Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

After Newtown, politicians and media suffer a vote of “no confidence” from the public

Written By: Bob - Dec• 26•12

On December 15, 2012, Pete Wiliams of NBC News was emphatic that multiple police sources told the network that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter used four handguns in this rampage through the school, and was equally confident that the AR-15 rifle was recovered from the shooter’s car. It never made it into the school.

USA Today also reported that the AR-15 was also recovered from the shooter’s car, but that another rifle (type never named) was used in the school during the shooting.

Before changing this story to the now accepted narrative that the shooter used the AR-15 as the primary weapon, Fox News had reported:

“The vehicle the suspect drove to the school was registered to his mother. At least three guns were found — a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols, inside the school, and a .223-caliber rifle in the back of a car, authorities said.”

Web site the Salina Post notes:

Every day the media has been correcting its erroneous reporting from the prior days. The first few days it was reported that the Newtown shooter’s mom was a teacher at the school where the shooting took place. Today they are now correcting that and saying she was not a teacher at the school and he had no connection with the school. (Note 3.) Initially they said law enforcement indicated the shooter used a couple of pistols for the shooting but that they had recovered an AR-15 from the shooters car. But by 12/ 18 the story changed and now he was blasting away inside the school with the AR-15.

We also know the 24-year-old shooter’s brother was first accused of being the perpetrator, then was reported as another victim, then reported as a possible co-conspirator before it was discovered that he had nothing at all to do with the crime and that he hadn’t had contact with his brother in several years.

We’re looking at one of two issues.

The first is that the media, in their rush to say “something” in near real-time, has completely botched the reporting of the Newtown shooting to such embarrassing levels that it should result in the firing of editors, producers, and reporters involved in spreading misinformation and rumors as facts. Hundreds of so-called journalists should be fired. None appears to have been given so much as a warning.

The second option verges far into conspiracy theory territory, and I’ll let you take your pick of conspiracy options I’ve read around the ‘net so far, including:

  • a second gunman involving the “man in the woods,” who may be a man apparently briefly detained after the shooting
  • a “false flag” operation, where the shooting was conducted by unknown agents and the shooter was killed at the scene and his body dumped as a scapegoat. Occasionally justified by noting some Aspberger’s sufferers have sensory issues, and could not have fired a gun in an enclosed place without curling up into a quivering ball after the first shot.
  • a partial “false flag,” where the shooter accused did do the crime, but the AR-15 was in the car as so many news outlets reported until the federal government decided to declare it was the primary weapon as an excuse to push for a ban on semi-automatic rifles.

And of course, you can find all sorts of variations on these stories.

These conspiracy theories exist for the reason all conspiracy theories exist: a sad lack of credibility on the part of the authorities, a dearth of credibility either from their handling of the current situation, or previous situations.

Newtown is compounded by a federal government Americans have learned that they cannot trust. President Obama has long desired to ban every gun he can get his hands on, lied about it to get elected twice, and is now jumping at the chance to use the school shooting to go back to gun-banning agenda he’s always privately held.

We have Attorney General Eric Holder who has a villainous reputation as desiring to “brainwash” Americans against semi-automatic firearms. This is the same AG who stated he wants to reinstate an “assault weapons ban,” and who has been charged with criminal contempt of Congress for his continued obstruction of justice in the Fast and Furious investigation, a gun-running plot that saw DOJ employees run more than 2,000 firearms to Mexican drug cartels in order to build a case for tighter restrictions on U.S. gun dealers (and who indeed did unilaterally imposed said restrictions, even after whistleblowers came forward).

Nor has the heavily biased media covered themselves in glory, due to their ready, fire, aim reputations and noted tendency to twist and subvert the truth for their own agendas. It’s a mess, and a mess only getting more potentially dangerous as opportunistic Democrats and media figures are attempting to use the tragedy to call for gun bans and even gun confiscation.  Americans have serious trust issues with the media and this government, and the the media and the government have no one but themselves to blame for it.

Our political/media class cannot be trusted to act in the best interests of the nation, a truth America has voted upon at the retail level. No wonder a suspicious citizenry is snapping up every rifle, magazine, and bullet they can get their hands on.

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5 Comments

  1. harp1034 says:

    We still don\’t know anything about the man in the woods. The gun in the trunk of the car looked like an AR-15. This was of course from a distance. If it was a shotgun then it was a semi-auto. The officer was pulling the bolt back from the right side. I remember it was tan .
    The gov\’t will tell the news what they want reported.

  2. Neo says:

    Imagine for a moment ..

    what if Adam Lanza\’s Bushmaster was a \”Fast and Furious\” weapon ?

  3. Jim says:

    Now I am really lost. I do not hold with most conspiracy theories, but did the killer use pistoles, or did he have the AR-15? I can see how that one issue could be used as propaganda. With all the lies and half truths on any subject of importance, who really knows? This is very scary stuff.

  4. Al Reasin says:

    From: http://reason.com/archives/2012/12/22/gun-restrictions-have-always-bred-defian/4, page 5, mid way down.

    Maybe gun owners are getting more ornery as time goes on. Or perhaps they’re just getting more distrustful of the authorities. In fact, American gun owners may have good reason to be skeptical of common assurances that registration records won’t ever be used for anything more than tracking lost and stolen weapons. In New York City, the center of agitation for tighter U.S. gun laws, the registration system for long guns such as rifles and shotguns, established in 1967, was used in the 1990s to confiscate previously lawful semiautomatic rifles.

    California state officials pulled a similar stunt, though with a shorter grace period. After the registration of so-called “assault weapons” subsequent to the passage of the Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989, Attorney General Dan Lungren reversed official position in 1997 to declare one of the rifles considered legal and subject to registration just a few years earlier—the SKS Sporter—to be illegal. Owners who had complied with the law were forced to surrender their weapons or transfer them out of state.

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    Yep, this shows you can really trust government.

  5. It’s only a conspiracy THEORY if it’s not true …

    It is naive to refuse to even consider that the tyrant wannabes wouldn’t hesitate to sacrifice a few dozen innocents to create an excuse to crush our 2nd amendment rights. (After all, it’s well established that “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” is one of their mottos.)

    Is it really beyond belief that they could actually orchestrate the “crises” they need to “justify” their actions?

    Feinstein, Schumer, Obama, Holder, Bloomberg, and their whole gang are tyrant wannabes. To them, anyone who does, or might, oppose their control over every aspect of our lives, is “a criminal” because they said so.

    To quote a few of their heroes, with explanatory comments in ( ):

    “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” – Mao
    (They revere Mao and the way he ruthlessly grabbed power in China. The fact that he murdered about 100 million Chinese to do it is, to them, a “feature,” not a “bug.”)

    “If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves. … The only real power comes out of a long rifle. … Everyone imposes his own system as far as his army can reach. … We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns? … The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” — Joseph Stalin

    “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.” — Adolf Hitler
    (These psychopathic sociopaths in our government – and THEY ARE PRECISELY THAT, never make the mistake of doubting it – believe that they are anointed to be our rulers and that we are the equivalent of Hitler’s “subject races.”)

    THOSE are the reasons why, and the sort of people who want to, disarm us.

    These same people through DHS and other alphabet agencies have recently purchased over 1.5 BILLION rounds of ammo – enough to shoot every man, woman, and child in the country 3-4 times – ammo that’s illegal for military use under international law. Considering that you and I and all of the other US taxpayers are paying for all of this ammo, it’s frighteningly reminiscent of the story of political prisoners’ families being forced to pay for the bullets used to execute them … isn’t it?

    If we allow these leftist control freaks to ignore and ultimately gut the 2nd Amendment, history will inevitably repeat itself. These “gun control” proposals have NOTHING to do with preventing crime, but EVERYTHING to do with CONTROL.

    Hitler disarmed the Jews and others, then murdered about 15 million.
    Stalin disarmed the Russians, them murdered about 40 million.
    Mao disarmed the Chinese peasants, then murdered nearly 100 million.
    The Turks disarmed the Armenians, then murdered 1.5-2 million.
    Pol Pot disarmed the Cambodians and murdered millions.
    Rwanda disarmed its ethnic groups, then murdered millions.
    The list goes on … over 170 million people murdered BY THEIR OWN GOVERNMENTS in the 20th century – AFTER they allowed those governments disarmed them.

    They ALL thought “It can’t happen here” – until they were disarmed and it started, then it was too late. Don’t make the same mistake. Don’t EVER let your government disarm you.

    The Founders knew that government, if not constrained at every step, will continue to accumulate power and control until it becomes tyranny. That’s why they feared standing armies and insisted that the “right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

    “Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn’t let him do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians.” – Aaron Zelmanm