The media was more ideological than the Arapahoe shooter

posted at 9:31 am on December 15, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

The latest school shooting to take place in the country, perpetrated at Arapahoe High in Colorado by Karl Pierson, lacked many of the elements we’ve come to expect from the inevitable media circus which follows such events. The shooter was a student, for one thing, more reminiscent of the Columbine event than the more recent Newtown or Washington shipyard attacks. Also, the extent of the carnage, while still horrible, was fortunately considerably more limited. Authorities are saying that he came equipped for and with the intention of causing widespread harm. He brought a pump action shotgun (model not released yet that I’ve seen) with plenty of extra shells, several Molotov cocktails and a machete. Yet in the end, he injured two students – one gravely – and lit one fire in the library before taking his own life.

Given Pierson’s current, room temperature status, we may never fully discern his intentions and motivations, but early investigations may provide some clues.

But students who witnessed the attack later clarified that it was the school librarian and debate team coach, identified as Tracy Murphy by NBC affiliate KUSA in Denver, who was the target of Pierson’s rage.

Steve Miles is an English teacher who taught Pierson as a freshman, told the Associated Press that Pierson had recently been cut from the debate team, but he didn’t know why…

“‘Revenge’ is the word that I chose,” [Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson] Robinson told reporters. “This is where our initial investigation is taking us. We know that there was some controversy between the student suspect and the teacher.”

In the end, this may have been a case of a sick individual seeking revenge who also decided to “make a big splash” on his way out. Whether his will to carry out a mass slaughter faltered when the moment arrived or alert response tactics by the school made targets largely unavailable may remain one of the unknowns. But we still can’t refrain from trying to read more into the shooter’s motives and defining them through the usual ideological lens.

What’s been discovered so far seems to indicate that Pierson was well and truly embedded in an early, liberal world view. His disparaging comments about Republicans on social media, combined with his self-professed love for Keynesian economics makes that much clear. But the circumstances of his attack make it difficult to think that he arrived at school that day hell bent on striking a blow for the progressive agenda. Far more likely was the Sheriff’s analysis that he was there to kill the debate team coach who he perceived as having wronged him.

But that doesn’t mean that some ideological tilt and bias wasn’t discovered. As Mediaite reported, the Denver Post was apparently busy making sure he didn’t come off looking too far to the left.

In a profile on the shooter in the Denver Post which focused on his “strong political beliefs,” several of Pierson’s classmates offered their impressions of the shooter. One of the shooter’s classmates described him as a “very opinionated socialist.” Shortly after that post was published, however, that description was edited out. The current copy simply describes him as “very opinionated.”

If his own friends testified that he was a self-described socialist, why not report that as part of the story? I think that question pretty much answers itself. You can read the current version of the Denver Post story here. As near as I can tell, they have still neither returned the copy to its original form nor made note of the deletion.

Finally – and this should go without saying – when the inevitable calls for more gun control begin in the wake of this tragedy, they can be entirely ignored. This was yet another case of a person with no reported criminal record legally purchasing a shotgun (not an “assault rifle”) and shells in accordance with even the most restrictive laws. No background checks or bans on magazines or “excessively dangerous” guns would have prevented it. So spare us the sanctimonious speeches and lets figure out how families, communities and churches can do a better job of spotting problem individuals and keeping them from arriving at this sort of juncture in the future.


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So we have yet another case of someone taking Joe Biden’s advice.

rbj on December 15, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Did Sarah Palin sometime recently refer to the librarian as a “target”?

listens2glenn on December 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

His disparaging comments about Republicans on social media, combined with his self-professed love for Keynesian economics makes that much clear.

The school system did their job.

Shortly after that post was published, however, that description was edited out. The current copy simply describes him as “very opinionated.”

Those who write history control history. Thank goodness for the internet.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

The solution is obvious:

Ban schools, not guns.

Kathy Shaidle on December 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Given Pierson’s current, room temperature status, we may never fully discern his intentions and motivations, but early investigations may provide some clues.

true, but we can discern that he killed with a gun

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

several Molotov cocktails and a machete.

We obviously need to restrict access to gasoline and enact more machete controls. If it saves one child it will be worth it!

Oldnuke on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Yep…the socialist, communist, progressive ideology hardly killed anyone. I mean it is barely above a few million. A pittance really.

tdarrington on December 15, 2013 at 9:43 AM

true, but we can discern that he killed with a gun

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

So far the only person he killed was himself.

Oldnuke on December 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM

So, since pretty much every perpetrator of these public shootings (or attempts thereof) has proven to be liberal, can we just ban liberalism?

Mohonri on December 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Right..”several Molotov cocktails and a machete” really wouldn’t harm anyone. You are a pathological liar and an idiot.

BeachBum on December 15, 2013 at 9:46 AM

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

partisan on December 15, 2013

Really? You’re phucking stupid.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/26/china-knife-attack_n_3815300.html

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Given Pierson’s current, room temperature status, we may never fully discern his intentions and motivations, but early investigations may provide some clues.

Jazz Shaw on December 15, 2013 at 9:31 AM by

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true, but we can discern that he killed with a gun

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

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Cross-bow? Knife? Poison? Incendiary device?
.
Anyone with insufficient self-control to be trusted with firearms, is unworthy to be walking free, unsupervised.

listens2glenn on December 15, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Actually the lesson is that Wayne LaPierre is right again: The arrival of a good guy with a gun stopped the bad guy with the gun.

FiveG on December 15, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I have a modest proposal. Let’s take the condom dispensers off the school walls and replace them with the Ten Commandments, which notably include, “Thou shall not kill”.

But that violates the humanist narrative, doesn’t it. Can’t have that! One law they won’t be able to violate, however, is that of sowing and reaping. It still is true: garbage in, garbage out.

paul1149 on December 15, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Salon article title and subtitle re: Araphoe:

Our sick gun fetish is destroying us: Tea Party fantasies kill kids

Newtown and Arapahoe shootings keep happening because there’s big money in guns — and outdated myths we must end

blammm on December 15, 2013 at 9:47 AM

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

Tell that to the Jews in WWII Germany, or the tens of millions that Stalin killed, or the slaughter committed on behalf of Pol Pot.

The students and staff at the school were lucky. I’d bet this crackpot wouldn’t have even attempted this stunt had there been armed teachers.

Mohonri on December 15, 2013 at 9:47 AM

true, but we can discern that he killed with a gun

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

partisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

OH and who did he kill? You’re dimmer than a larger box of rocks.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

true, but we can discern that he killed with a gun
if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

I can’t believe you made that statement His ideology has killed more people in the last 170 years than all the wars in the last 2000 years, except possibly the islamic conquests of the late first millenium.

Old Country Boy on December 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

true, but we can discern that he killed with a gun

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Because the gasoline bombs and the machete were harmless?

mchristian on December 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Idiot.

BallisticBob on December 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

This is proof that socialists should be banned. Clearly only stupid and dangerous people are socialists and they need to be imprisoned. It will save the lives of children. And if it saves one life then the imprisonment of socialists will be worth it.

Flange on December 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

But the circumstances of his attack make it difficult to think that he arrived at school that day hell bent on striking a blow for the progressive agenda.

Maybe not, but it wouldn’t have happened without the progressive mindset. He was offended. He felt he was treated unfairly. Justice needed to be meted out. And to progressives, “justice” is to reward friends and punish enemies. The enemy needed to be punished.

forest on December 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM

true, but we can discern that he killed with a gun

Actually, he did his damage using his fingers and his mind. The gun alone didn’t do squat.

FiveG on December 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM

We obviously need to restrict access to gasoline and enact more machete controls. If it saves one child it will be worth it!

Oldnuke on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

From Drudge:

Man Breaks Into High School, Goes Wild With Fire Extinguisher; 17 Injured…

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/12/13/police-man-breaks-into-chelsea-h-s-sets-off-fire-extinguisher/

BigSven on December 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM

killed no one

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Dimwit he only killed himself. Eat shite.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

So are you saying we need to ban shotguns? Or ban all guns?

juliesa on December 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Because the gasoline bombs and the machete were harmless?

mchristian on December 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

do pray tell, who died from the gasoline bombs and machete?

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Beijing (AFP) – Eleven people were killed in an attack on a police station in China’s restive Xinjiang, state media reported Sunday at a time of heightened tensions in the region following a fiery attack in Beijing.

Nine attackers and two auxiliary police officers were killed in the incident Saturday in Serikbuya township, near the historic Silk Road city of Kashgar, the official Xinhua new agency said, quoting local police.

Xinhua said the attackers were armed with knives and axes and that two other police officers were also injured. The agency gave no further deta.

11-17-13

Yes eat shit dimwit. You’re act is tiresome.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

.
Worth noting, the pro-euthanasia Fabian Society crowd and German Nazi Party had all kinds of plans for killing without guns, on a mass scale, and they were (and remain) L I B E R A L.

listens2glenn on December 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

From Drudge:

Man Breaks Into High School, Goes Wild With Fire Extinguisher; 17 Injured…

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/12/13/police-man-breaks-into-chelsea-h-s-sets-off-fire-extinguisher/

BigSven on December 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM

I just read that. I guess we need to add fire extinguishers to the list of controlled items.

Oldnuke on December 15, 2013 at 9:52 AM

do pray tell,

You’re a dumb c unt.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 9:52 AM

The only thing I find shocking is that this leftist whacko didn’t leave some kind of manifesto behind. Something that would point to wanting to martyr himself. for the cause.

I’m sure somewhere online has this guy bleeding his heart out and an analysis of those posts would shed light on this guys toxic path to murder (the fact those kids aren’t dead is by God’s grace…he tried to kill them). It’s been asked before…is there any level of evil that a liberal won’t aspire to?

Renee on December 15, 2013 at 9:52 AM

One thing which will never be revealed is his “medication” history.

Was he prescribed mind altering/controlling drugs? They do have side effects.

FOWG1 on December 15, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Actually the lesson is that Wayne LaPierre is right again: The arrival of a good guy with a gun stopped the bad guy with the gun.

FiveG on December 15, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I get that there are people dedicated to fighting against the rights of law abiding gun owners and the Second Amendment, and I also get that some people just really hate Wayne LaPierre. But for the life of me I will never understand how that particular quote EVER become the flagship, liberal “go to” proof that LaPierre said “crazy stuff” and how it got turned into a bumper sticker for the Left. How is the idea of “a good guy with a gun” even controversial? Isn’t the entire idea of having a civilian police force and a military based on the idea of a “good guy with a gun” being on the scene to make things better? This is, as my niece would say, “cray cray”.

Jazz Shaw on December 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM

One of the shooter’s classmates described him as a “very opinionated socialist.” Shortly after that post was published, however, that description was edited out. The current copy simply describes him as “very opinionated.”

affluenza?

workingclass artist on December 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM

C unt, which person did he kill besides himself?

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM

do pray tell, who died from the gasoline bombs and machete?

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

If he didn’t have the gun he would’ve used the machete and who died from the gun besides his idiot leftist self? You’re a leftist and an idiot just like him.

BeachBum on December 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

He had Molotov cocktails, named after one of your heroes. What should be banned is your sick ideology. It’s killed 100 million in the last century.

rbj on December 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

so out of 11 casualties…9 were the attackers armed with knives and axes

guess what would’ve been the casualty count if the 9 attackers had guns….probably upwards of 50

the very fact that the 9 attackers only had guns and knives was the reason only 2 police died rather than 40

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

the very fact that the 9 attackers only had guns and knives was the reason only 2 police died rather than 40

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

You don’t even get that you still proved yourself wrong.

Pray tell when will you prove your IQ higher than 77?

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

listens2glenn on December 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

um, hitler was an archconservative

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

So are you saying we need to ban shotguns? Or ban all guns?

juliesa on December 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

no one outside of police officers and soldiers should have access to ANY guns PERIOD

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

If they bring a knife, we bring a gun.

-Baracky Soetoro Obumba

DeweyWins on December 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM

lets figure out how families, communities and churches can do a better job of spotting problem individuals and keeping them from arriving at this sort of juncture in the future.

That will never happen. There will always be murderous people in every form of society. Psychopaths, sociopaths, even delusional people are nearly impossible to understand, let alone determine if they are homicidal.

Freer societies are less violent than those that are constrictive. Free societies allow people to defend themselves, while totalitarian societies allow violence, and even contribute to the violence.

Totalitarian governments take the guns away from people and are far more murderous, with their intent on purging the opposition.

Rode Werk on December 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

partisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

He killed nobody but himself. Do tell: When did you suffer your brain damage?

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

C unt, which person did he kill besides himself?

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM

he gravely injured another

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

no one outside of police officers and soldiers should have access to ANY guns PERIOD

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM

And there it is.

BallisticBob on December 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

um, hitler was an archconservative

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Wrong….now go back to polishing your knob in front of the altar of your preezy messiah.

BeachBum on December 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

do pray tell, who died from the gasoline bombs and machete?

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

This guy. Please note that he was killed in a gun free zone.

Oh, and this guy, also in a gun free city.

Oldnuke on December 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I’m not advocating this, since it would be unconstitutional and just wrong, but if there were some magical way to keep guns away from liberal democrats! I bet our gun murders would go down by about 75%. Of course then they’d resort to machetes, bombs and arson instead. They love to set fires and break things, if their political protests are any indication.

juliesa on December 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM

In 2008 nearly 2000 people were murdered with knives.

Oops there goes partisan’s lie.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM

um, hitler was an archconservative

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Hitler was a resentful runt who never got over being rejected by Art School…or his niece.

workingclass artist on December 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Crimeny Jazz, it’s the Washington Navy Yard. I expected you to get that right.

Jeff Weimer on December 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM

he gravely injured another

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

OH please . You thought he killed someone. You’re just shooting off from the hip. So full of bullshit.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Hitler would have loved the partisans. So willing to give up their self defense. In other words he loved the stupid.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

In Manhattan in February 2008, a psychotherapist was killed with knives and a meat cleaver in her Upper East Side office. A judge ruled that the man accused in the crime was unfit to stand trial and the man was sent to a psychiatric institution.

The same month, in the East Village, a part-time maintenance worker at a grocery store, despondent over a breakup with a girl, fatally stabbed her at the store where she worked as a cashier.

In Brooklyn, a city bus driver was stabbed to death in December after an argument with a man who got on his bus without paying and then asked for a transfer.

Just last month, a radio journalist, George Weber, 47, was stabbed about 50 times in his Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, apartment. The police arrested a 16-year-old boy, who was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
NY TIMES 2008

Ban knives. If not for knives these people would still be alive.

/

I can hear partisan now ….but if they had a gun…..

PEOPLE Are still dead dimwit.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Partisan’s world:

Two-year-old dies after sword attack
TNN Jul 24, 2013, 05.46AM IST

Tags:
sword attack|Guru Nanak Dev Hospital
AMRITSAR: Two-and-half-year old Harsimrat Singh, who sustained head injuries in a sword attack by his relatives on Monday, died at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital on Tuesday.

The boy was admitted to the hospital with critical head injuries he sustained in the attack on his family.

Bans swords . Ban swords.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Ban knives. If not for knives these people would still be alive.

/

I can hear partisan now ….but if they had a gun…..

PEOPLE Are still dead dimwit.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:04 AM

you clown, you can’t ban knives because knives serve an essential purpose in society

just like you can’t ban cars…because without cars, society would be tough to function

you can ban guns with no negative impact on the functioning of society

is that concept so difficult to grasp?

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM

no one outside of police officers and soldiers should have access to ANY guns PERIOD

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Ah. Then you are in favor of women getting raped by unarmed men who have three times a woman’s upper body strength. Anti-gun is pro-rape.

juliesa on December 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM

is that concept so difficult to grasp?

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM

You keep making yourself look stupid with the changing of the argument.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

grasp?

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Yeh you’re grasping.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Ah. Then you are in favor of women getting raped by unarmed men who have three times a woman’s upper body strength. Anti-gun is pro-rape.

juliesa on December 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM

this comment is so stupid that it does not deserve a response

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

is that concept so difficult to grasp?

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Here’s a concept you might be able to grasp:

GFY.

BallisticBob on December 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

no one outside of police officers and soldiers should have access to ANY guns PERIOD nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Then how could I get me a hunting liscense like jon kerry?

You fool. You are only free because civilians possess weapons.

It warms my heart that the leftists trenches are home to the likes of you. Takes the edge off the threat in the long run.

wolly4321 on December 15, 2013 at 10:10 AM

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

partisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

From your original post in case you forgot( how convenient). So yes he could have killed without a gun.

You’re a dishonest pos.

Again, prove you have an IQ higher than 77. Dare ya.

You’re as simple as our trolls get. Quite embarrassing.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Ah. Then you are in favor of women getting raped by unarmed men who have three times a woman’s upper body strength. Anti-gun is pro-rape.

juliesa on December 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM

this comment is so stupid that it does not deserve a response

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

And yet you responded. Says a lot about you.

Oldnuke on December 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

um, hitler was an archconservative

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Hitler was a socialist. You guys kill tens of millions before breakfast and lament the wasted time.

rbj on December 15, 2013 at 10:12 AM

this comment is so stupid that it does not deserve a response

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Translation: I can’t answer that.

Jeff Weimer on December 15, 2013 at 10:12 AM

this comment is so stupid that it does not deserve a response

partisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Bwwhaahaha. You’re hilarious. You prove yourself wrong in almost every post. Pssst: You responded.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:12 AM

What was this turd’s family situation?

The guy was still in high school. Are his parents clueless?

BuckeyeSam on December 15, 2013 at 10:13 AM

You’re as simple as our trolls get. Quite embarrassing.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

We used to have a better class of troll but most of the good ones have been banned. Probably time for another open enrollment.

Oldnuke on December 15, 2013 at 10:13 AM

partisan, again proof that your IQ is higher than a good golfer’s average score for 18 ….or 9 even.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Here’s a concept you might be able to grasp:

GFY.

BallisticBob on December 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

real mature, dood

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

partisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

The problem is, everywhere his ideology has has taken over, it makes sure that no one except it’s most fanatic followers have guns. And then the killing really starts.

Jeff Weimer on December 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM

time for another open enrollment.

Oldnuke on December 15, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Couldn’t happen soon enough and for this tard to claim they went to Harvard is almost criminal.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM

this comment is so stupid that it does not deserve a response nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Yet it got one, huh?

I seriously think this caricature is AP screwing with us. It can’t be real.

wolly4321 on December 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM

um, hitler was an archconservative

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Since when do conservatives pull off something like Kristallnacht and send people to ovens?

Go to hell.

BuckeyeSam on December 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM

real mature, dood

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM

partisan, so that comment was good enough for a response. We’re learning a lot about you.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

I get that all the time from you pro-rape lefties. I once used a gun to frighten off an unarmed rapist who was twice my size. If you had your way, I would have been raped. So you are pro-rape. Get it, stupid?

You are my enemy, forever. Anyone who wants to disarm innocent people is my enemy.

juliesa on December 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM

real mature, dood

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Dood? Hahahahahahaha……….

Good one.

Now feel free to GFY.

BallisticBob on December 15, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Zyclon-B doesn’t kill people.

People kill people.

wolly4321 on December 15, 2013 at 10:18 AM

So spare us the sanctimonious speeches and lets figure out how families, communities and churches can do a better job of spotting problem individuals and keeping them from arriving at this sort of juncture in the future.

This is faulty brainstorming because it fails to acknowledge the factual nature of one very glaring reality.

———->YOU CANT PREVENT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY DAMNIT! <——

TX-96 on December 15, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Once again partisan proves:

1. It’s partisan
2. Their IQ is lower than first thought.
3. And like most lefties it has not an original thought.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:18 AM

It is evident that, of course, revenge was the motive. Clearly it was an attempt to harm those he felt wronged him.

But more importantly- what drove that rage? That is where his views and emotional attachment to them comes in. It is also why the term “socialist” is very important to this particular subject.

Today’s socialists, and liberal-progressives for that matter, operate on a core philosophy comprised of utopian beliefs. If we only give up so much of this or perhaps take more of that some fantastic end will be achieved.

That is of course not only idealistic but unachievable in almost every case. It is why today’s liberal-progressive steal your liberty, force you into situations, limit your choices, stack courts with their ideologues or constantly cajole you with pathos pleas. It is their own frustration, and perhaps realization that what they’ve advocated for is beyond the realm of human achievement or fallacious in its very premise. It is an exposure to reality and intellectual conclusions that prove them wrong based on facts and experience.

That is why such adherents are angry, frustrated bastions of intemperance and ultimately adherents of authoritarianism. They are philosophical barbarians who want nothing more than to enforce their worldview upon others at any cost.

Marcus Traianus on December 15, 2013 at 10:19 AM

That is why such adherents are angry, frustrated bastions of intemperance and ultimately adherents of authoritarianism. They are philosophical barbarians who want nothing more than to enforce their worldview upon others at any cost.

Marcus Traianus on December 15, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Yes and having an armed populace interferes with that goal.

Oldnuke on December 15, 2013 at 10:20 AM

juliesa on December 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM

your experience, while terrible, is just one anecdote

you could’ve done similar with a taser or mace or blackjack

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:20 AM

you clown, you can’t ban knives because knives serve an essential purpose in society

just like you can’t ban cars…because without cars, society would be tough to function

you can ban guns with no negative impact on the functioning of society

is that concept so difficult to grasp?

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:07 AM

I can only conclude that this poster is simply a sockpuppet – no one could possibly be this dimwitted.

The list of knives, the possession of which is a criminal offense, is long indeed, but each of them could cut a loaf of bread.

The list of banned cars, those that do not meet government safety & EPA standards, is long indeed, but each of them drives perfectly well in the country of manufacture.

The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a limitation upon government, not upon the citizen, and is understood to predate the establishment of our government. It should be (but is not) held sacrosanct. The list of negative impacts upon nations that endeavored to ban and confiscate them from otherwise law abiding citizens is sadly all too real.

It is clearly you that has a fundamental inability to grasp simple concepts of freedom and liberty; you are not worthy of living in a nation that is governed as such.

Move to North Korea where you’ll find plenty of fellow travelers.

turfmann on December 15, 2013 at 10:22 AM

There were several media outlets who initially reported the description of this kid being a commie but they went back and wiped them clean — just like in Stalinist Russia!

Blake on December 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Oops I think partisan went off to sulk.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM

if he didn’t have a gun, his ideology would’ve killed no one

partisan on December 15, 2013

Socialism is such a dangerous ideology that all guns must be confiscated? Well, that explains why commies, national socialists and other progressive collectivists confiscate guns.

forest on December 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM

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nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Marcus Traianus on December 15, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Well said. That’s what makes them so violent and controlling.

juliesa on December 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM

This kerfuffle comes across as a case of the actual reporter(s) for the Denver Post putting the facts in the story and initially getting them onto the website — even if they did bury Pierson’s socialist beliefs 15 paragraphs down. But that apparently wasn’t good enough for an editor at the paper, who came along (likely between the time it hit the website and when it was being laid out for the print edition), looked at the copy and decided the socialist graph was damaging to his or her ideological beliefs and removed it.

From a larger standpoint, while I doubt the Denver Post has its own full-time White House correspondent, it makes it harder for the big media to justify getting angry over not being allowed to have their own photographers and videographers covering the president, on the grounds the White House will then slant the images to show Obama in the best possible light, when you have editors like these at the Denver Post and elsewhere, arbitrarily editing out pertinent facts in a story in order to show their personal political beliefs in the best possible light. (And of course it goes without saying if Pierson had been offering up pro-Tea Party statements to other students and slamming Democrats on his Facebook page, all of that not only would have gotten into the Post’s story and stayed there, but would have been way further up in the story than the 15th paragraph to begin with.)

jon1979 on December 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I get that all the time from you pro-rape lefties. I once used a gun to frighten off an unarmed rapist who was twice my size. If you had your way, I would have been raped. So you are pro-rape. Get it, stupid?

juliesa on December 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM

while that experience is terrible, it is just one anecdote

you could’ve also defended yourself with taser, mace, etc

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM

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nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Neither is your brain.

BeachBum on December 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM

you are my enemy, forever. Anyone who wants to disarm innocent people is my enemy. juliesa on December 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Yep. And I’ll go down swinging to protect that right.

wolly4321 on December 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM

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nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Grammar seems to be on the fritz, too.

turfmann on December 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM

listens2glenn on December 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

.
um, hitler was an archconservative

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

.
um, nope … the German Nazi Party was, and remains a party of BIG, Socialized Government.

That makes them . L I B E R A L ….. and makes your claims about them being any kind of “conservative” a L I E.

listens2glenn on December 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM

this comment is so stupid that it does not deserve a response

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Rio Linda Refugee on December 15, 2013 at 10:28 AM

you could’ve also defended yourself with taser, mace, etc

nonpartisan on December 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Typical leftist statement…aaahhh, we don’t want to hurt the poor misguided criminal, he just needs therapy, so lets not leave a mark on him while defending ourselves.

BeachBum on December 15, 2013 at 10:28 AM

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