The anti-gunners are out in force, and they just won’t shut up!
They’re fed by two horrific killings this month: the massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and the ambush of volunteer firefighters in Webster, N.Y., in which two were killed and two wounded as well as one policeman.
In the school shooting, the perpetrator, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, first shot and killed his mother and ended it all with suicide.
The perpetrator of the ambush on firefighters, 62-year-old William Spengler, is suspected of killing his sister – human remains were found in the house he destroyed by arson – and he ended it all with suicide.
The bodies of the Connecticut school victims were barely cold when the experts grabbed the microphones and headlines calling for gun control, stronger gun laws and the elimination of those big, black, ugly looking weapons.
Media focused especially on the school shooting because of the young victims, and guns were blamed rather than the shooter.
Talk about media selectivity: the horror of the firefighter ambush took second fiddle to the fact that one of the weapons used by Spengler was the same model as the one Lanza had.
As though that had any influence on either situation, but it fit the anti-gun bias against big, ugly, killerguns.
But the anti-gunners are wrong.
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