Shooting Isn't News
The lamestream media told you:
Man accused of killing wife, shooting two pastors. Wire services, 9/19/11.
Lakeland, FL -- A gunman killed his wife at their Florida home and then burst into a nearby church on Sunday, wounding a pastor and associate pastor before parishioners tackled him, authorities and relatives said.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
One homicide by a deranged person (called a "gunman") -- 2,000 miles away from here -- is overt propaganda and conveys no relevant news. It is a particularly egregious abuse by the "news" media, since legitimate self-defense stories or other acts of heroism -- even in your neighborhood -- are routinely omitted by the unbiased fair and balanced "news" media. People shot just down the road in Mexico go unreported, for reasons that remain unclear, since all life is equal. Guns are used several million times a year defensively, and the shooting sports are the number two participant sport in the nation, plain facts hidden from public view by those who run the mass media. They emphatically deny it.
In other news, an average of 82 people died horribly in car crashes on that same day (30K per year), squeezed out of the news for lack of space.
Stories like this one about a single maniac, thousands of miles out of context, are designed to make guns seem bad, to associate guns with danger, and madness, and homicidal rage, and to keep you scared and perhaps increase your dependence on authorities (according to local authorities). This kind of reporting is a common psychological phenomenon known as "projection," where afflicted people project their own fears onto others around them. It is highly characteristic of hoplophobia, a morbid fear of weapons that rises to a medical impairment. The hundred-million gun owners who did nothing wrong that day of course are not news, but still scare the bejesus out of hoplophobes.