Newest piece at Fox News: Media bias on gun free zones

My newest Fox News piece starts this way:
Another multiple victim public shooting, yet another attack that occurred where guns are banned. 
Tuesday’s tragic attack at a FedEx facility in Cobb County, Georgia, left six people injured, with one still in critical condition.  
The media quickly rushed in with stories about an “assault rifle” being used in the attack.  This claim was made everywhere, in stories including the New York TimesUSA TodayCBS News and the BBC.  But it wasn’t an “assault” weapon.  The attack occurred with a shotgun. 
During the first two days of news coverage, there was a virtual complete media blackout on one of the most important aspects of the attack: that it occurred where guns are banned, in a “gun-free zone.” 
Only the Atlanta Journal-Constitution mentioned it in a one-sentence update added to the end of an online story on Tuesday, the day of the attack. 
Even the Wall Street Journal bungled the coverage, concluding that the attack shows gun ownership doesn't help stop these attacks. Tim Noah argued that the attack occurred in Kennesaw, a city that had “an ordinance requiring every household to own a gun,” but that all these guns didn’t stop the attack from occurring. . . . 

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Blogger Blaine Holzer said...

I once worked in an organization whose offices were "gun free zones".
However, I usually had a pistol in my brief case. I guess I would have been fired if anyone found out - but no one did. And, if I had ever needed it to protect my life I'd have gladly traded a dismissal for more time above ground. I'll bet those students
killed at Virginia tech wished they had not obeyed their school rules against concealed carry.

5/02/2014 4:36 PM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

Hmmmmm, home invasion crimes are way down, yet somehow the fact that folks are required to have guns in their homes is somehow at fault here?

I have a great plan on how to become very rich, very quickly here. First, corner the market on painkillers. Secondly, make lies and stupidity painful.

5/05/2014 1:26 PM  

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