In between all the news, all the media and all the press surrounding gun control there are real lives being affected.
In the midst of all the agendas, suits, slants and arguments there is real crime and homes that need protection.
We have said this before (and we could say it here yet again), that for whatever curious reason, news about guns saving lives just doesn’t seem to make headlines.
Earlier this month on the evening of April 12, there was another report of an attempted break-in halted by a gun owner.
This time the story took place in the San Fernando Valley.
According to the report, three would-be robbers met a homeowner and his shotgun.
The story said that the owner heard glass breaking sometime after 10 p.m.
They proceeded to get their firearm and then confronted the intruders.
After shots were fired the criminals fled.
That is quite the harrowing story isn’t it, but you have probably read and heard about it on the news several times already, right?
Well, you probably just missed it or didn’t catch the news that day.
That story sounded a little like another thwarted break-in attempt but this time the homeowner didn’t miss. In fact, three of the five suspects who were hit did not survive.
This report came out of Houston.
Wait, you didn’t hear about that incident either where a gun was used to protect a home once again?
Sure, that was all the way back in late January though, so you probably just forgot. Certainly, you heard about that incident just last week, when a gun owner stopped a break-in while on the phone with 911, didn’t you?
What, you mean that you haven’t heard about all these recent stories?
How is that possible? You watch the news, right? Some of us still even read a newspaper (albeit likely a digital copy).
So what exactly is going on?
We have a few possible options to consider.
The major networks and mainstream media thrive on blood, violence, and tragedy.
All we have to do is look at the biggest hit movies and the most popular videos today.
Sex, violence, and death… it still sells.
Yes, you are right.
This is still about the “news” though so it has to be different, doesn’t it?
The answer is yes and no. These stories about real news, about homeowners defending themselves from attackers, do get reported.
They are almost always picked up by the local affiliate stations.
The local papers will most definitely run a story, perhaps even two.
Strangely, however, that is as far as these types of story lines ever get.
Every newspaper, network and radio station has someone in charge.
That someone is also making the decisions about what story gets picked up, put where and on what page. They also decide what stories get buried.
That means that the major network players, the massive syndicates and mainstream media powers are choosing to not pick up these stories.
Media ratings are certainly a possible answer to why stories like these seemingly aren’t aired – ever.
There is also another possible reason, however, for why we aren’t seeing these stories of gun-wielding heroism. It is no secret that there are strong influences and great wealth behind many television and media outlets.
We also know where many of those powers stand on the gun control issue.
Maybe it wouldn’t be good for certain agendas if such positive stories of gun use were heard.
Perhaps if widespread fanfare was being promoted by airing the many many cases of similar account, it could result in dire consequences for gun restriction advocates?
In any event, it certainly wouldn’t benefit them.
Then we have the truth.
The truth is that we don’t really know, with any absolute evidence, why stories like these never reach mainstream America.
There is also another truth. When it comes to being able to defend our homes, protect our families and own guns, there shouldn’t be a fight.
This is more than a story about why so many reports of positive, live-saving, crime-preventing gun use go unheard. This story is also about more than the political agendas and influence on mainstream media.
This is about the Second Amendment, about our right to bear arms.
These reports of how a gun saved a life and prevented a crime don’t have to be aired on the major networks to make them true.
Stories of gun owner heroism don’t need to be shouted from every media outlet for them to reason enough, to illuminate truth.
This isn’t about power, money or politics.
This is about nothing more than being practical, about having the right to protect ourselves and our families. These stories, no matter how big the audience, are all about the right to bear arms.