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National Media Gun Agenda

Double standard media is at it again.

I was made aware today that 2 days after the Sandy Hook shooting a man shot his ex-girlfriend in a restaraunt in San Antonio, Texas. While he attacked her the patrons ran out of the building and into the theater next door. After he killed her he headed into the theater shooting at anything and everything while people hid throughout the theater.

Why was this not on the news nationally? Because in the theater was an off-duty sheriff. SHE shot him 4 times before he could kill again. Had they reported the FACT that a gun saved lives. It would have taken the air out of their exploitation of the suffering of innocent people.

Oh , the officer is receiving a medal from her community this week for her bravery and thoughtless act.

Why was this hero not nationally recognized?

Things that make you go hmmm.....

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Preliator January 05, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Hazel I will try to answer your question the best I can; The common theme that now bounces through the echo chamber is we need new gun laws, that we can not allow another incident like the one at Sandy Hook to every occur. We are told the deaths of these 20 children is horrible, a crime against us all so; very true, this was a terrible event. So if this is bad, the death of 20, then why is not the 'legal' murder of unborn children equally bad? Approximately 140 Sandy Hooks occur in this country every day, 2,734 children never get the chance to go to school, never get the chance to see a Christmas Tree, never get the chance to have a chance. So maybe you view any limits on abortion as an infringement of women's rights then why is it okay to infringe on my right to bear arms, as enumerated in the Bill of Rights? What about the rights of those unborn children? Explain to me how legal murder of over 1,000,000 children every year is okay? Yet you want to tell me what I can own, infringe on my private property rights and my 2nd amendment rights? Basically, if you are okay curbing my freedoms then guess what, I am going curb yours. If it is good enough for me, it is good enough for you; tit for tat. I have written to pro-life/pro-gun legislators and suggested they attach abortion limits to any limits to the 2nd amendment and have received positive feedback. I did not call you any names, I did not insult you and I expect the same courtesy. This is a discussion.
Darren Gengarelly Sr. January 05, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Thanks. Your right.
Cosmo Kramer January 05, 2013 at 10:02 PM
The point here, is that a trained, law abiding citizen (cop aside bc off duty), can easily end these tragedies quickly, so as to avoid further harm. I agree that it's necessary for SOME reasonable gun control, but let's keep it reasonable and rational.
Preliator January 07, 2013 at 11:32 AM
I am just waiting to see what little Fuhrer Cuomo has planned, we should know this week.
John Gruber January 07, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Since we just saw having armed security saved countless lives, why don't we seriously consider this for our schools? we protect our money with guns but not our kids?
John Gruber January 07, 2013 at 09:00 PM
perfectly put
John Gruber January 07, 2013 at 09:08 PM
although the abortion argument doesn't really hold because some people don't see those embryos as kids, I do agree with the argument that there is significant regulation with both cars and abortion. That doesn't mean we ban them though. If we ban guns in public, there would be nothing anyone could do for AT LEAST 10-15 mins before the police arrive. That's almost 20 minutes of shooting. There is no safer way to stop somebody with a gun than with another gun. Period. And you will never stop criminals from getting them so it only make sense to allow people to be prepared for when they do
John Gruber January 07, 2013 at 09:09 PM
And if you're a criminal, it's not in your best interest to try to rob someone who's armed with a gun.
Mary Beth January 07, 2013 at 09:50 PM
From Bill Moyers "Every time we have another of these mass slayings and speak of gun control, weapon sales go up. And guess what? As journalist Lee Fang reports in The Nation, "For every gun or package of ammunition sold at participating stores, a dollar is donated to the NRA." Customers can make a contribution at the point of purchase or the gun companies make an automatic donation every time the cash register rings. Last year, just one of those merchants of death, Midway USA, used one of these NRA programs to give the gun lobby a million dollars. So naturally, in a country where even life and death are measured by the profit margin, the cure for gun violence is, yes, more guns! Bigger profits. "
Mary Beth January 07, 2013 at 09:52 PM
"Every American packing heat is a frightening vision of our future. It doesn't have to be, if only we stop and think. That's what a fellow named Frank James did. He stopped, thought -- and changed directions. A pawn shop owner in Seminole, Florida, whose youngest child is six, Frank James told a local ABC station he has decided to stop selling guns. "It'll probably cause my business to go out of business because it was a big part of it but I just couldn't live with myself," he said." I thought, wow, this is crazy. As a gun dealer myself, I'm like, yes, we need more gun control. Guns are getting into the wrong hands of the wrong people." He also said, "I'm not going to be a part of it anymore. Conscience wins over making money."
Jaguar-Guy January 07, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Oh, sheesh - Bill Moyers, really . . . . . ?
Preliator January 08, 2013 at 02:40 AM
Bill Moyers...why should anyone care what some washed up America bashing leftist hack thinks?
Mary Beth January 08, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal came out in favor of gun control restrictions in a Tuesday morning appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "I spent a career carrying typically either a M16, and later a M4 carbine," he said. "And a M4 carbine fires a .223 caliber round, which is 5.56 millimeters, at about 3,000 feet per second. When it hits a human body, the effects are devastating. It's designed to do that. That's what our soldiers ought to carry." Said McChrystal, "I personally don't think there's any need for that kind of weaponry on the streets and particularly around the schools in America. I believe that we've got to take a serious look -- I understand everybody's desire to have whatever they want -- but we have to protect our children and our police and we have to protect our population. And I think we have to take a very mature look at that."
Preliator January 08, 2013 at 03:36 PM
"Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom." - John F. Kennedy
John Gruber January 08, 2013 at 03:44 PM
rightfully so, and no civilian can legally get their hands on those. This guy killed a rabid bobcat in MASS. The pistol he had saved the lives of himself and his entire family http://news.yahoo.com/bobcat-attacks-massachusetts-man-garage-181858989.html
Hazel Wilkonson the First January 08, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Gun control was not a federal issue in Kennedy's time, but that all changed after his assassination. Following this and the murders of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King in 1968, JFK's successor Lyndon Johnson saw the passing of the 1968 Gun Control Act. Any other irrelevancies you wish to add to the discussion?
John Gruber January 08, 2013 at 03:45 PM
"Every American packing heat is a frightening vision of our future" So then please tell me your comments on the criminals who "pack heat"
John Gruber January 08, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Maybe if people tried making it just as hard for CRIMINALS to obtain these weapons we'd be getting somewhere, but instead, they focus on the legal owner. I also love how the killer in CT had 2 handguns and a shotgun but we only seem to be concerned with "assault" weapons. doesn't every weapon technically "assault" you? If he had stolen his moms car and ran those kids over would we be talking about "car control"? Don't think so
Hazel Wilkonson the First January 08, 2013 at 03:57 PM
He did not use the 2 handguns, but he DID use the assault weapon. Once again, the same moronic, simplistic, and irrelevant "car" argument. Really, John, can't you do better than that?
Mary Beth January 08, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Join Gabby Giffords in her fight for sensible gun control http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/
Preliator January 08, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Join the NRA in its fight for preserving your rights and freedoms. https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/signup.asp?campaignid=bonusgiftwy&EK=Y3ARPPBD&pubID=148.30&hid=20369416
Preliator January 09, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Who knew one of our most revered Presidents was now irrelevant?
John Gruber January 09, 2013 at 02:14 PM
wrong. he used the handguns to kill himself. And the notion that 2 handguns or a smaller magazine would have made a difference to kids is pure fantasy. And that "assault weapon" fired one round per pull of the trigger, just like the pistols. And please tell me why we don't do background checks and psych exams before we are allowed to drive a car? Can we not kill someone just as easily? how bout knives? Criminals can order them on the internet and they'll get them in 48 hours. How many people do you see out there getting their Nth DWI? But I guess we don't need to worry about that.
John Gruber January 09, 2013 at 02:21 PM
and what do you think is a "responsible solution"? I personally don't think it's responsible to rely on laws that criminals don't follow for my protection. If you can do something about all these criminals illegally obtaining guns we'd be getting somewhere. But you will never stop something like CT with laws, the killer stole a gun owner's weapons and turned them against the owner. That can happen every single time if the owners are not responsible. Just like car accidents can happen if you're not responsible
Jaguar-Guy January 09, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Yes, so nice that the point of this Bloggers OWN Post is that an off-duty (well-trained) officer, shot a killer and stopped him in his tracks. So, let's all follow the Pied-Piper MB, and just throw our rifles and guns in river for her. Her quotes are just so totally pursuasive - not. MB, please just go start your own Blog, so you can feel self-important and we can all just continue to ignore you.
Mary Beth January 09, 2013 at 03:40 PM
"Even if we agree that the Second Amendment forbids the government to "infringe" the right to "keep and bear arms," that does not mean that the government cannot reasonably regulate the manufacture, sale, ownership and possession of firearms. Indeed, this is precisely what Justice Scalia said in his opinion for the Court in Heller. It is time for opponents of gun control to stop mindlessly shouting "The Second Amendment!!" as if that ends the discussion. It does not. Just as there is no First Amendment right to falsely yell fire in a crowded theatre, there is no Second Amendment right to carry an AK-47 there. And that is only the beginning of what the Second Amendment does not guarantee."
Preliator January 09, 2013 at 04:56 PM
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764
Hazel Wilkonson the First January 09, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Hah! Hey, preliar, going back to 1774 for a quote on gun laws is like going back to 1120 for a quote on brain surgery. You are completely clueless.
Preliator January 09, 2013 at 05:57 PM
You really don't like any of our past presidents do you.
Preliator January 09, 2013 at 08:17 PM
"Criminals obey "gun control" laws in the same manner politicians follow their oaths of office." – Anonymous

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