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Speaking of guns, an actual incident.

by MarkatNite / March 28, 2005 2:24 PM PST

No offense intended toward EdH's thread, but here's something that actually happened recently. And oddly, you won't find it reported on CNN. But if you search the other major news websites for "Schiavo McKenzie":

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7292510/

Michael W. Mitchell, of Rockford, Ill., entered Randall's Firearms Inc. in Seminole just before 6 p.m. Thursday with a box cutter and tried to steal a gun...

Randy McKenzie, the owner of Randall's Firearms, said Mitchell pulled out the box cutter and broke the glass on a couple of display cases.

"He told me if I wasn't on Terri's side then I wasn't on God's side, either," McKenzie told The Associated Press.

McKenzie said he then pointed his own gun at Mitchell and ordered him to lie on the ground. But Mitchell fled out the store's back door before police arrived, he said.


http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-03-25-police-schiavo_x.htm

McKenzie said he then pointed his own gun at Mitchell and ordered him to lie on the ground. But Mitchell fled out the store's back door before police arrived, he said.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,151549,00.html

McKenzie said he then pointed his own gun at Mitchell and ordered him to lie on the ground. But Mitchell fled out the store's back door before police arrived, he said.

But a search of CNN.com for "Schiavo McKenzie" returns no hits. Altering the search string to "Schiavo Mitchell" returns:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/03/25/schiavo/

On Thursday, police arrested an Illinois man they said robbed a gun store in Seminole, Florida, as part of an attempt to "rescue Terri Schiavo."

Michael W. Mitchell, 20, faces charges of attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault and criminal mischief, said Marianne Pasha, spokeswoman for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.


Yup, that's the entirety of CNN's report on the incident. Notice anything different?

Not that CNN is biased or anything.

Oh, and also note that this incident (and others like it) wouldn't be counted in the oft cited (and oft misattributed) King County study, as no one was shot, much less killed.

Mark

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