Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Big Media mislead public on guns most responsible for murder of American kids, average citizens.



Verne Strickland Blogmaster / February 7, 2013

Don't know why, but I've had a feeling all along that the assault weapons media circus was a phony emergency. Just seemed reasonable that the news would prove that, as scary as the "shock and awe" rifles were, these guns ran a distant second when it came to murder and assault against Americans. I figured that, once the mass shootings died down, we'd realize that handguns were actually the main villains.


Turns out I was right and days ahead of breaking news from the mainstream. I'm kind of proud of that scoop. Here's a USA DOT COM piece I wrote on Jan. 31, 2013:



"HANDGUNS ARE SUDDENLY GETTING MORE ATTENTION THAN ASSAULT WEAPONS, AND IT HURTS OBAMA'S GUN-BAN FIXATION! "HARMLESS" HANDGUNS (TOY WEAPONS) ARE KILLING TOO! BAN THEM TOO?

"I may be on the wrong track, but I don't think so. It is clear that competition is now getting heated between assault rifles and handguns. Over the past few days, there has been a rash of killings, hostage actions, and mass shootings involving handguns. Media concentration on the weapon(s) used has been close to non-existent. My point is that, as Obama crows a death knell for high-capacity automatic weapons, a dismaying phenomenon is emerging -- handguns have been wielded in a wide assortment of violent attacks in the U.S. resulting in deaths, injuries, kidnappings and the like. The "media" play this down, in some cases not mentioning the type of weapon used at all, and, in delayed coverage, minimizing the attention focused on handgun use. What then? While we move toward banning of the fearsome assault weapon, we find death and destruction continuing apace via guns deemed as "household" defensive devices. There is a manipulated left-wing media black-out here and it should be widely and intensely publicized."



I ALSO POSTED THIS REPORT ON JAN. 31, 2012:
SECRETS OF THE DEADLY MESA ATTACK!
With all of the furor over the "need" to ban assault weapons, HOW COULD THIS STORY LANGUISH OVERNIGHT WITHOUT A MENTION OF THE KIND OF WEAPON USED IN THIS MURDEROUS ASSAULT? 
This is an Obama cover-up. The weapon surely was a handgun, but the gun-ban radicals don't want you to know that smaller weapons can also kill and maim numerous victims in short order. This news would stop the assault weapons ban in its tracks. 
If the alleged killer was found dead in a vehicle of suspected suicide does it not make sense that the weapon he used to kill himself, and his victims, would be inside?
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VS: I won't risk offending you by telling you how brilliant I am, because it's not true. However, as I sift through the news each day, and scan the predictions of the professional pundits, I am forced to note that my prognostications are many times a step ahead of the big boys. And lots of times I get it right. However, playing in the sandlot league as I do, my occasional scores are rarely recognized. Nonetheless, I enjoy seeing through the news smog on big issues to second-guess how the left-wing politicians and their fawning media shills play us like puppets. This is a case in point.

  FINALLY, THIS WEEK (FEB. 7) THIS HEADLINE STORY BROKE IN THE PRESS, REVEALING OBAMA'S PROPAGANDA MACHINE AT WORK. THE PLOY HAD BEEN TO PUT THE HEAT ON ASSAULT WEAPONS TO TEST THE WATERS, THEN TURN THE HEAT DOWN AND GO FOR THE MOTHER LODE -- BANNING HANDGUNS. BRILLIANT? I BEGRUDGINGLY ADMIT THAT IT IS
 
 HUFFPOST  Feb. 4, 2013
"The maneuvering around the assault weapons ban underscores how delicate the process of putting together a bill has become. Facing legislative hurdles, top lawmakers are gaming out procedural steps to placate both longtime gun control advocates and those more wary of an ambitious package of reforms.

"When the assault weapons ban comes to the floor, proponents including us will have to contend with the fact that very few assault weapons are actually used in a crime," Jim Kessler, a former director of policy and research at Americans for Gun Safety and co-founder of the centrist-Democratic organization Third Way. "That’s the challenge with passing this law. On the one hand, it seems that in a civil society we should draw a line on what kind of weapon a person can own. And weapons designed for warfare belong on the other side of that line. On the other hand, if you are going to die at the hands of a criminal with a gun, it’s going to be a handgun."

VS: SO DOES THIS SUGGEST THAT I AM A BRAGGART AND A SHAMELESS SHOWBOAT? I HOPE NOT. JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT READERS OF USA DOT COM GET LOCAL SLANTS ON THE BIG STORIES THAT SOMETIMES BEAT THE BIG MEDIA PLAYERS. THAT'S THE PAY-OFF. THANKS FOR YOUR LOYAL READERSHIP!