What determines the ‘value’ of a news story? Read this article, it might help clarify a few things. Gang shootings, even unproven affiliation, just isn’t as exciting as kids killing kids. Remember the red flag laws? This is California, they can take a person’s guns at will yet even with a protective order, they didn’t take this guys guns. He was known for domestic violence, yet, kept his guns. What do these three separate incidents prove? First, gun laws didn’t work, second, dead kids sells copy.
California has experienced a recent surge in shootings and gun violence, as three mass shootings have occurred since Thursday in Santa Clarita, Fresno, and Paradise Hills. Across news platforms, the Saugus High School shooting in Santa Clarita has received in-depth coverage in comparison to the limited exposure and misinformation circulated in the reporting on the Fresno Hmong community shooting.