Like I said previously Zombie, best of luck with the odds. Lets hope the one time itís your number up you perform perfectly and the other dude is just a mindless chump waving a pistol. Lets hope heís not been schooled by the commies and knows far more than you do anyway.
Itís true after the Florida incident there was more weight given to the kids demanding change in Washington. I surely donít remember seeing any of the guys or gals involved saying yeah I just got shot at today but without guns it would be much worse.
We often have guys from the NRA on the news over here, although to be honest I watch a broad section of the US media as well as other US stuff. They blithely trot out the good guy beats the bad guy line and rarely have anything fresh to say as they struggle for any kind of real world justification to balance out th fact that America has lost another number of innocent and often young people.
I do think the BBC does a decent job though. Not perfect for sure. I guess thatís why I try and read or watch as broad a cross section as possible. I find the left wing press in Europe laughable, but much like this thread I find it important to understand why those that do not share the same view as me hold their views. Channel 4 news is good journalism, but itís socialist leanings are a little bit geating at times. Their Washington reporter truly hates trump, not perhaps like CNN does, but itís kinda fun to watch as the impartiality which is supposed to pervade their reporting drops so specactularly.
The "broad" section of american media right now are at a point where Pravda would be an upgrade.
As for not hearing those students that were shot, yea, of course, the media bury's that. Here's one report. The bewildered look of the liver reporters doing interviews down there with students that are still pro 2A despite JUST HAVING BEEN SHOT AT (yea cool time to bring up politics comrad NBC):
ďI donít think guns are the problem ó I think people are the problem,Ē Carvey, 16, a student at Santa Fe High School, said. ďEven if we did more gun laws, people who are sick enough to do something like this are still going to figure out a way to do it. So it doesnít matter.Ē
At least a couple of the students shot in Texas came out later pro 2nd amendment. You just dont hear about it because our news organizations at this point are two factions of high school students with slam books. It's pathetic. At this point I dont believe anything in the news unless I see a full uneditied video that has plenty of pre and post 'incident' video, and even then I weary. As always, YMMV.
Don't get me wrong. First, the statistics piece is a fair point, and your view is a fair view. I don't think you fully get the american psyche on this, but so what, it's always good to get an outside voice/view.
That said, statistically, people that regularly drive over 150mph tend to die, yet I don't see you giving up on racing. That the unwashed masses cannot handle that speed doesnt stop you. Tyranny of the lowest-common-denominator is something I abhor, and is a culturally very anti-american thing, and more a socialist thing. That people have that view, fair enough. We can agree to disagree.
As for the BBC, jesus, beyond them being left of Che Guevara by US standards, they are abysmal in understanding and reporting on american politics. Besides being wrong on trump winning (so was much of our degenerate press), they have basic misunderstandings about how the mechanical operations of american govt works, much less the nuance of our politics. I watch it and cringe. Honestly, 5 year olds giving book reports in the US get less wrong about how american govt works.
Here is one example, BBC HONESTLY They regularly report that the 2nd amendment will get repealed when you need 3/4 of the states to ratify it. So 38 states when the map looks like this:
It's so astoundingly stupid and naive as to be painful. They put this crap through because some lefty lunatic told them, and they didnt do the most basic of checking on how outlandish moronic this stuff is. I should not throw stones only at the BBC, albeit they are a level worse than even our degenerate press about our political affairs, because our garbage does equally lunatic misrepresentations reports (admittedly) both on the left (currently worse) and the right.
To be fair, I suspect american reporting on the UK may be couple of orders magnitude more ignorant on government machinations than vice versa.