Posted by DrJohn on 15 December, 2013 at 8:07 am. 10 comments already!

Karl Pierson is shown in a Facebook photo.

Bet you haven’t heard this from the major news outlets:

Colorado gunman Karl Pierson, who seriously injured a 17-year-old girl when he opened fire at his school, supported tougher gun laws.

The 18-year-old, who had been dropped from the debate team, was said to have had strong views on politics and gun control, classmates said.

Pierson was also allegedly suspended from the school in September for making threats against the team coach, Tracy Murphy, believed to have been the target for Friday’s attack.

‘He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff,’ junior Abbey Skoda told the Denver Post.

The paper reported that Pierson had once posted an image on Facebook with the slogan: ‘The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ’em Die, Climate Change: Let ’em Die, Gun Violence: Let ’em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ’em Die, More War: Let ’em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?’

The post had been removed on Saturday.

Despite seemingly supporting gun control, Pierson legally bought the shotgun that he used only one week before carrying out his attack.

The teenager carried out his attack while his mother, who he had been living with since his parents divorced, was out of town caring for a sick relative.

During the attack he fired five times, shooting 17-year-old Claire Davis at point blank range, before shooting himself in the library.

Pierson has been described as a “very opinionated socialist.”

While liberals blamed the NRA for the tragic Arapahoe High School shooting, it turns out the alleged shooter was one of their own, according to the Denver Post. An article posted at Saturday said that one classmate identified senior Karl Pierson as a “very opinionated Socialist.”

The Post said Pierson described himself as a “Keynesian” on Facebook who mocked Republicans and had outspoken views on a variety of topics — including guns.

The Denver Post saw fit to edit out Pierson’s socialist description. What read as

Now reads

“Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with Pierson, described him as very opinionated.”

Facebook didn’t mind the anti-Republican vitriol until the shooting. They then decided to sanitize the record of young man who committed a crime with a Joe Biden-endorsed weapon. The Denver Post edited out the shooter’s left wing tendencies. Liberals jumped on the opportunity to blame the NRA, complete with death threats, for a crime committed by one of their own.

That’s about right. Also, it’s very illuminating that finding the unvarnished truth so often means seeking foreign news sources.