Gun Control, So Popular, Only one Protestor at Denver Gun Show!

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If you ask the closest liberal, they would surely tell you that almost everyone wants gun control. They would add that few that don’t are Tebaggers, NRA members, KKK, or just flaky Christians waiting for the end of the world.  However, with guns, magazines, and ammo flying off the shelves.  But, how many people do want gun control?

It seems that there was a protest in favor of gun control.  It occurred in Denver Colorado, and lets just say that impact was rather underwhelming.  The story can be found at BizzyBlog…

So it’s come to this: While those who gather by the hundreds, thousands, and sometimes even by the hundreds of thousands in support of conservative causes or against liberal ones usually are either ignored, underestimated, or denigrated by the establishment press, one gun-grabbing advocate protesting at a local gun show gets sympathetic treatment in one-third to one-half of a two-minute segment at a local TV station, along with front-page rotation at its web site.

Readers who have followed the controversy over a New York newspaper’s decision to published the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in two Empire State counties will surely note the irony in how the CBS station in Denver which covered Saturday’s Tanner Gun Show at the Denver Merchandise Mart didn’t name the lone protester, only referring to her in their televised report as “Karen.” The woman is not named at all in the related text coverage, some of which follows the jump:

Lone Protester Pickets Tanner Gun Show In Denver

As the debate over gun control continues big crowds were met with a protester at the Tanner Gun Show at the Denver Merchandise Mart on Saturday.

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Ever since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, there have been increased talks about gun control in the United States.

People were filing in an out of the Tanner Gun Show proudly putting their First Amendment right to use. Some bought guns for hunting, others for protection. They were met with opposition as one lone protester picketed out front in support of a ban on so called assault weapons.

“Something snapped in me and I have to say something,” the protester said.

… Despite their opposing views on gun control, the people do agree on one thing — something needs to be done in hopes of preventing another tragic school shooting.

Despite protesting alone, the woman said she plans to be picketing the gun show the entire weekend and will gladly discuss her views with anyone who disagrees with her.

OK then, as the author points out, Tea Parties put tens of thousands in the streets, but they were ignored.  And, this one individual comes out, and they get the attention.  If that isn’t evidence of following the narrative, I don’t know what is.

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Senseless Tragedy: 27 Dead, Including 20 Children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School

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In an act of complete senselessness, a 20 year old man, identified as Adam Lanza, killed his teacher mother, and proceeded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School,where she worked, killing 20 children, and several staff, before apparently turning a gun on himself.  I first saw a report during my lunch break from Stacey McCain.

PREVIOUSLY (12:15 p.m. ET)

Shortly before 10 a.m. ET, there was an incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 12 miles from Danbury.

The early information indicates that the school’s principal was the target of the attack. It was initially reported that three people have been wounded or injured and one person, the suspected shooter, is dead. We have additional reports from ABC News and the Hartford Courant, but I emphasize that early reports on events like this can be often be confusing and/or inaccurate.

 

For a full roundup, here is some more from the Daily Mail…

 

The gunman who today slaughtered 26 people including 20 children used his teacher mother’s own guns to shoot students in her kindergarten class during his horrific killing spree at a Connecticut elementary school, it was revealed tonight.

Adam Lanza, 20, was carrying a .223 rifle and two handguns when he entered the Sandy Hook Elementary school shortly after 9.30am and started gunning people down – after he had killed his mother Nancy, 52, at her nearby home. 

Witnesses say he was going from room-to-room shooting people after first killing the principal Dawn Hochsprung and psychologist execution-style in the main office.

Officials said most of the slaughter occurred in two classrooms, and one entire class is unaccounted for. 

One witness told WCBS: ‘(Police) just told us everyone presumed missing is in the school and they are dead.’

shocked the quiet suburban community

 

Chaotic scenes at the school as police work to secure the areaChaotic scenes at the school as police work to secure the area and bodies are carried out of the school

 
Young children wait outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, this morningYoung children wait outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, this morning

 
Parents leave a staging area after being reunited with their children following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School Parents leave a staging area after being reunited with their children following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School 
A member of the Connecticut State police leaves the scene outside the Sandy Hook Elementary School
Scenes outside Sandy Hook Elementary School this afternoon
 

A member of the Connecticut State police leaves the scene outside the Sandy Hook Elementary School, left, as parents comfort each other, right

I’m not going to politicize this, or make any commentary for this post.  Frankly, once I head about the full scope of the event, and I picked up my daughter, I had a hard time functioning.  I found myself thinking of the children that will never grow up, and their parents, who will always be reminded that their little ones are gone, and will never come home again.  Today is a day of sorrow and prayer-for all of those impacted by today’s tragedy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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