Even though Omar Mateen, the alleged gunman in the shooting at an Orlando nightclub, called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS prior to the shooting, liberals on Twitter blamed the NRA for the shooting.
— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) June 12, 2016
Such a tragedy in Orlando…. Thanks NRA.The gun lobby is not the will of the people of this country!
— Billy West (@TheBillyWest) June 12, 2016
Of course, former CNN talking head Piers Morgan — who knows better even though he hates the NRA and the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms — weighed in:
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 12, 2016
Here’s a tweet that shows just how ignorant anti-gun leftists are on the issue:
— Hisham A. Bharoocha (@HishamBharoocha) June 12, 2016
Hello? The NRA is not a legislative body, so it can’t create restrictions on gun laws.
Facts, I know. They’re so inconvenient to the left.
Naturally, anti-gun ghouls are using the Orlando shooting to demand even more gun control.
— Liz Feldman (@thelizfeldman) June 12, 2016
Isis will be delighted Mateen had guns, but NRA & conservative lobby made sure he could buy them legally despite FBI investigations #Orlando
— Lucy Wainwright (@Whoozley) June 12, 2016
Actually, no — the NRA does not formulate law nor does it implement it.
Actress Felicity Huffman asked:
And was told she should direct the question elsewhere:
— Scuba Steve ?? (@lcac31) June 12, 2016
Hillary Clinton weighed in and decided to use the attack as a toll to fight for gun control.
The Hill reported:
Law enforcement and politicians have speculated about connections to terrorism.
Clinton went on to say that international terror groups need to be defeated and the U.S. should continue to counter their recruiting efforts.
“This was also an act of hate. The gunman attacked an LGBT nightclub during Pride Month. To the LGBT community: Please know that you have millions of allies across our country. I am one of them,” Clinton said.
The former secretary of State also called for gun control, saying the U.S. needs to keep guns “like the ones used last night” out of the hands of terrorists and criminals.
“This is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States, and it reminds us once more that weapons of war have no place on our streets,” Clinton said.
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