Hey Media: Another Nightclub Shooting, This Time No Massacre

A man with a concealed carry permit in South Carolina prevented a massacre in a nightclub. But this example of Second Amendment saving lives hasn’t garnered media interests. According to a report on The Federalist, “A man with a concealed carry license stopped a shooter after the latter opened fire on a crowd of people at a nightclub in South Carolina early Sunday morning.” 

Writer Bre Payton explained, “After getting into a fight with another person, the 32-year-old suspect pulled out a gun and began to fire at a crowd of people gathered outside of the club, hitting and injuring four, WISTV reports. One of the victims, who holds a concealed-carry permit, shot back in self-defense, hitting the suspect in the leg.” 

The article continued: 

The suspect has been charged with four counts of attempted murder. He was also charged for unlawfully carrying a weapon and for carrying one while committing a violent crime.

The concealed carrier who shot back won’t be facing any charges, as his permit to carry was valid.

One of the people at the club, Renada Irby, praised the quick-thinking individual (who didn’t want to be named) for saving lives: “If it wasn’t for him, I think it would have been more people injured than what it was. I don’t think he [the gunman] was going to be stopped.” For more, see the local WISTV.com report. 

In the wake of the Orlando massacre, ABC, CBS and NBC advanced a gun control agenda by a margin of 8-to-1. 

The Media Research Center’s Geoff Dickens wrote

An MRC study shows the broadcast network news programs flooded their shows with statements favoring gun control over gun rights by a ratio of 8 to 1. 

MRC analysts reviewed all 47 gun policy stories (41 full segments, 6 anchor read briefs), plus 10 other stories that mentioned gun policy on the Big Three networks’ evening (ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News) and morning show programs (ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC’s Today), beginning with the evening (June 12) after the shooting through Friday evening, June 17.

The study found a huge disparity in the airtime devoted to advancing more gun control versus arguments in favor of gun rights. 

The averting of a tragedy by an alert South Carolinian has been ignored by these same networks. 

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