Observe this process. It is carefully calculated to attack the Bill of Rights.
There was a mall shooting a year ago in Oregon. A crazy guy went into a mall full of Christmas shoppers and opened fire with a stolen rifle, killing two, but when a Concealed Carry person drew on and aimed at him, he ran off to a remote part of the mall and killed himself.
The simple fact of history from the Clackamas Mall shooting was that the Second Amendment didn't start the shooting, it ENDED it.
That simple explanation doesn't fit the agenda of the Left, who want to eliminate the Second Amendment, so, in a carefully-laid plan to "memorialize the victims", they have deliberately left out mention of Nick Meli, the armed citizen who stopped the shooter's rampage without firing a shot.
The Left is AGAIN revising history to suit their agenda. I am AGAIN bringing out the HISTORY book to remind folks of the truth of the incident.
Exhibit A: in today's Oregonian:
The "commentary" mentioned there is from a MAIG supporter, and does not mention the armed citizen. The link goes to a list of articles, none of which promenently mention the armed citizen. There ARE, however, plenty of mentions of gun control ideas with which to weaken the Second Amendment.
This blog does not believe in defensive warfare. Never has, never will. I offer the following solution:
Since the "free press" is not free, but is totally enrolled as a major political tool of the Left, it has ceased to deserve the protection of the First Amendment. In the State of Oregon, all political organizations which seek to press the Government for a political end must Register as Lobbyists.
It's time the press was Registered as lobbyists, and it's time that they are forced to follow the strict rules that all political lobbyists have to follow.
Register the Press, not our Guns.