Sutherland Springs shooting
A man illegally obtained a gun illegally (after the government screwed up by not registering multiple felonies), and was stopped by a good guy (NRA trainer) with an AR-15.
was in fact not legally allowed to purchase firearms because of his domestic assault record. Air Force failed to submit his record to the FBI
Nice article about how damaging/invasive the Press can be. We really should consider press-pools (data sharing), or even information suppression in cases like this.
While it's a little off-topic, the sensationalization of these events, is attention chow for sociopaths and copy-cats that want their 15 minutes (or 15 days) of fame. So while the media is only feeding our appetite for tragedy and rubber-necking, it leads to more deaths -- and is the answer for why does this keep happening here, and how do we stop/slow it.
Rather than cries for gun-control, something that is more likely to have a positive response is media control. Not to mention more human compassion for the victims.
Steven Crowder deconstructs some of the media lies on this shooting, like:
- MSNBC panel make easily refutable claims like "it's harder to cash a check than to buy a gun"
- MSNBC, "it's easier to buy a gun than get a driver's license".
- MSNBC, "an assault rifle is different than a gun."
- Democrat representative told CNN that the shooter was "Sam Hyde,"
- The shooter purchased his gun through "the domestic violence loophole," which doesn't exist.
- Lie of omission by ignoring that Stephen Willeford used an AR-15 to end Kelley's murderous rampage
Something wicked, this way comes