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Gun Saves Lives

The lamestream media told you:
"Gunman thrown out of school, police say," and "Megachurches expand use of security forces," according to Associated Press headlines on Dec. 11, reporting on a murderer who died while shooting up a church in Colorado.

The murderer's age, background, writings, photographs, history and other personal details have been featured in "news" casts nationwide for days. News reports highlighting heinous criminal activity by misfits seeking notoriety have never been proven to inspire copycat behavior, according to news-media experts.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
"CCW-Permit Holder Shoots Murderer, Saves Lives," is a Page Nine corrected headline, changing the earlier phrase "Kills Murderer," now that news reports suggest the perpetrator may have killed himself after being repeatedly shot by a civilian.

Terrified of suggesting that a private citizen volunteer may have stopped a murderer, which could encourage similar copycat behavior amongst the public, national media outlets universally reported that a security guard defended a megachurch in Colorado this week.

CNN in particular bent over backwards to imply that only "authorities" or "officials" acted, could act, should act or would act and to downplay that a private civilian CCW-permit holder was once again a deterrent against an armed sociopath. News professionals refer to this as balanced, unbiased reporting. No ethics violations have been filed.

Late breaking reports, which kept changing, now say the murderer killed himself, after being shot "multiple times" by Jeanne Assam, 42, the attractive blonde female volunteer with the CCW permit. Images of the murderer seemed to outnumber images of Assam by at least 10 to 1, for unknown reasons.

The media has a stunning blonde hero with a gun yet decides to use scanned, panned, cropped, grainy black-and-white images of a dead murderer instead. How does that decision get made -- the same way -- by every news outlet in the country?

Experts note it is impossible for an autopsy to discover a self-inflicted suicide without at least identifying how many times and where the perp had been shot, facts which have not been reported yet. Reports indicated the perp was carrying anywhere from 40 to 1,000 rounds of ammunition, an indication of how hard it is to count ammo.

Rumors from cynics who claim mainstream reports will soon be changed to "Murderer kills self after being threatened by female," could not be confirmed at press time.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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