break gun control laws and flaunt your crime on national TV. While that idiot who doesn’t even live here, Peirs Morgan, demonstrates what “national discussion” really means when he calls guests on his show names instead of giving them a showcase for their views as part of a discussion. Then, when everyone gets mad and petitions for Morgan to be tossed out on his scurvy dog ass, he threatens to leave the country, like that’s not what the petition writers had in mind in the first place.
By the way Peirs and David, why didn’t either of you mention the shooting on Capitol Hill a few blocks from the People’s House last week in which a man was found shot dead in his car in one of the most highly gun-regulated, highly policed city in the country? That shooting was so important to DC that the mayor is calling for the city counsel to hire more cops as a result, but not a peep from the national media.
And then some fish wrap in down state New York thinks that giving criminals an interactive map to all of the homes of legitimate gun owners contributes to the “discussion”. They didn’t provide a map to the homes of people who own guns illegally, which would probably be an actual public service, and might require, you know, some actual investigating. But, since all guns are evil, people have a right to know which houses they’ll be shot in if they rob them. So the criminals should go in heavily armed and blasting.
And, oh, if you’re the President and you want to convince people that you want to have a “national discussion” about guns, make sure you find the biggest boob you can find in your cabinet, the one best known for being a bully and bragging about how smart he is in the media to head that “national discussion”.
Don’t forget to convince utter morons from the Los Angeles Police Department to pose with inert fiberglass tubes to make everyone think that the NRA is calling for missile launchers in every school and that every street corner in America is occupied by petty criminals about to rob them with RPGs.
And then send the media out with pretty catch phrases like “high-capacity background checks”. Or something.