Friday, May 30, 2014
Callling It Murder Or Calling It A Shooting - What's The Difference?
Does it matter if we call a violent act using a firearm that results in death a murder or a shooting?
It does according to this latest commentary from Dom Raso. Calling something a murder denotes the evil intent and focuses on the perpetrator of the crime. However, as the media is more likely to do, calling it a shooting focuses on the tool used and not the intent. The former is news while the latter is propaganda and allows the media to push its anti-gun agenda.