Friday, October 4, 2013

So... Only Cops Had Guns?

First, let me say I have a ton of respect for Police Officers.

The media?

Not so much.

Thursday afternoon's headlines were littered with rhetoric about a shooter on Capitol Hill.

They were right, except not in the way we've come to understand these headlines.

An unarmed mother with a history of mental illness drove a single car through a barricade near the White House.

Then, police shot the unarmed woman and she died.

The rage of gun-grabbers could once again be felt as headlines across the major news outlets of America had to be changed once again. The "intruder" didn't have a gun. In fact, she had a son with her and that's about it.

I'm not saying police officers didn't have a right to shoot her. I'm just saying the media overplayed the "chaos" of the situation to hyperbole, once again striking firearms fear into the hears of the uneducated electorate.

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