Friday, November 15, 2019

When Shooting Doesn't Fit Narrative, Change the Narrative

I guess the gun ban lobby has decided when the weapon of choice in a shooting is not the one they have demonized (i.e. the AR-15), then you come up with a new name for what was used.  Bloomberg's mouthpiece, The Trace, in reporting yesterday's school shooting in Los Angeles County, described the firearm used, this way:
Gunfire shattered another American school yesterday as a student armed with a powerful handgun went on a brief, deadly rampage in Southern California. "It's like a dream," said a sophomore. "But not a good dream, like a nightmare you can't wake up from." —Jennifer Mascia, engagement writer
You learn later down the daily newsletter that what the shooter used was a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol.

I don't want to get in a debate on whether the .45 is more power than say the 9mm or .40.  Depending on what one owns, they will have their reasons and believe they are the best firearm for them.  I'm guessing if the shooter had used one of the other two, the Trace would have described it the same as they did the .45.  So, get used to seeing "powerful handgun" used more in the future instead of just saying "the shooter used a handgun." It's all about demonizing every firearm.

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