A look at tomorrow's front page…
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 13, 2016
The New York Daily News revealed their new cover on their Twitter page Sunday evening blaming the NRA for the terrorist attack over the weekend. They followed the tweet with an article this morning slamming the NRA for lobbying against an assault weapons ban:
His killing machine of choice was a mass murderer’s best friend — and his enabler a gun lobby that has long opposed efforts to keep assault weapons out of the hands of bloodthirsty maniacs.
The madman who killed at least 50 people and wounded 53 others at an Orlando club early Sunday was armed with an AR-15-type rifle. It’s the same style of weapon used to slaughter 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., in 2012.
Earlier that year, James Holmes used an AR-15 to murder 12 people and wound 70 in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.
There were calls to ban the weapon after the Newtown shootings, which led to a spike in sales. Gun manufacturers have called the AR-15 one of the most popular weapons in the U.S., with more than 3 million estimated to be in circulation.
“It was designed for the United States military to do to enemies of war exactly what it did this morning: kill mass numbers of people with maximum efficiency and ease,” lawyer Josh Koskoff, who’s representing Newtown families in their lawsuit against the gun industry, said Sunday.
This is clearly a liberal news outlets attempt at pushing the anti-gun agenda by capitalizing on a tragedy. Every time something horrible like this occurs with a gun, the left initiates a full frontal assault on the American people’s second amendment right.
These people completely overlook the root cause, in this case radical Islam, and immediately go after the low-hanging-fruit in front of them.
Imagine if this terrorist had used a bomb instead of gun. The story would remain focused on the victims and the blame would probably be pointed at the FBI for not detaining someone they interviewed on three separate occasions for terroristic threats (unless the authorities found guns and ammo in his apartment, then it would be back to banning guns).
Blaming a tool for the actions of a demented terrorist is a smoke screen that will be at the forefront of everyone’s mind for the next few months, and the catalyst for impending “common sense” legislation.
This will not fix the problem. It will not bring back the lives of 50 innocent people. It will not make you and your loved ones safer.
It will in fact do the exact opposite.