Liberals who insisted that we not politicize last week’s attack in New York City by an Islamic extremist who drove a rented truck onto a bike path killing eight people, were quick to politicize Sunday’s tragic shooting in Texas.
At least 26 people were killed at a church in Sutherland Springs, a small town east of San Antonio, and more than 20 others wounded when a gunman wearing tactical gear opened fire. The killer’s motive is unknown and he was later found dead in his vehicle after fleeing the scene when armed local residents intervened during the massacre.
Gun grabbers immediately took to social media to denounce gun laws in Texas — for the record, the shooter, Devin Kelley, 26, had reportedly been dishonorable discharged from the Air Force and could not legally purchase a firearm.
Among those leading the way was Actress Alyssa Milano.
“There are no background checks on long guns (AR15s) in Texas,” the poorly informed actress tweeted.
There are no background checks on long guns (AR15s) in Texas.
Thanks for the info @shannonrwatts.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 6, 2017
Milano based her analogy on an equally misinformed tweet from Shannon Watts, the founder of the Michael Bloomberg-funded gun control group Moms Demand Action.
That means he’s prohibited purchaser, but there’s absolutely no regulation of long guns (AR15s) in Texas. No background check required. https://t.co/H0oqxgEsx9
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 6, 2017
The gun control crowd was quick to discount the fact that armed citizens brought the massacre to an end, saving countless lives.
Outspoken conservative actor James Woods offered a spot-on counter to Igor Volsky, of the George Soros-backed Center for American Progress, who claimed: “Good guys DIDN’T stop bad guy w/ gun.”
“You are completely wrong. The facts: a gun owner with a legally registered weapon stopped a killer who was using weapons barred by law,” Woods replied.
You are completely wrong. The facts: a gun owner with a legally registered weapon stopped a killer who was using weapons barred by law. https://t.co/RslnZrCZNP
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 6, 2017
And while the gun control crowd can be counted on to respond to tragic shootings with campaigns of misinformation designed to restrict the right to own a firearm in America, social media users can also be counted on to set the record straight.
Here’s a sampling of responses to Milano’s “bald-faced lie” from Twitter:
I have actually purchased an AR-style rifle here in the State of Texas.
And this is a bald-faced lie. https://t.co/iQ1pNhHKWg
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) November 6, 2017
Unlike you, I’ve actually purchased an AR15 in Texas. And a background check was conducted. https://t.co/yl79nV2i1q
— Josh Perry ? (@MrJoshPerry) November 6, 2017
By all means, let's have pop stars and actors weigh in on govt. policy. You're sure to get 1000% accurate info like this!
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) November 6, 2017
This, people, is why we don't listen to actors on politics. https://t.co/U3QuQwMrg3
— Joshua Sharf (@joshuasharf) November 6, 2017
Are you and Chelsea Handler having a contest on who is the most ignorant on Twitter? Guess what? You're winning. https://t.co/Q11AaX4pQG
— ❤⚾? magan ?⚾❤ (@megdogwuff) November 6, 2017
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) November 6, 2017
TBH, there's really nothing GOP consultants want more than liberals talking about guns to voters https://t.co/LKgycqoZaJ
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) November 6, 2017
Your background check fact is wrong. Moreover, felon/ dishonorable discharge can’t legally possess firearm. Gun control impacts lawful folk
— kyle Miller (@DadRadkyle) November 6, 2017
Guns do not kill people. People with no respect for life kill people. Kinda like Planned Parenthood
— Maggs (@Maggsdodger) November 6, 2017
U don’t even know how uninformed you really are! That is complete nonsense. Those background checks are federal law and apply to all riffles
— Carrie (@Gordon37Carrie) November 6, 2017
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