[QUOTE=Spider;503679]During the concealed carry class I took several weeks ago the instructor spent a few minutes pointing out something that hadn't occurred to me: the phrase, "a shooting" or "a gunman" is used without much in the way of an explanation as to circumstances when a homeowner or other armed citizen successfully defends himself or herself using a firearm. Especially if it is out in public and the "shooter" is a concealed carry permit holder (that will seldom come out in the news, and I'm not sure why because they do most often identify all involved by name).
We just see something like, "the shooter claimed he was being threatened so drew his handgun and fired two shots, killing 30 year-old 'so-and-so'."
The news articles pretty much always give the impression that "the shooter" was some wild-eyed, evil nut with a gun, and of course, guns are evil in and of themselves.
Journalist's main mission is to make a story interesting, no matter HOW
BADLY THEY DISTORT IT, in order to sell their diet to others: Soap,
hard-on pills and dog food. They don't care who they crush in their
push to jack up ratings. I only can wish the same treatment is forced
upon them some day.
Ironically, they're irresponsibly abusing the first amendment, which winds up
denying law abiding citizens the second...