George Rebane by
In service of the massive 'gun violence' diversion revived and orchestrated by Obama to bolster Democrats' hopes for November, we here in Nevada County have decided to suddenly observe the 15th anniversary of a local tragedy in which an insane resident went on a rampage and killed three of our neighbors. Keenly aware that such dire happenings should not be wasted, one of our state’s congressional worthies invited the parents of a victim of the 10jan01 shootings to attend the president’s State of the Union speech. The 12jan16 gun control extravaganza in the House chambers promises to be a doozy to highlight and advance one of our more prominent National Lies – ‘gun violence is out of control and growing because too many people have guns and there are not enough gun laws on the books’. The graphic below sheds some light on the matter.
In these pages we have also parsed the 32K+ annual gun deaths record for our readers (e.g. most recently here). But that makes no never mind to leviathan’s central planners whose current worry is that their chosen champion Hellfire Hillary may blow a tire on the way to her nomination. The latest smoking gun to emerge is incontestable evidence that she intentionally subverted the nation’s security in how she and her instructed subordinates treated classified emails. This is a curtain behind which no liberal invites a peek, and behind which we presume Director Comely and his investigative team are very busy sorting things out. We await their finding.
Meanwhile back home today’s (9jan16) Union dutifully devoted its issue to an in depth recounting of the 2001 tragedy, and also honoring the anti-gun work of the Wilcox couple whose daughter Laura was one of those murdered by the mad shooter. I venture it’s safe to say that the 15th anniversary of pretty much any event is not one of those significant milestones that we normally observe. So the Union’s extraordinary effort, in devoting its front page and even more real estate in its op-ed section to the shootings, also says/confirms its support of the administration and their war on the Second Amendment. The Wilcoxes’ political invitation to the SoU extravaganza is definitely a noteworthy local news item, but a newspaper more supportive of gun rights could easily have done their journalistic duty with a less lavish observance of this anniversary. However, given their established political leaning, none of this should come as a surprise, nor should anyone think less of The Union since they are just exercising their First Amendment rights as they see fit.