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Problem, Reaction, Solution, Guns and News on the March

Saturday Session with Bishop from 3 to 7p CST on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Today: Boston bombing oddities and questions, Guns and more! Don't miss another jam packed show of one-of-a-kind analysis of the biggest covered and under-covered stories that affect our lives!

Private mercs at the bombing?
Private mercs at the bombing?

Problem

Where do we even start with what happened in Boston? The story -- We'll talk about what happened at the Boston Marathon and all the circumstances surrounding it. From all corners, people were reaching out to those impacted by the tragedy of two bombs being set off and that can not be dismissed. The public servants who were there, the medical crews, the neighbors that opened their arms, those in the immediate area -- all stepped up to make the situation better for all involved. But that doesn't dismiss the questions.

Reaction

After laying it all out, we'll criticize how the media (both mainstream and alternative) handled the flood of information coming out about the attacks and how certain things were absolutely wrong, distorted, or simply covered up. What about the mercs? What about the drills? Were the two suspects really capable of doing what they're accused of doing? Initial reports of arrests were wrong. Initial reports of them robbing a convenience store were wrong. If they got those things wrong, what other things are wrong about this story?

Solution

Regardless of how soon it is, we'll still talk about how the incident will be used to justify certain actions. Some of those "solutions" will include an increasing militarized police force (which could get even more federalized), possible background checks for purchasing black powder for reloading ammunition, and how about those Miranda Rights? Could this whole episode be a test of indefinite detention? They already got away with that in the case of Bradley Manning, but he was in the military so his rights are limited. What about a 19-year-old resident alien? Where are his rights?

Guns

There were several victories in the front of securing the right to keep and bear arms including the senate voting down expanded background checks and Illinois voting down "may issue" for a possible conceal carry law. But don't let your guard down. The push is still there and they're going to look for every bit of compromise they can--now is not the time to back away.

Asking questions years later

This week marks the anniversary of some terrible events in American history. Now we can add the Boston Marathon Bombing to that list. Not sure how much time will be spent on these other important events, but if you have time you should watch Rules of Engagement about the Waco, Texas massacre of 1993 and A Noble Lie about the Oklahoma City Bombing of 1995.

News on the March

Everything from the latest bomber suspect news to what's happening in West, Texas to the growing conflicts overseas and the war against your rights. That's all ahead tonight with Saturday Session.

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