I can’t believe that Piers Morgan doesn’t choke on the lies he spouts, continuing to propagate media myths that these evil weapons have been used in every major incident which is the furthest thing from the truth. When are the sheeple going to wake up? The main stream media is lying to us, and many of our citizens are starting to believe those lies. There have been only two major school related incidents where a form of the so-called ‘assault style weapons’ were used to perpetrate these evil acts upon innocent citizens; Columbine and the Stockton School yard incident. In fact Mr. Morgan continues to use these ‘Yellow Journalism’ tactics consistently, when referring to the incidences and weapons. The main stream media has been telling the public that these type incidences are on the rise, but according to the U.S. Department of Education we reached a high of 63 school related incident deaths in the 2006-07 school year, then watched the number drop to 33 in 2009-10 reaching a record low not seen in over two decades. In fact, James Alan Fox, professor of criminology, law and public policy at Northeastern University has been tracking mass murders since 1976, publicly stating that in spite of recent high-profile cases there has NOT been an uptick in mass shootings this year.
The BJS (Bureau of Justice Statistics) released a report in November that states that intimate partner deaths have declined over 64% from 1994-2010, and yet our media touts that gun related violence is going ‘through the roof’. The media is attempting to create fear through ignorance; by declaring that violent crimes inflicted upon children under the age of 14 has risen dramatically when exactly the opposite has occurred. There has only been a slight increase (18% spike) in 2011 over 2010 which is only an anomaly, common when graphing statistics. This increase appears dramatic at first glance, but when read in context with all the other gathered information, changes their entire claim. According to a 2011 chart issued by the BJS, the homicide victimization rates for teens and young adults increased in the late 1980’s, but after the early 1990’s the rates have declined significantly for all age groups.
It seems that no matter how hard we try, we will always have a certain amount of violent crimes associated with all age groups. Instead of looking to prevent them, maybe we should be looking at what has caused this significant drop and how to maintain these lows rather than looking toward things that traditionally cause an increase. Logic dictates that we look at the statistics of gun related violence in relation to places that have increased gun control, such as Washington DC, Chicago or other areas with increased restrictions. Areas such as churches or schools are where the evil element of society preys on innocent victims, lying in wait and unleashing their malicious acts against an unsuspecting crowd. These are the places we must remove the binders of gun control and finally allow law abiding citizens to protect themselves and the innocent bystanders who find themselves caught in the crosshairs of duplicity.
We must make our media start speaking the truth about these statistics, instead of allowing them to continue circulating lies and deceit by continuously slandering law abiding citizens and our right to keep and bear arms. Mass murders are not on the rise as they would have us believe; quite to the contrary, they’re at an all time low. Thanks in part to the technological advancements in media reporting, the only thing that’s changed is their style and pervasiveness.
Reinstating an ‘assault weapons’ ban will not stop these types of crimes, because the weapons frequently used (handguns), would not be included in a ban of this type and would only be effected by limiting magazine capacity (not very hard to carry extra magazines). We also know that historically these types of criminals do not commit crimes on a spur of the moment whim as the main stream media would have you believe, but rather plan them out for days or weeks before hand. In fact most have no previous criminal backgrounds or history of mental illness at all, so enhanced background checks will do absolutely nothing as well, and the so called ‘telltale’ signs are typically not detectable until after the heinous crimes have been committed. We’ve all seen those interviews where the next door neighbor states; “You never would have expected this out of him, he was the nicest boy!” Hindsight is 20/20 people!
It’s time to wake up the sheeple and feed them the real facts regarding what’s truly happening in our country. They are trying to disarm this Nation, slowly at first, but if that doesn’t work… they will come for them, it’s only a matter of time.
“The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest possible limits. … and [when] the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.” ~ St. George Tucker
‘Libertatem aut Mortem!’