Why You Aren’t Hearing About the NJ Mass Shooting
Last weekend, Trenton, NJ, suffered the second-biggest mass shooting we’ve seen so far this year. Are you ready to argue that fact? Odds are that this is the first you’ve heard of the event. Shock aside, a little over a week ago, a shooting took place at the Art all Night Trenton festival. At least 22 people were injured in the shooting, and one person was killed. The deceased was one of the shooting suspects and is believed to have died from police gunfire.
Another shooter was apprehended at the scene, and police are still investigating the involvement of additional shooters. Overall, this is a major event in gun news, and yet, the extreme anti-gunners are silent. Let’s talk about that.
Despite the magnitude of this event, major outlets have been largely silent. The highest-profile coverage so far was a New York Times article that wasn’t included in primary circulation. Despite how close this was to home, the NYT’s didn’t cover it for the majority of their subscribers. The only article is hidden in the depths of their website.
To make matters worse, they outperformed the rest of mainstream media in their coverage. Most news outlets had nothing at all to say on national coverage, and a few other websites have opinion pieces rather than “objective” coverage. This is a huge mass shooting that they could use to push their gun agendas, and instead they have tried to keep you from knowing about it.
The Wrong Narrative
The biggest reason for their silence is that this doesn’t fit the narrative. This wasn’t a lone white guy with an AR-15 gunning down the masses. It also didn’t have a high enough body count. While more than 20 people were shot, only one died. That doesn’t paint a scary enough picture of guns and random violence.
It’s also clear that this event wasn’t intended to target the festival. Instead, it was a case of gang tensions boiling out of control and erupting in gun violence. Worst of all for mainstream media is that none of the proposed “common sense” gun control measures would have impacted this shooting. The known shooters are convicted felons and illegally obtained their hand guns.
The Racist Media
Of course, there’s another big reason this wasn’t national news. The suspects are all black. While that doesn’t matter to most reasonable Americans (a bad guy with a gun is a bad guy regardless of skin color), the mainstream media has committed to a narrative that they refuse to abandon.
It goes like this. Liberal media claims that there is a mass shooting almost every day in America. Now, you already know that over 90 percent of these shootings are the result of gang violence (a problem largely unique to America). But, the media refuses to acknowledge that fact. Instead, they want to claim that more than half of all mass shootings are perpetrated by white men. These two statistics very clearly don’t ad up, but they stick to it nonetheless.
So, in order to try and deceive the masses, they alter their coverage to pretend gang shootings don’t happen and only middle aged white men are guilty of deadly crimes in this country. It’s all ridiculous. We know that when you include gang statistics, over 90 percent of mass shootings are perpetuated by minorities. But, once again, this doesn’t really matter. Gang violence is the problem, and the media’s absolute refusal to acknowledge that slows any widespread effort to deal with the problem.
While none of this is surprising, the sheer effort behind the fake news movement merits our attention. They’re willing to ignore an extraordinary mass shooting that could be used to push for stricter gun control or law enforcement because it doesn’t fit with their ideals. This is further proof that they have neither the intent nor the desire to provide you with facts. They are a propaganda machine, and they have been for some time.
Their manipulation of the truth is beyond despicable, and we have to put a stop to it by voting with our dollars. Don’t let them get ad revenue by clicking on their links. Don’t engage with them at all. Never let them get another cent from you!
~ Nation Gun Network