By Rob Morse
Southern California --(Ammoland.com)- I’m going to make a prediction without facts. I know nothing about the details of the murders at the Washington Navy Yard. I have, however, seen everything important about the Mainstream Media and politicians from the last time we had public violence.
Let me predict a few things with certainty. This I know.
The media will get it wrong. They will have the wrong number of shooters, the wrong weapons and the wrong motivations for the shooter’s actions. They have blamed “right wing extremists” in the past. They blamed the “military style AR-15 assault rifle”. They will blame the inanimate tool rather than the living person who brings an evil purpose to his actions. This I know.
The media will interview “enlightened” gun-control advocates and politicians. The media will ridicule advocates of armed self-defense as “ignorant” and “extremist”. You can bet on it.
Politicians will call for more “gun-control”. They will ignore that the shooting, again, took place in a failed gun-free zone. They will ignore that the law abiding victims were disarmed. They will ignore that the murders took place in the precise location where only the government was allowed weapons of self-defense. The politicians will ask that more honest citizens be disarmed. In short, more of the disease will be prescribed as the cure.
The politicians will blame weapons that weren’t on the scene. Another public murder is simply an excuse to trot out the statist proposals for more state control. Facts don’t matter, and any excuse will do to get their plan in front of cameras again.
Both the media AND the statist politicians will blame organizations who advocate armed self-defense. The Second Amendment will be called an unaffordable anachronism.
The NRA will say nothing until the facts are known. The media lies will go unanswered for days.
The truth will later come out that the murderer had mental problems. By then, few will be listening.
This I know.
I wish I were wrong…
About Rob Morse:
By day, Rob Morse works in Southern California as a mild mannered engineer for a defense contractor. By night he writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Gun Rights Magazine, www.gunrightsmagazine.com/contributors/rob-morse/ and writes the SlowFacts blog. www.slowfacts.wordpress.com . He also loves the M1911 and shoots combat handgun on the weekends.