The mainstream media loves to re-enforce the stereotype of all gun owners being a different kind of person, not “normal.” It makes gun control advocates’ persecution of gun owners easier to think of them as untermenschen, which explains why they’re so quick to call for the complete extermination of gun owners. Just days after the Santa Monica shootings that left six people dead, the media is once again reinforcing that association between gun owners and mass murderers for the low-information voter . . .
From the LA Times:
A family friend of the gunman who killed four people during a Santa Monica shooting rampage said he had an intense interest in guns.
The friend, who asked not to be identified, said [the suspect], 24, had “a fascination with guns. We were all worried about it…. Everyone is wondering where he got the money for the weapons.”
See what they did there? The thing that most concerned the friend was the shooter’s interest in guns, not his behavior or general mental state. The fact that he liked guns was the only tip-off they needed to let them know something was wrong.
The message is pretty clear: people who are interested in guns are potential mass murderers. Remember that.