The constant bombardment of all of these high profile armed situations in America adds to the general angst, acting as fear porn for people taking in news. News coverage on anything firearm related has gone through the roof, with bias favoring “anti-gun” (anti civil rights) opinions. From a 2019 Rockefeller Group study, we are given this statistic:
Although mass shootings account for only 0.1 percent of the total firearm-related mortality between 2000 and 2014, they are what tend to bring national attention to the issue of firearm violence, followed by a discussion about how that particular event could have been prevented.
In an article by the same group they note:
A more responsible form of media reporting is needed — one that denies the perpetrators the very rewards they are seeking and prioritizes the victims, survivors, and heroes in the coverage.
That was in 2018. How has main stream television media been doing on this subject? I give them a solid “F”. The 2019 study was funded by the Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium, conceivably a group that conspires against the freedoms and liberties of the citizens of multiple states in the north east, in the same manner a RICO case would play out. This year they are declaring war on so-called “ghost guns” (ironic?).
On the evening of April 18, 2021, it was reported that a man was taken into custody on the campus of Bowling Green State University. From the report the individual, Patrick Seymour was seen with a firearm. The information about Seymour being on campus was communicated via a Tweet by the university, which read:
White male on BGSU campus with a fire arm. In area of Kohl & Carillon at time of call. Was wearing black hoodie with american flag on back, jeans, black hat. Do not approach. Shelter in place at this time!
— Bowling Green State University (@bgsu) April 18, 2021
A short while after the Tweet was made, a subsequent one noted that Seymour was apprehended.
In situations like this, the narrative is going to clearly push for more “gun control”, as the media is already ablaze with reporting on Biden’s executive actions and on a tsunami of freedom limiting bills that have been introduced by our congresscritters. What the narrative should really be focused on going forward are policies that will have an instant effect, such as campus carry laws. In the United States some educational institutes of higher learning do have policies that allow for law abiding faculty and students to be armed. The same rubric of permissive carry laws in states will hold true on campuses as well. Previously reported by Bearing Arms’ parent publication Townhall, is the story of Amanda Collins, a rape victim, who now advocates for concealed carry on campuses. Her story, along with many others serve as proof that unarmed colleges and universities lead to more victims. In that interview, Collins said:
I was legislated into being a victim…
This is a breaking story, and not all the details have been obtained, though for the moment the man arrested has only been charged with “inducing a panic” and not for any other offense. It is my estimation though that this situation will be pegged as another brick in the wall being built to separate us from our liberties. Will the main stream television media follow the 2018 advice from the Rockefeller Group? Doubtful, as they’ve already proven themselves to be less than “responsible” in their actions, in particular over the last several years. Will Ohio, a state that is weighing becoming a Second Amendment sanctuary start the conversation on campus carry?