Re: Re: Fear of Guns Vs. Fear of No Guns

Chuck Kuecker (
Mon, 07 Jun 1999 06:32:17 -0500

At 08:05 PM 6/6/99 EDT, QueeneMUSE wrote:
>>Something to the effect that the media only reports the unusual ...if it's
>>commonplace it isn't news so it's not reported..
>Nobody put that thing about my nephew killing a neighbor boy accidentally on
>the news..

If it did not involve bloody intentional mayhem, it's not news. It probably made the local papers, though, right?

A local shop owner near here, in Crystal Lake, was shot to death by an upstanding citizen who apparently disliked the fact that the shop owner was of Japanese extraction. It got passing mention in the Chicago papers once, on a middle page. The local papers are following the story pretty closely.

A similar case where a woman in a bakery thrift shop was shot by a 13 year old got mentioned breifly in the Chicago Tribune mainly because the victim pleaded for leiniency for her attacker. Again, the local papers are covering ongoing details.

Only stuff on the level of Littleton CO. gets national attention, so that's all that most people know about.