I can't help but notice that the usual demonization of the weapon used in the crime is missing in this case. If it were a semi-auto handgun with higher-than-comfort-level capacity magazines or a semi-auto rifle of a certain design type, that would be the lead sentence in the coverage. In this case, a small caliber semi-auto rifle was used (probably .22, the reporting has been unclear on this). Since this does not fit the narrative of the AR style of gun that is currently being targeted for a ban in Washington and Oregon, the discussion of the weapon is curiously missing or buried in all news reporting of this story. This crime seems to cut the legs out from under the argument that banning certain types of firearms and magazines can solve the problem of mass shootings. Has anybody noticed this in the coverage? I also noticed that many of the news outlets covering this story do not have a comment section for reader's responses. The 4th Estate is increasingly uninterested in any accountability in the coverage of these stories.