Deputies: Pregnant Woman Killed While Admiring Gun Collection the miami.cbslocal.com headline proclaims. Of course, that not the kind of passively constructed story that we’re used to hereabouts. The header clearly suggests that there’s a killer to be named later. Yup, you guessed it: the gun. “The Citrus County woman and her husband were looking at the gun collection belonging to her friend William DeHayes in Brooksville when DeHayes .22 caliber revolver discharged and hit the wife in the head. Katherine Lynn Hoover, 25, was quickly transported to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where doctors removed the woman’s baby, but he did not survive. Hoover died early Sunday.” Sad. The news org dishonors their memory by . . . sugar-coating the truth (which they allude to at the end): both victims were killed by criminal negligence. By blaming the gun NBC’s Miami affiliate missed an important opportunity to give their death some measure of meaning; to help prevent future tragedies.
And for those of you who noticed that the image accompanying this post is not a .22 caliber revolver, I know. It’s the pic the news org used to illustrate their post. What does that tell you?