Everyone Sees the Woke, Pro-Gun Control Framing of the KC Super Bowl Parade Shooting in the Media

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[The Kansas City Super Bowl parade shooting] was not a “mass shooting” in the way that that term is typically used, but was an argument between two illegally armed minors that turned violent. This isn’t pedantry; it matters. When determining what to do about crime, it is important to understand the nature of the crime in question. From what I can tell, the aim of the two alleged shooters was not to hurt or kill those around them; they just didn’t care if they did. That does not describe most “mass shooters.”

The characterization of this incident as being reflective of “weak gun laws” is ridiculous. Per NPR, “city officials” in Kansas City “have their hands tied by the state of Missouri when it comes to passing meaningful gun safety laws.” But, even if that were true, what could it possibly have to do with this crime? Every single thing that happened here was already illegal. It is illegal for juveniles to possess handguns. It is illegal for them to carry those handguns. It is illegal for them to shoot at each other in a public place. What law relates to this, exactly? That isn’t rhetoric; I’d like an answer. Absent banning and confiscating all firearms, it’s difficult to see how this is preventable with legislation. There are more than half a billion privately owned firearms in the United States.

— Charles C.W. Cooke in On the Peculiar Coverage of the Kansas City Shooting

3 Responses

  1. Whenever I see the words “juveniles” or “youths” in a news story, I automatically think “blacks.” All three are synonymous in reality.

    And I would bet dollars to donuts there are a billion privately owned firearms in the United States.

  2. I wonder what would happen if the media gave these gangland yoots as much attention as they do somebody like that Dylan Doofus asshole. He was the top story everywhere for months then again when the trial happened.

    Would there be a popular push to “do something” about gangland shitheads killing each other over tiktok disses? By the numbers it is the greater problem responsible for a greater number of deaths both incidental and intentional. To paraphrase why not go after the murder avalanche rather then the murder snowball? We’d see the added benefit of a drop in all urban crime that goes along with this nonsense.

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