The UK is a very unfriendly place for the gun culture, yet compare this headline from the dailymail.co.uk with the old media in the U.S.:
Hero doctor stops hospital shooting rampage: Psychiatrist uses his own gun to shoot patient who killed caseworker in front of himHere is the Washington Post:
Authorities search for motive in gunfight between psychiatric patient and doctorConsider that the doctor had just witnessed a murder of a coworker in front of him, and was wounded in the head and hand while defending himself and others.
It says a great deal when a British paper delivers better reporting than a supposed "elite" American paper. I am waiting for the Post to find that somewhere in his past, the good Doctor Silverman had some military or police training. Then all will be explained... because, you see, it wasn't really a "civilian" defensive gun use after all! Sarcasm alert.
I would like to see Shannon Watts public apology for her statement, when asked about shootings in public places being stopped by a "good guy with a gun", to use Wayne LaPierre's phrase.
Watts responded: "This has never happened. Data shows it doesn't happen."That was a lie at the time, of course, as illustrated numerous times here:
Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens
I do not expect Shannon Watt to apologize. If she would, it would undercut her whole media campaign, and likely stop the Bloomberg funding.
But it appears that the Washington Post has a long way to go before it regains any reputation as a reliable news source. I had great hopes after the paper changed hands last year...
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