Skip to comments.Something odd about all these shootings?
Posted on 01/30/2013 12:15:45 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
Why do all these shootings seem to come in waves?
Sometimes multiple shootings or gun related crimes happen in one day?
For instance an office shooting in Phoenix AND.. this other crazed guy who took a child hostage down in a "bunker"
This happened a week or so ago where we had two or three shootings in different cities on in one day??
What's going on???
This guy in Alabama supposedly shot a school bus driver and took a child hostage down in his bunker?
That seems fishy!
#1 - We live in a very large country, so there are usually going to be multiple incidents of any type of crime on any particular day.
#2 - Sometimes, when a crime gets a lot of media attention, it produces copycats.
It just SEEMS really odd that we didn’t start seeing these waves of shootings until the gun control debate started!
Shortly AFTER Obama got re-elected.
I can see the copycat thing definitely.
My point is.. these shootings SEEM to be coordinated.. happening all at once.. or within hours of one another.
I think our current society and economy are producing more and more people that are either just fed up, or on the verge of going postal.
I think it is a “shark attack” reporting trend, where the media fixates on a story type and reports anything that is related. It makes it seem like there is an increase in the incidents or that they are all related when it just the attention paid by the media to something they would normally ignore or not cover so extensively.
I can see it happening once in a while.. but these just seem to now be happening in waves about once every 2 weeks.. on the same day!
Maybe it is about copycats.. people see others shooting up office buildings and decide they’re going to give it a try?
The coordination is the media’s reporting, not frequency. If you do a google news search for any random period of time you’ll find several incidents like these almost always. The difference is they usually just get local coverage, not national.
These office shootings have become much more commonplace.
Odd? You mean those shooters were not members of the NRA and nooo, the shooters were not registered Dems..
With over 300,000,000 people in this country, I’m surprised there aren’t more......
I worked in the media..and we reported anytime anything like this happened.
BUT.. the national media has more flexibility on what to report on.
They may choose between reporting on 5 shootings all over the US OR.. the ongoing debate on immigration. I guess.
If they decide they want to get us out of our cars, watch them give breathless coverage to every traffic fatality. And they have over 100 of those to use every single day.
More publicity. Every shooting (other than gang bangers in the inner city) is being reported far and wide. Prior to Sandy Hook the Phoenix thing would have been 10 seconds on the evening news and the Alabama incident would have gotten maybe 30 seconds.
4. Media shares an agenda with the Progressives - Anything to manipulate public opinion against firearms and their owners goes to the top of the pile.
Actually they're not, you're just hearing more coverage on the individual events over a longer period of time which over time leads you to believe that it's the events that are becoming more numerous.
I think it is a shark attack reporting trend, where the media fixates on a story type and reports anything that is related.
The reason for it is:
When you have a population of 315,000,000 you end up with thousands of people who are out of balance.
Psychologist are handing out antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs like they are candy. Ritalin is probably the gateway drug.
We have stopped housing those whose psychosis is self-directed as well as those whose psychosis is directed outward.
A certain number of people will look at the hysterical, weeping anchors covering the latest shooting and say “cool”.
It’s probably a combination of crazies, people who want their 15 minutes and the media trying to make it as visible as possible so they can take advantage of the scourge of gun violence. If they really wanted to make gun owners/users look worse, they’d start going giving conservative, abusive, fascist police officers who take pleasure in shooting dogs more coverage. All you have to do is claim that they used an assault weapon, doesn’t matter if they did or not. The War on Dogs.
Some of this stuff has me looking at the box of tin foil in the pantry a bit differently. Now wish I bought stock in the makers of tin foil and Bushmaster years ago.
Selective media coverage. This season’s “shark (or pitbull) attacks” news items.
The shooting in Houston last week was near an area known as “Gunspoint Mall” (actually Greenspoint Mall) in Queen Sheila Jackson Lee’s district. One guy dissed another and shooting ensued.
Over 500 murders in Chicago last year. Rarely make national news. But if you need to find the “these things happen in threes” trend going in the news cycle, any shooting will be made a national news item (no one died in the shooting of 3 people in Houston, by the way).
It is about chaos news coverage in the hourly/daily cycle. The media is pushing buttons. They don’t care about deaths.
52 million children killed by abortion (not to mention the number of women maimed or killed by botched LEGAL abortions) and the media doesn’t give it national coverage.
Bump to that!
That is true!
The agenda of the Communist Party U.S.A. has for a long time been the confiscation of guns from patriotic citizens. The MSM and the politicians blindly follow this policy.
Australia is about the same size as the US - but here's a good comparison.
Just now the MSM is pushing them up to the top of the "news".
The agenda is set...and the MSM is running with it.
The last reason is that after the Gun Free Zone bill (Biden - D Delaware) was passed school shootings increased 500%. The Feds created shooting galleries.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep.
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
There are shootings in the US frequently. The media is in ‘meme hysteria mode’ to shape the narrative and push the anti-gun agenda.
Let me turn the question around and ask it this way: Every day throughout the U.S. there are incidents where people saved their lives and others by having guns for protection. So why, is there so little reporting NATIONALLY on these incidents?? We have to learn about them from a local outlet that is then posted to the internet.
The 15-yr-old boy who used an AR-15 to drive off two home invaders saved himself and his younger sister. A wife and mother protected her 9-yr-old twins from a home invader who tracked them to their hideout in an upper floor crawl space. She shot him 5 times but he was merely wounded and staggered out of the house where he was then caught. But the police did not get there in time to protect her, she had to do it herself with her husband’s 38 revolver. If she had needed more than those bullets, because he had had an accomplice or had been shooting at her, the story would’ve ended horribly.
These stories prove the need for self protection. The national media does not carry them.
So, I think the same answer applies to why so many stories on gun attacks. You think it’s odd that so many occur close together, but I believe more likely the media is manipulating stories that would not ordinarily make the national headlines, necessarily. Yes Sandy Hook would, but not all the rest of them, EXCEPT the media is agenda-driven to attack guns and gun owners.
We pretty much always have 6 or 7 shootings in the Tidewater Va area monthly.
How about the young girl who sang at the inauguration? Another strange one.
either Obama has plants everywhere doing his bidding or they’ve invented an insanity / mind control device that they can use to drive people to do insanely stupid things like vote for him or kill innocents with handguns...take your pick...
It’s probably cheaper on the population to have doctors handing out pills than it is to build and staff mental wards and all the legal stuff that entails.
Yeah that was weird!
Another Chicago murder!
Yep, all overseen by the JournoList gang.
I can see why in an economy like this where you are worried about losing your job every single day with capitalism hating president in charge. Add to that worrying about having your constitutional rights stripped, handing over your handguns, not being able to protest without being cooked by microwave guns, the price of everything going through the roof because of no-collateral backed slips of paper that resemble dollar bills, your savings declining, your taxes going up, being forced to buy Obamacare, worrying about gays molesting your kids in the BSA, etc, etc, etc... AND you wonder why people are losing it?!...LOL
Disenfranchisement of MEN in our society. Emasculated males and Females control everything. The chickens are coming home to roost.. The left knows exactly what they’re doing.. Gay military, females in combat, gay Boy Scouts..
This is what happens when sociopaths are in charge of Mk Ultra.
All media outlets are digging for any stories about gun violence after Sandy Hook. It sells so they run with it. It will taper off after a time.
Obama’s been a busy little community agitator!
The state run media can make anything fit their agenda.
Incidents of catacylsmic and self-destructive violence seem to spike during times of economic stress and pessimism, with publicity causing a copycat effect that spurs imitators.
Just review what at AH in the WH as done to our Country in four years plus.