Alternative Fact of the Week: NRA wants to regulate gun access

Alternative Fact of the Week: NRA wants to regulate gun access

On Thursday morning, the NRA released a video that accuses media companies, without evidence, of profiting off mass shootings.

It has been more than a week since the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, and students are demanding change to make sure it will be the last tragedy of its kind.

Ms Loesch also accused the media of "loving" gun massacres.

Trump had tweeted just days after the shooting, "Very sad that the Federal Bureau of Investigation missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter".

"Opportunists wasted not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain", LaPierre said in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

"I'm saying the problems that we face today can not be solved by gun laws alone, and I'm going to tell you what we've done already, what I hope we'll do moving forward", said Rubio, before Guttenberg interrupted him. "Crying white mothers are ratings gold".

"I'm going to say something that some people are going to say is 'controversial, '" Loesch said.

Onstage at the BB&T Center Wednesday night in front of thousands of grieving Floridians, including families of the 17 students and teachers mowed down by a teen with a military-style weapon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch showed at least a little decency. "How am I supposed to go on?" asks Ashley Kurth, the teacher who shielded her own students from gunfire last week. "I think at one point it got a little messed up cause one of the young [women] asked Dana a question when she wasn't even on stage yet, which I thought was a little odd".

Loesch was a former writer and editor for the conservative site, which is run by former White House strategist Stephen Bannon. When the NRA says they don't want monsters to have guns it's far more likely they want to see the mentally ill locked up (although how authorities would diagnose such individuals or accomplish the near-impossible task of predicting their dangerousness remains a mystery) than it is that they want to restrict anyone's access to firearms of most any type.

- Do guns kill people or do people kill people?

Trump announced Tuesday that he is directing the Justice Department to propose a ban for bump stock firearm modifications. "Guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids in this school this week", Guttenberg said.

What's likelier is that Loesch has spent years gaslighting the public about guns and gun control and she simply can't help herself in front of a friendly audience.

"And I do support any law that would keep guns out of the hands of a deranged killer".

Trump didn't backpedal on his stance, but rather offered support of the NRA by calling them "Great People" and "Great American Patriots" who "will do the right thing".

"I understand that", Tapper interrupted. "They do need to come to the table", Camerota said. "Excuse me? I'm a student".

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