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Old 04-19-2009, 01:33 PM   #11
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Don't mistake an incident for media hype. I've been following the statistics for some larger cities for many years, and shootings/murder is down. But according to the "news media", it's an epidemic.

Cases similar to this one have always been around, and they happen fairly often. The difference is wide-spread media hype. It wasn't that long ago that a situation (like this one) wouldn't make it past local news. Now, any and all "gun related" incidences make it to national hype. Why? For ANTI-GUN propaganda. It's just that simple.

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Old 04-19-2009, 09:44 PM   #12
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Don't mistake an incident for media hype. I've been following the statistics for some larger cities for many years, and shootings/murder is down. But according to the "news media", it's an epidemic.

Cases similar to this one have always been around, and they happen fairly often. The difference is wide-spread media hype. It wasn't that long ago that a situation (like this one) wouldn't make it past local news. Now, any and all "gun related" incidences make it to national hype. Why? For ANTI-GUN propaganda. It's just that simple.
I think the reason these are making the news more is the fact that many of these killers have a decent family. Usually the "everyday" killings that don't make it past local news are the killing of ex-spouses or ex-bosses. Quite a few people are killing their entire family, even though there are major family factors (like a pending divorce). It seems to be financial and/or mental issues that trigger them...

We are used to seeing someone kill an ex, but not a normal, healthy family.
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