The mainstream media’s investigators tried their level bestto find something about Robert Lewis Dear (shown), the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter who killed three and wounded nine in a five-hour stand-off that ended late Friday afternoon. Something — anything — that would support the agenda the media insist on promoting: that he was a protester at Planned Parenthood for killing babies and selling their body parts, that he was connected somehow with a right-wing wacko group with an anti-government agenda, or that he was representative of “gun nuts” so hated by the Left.
After hours of investigation, including conversations with neighbors in North and South Carolina, and in Hartsel, Colorado, where Dear lived, they came up with almost exactly nothing — which proves the point: No background check, no matter how rigorous, would have picked this guy up. But background checks are the solution, according to anti-gunners, including the president, who blamed the shooting on the weapon Dear was using instead of Dear himself. Obama said, “[Dear] opened fire with an assault weapon [that] forced fear upon … more Americans and their families.”
In March of 2002, Lynn Roberts, a neighbor of Dear’s in North Carolina while he was living in a small house with no electricity, reported that Dear had been “leering” at her and “making unwanted advancements to [her].” In July of that year she obtained a restraining order against him.
In November, 2002, Dear shot a neighbor’s dog with a pellet gun.
In September of 2004, Douglas Moore, another neighbor of Dear’s, reported to the police that Dear had threatened him, telling him that “he was going to do bodily harm to him because [Dear] thought that [Moore] had pushed his motorcycle over on the ground.”
Those charges were dismissed.
That’s all they could find. No affiliations with the Ku Klux Klan or neo-Nazis. No memberships in groups expressing concerns about abortion or out-of-control government. No church memberships. No explosives in his trailer. Nothing that would indict Dear as one who fit the mainstream media’s profile.