Last night, a gunman shot into a crowd of people at a country music concert in Las Vegas. As of the time I’m writing this, reports say at least 50 people have been confirmed dead and over 400 are believed injured. It is a horrific act, and my thoughts and prayers are with the victims.
Because facts are not fully known, I’m not going to speculate. I’ll have more to say tomorrow as facts develop.
Facts often change …
Developing situations have developing facts … When atrocities like the Vegas shooting occur, the media tries to get out the facts of what happened. Yes, sometimes that coverage is tinged by ideology, but more often it is not. That said, it is important to remember that facts are developing. What authorities know about the events often changes, and thus what the media reports also changes. Remember that when looking at the news.
Beware fake news sites … I’m not talking about the MSM here; I’m taking about genuine fake news sites that are made to look like real news sites and have an agenda. As I mentioned on Twitter earlier this morning, please check multiple sources before sharing anything that seems like it pushes a narrative, and separate fact from opinion.
Good information on fully automatic gun laws … There is a lot of misleading information circulating on the laws regarding “machine gun” ownership. Some of my colleagues who are knowledgeable on gun laws have confirmed that this blog post, from three years ago, has an accurate reading of what the laws actually are. It is well worth the read.
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