Last month, we covered the story of an attempted mass shooting at a Kroger in Louisville, KY.
The article I wrote was based on media reporting that said that the killer told one of his victims “whites don’t kill whites”. The killing was later ended by a good guy with a carry permit.
As John Lott points out (in an article I’ll be revisiting later this week), the media left out a key fact of the story:
National media outlets such as ABC and NBC covered the attack, noting that the alleged gunman told another white man that: “Whites don’t kill whites.” It sounded as if the gunman was merely reassuring a bystander that he had nothing to worry about. But reporters left out the crucial first part of the quote. The killer said: “Don’t shoot me. I won’t shoot you. Whites don’t shoot whites.” The other white person was pointing a permitted concealed handgun at the killer.
The killer ran, murdered another (black) woman, before being engaged by Dominic Rozier, a good guy with a gun and a family to defend.
There’s a lot of other good stuff in the article; more later this week.