NRA attacks Gabby Giffords over gun safety control legislation with ‘pathetic’ tweet MOCKING her shooting in 2011. That’s the rather lengthy, more-than-slightly sanctimonious and entirely misleading headline over at dailymail.co.uk regarding the NRA tweet above, which linked to the Breitbart News story here. Not to mix metaphors (much), the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex saw the tweet, got on its high horse and had a cow . . .
BN showed that [gun control advocates’] claims that background checks are a way of “stopping violence” can’t even survive Giffords’ personal experience. After all, her attacker, Jared Loughner, passed a background check to acquire the gun with which he attacked her in January 2011.
After BN reported this, the NRA tweeted the story and media and gun controllers lost it. Slate, MSNBC, Daily Mail, Huffington Post UK, Tucson Weekly, Mother Jones, Blue Nation Review, Daily Kos, Chicago Sun Times, The Hill, New York Daily News, San Francisco Sentinel, Inquistr, and others were aghast that Breitbart News actually tested Giffords’ claims.
But no one displayed the conviction that Giffords’ views were above criticism quite as well as MSNBC’s Al Sharpton. On March 6 he asked: “How can the NRA tweet anything like this about Giffords after all that she went through?”
In other words, Giffords is their human shield.
Once again, thanks to breitbartnews.com, we’re confronted by gun control advocates’ stunning hypocrisy.
Anti-gunners like MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell can make inflammatory remarks like this – “We don’t know yet exactly how Tamerlan Tsarnaev got the gun used to assassinate Officer Sean Collier and to wound Officer Richard Donohue. But we do know that getting that gun was made easier — much, much easier — by the life’s work of Wayne LaPierre,” But NRA jefe Wayne LaPierre can’t point out that Giffords’ killer passed a background check; a backdoor registration scheme that threatens all Americans’ gun rights.
Anyway, anything that riles-up the antis this much, that makes Mother Jones want to vomit can’t be a bad thing, can it?