According to ktvu.com, suspects carrying guns robbed several people near Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose CA. Normally this would be normal. OK not normal but certainly not totally uncommon. But this was special, apparently. According to the author, one of the bad guys had a submachine gun. The text has since been amended (although the words “machine gun” are still in the headline and url). Anyway, once again we see the use of fear, uncertainty and doubt to force an anti-gun agenda onto the public. I guess this author didn’t bother using something like Google, or going to one of our wonderful public libraries, but rather just referred to the CA banned gun list where the Intratec TEC-DC9 (TEC-9) is banned by name. My guess . . .
is this left-leaning author was going for some shock and awe value. As the Armed Intelligentsia know, a submachine gun needs to be fully automatic and fire pistol rounds.
While under California law the above mentioned weapon is banned, it’s not a submachine gun. Then again, it certainly is a great headline for folks who want to push to take away our unalienable rights.
We see this every day and all day in mainstream media, a thinly veiled attempt to strike fear into the misinformed. My concern: where did this gun come from? Out of state or south of the border perhaps? Given the description, it appears all the criminals had guns, but the other ones weren’t nearly so scary, so why list this one’s name and model?
Even the police sergeant got this one wrong. So why would we think they’d understand any of the other gun laws on the books?