Several people noted a curious edit to the Denver Post’s profile of Arapahoe High School shooter Karl Pierson Friday. As Bearing Arms reports, the Denver Post originally reported that a classmate in Pierson’s economics class described Pierson as “a very opinionated Socialist.” Curiously, the story was updated to send the word socialist down the memory hole, and Pierson was merely described as “very opinionated.”

Paging Brian Ross: Are we sure the shooter wasn’t a very opinionated Tea Partyer? It certainly doesn’t sound like it. The Denver Post also reports that Pierson was “outspoken about politics.”

Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ’em Die, Climate Change: Let ’em Die, Gun Violence: Let ’em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ’em Die, More War: Let ’em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    So the outspoken Socialist kid who took a shotgun to school in order to kill a hated teacher mocked Republicans for having the attitude “Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die”?

    And now for a little magic, watch the lamestream media make this story disappear!

    • ObamaFail

      Republicans allegedly have the attitude “Gun Violence: Let ’em Die” according to the psycho liberal who shot people in a school.
      I wonder what that makes Democrats when it’s their supporters actually committing the shootings?

      • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

        Shhh, you’re not supposed to think about that. Just keep marching and chanting.

        • ObamaFail

          What’s funny is that the libs are the ones with the “let ’em die” attitude. If the body counts stopped, how could they push an anti-gun agenda? And Chicago is proof enough that libs don’t care about gun violence, but really just about taking guns away from law-abiding citizens.

          • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

            They’re also the reason that the poor people near Sandy Hook had to put up “Leave us alone media vultures” signs.

          • ObamaFail

            Libs don’t like the idea of not being able to exploit a tragedy for political gain. Like I said before, the liberal media would have paraded the bodies around if they could have. Michael Moore (being the classy individual he is /sarc) wanted the crime scene pictures released so he could use them for an Anti-Gun documentary. Libs will stoop low to exploit murders.

          • 3seven77

            Never let a crisis go to waste.

          • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

            Sadly It’s not even limited to politics. I’ve always hated it when reporters go up to people who just lost loved ones, shove microphones in their faces, and say “How do you feeeeeeel?” How do you THINK they feel after the death of a loved one, you slimeballs?

            Of course, politics DOES make it worse, since in addition to their “tragedy = ratings” attitude, now they’ve got the classic leftist credo (quoted by 3seven77 below) added into the mix.

          • GaryTheBrave

            “So Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?”

          • GaryTheBrave

            That reminds me of Wayne Lapierre’s plaint during the Clinton administration that they needed a certain amount of deaths to push their agenda.

            (Mr. Lapierre is the Executive Vice President of the NRA if anyone needed to know.)

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          don’t forget the drums. integral…


        Democrats love saying “right wing talk radio causes hate”….yet it seems that only their supporters actually commit acts of hate.

        • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

          I wouldn’t say “only”, I’m sure there are some conservatives out there who commit crimes.

          But when it comes to their attempts to pin each and every tragedy over the last few years on “right-wing nut jobs”, their batting average is…well, non-existent.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “I’m sure there are some conservatives out there who commit crimes.”

            Given the scope of the criminal code in the 21st century, it’s almost a given that everyone eventually commits some infraction against the State.

            Violence against their fellow citizens? Not so much. The FBI’s UCR and Recidivism studies bear out who are the violent among us and it’s a surprisingly small percentage of the population.


            Commit crimes …definitely. Although I think if we were to match up crime patterns, and voting tendencies….we would certainly find places with large concentrations of democrats, also have large concentrations of crime.

        • Part138

          and left wing talk radio shows get cancelled.

        • alanstorm

          Apparently, it does. It causes “liberals” to hate, violently.

    • Thought Criminal #1

      BOOM! You got that right. Memory Hole here we come.

  • Linda Thompson

    What else would you expect from a Denver newspaper but to try to cover up the fact that a mass shooter in a school was a leftist? Nothing new there….these liberal newspapers try to cover up for socialist and try to vilify conservatives.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    It should be criminal for the media to adjust the news and paint the picture they want instead of reporting solid fact and reality. If that kid had been described as a “very opinionated Republican” or “very opinionated Tea Party member” you can bet the farm the Denver post would not only keep that in the article, but they’d have it bold and in italics.

    • ObamaFail

      The words “Tea Party” and “Republican” would have been in all-caps bold print and mentioned several times in the article. Now that it turns out the shooter was a liberal? The media wants to drop that part out

    • Frank Drebin

      From their Ethics Policy:

      “Our job is to intensely scrutinize the activities of others as watchdogs
      that challenge authority and give voice to the voiceless. Our own
      actions should withstand equally intense scrutiny. We should be

      Transparency is won through accuracy, compassion, intellectual honesty
      and an introspective mission to convey complete, contextual views of our
      world. When we are transparent, we conduct our professional lives as if
      all our colleagues and our readers are watching over our shoulders.:

      Further down, under the “Use of Quotes” heading,

      “The words of our sources and the people we cover must never be altered.”

      • Michelle ✓classified

        I think many of us should slam their “ethics policy” in their face. Allow me to be first, I’m going to tweet that to them. Thank you for the find and sharing it! You’re awesome.

        EDIT: Scratch that. It occurred to me that since they didn’t put “very opinionated Socialist” in quotes to begin with, Denver Post or any random insane Liberal will only tell me the Post’s “Use of Quotes” policy doesn’t apply to something they never put in quotes to begin with.

      • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        They lie.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      …and in flashing fonts…

      • Michelle ✓classified

        Ah, who are we kidding, it would be the headline.

    • GaryTheBrave

      It would have been the headline.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        Great minds think alike. I said the same thing somewhere down the line on this page.

  • TJ

    Could the fact that it he was stopped by the law enforcement officer stationed at the school make the media stop reporting anything on it by Monday. They can’t talk gun control when having an armed person in every school stops the one crazy mad man and not have to wait 12 minutes.

  • Stephie Sky McKinley

    Australia and most foreign news captured it though:

    In fact our media in the US is the only media “scrubbing” it.

    • Janice LEE

      Daily News of New York printed the hate rhetoric about republicans in their story today. Whether they have scrubbed later editions, I don’t know but it was there this morning.

  • rickg62

    Would we expect anything less from this rag?

  • Guest

    Toilet bra flapjack.

    • ObamaFail

      Had he been a Tea Partier, would you be saying that?

      And now you edit your comment to something ridiculous and delete your post just so it says “guest account” because you realize what a piece of trash you exposed yourself as.

    • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      There are very committed 18 year olds in Afghanistan and other hot spots that would disagree with you.

      Perhaps you meant committed to a political philosophy, but that’s not what you wrote.

    • Keith

      I was “committed” at age 10 to be the polar opposite politically of Jimmy Carter PERIOD!!!

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Fizzle boo tuna

  • ObamaFail

    Of course the shooter is a leftist. That’s why the MSM will make sure this story dies down quick. They edit out that the shooter was a Socialist, but if he were a Conservative with Tea Party ties, they’d mention his Tea Party ties every other sentence to drive the point home.
    I am not at all surprised that this latest shooting was committed by a liberal.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    TO: 6079 Smith W, engineer, Memory Hole
    FROM: Minitru

    This is the official line. Remove all contrary references:

    “Karl Pierson was not a Socialist. Karl Pierson never was a Socialist”

    $#!T unhappens.

    • GaryTheBrave

      “Karl Pierson was never a dues-paying member of the Socialist Party of America, umm, of Colorado, no, of Arapahoe County. Yeah, that’s the ticket.”

  • unknown

    “Climate Change: Let ’em Die”. Didn’t Ted Turner recently say the world population has to be dropped to 2.5 billion to save the planet?

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      “Didn’t Ted Turner recently say the world population has to be dropped to 2.5 billion to save the planet?”

      Could be…. The Mouth of the South says so much that’s over the top, I’ve lost interest in hearing/reading anything he says. Not to mention his judgment in marrying H. Jane Fonda shot any residual respect for or admiration of his accomplishments in the arse.

      As far as thinning the herd to get down to a global population of 2.5B, much less the .5B population target inscribed on the Ga. Guide Stones by an alleged New World Order Monger, well, that’s gonna be one heck of a logistical mess. No wonder 2A is such a target to the Leftists/Collectivists..

  • ObamaFail

    Guy Benson sounds like he’s defending Socialism by saying, “The shooter was a committed socialist, and here’s how that reflects on Socialism: Not at All.”
    Sounds like Libs are defending socialism. Hey, since it’s a liberal Socialist animal who did this, how does that reflect on the NRA? Could the answer be: NOT AT ALL?! I think it can!!

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Benson wasnt defending socialism, he was making fun of the attached article from Medaite which summed it up as such;

      The edited post did not remove a passage which notes how Pierson
      described himself as a “Keynesian” who regularly attacked the free
      market philosophies of economist Adam Smith.

      No one is suggesting Pierson’s political beliefs had anything to do
      with his crime. But what is the logic for editing out a carefully
      reported account of who this person was in life? Why does the Denver Post not trust its readers to be able to consume the unvarnished truth?

      Important questions, but don’t hold your breath for answers.

      Me; You see political beliefs as motivators only apply to those hate filled Republicans. Tolerant socialists who shoot folks just leave unanswered questions. (for the new additions, that last bit was total sarcasm)

  • Dat’s Racis’ (.com)


  • Janice LEE

    Information now that he had been suspended from school for threatening to kill his teacher.

  • RedReticle

    He was a good little liberal and did his part by reducing his carbon footprint. WIN! Now if he could just serve as a symbol of what ALL compliant socialists should do for the planet!

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    As we all now know, from all the recent blah put out on the subject by Lefties, Lee Harvey Oswald was actually a right-wing bigot. Socialists never do this sort of thing.

    (C’mon– do I really have to sarc-tag this?)

    • IronmanREV3

      You’re being sarcastic right?Lee Harvey Oswald was a Marxist Socialist Communist Hard Leftist💀

      • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Yep, hes being sarcastic.

      • liberalssuck

        Did you read the very bottom?

    • unknown

      Along with Lincoln being a Democrat

      • Bklynnygirl

        Eventually, Obama will be a Republican.

        • arttie

          Definitely a John Bircher.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            A Son of a Birch maybe.

          • GaryTheBrave

            I see what you did there.

  • KenPrescott

    Latest from the Denver Compost:

    “Fellow classmates described the gunman as a bright student and a gifted debater whose family attended Bible study meetings.”

    Minitrue is working overtime on this one.

    • 3seven77

      So “the family” attended Bible study? What does that mean? It doesn’t specifically say “the shooter” attended Bible study.

      • KenPrescott

        They’re trying to imply that he came from a right-wing Christian upbringing without actually saying it.

      • KenPrescott

        Exactly. They’re trying to imply that he attended Bible study, and was thus a Right-Wing Teabagger Racist Theocrat.

        Like I said, Minitrue is working overtime after that accidental spillage of narrative-confounding fact.

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      If he was a socialist he would not attend bible study with his family. Socialists tend to be (not all) atheists.

      But the inference is that he lived amongst the bible thumpers and was one of them.

    • liberalssuck

      So instead of debating like a mature person, he goes full libtard and tries to shoot his teacher, roflmao…

  • castlemonster

    It seems it’s always going to be Socialists and Obots. That’s something they’ll just have to work around until they succeed in pushing someone of less obvious creed over the edge. Meanwhile, the column of “right-wing” gun rampagers is conspicuously short in comparison to that of the outspoken left.

  • Jens Johnson

    The media does this, because they can. It isn’t the first time and will not be the last. This is why so called “journalist” from the old school, print and video, hate the new school way of doing things. They want to tap down how the information is being put out by curtailing blogs and other social media. Goebbels didn’t just learn the art of propaganda, he studied how American journalist did it.

  • feduppianoman

    Only teabilly’s can be the perpetrators of gun crimes in bizzaro liberal land. A liberal perp just doesn’t fit their fictional narrative.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      Teabilly?!?!……I resemble that remark! LOL!

  • Howard Earl

    Yet somehow this will be the fault of legal, non-psycho, non-liberal gun owners everywhere.

    • ObamaFail

      They were blaming the NRA yesterday. Now they’re celebrating the shooting because it was one of their own leftwing whackos.

  • Voltaires Crack

    Leftists want to take away the right of conservatives to use guns for self-defense so it’s easier for lefties to kill those that would dare disagree with them.

    • 98ZJUSMC

      “Power, comes from the barrel of a gun”

      – Mao


    Anybody else NOT surprised that he was a socialist?

    • 98ZJUSMC

      Not at all. One of the key components of Fascism is convenient editing of truth.

      Which is simply Socialism, doled out with a smiley face mask.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    So how many in a row does this make?

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      All of them.

    • liberalssuck

      Way to many. It is time we call for liberals to be checked mentally!!

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        registering leftists like they do guns?

  • Jan Kašpar

    We all know if he was even slightly conservative (on any political issue) headlines would be “Tea Party sympathizer attempts to kill teacher after argument about politics” or something of that nature. What a joke.

    • 98ZJUSMC

      With VERY large fonts.

  • michael s

    Another of the EIGHTY PERCENT.

    • JamesMc

      80% of Socialists? Sounds about right. His facebook comments are damn similar to most progressive lunatics.

    • ObamaFail

      What’s wrong libby? Upset that this shooter turns out to be yet another liberal piece of trash pushed to violence by his Democrat upbringing?

      • michael s

        Not upset at all.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Are you saying 80% of leftists are murderous extremists?

  • John Smith

    Lame stream media?Nah, they won’t be corrupt with agenda.
    /End sarcasm.

  • 98ZJUSMC

    This is the enemy. I love it when completely irresponsible liars try to tell me how to live.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I’m waiting for the Leftie Alex Jones equivalent who will actually have the effrontery to suggest that, since all these shooters appear to be LWNJ’s, that it’s all some sort of mind-control false-flag Manchurian Candidate black-op bankrolled by the Koch Brothers/Halliburton/whatever their bête noire of the moment is.

    “Hmmm– isn’t it funny they’re ALL supposedly ‘Lefties’? Doesn’t that strike you as just a LITTLE strange– and convenient?”

    And not just the unhinged Left– the cynical money-making Left as well.

    I mean, you can almost hear Michigan Mike doubling down on that Littleton CO/Lockheed tweet and going full-wackadoodle with this Unified Field Theory of school and other types of shooting incidents. He’ll say that it’s the stuff he couldn’t have put in that anti-gun film he did, because only NOW is it becoming clear.

    • 98ZJUSMC

      false-flag Manchurian Candidate black-op bankrolled by the Koch Brothers/Halliburton/whatever

      ROTFLMAO. Exactly.

  • julius freezer

    Nuts to this socialist rag

  • stellatruman

    Wasn’t he a child ? How does one commit to any social party when they are a minor ? He was another f’ed up wanna be killer with mental issues. The more the media spotlights the school shootings, the more people like this who live in the shadows will want their moment of fame for all the wrong reasons.
    Let’s not be armchair warriors and ignore the pertinent facts of yet another attempt at mass casualties at a sick child’s school…there is a lot of misery in our country, a lot of uncertainty in the American family as to what the hell is happening to our country…don’t think for a minute that our children do not feel it as we , as parents do

    • ra44mr2

      Unless of course he was a Tea Party supporter then the media could get the govt to round up all vocal tea party members and any of those on the rolls to the sounds of the news media and the leftists cheering as we were all led to special “camps” to keep us from hurting anyone else.

    • liberalssuck

      He knew full well what he was. Some folks do not want to face the truth. liberals are mentally defective, why they commit so many of these crimes.

  • MurphTacular

    The story on their website now makes it clear he didn’t like Republicans. Somehow, I doubt this will make you guys feel any better.

    • Guy Fromage

      I think that’s the Denver Post story that was sanitized of any mention of the shooter’s socialist proclivities.

      Oh, my mistake. It’s not the original story sanitized of any mention of his socialism. It’s and entirely new story, sanitized of any mention of his socialism.

      Never mind.

  • liberalssuck

    Imagine that, Another liberal who goes off the deep end. Time to send all liberal for a mental check up!!

    • Lindakl

      Mental instability is a prerequiste.

      • MohammedTheTeddyBear

        For the rare sane ones who devote themselves to the Dark/Democrat side, they have mandatory Leftist Lobotomies, which are covered under 4040BamaCare.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    leftist history has no footnotes.

  • O’s Wet Dream

    Lefty uses a Joe Biden Shotgun..

  • Fen

    I’m not on Twitter, so could someone please ask her about this:

    “The words of our sources and the people we cover must never be altered.”

    Ethics Policy of Denver Post

  • Vik

    Such an inane, foolish move. Who cares if he was a socialist? People should know by now that it doesn’t matter if someone’s a Republican or Democrat, shootings like this are due to a sickness of the mind that is more rooted than any political affiliation.

    • Mina Smith

      because if he was a Tea Partier that would be a totally different story. it would be trumpeted from the rooftops.

      • Vik

        I agree that the presentation would be completely different. My point was simply that sociopathy and mass murder are not products of political belief but mental issues.

        • Mina Smith

          There is something terribly wrong going on with our young boys. We need to find out what.

    • liberalssuck

      Actually more left leaning folks have committed the majority of these attacks. So it seems that they do have a pattern. Maybe we should look into that.

  • TocksNedlog

    Move along.
    This incident happened a long time ago.
    What difference, at this point, does it make?

    • merkinmuffy

      Yahoo News dropped the story to just one article in one day’s time!

      • liberalssuck

        Yes it does not fit the agenda after it was learned a good guy with a gun stopped it in 80 seconds, why the little libtard took his own life. So it will be forgotten which will piss them off more as they so want to use stories of tragedy to promote more control.

  • jeanie6

    Just be grateful that he never made it into the Air Force. Sometimes fate gets it right.

  • American

    Thank God that Al Gore invented the internet!

  • LegalizeShemp

    Remember, it’s OK to inject politics into a tragedy if you’re blaming “right wing extremists, the NRA, Fox News or Rush Limbaugh”, however if you’re thinking about blaming the Left and their policies, then “it’s truly amazing how some people always try to inject politics into tragedies, what a bunch of idiots”. The left always has trouble following it’s own so called “rules”.

    • Bill Phillips

      The Left follows the #1 Rule of liberal politics. ‘The #1 rule for THEM is that there are no rules!’

  • $59154503

    Colorado School Gunman Spewed Democrat Talking Points on Social Media
    The Denver Post looks into the life of Karl Pierson, the 18-year-old young man who entered Arapahoe High School with a shotgun on Friday and wounded two students before killing himself.

    Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”

    Friends described him as a “good political thinker,” but those social media postings show no evidence of it or of any gift at debate. It’s not debate at all. Those are the DNC’s crude talking points. Rep. Nancy Pelosi used almost the exact same talking points in an appearance on MSNBC the same day Pierson went on his attack.

    But Democrats don’t debate issues or facts anymore, ever. They never take responsibility for their missteps or failures. They pick outrageous fights based on nothing and smear those of us who disagree with them, relentlessly. Their favored pundits almost never deal in facts. They spread hatred and lies and deliver talking points designed expressly to dehumanize their opponents.

    • Bill Phillips

      Good points Dina!

      • $59154503


  • Greg Eckstein
  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    So, let me pose an idea. Instead of proposing gun control laws, maybe we should pass dumbass control laws.

    • liberalssuck

      Or liberal control laws. I would be in favor of that. They can not own firearms, nor hold positions of power. Also mental health checks yearly.

  • $59154503

    ‘She needs your continued prayers’: 17-year-old girl in critical condition after Colorado school shooting
    Authorities said that the gunman, identified as Karl Pierson, had entered the building with a shotgun, a machete and three Molotov cocktails in his backpack, and planned to hurt multiple people.

    “It is our strong belief that he came to the school with that weapon and with multiple rounds … to cause harm to a large number of individuals,” Robinson said. ”His intent was evil.”

    Robinson also said that the teen had bought the pump-action shotgun legally Dec. 6 at a local store.

    After that, Pierson set off one of the Molotov cocktails, setting at least three bookshelves on fire, investigators told

    When an armed school resource officer entered the room, Pierson believed he was cornered and turned his gun on himself, Robinson said. The entire attack lasted approximately 80 seconds and was captured by security cameras.

    • Bill Phillips

      Yet this snot-nosed Leftist twit felt that he had the moral superiority to post this: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”
      Not in agreement with any of this lunatic’s post, on any level …. but isn’t it ironic that once again …we see hypocritical Liberals don’t have any problem with ‘death’ ….just as long as they get to be in charge of who dies or deserves life and who doesn’t!

      • $59154503

        Yes, this column said it best a few months ago, and it frames it exactly:

        Americans never give up your guns
        These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bear arms and use deadly force to defend one’s self and possessions.

        For those of us fighting for our traditional rights, the US 2nd Amendment is a rare light in an ever darkening room. Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but are in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position. In all cases where guns are banned, gun crime continues and often increases. As for maniacs, be it nuts with cars (NYC, Chapel Hill NC), swords (Japan), knives (China) or home made bombs (everywhere), insane people strike. They throw acid (Pakistan, UK), they throw fire bombs (France), they attack. What is worse, is, that the best way to stop a maniac is not psychology or jail or “talking to them”, it is a bullet in the head, that is why they are a maniac, because they are incapable of living in reality or stopping themselves.

        Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns. Oh, no, they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.

        So, do not fall for the false promises and do not extinguish the light that is left to allow humanity a measure of self respect.

  • robert anthony

    The reason?

    “We decided not to have another student apply a label to the shooter — a label the student likely didn’t even understand ..”. Ah, the edit was because ‘kids be stupid and stuff’.

    • Bill Phillips

      Yeah ….how could any strongly, politically opinionated LEFTIST student have any idea what a Socialist is?

      • theshapeofthings

        I suppose the same way an angry troglodyte in a rabid right wing blog could consider anybody left of Hitler to be a leftist.

  • AZWarrior

    Also failed to mention that he was stopped when an armed security officer approached and the shooter quickly shot himself. One good guy with a gun saves unknown number of people.

  • Bill Phillips

    Dang …I wish this insight into the mindset of another deranged Leftist (excuse the redundancy) hadn’t surfaced for a few more days! It would of been fun letting the Left mouthpieces stick their feet into their mouth one more time …by trying to portray the shooter as a conservative! You know they would have …without a doubt!

  • Bill Phillips

    Also unfortunate for ‘the Left’ …this guy didn’t use an alleged “assault rifle” to do his dirty deeds! Will the Left now add shotguns to their list of “evil weapons”? I double dog dare them!

    It’s a good thing no-one ever killed/murdered anyone with a knife …we’d all be having a hard time eating our ‘kobe’ steaks! < deep sarcasm

  • L K

    …another “Inconvenient Truth”, eh, comrades? Pass the hand warmers.

  • $59154503

    Real Prevention Measures for School Shootings
    Here are three things that would actually work, but which institutional players refuse to even consider, because it impacts their power and perks. I will list them in the order of their effectiveness:

    First: Stop the media from shouting Fire! in a crowded schoolhouse. We have known for decades that it is media attention that is the driving motivation for most of these public mass shooters. The copycat effect has been demonstrated and documented over and over again. Clayton Cramer wrote a paper on this in 1993. It was published in a the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 9:1 [Winter 1993-94]. It won First Place, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Ethics Prize, 1993, Undergraduate Division. It has been widely written about in other publications, such as the Wall Street Journal. A book, The Copycat Effect, by Loren Coleman, was written in 2004. It detailed simple strategies for mitigating the effect and reducing the number of these mass public killings. They could be implemented without any significant chilling effect on the first amendment. The AP could simply include these requirements in its writers guidelines. The Cramer article has been around for 20 years, and won a prize for ethics. The book by Coleman has been available for nearly a decade. Any thoughtful person can see the obvious connection between making anti-heros of school shooters and the potential to tip unbalanced people over the edge, into an act that they see as immortalizing their otherwise miserable lives.

    Second: Repeal the Gun Free School Zone Act of 1996. School shootings increased fourfold after the act was passed. It is clear that public “Rampage” shooters overwhelmingly prefer to strike where guns are formally prohibited, the “Gun Free Zones”.
    The law has been a disaster, as indicated by the numbers. If school shooters knew they might be opposed, by ordinary citizens who they could not identify, they would likely choose other targets, as seems to have happened in Aurora theater shooting.

    Third: Allow teachers and parents with concealed carry permits to protect their children in schools. This might be termed the “Israeli” or “Thai” solution. Both Israel and Thailand have implemented such policies, with positive effects. It would almost certainly work in the United States as well.

    There is a fourth solution, but it is truly radical. I expect it will occur in time, because the economics are so overwhelmingly favorable: Decentralize the massive public schools system.
    ©2013 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    Here we find wanker hack @PiersMorgan viciously attacking those who defend our sacred Bill of Rights:

  • cscape

    He debated the LEFT’S point of view…. and was CUT from the DEBATE team…… in any debate team, you need to argue the opposing view at some point….. i am guessing this might have made him question his long-held leftist beliefs, and he couldn’t deal with it and snapped!

  • Brooklynresident

    So was Jared Loughner. And that redhead jerk. Pattern developing…

  • doctorivy

    Unborn babies? Let ’em…wait, what?

  • docscience

    All the news that fits the slant.

  • Richard Metzger

    Passing laws, forcing people to “buy” insurance from a “salesman” in a so called
    Capitalist economy, is “NOT SOCIALISM”.. And Neo liberals are Not Liberals.
    We have Fascism together with the lies and myths that keep it alive.

  • Richard Metzger

    Passing laws, forcing people to “buy” insurance from a “salesman”in a
    So-called Capitalist economy, is not “Socialism”. We don’t know what Socialism is.
    We have Socialism right now for the rich, and brutal Capitalism for the poor.

  • Richard Metzger

    Passing laws, forcing people to “buy” insurance from a “salesman” in a
    So-called capitalist economy is NOT Socialism.
    We have Socialism for the rich and brutal capitalism for the poor.