By David Codrea
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Early reports of shooter at OSU spur look at Ohio gun laws,” Yahoo News declares. “School officials initially reported the incident as a shooting but later stated that ‘injuries include stab wounds, injury by motor vehicle and other injuries that are being evaluated.’
It wasn’t “school officials” who “initially reported … a shooting,” it was an individual in the administration who made the decision to publicly characterize the incident as an “active shooter” attack before the facts were in. His or her lead is what a predisposed to bias media blindly followed. That individual ought to be identified and remedial processes ought to be either set in place or reinforced to prevent it from happening again, and not just at Ohio State.
And just who is “spurring a look at Ohio gun laws”? In the Yahoo News story, that’s all done by the reporter. Judging by the resulting comments, most readers were quick to call out and condemn such transparent agenda-setting. That’s proof once again, as if we need it, that “red state” America has better sense than assorted gun-grabbing politicians, apparatchiks and celebrities with a media amplifiers. A few quick cases in point:
“GET RID OF GUNS!!!!!!” actor Reginald Watkins tweeted. Yeah, I know: Who? Still, this can be useful to throw back in the faces of liars who say nobody’s talking about taking away your guns.
“Star Trek” actor George Takei condemned “the complicity of the NRA.” Again, comment posters who know the score were quick to heap on some well-deserved scorn.
Also demonstrating they just don’t get what happened on Nov. 8 were comment posters on “progressive” sites and social media pages, but even there, at least on sites that didn’t automatically delete dissenters, citizen disarmament bleaters were getting their rear ends handed to them.
Still, perhaps no comment does better at demonstrating how every day is Opposite Day for “progressives” than a bit of wishful thinking posted by a Coalition to Stop Gun Violence supporter with a “God is Love” avatar, who used a smiley-face emoji to emphasize how she feels:
How much more “gun control” “we” need to “get” is left unstated, as is the fact that OSU is one big “gun-free zone.”
Ohio’s HB 48 is an attempt to address that, although it still leaves the decision to “allow” concealed carry up to administrators.
What that means is all the vulnerabilities will still exist. Next time, those in the potential victim pool might not get out of it so quickly. And all those ensuring there will be a next time will be screaming the loudest about how guns (and gun owners) are to blame.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.