In the eyes of those running the Mayors Against Illegal Guns ‘No More Names’ bus tour, Boston Marathon bomber and part time speedbump, Tamerlan Tsaraev was a victim of gun violence. “During the rally, supporters of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns read the names of those “killed with guns” since the Dec. 14 Newtown shootings — and Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s name was memorialized among the names of the dead.” You’ll remember, of course, that the deceased member of the Flying Tsarnaev Brothers troupe was killed in a shootout with police. So that must mean . . .
…that the people in the Joseph P. Murrah federal building killed by Timothy McVeigh were casualties of vehicular manslaughter. Does the NTSB include those murdered on 9/11 in their airline crash statistics? Surely Mayor Mike’s minions would have it that way. Did they also memorialize Adam Lanza as a (self-inflicted) victim of a senseless shooting, too?
The anti-gun group’s since apologized, but it’s clear that in their view, Bonnie and Clyde were just a couple of mixed up kids cut down in their prime by crazy gun-wielding (LEO) thugs. What about it? Was Tamerlan a victim?