A practical, commonsense way of reducing gun violence — especially in the schools — would be a federal law prohibiting, or at least seriously limiting, the interstate reporting of sensational gun crimes like Virginia Tech for five working days.
Such a law would not affect local coverage, where there is a need for the immediate dissemination of information, but would make the event ‘old news’ when it was finally reported nationally and therefore unlikely to get the massive publicity that invites further, copycat violence. Even a small reduction in today’s intense coverage of such events might, by not stimulating some potential gunman to action, save lives.
Hah! Via insty.
While we’re at it, reporters don’t need computers. They can just do it on a printing press and put it in tomorrow’s edition. Those rapid-fire, word-hoses were never envisioned by the founders of this nation!!!