Details are still unfolding, but in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting that left 13 people dead yesterday, our politicians and mainstream media have dutifully fallen in line with the White House’s gun control agenda and cries to stem the growing tide of gun violence through tougher gun legislation.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released a statement that included, “There are reports the killer was armed with an AR-15, a shotgun and a semiautomatic pistol when he stormed an American military installation in the nation’s capital and took at least 12 innocent lives,” (even though it was later reported there was no AR-15), and she asked “When will enough be enough?”
Rep. John Tierney (D-MA) was quoted, “We have to get away from this nonsense that anybody’s attacking your Second Amendment rights. We’re well beyond that. What we’re talking about now is public health and safety.”
President Obama opened his economic speech at the White House yesterday with, “So we are confronting yet another mass shooting, and today it happened on a military installation in our nation’s capital.” Apparently he’s going to implement more executive actions now.
Nevermind the fact that, if it happened on a highly secure ‘military installation in our nation’s capital’ as our President saw fit to emphasize, then obviously it could happen anywhere.
Consider the fact that the Navy Yard was a gun-free zone to begin with, a fact that caused TV host Piers Morgan to throw a temper tantrum, as he couldn’t go to task beating his usual anti-Second Amendment drum as forcefully as he has during tragedies past. If the Navy Yard was a gun-free zone, how would more gun control have prevented what happened there yesterday?
The number of mass shootings in this country pales in comparison to the reports that come out on a near daily basis of cops shooting innocent people — although the latter is rarely emphasized as part of a larger trend in the media.
Just perusing the headlines on The Daily Sheeple today as a microcosm study, you’ll notice a consistent theme.
Police Kill Unarmed Car Wreck Survivor Running to Them for Help (The victim was shot multiple times and died in the street.)
And these are just the recent stories posted on a single website.
Ten times more civilians are killed by police than the other way around on average. As our police become more and more militarized across the nation, the number of botched paramilitary raids — typically carried out for nonviolent drug crimes — continues to rise at an alarming rate. When people say America is a police state, it is an understatement.
When innocent people are gunned down by the law enforcement officials that have sworn to protect them, where are government officials and the mainstream media rallying to get it under control? Where are Obama’s heartfelt calls for action and justice? Where are his new executive orders to curb those deaths? Where is Senator Feinstein immediately calling for a reevaluation of the system? Where are the legislative reforms? Where is the mainstream media who only see fit to report on these deaths as if each one occurs alone in a vacuum, as if they are not part of a larger pattern of nationwide police on civilian violence?
The media was recently obsessed for seemingly weeks on end with the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case. That’s all any mainstream reporter could talk about for weeks. Where are those same reporters covering the same story for weeks on end when, for example, SWAT cops toss a flashbang grenade into the wrong house during a raid and shoot and ‘accidentally’ kill a seven-year-old girl? Short answer, you won’t find them.
Therein lies the hypocrisy and the deception. If the media is hyping a story for weeks and weeks, rest assured there’s ultimately a federal agenda behind it that has little to do with your safety and likely everything to do with a distraction as more of our rights slip away in the United Police States of America.
Contributed by Melissa Melton of The Daily Sheeple.