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Using tragedy to push gun control

Sunday, August 12, 2012

gun control

The post-Aurora willingness of The New York Times, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and liberal politicians to exploit a tragedy to advance their policy agendas was predictable, but shameful.

The initial New York Times story on the tragedy was headlined “Gunman kills 12 in Colorado, reviving gun debate.” The most important aspect of what happened was apparently not the body count, but the opportunity the shooting would give The Times and others within the liberal community to once again raise the “need” for more gun control.

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