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Maybe Ann reads the Daily Paul because I posted the link

to this study a week ago.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=272929

Make sure to read the footnotes too:

7 One puzzle is why the media rarely reports the role of guns in ending attacks. Consider the shooting spree at a
high school in Pearl, Miss. in 1997 that left two students dead. An assistant principal stopped the attack by
retrieving his handgun from his car and physically immobilized the shooter for over five minutes before police
arrived. A Lexis-Nexis search indicates that 687 articles appeared the first month after the attack but only 19
stories mentioned the assistant principal and only 10 mentioned that he used a gun to stop the attack. Some
stories simply stated that the assistant principal was “credited by police with helping capture the boy'' or that he
had disarmed the shooter. No story that mentioned the assistant principal’s role was aired on the national
evening news. A story on CBS with Dan Rather, which ran more than a month later, noted that the assistant
principal “eventually subdued the young gunman.” But these stories provided no explanation how of he had
accomplished this feat.
In another, school-related shooting in Edinboro, Pa., which left one teacher dead, the owner of a nearby
restaurant, pointed a shotgun at the shooter as he was reloading his gun. The police did not arrive until 11
minutes later. Nearly 600 news stories discussed this crime during the next month, yet only 35 mentioned the
restaurant owner’s role. Moreover, these stories did not mention that a shotgun was used to stop the crime. The
New York Daily News, for example, explained that the restaurant owner “persuaded [the killer] to surrender,”
while The Atlanta Journal wrote how he “chased [the killer] down and held him until police came.”