Yesterday, Reuters published a “factbox” of “items found in Newtown gunman’s home, car.” It included lots of hardware references, like a “large cache of guns, ammunition, swords and knives.” (It’s the guns, stupid!) Reuters said there were “NRA membership certificates” for both the murderer and his mother.
The NRA issued a concise rebuttal:
There is no record of a member relationship between Newtown killer [name redacted by this author*], nor between [killer’s mother], with the National Rifle Association. Reporting to the contrary is reckless, false and defamatory.
Of course, Reuters would counter that the NRA is defensive and lying, or something along that line. Except for one problem that challenges Reuters’ credibility: Reuters conveniently left out the most important item in the killer’s inventory.
In early March, top law enforcement officials attended a semi-annual meeting in New Orleans. Danny Stebbins, a colonel from the Connecticut State Police, presented his report on the Sandy Hook shooting.
Investigators found a “spreadsheet 7 feet long and 4 feet wide.” This spreadsheet contained “extensive research” of “mass murders of the past, and even attempted murders.” Police concluded: “They don’t believe this was just a spreadsheet. They believe it was a score sheet.”
“We were told [the murderer] had around 500 people on this sheet,” a law enforcement veteran told me Saturday night. “Names and the number of people killed and the weapons that were used, even the precise make and model of the weapons. It had to have taken years. It sounded like a doctoral thesis, that was the quality of the research.”
Police reached other conclusions:
- This was the work of a video gamer who intended to place his name on top as all-time high scorer in real-life shoot-em-ups.
- He picked the elementary school because it offered the best opportunity to “score” the most points before police arrived to stop him.
- Video gamers lose all their points to the character who kills them, so this murderer planned to “retain” his points by committing suicide so law enforcement couldn’t take his points.
- Said one official: “They have pictures from two years before, with the guy all strapped with weapons, posing with a pistol to his head. That’s the thing you have to understand: He had this laid out for years before.” [emphasis added]
Reuters didn’t tell the whole truth because the anti-rights narrative succeeds by sympathizing with murderers and derogating law-abiding citizens. The NRA is America’s oldest civil rights and gun safety organization. But the NRA stands in the way of the anti-rights agenda, so the NRA, consisting of nearly five million law-abiding Americans, must be demonized in order to destroy its influence.
Corrupt media’s goal is to stop people from learning the truth about the Sandy Hook shooting, and instead socially engineer Americans into willingly surrendering their civil right of self-defense. To accomplish this, any lie is acceptable.
(* In my position as journalist, I don’t give sick murderers the attention they crave by publishing their name.)