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Virginia Shooting – the media stuff

The press seems hard on the VT police over what is seemingly a delay in securing the school. I think, based on the info at the time, they made the right call. They had witnesses say it was a domestic shooting and assumed it was over.

The media doesn’t get guns:

Williams: With numbers like this, it must have been an automatic weapon

Other guy on the phone: No Brian, it could be a semi auto handgun, we know they can hold up to 16 rounds and he could have multiple magazines. He could also have some shoulder fired arms

ABC lies:

Lapse of Federal Law Allows Sale of Large Ammo Clips

High capacity ammo clips became widely available for sale when Congress failed to renew a law that banned assault weapons.

Why not just take dictation from the Brady Bunch? There was never a prohibition on the sale. There was only a restriction on manufacturing new ones. But there were plenty on the market. And ABC puts up a poll and the good guys are winning.

There are no stupid questions. Just stupid people:

Columbine, Amish school shooting, now this, and a whole host of other gun issues brought into schools — that’s not including guns on the streets and in many urban areas and rural areas. Does there need to be some more restrictions? Does there need to be gun control in this country?

The LA Times:

Monday’s deadly rampage at Virginia Tech sparked a largely one-sided response in the long-running debate over guns.

Gun control advocates said the shootings pointed to the need for tougher laws, while supporters of gun rights generally kept their heads down.

Out of respect for the dead, maybe? You know, not using the tragedy for political points before the blood is cold?

Update: Malkin has a round up.

2 Responses to “Virginia Shooting – the media stuff”

  1. Scott Says:

    If you caught NPR this morning, you would learned some interesting new information.
    Along with the usual (referring to “automatics” and “clips”), the reporter stated that the shooter had “automatic magazines” (or clips, I can’t remember which term she chose to use at the time).
    Wow, did they jump out of pocket and insert themselves into the gun? The host, Steve whatever, acted as if he knew exactly what she was talking about.

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