Can you believe what Moms Demand Action has to say about the Paris attack?
Truth be told; I have no clue what goes on over at Moms Demand Action’s Twitter account because they blocked me. Fortunately, they seem to have left Jazz Shaw over at our sister site Hot Air alone–and he found this rather interesting tweet. And by rather interesting, I mean completely inaccurate and inappropriate:
Our hearts are with the victims and survivors of the horrific mass shooting and violent attacks in Paris today. pic.twitter.com/vMs5jkH9vI
— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) November 13, 2015
Whoever is doing communications for Moms Demand needs to be replaced… fast.
“Our hearts are with the victims and survivors of the horrific mass shooting and violent attacks in Paris today.”
Mass shooting? This was an act of terrorism by the Islamic State against the French people. Suicide bombers were involved. In fact, that’s how most of the victims were killed at the Bataclan Concert Hall, the bloodiest of the six locations targeted by terrorists, because the gunmen set off their explosive belts after they had taken 100 people hostage inside. It just goes to show you that anti-gun liberals need to politicize foreign terror incidents to make themselves relevant. A mass shooting and a terrorist incident are both horrible events committed by insane people. They’re also completely different animals. The Islamic State attacked France due to geopolitical and societal grievances, which weren’t serious in the slightest, but no doubt these horrific attacks sought “to intimidate or coerce a civilian population,” that being the state of France. They had a political goal, whereas the vast majority of most mass shootings don’t share those political overtones.
Shaw makes a note that this isn’t the first time Moms Demand botched distinguishing between a mass shooting and a terrorist incident. In 2013, the group held a demonstration in Concord, New Hampshire, where they read aloud victims on gun violence, including Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev (wasn’t he run over by a car?).