Originally Posted by wrcRS
I'm sad that a lot of people have turned this into a carry a gun/don't carry a gun argument. This is not political. It is a tragedy and the conservatives and liberals have jumped on their respective bandwagons.
Sad and perverse. The truely uncomfortable question for me becomes: who are the people listening to those who are using something like this to push an agenda? Who are the people being swayed? I pose this question to everyone:
If enough people didn't pay attention to sensationalist media, would horrors like this be as prevalent? It's easy to blame the media for the way they report events but without a rapt audience, would they be in business? I can't think of any easy answers. I don't think there are any.