Immediately following the deadly shooting spree by a madman in Las Vegas on Saturday night that left 58 dead and hundreds wounded, Hillary jumped on Twitter to condemn the attack and to blame Republicans and the NRA.
Hillary tweeted, “The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.”
Our grief isn't enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017
Really? Attacking the NRA as if they had any part in this and making an innacurate comment about how bad it could have been had the shooter used a silencer.
From The Washington Post Fact Checker:
In a lengthy examination of the claims, the Post touched on several arguments critics made to challenge Clinton’s original Twitter comments – namely, that suppressors do not actually silence a weapon and might not have done much to mask the sound of the Las Vegas shooter’s hotel-room arsenal.
“Various reports have indicated that the Las Vegas shooter had AR-15-type rifles. A 30-decibel reduction means an AR-15 rifle would have a noise equivalent of 132 decibels. That is considered equivalent to a gunshot or a jackhammer,” the Post wrote.
The same column noted that officials located the gunman based on the trajectory of the shots as well.
Now Hillary is going after President Trump and the Republicans on the issue of gun control.
In an appearance on “The Tonight Show,” the former Democratic presidential candidate blasted the Republican response to Sunday night’s mass shooting that left 58 people dead and nearly 500 wounded, Fox News reports.
“I can’t believe that one whole political party in the greatest country on earth is totally sold to the gun lobby,” she told host Jimmy Fallon.
“The vast majority of Americans and the vast majority of gun owners know we need common sense gun safety measures,” she continued.
On “Outnumbered Overtime,” Charlie Hurt criticized Clinton for immediately politicizing a tragedy.
“This isn’t a time for trying to score political points,” Hurt said. “And Donald Trump, for all of his failings and faults, he doesn’t automatically turn into a political robot in these situations.”
He said there are no “simple fixes” for gun violence, and Democrats often imply that anyone who doesn’t support their gun control proposals doesn’t really care about preventing mass shootings.
Jehmu Greene argued that the only way to keep this important issue in the spotlight is to talk about it when there are incidents like what happened on Las Vegas on Sunday.
“That’s the only time people have an opportunity to talk about it and get support, is when the media opens it up,” she said.