Media Tries To Demonize Shotguns So They Can Pretend Gun Control Is Working

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The New York Times printed a story where they tried to do two things:
Demonize shotguns (in lieu of AR-15′s)
Spin the Navy Yard shooting story and make it seem like gun control worked

The original narrative about Monday’s mass shooting at the Navy Yard involving an AR-15 rifle fell apart. So, the new demon in the revised story appears to be the Remington Model 870 shotgun. The New York Times wrote:

“Aaron Alexis of Texas, bought a law-enforcement-style shotgun — an 870 Remington pump-action — and used it on Monday as he rampaged through the navy yard”



That’s right: it’s not just a shotgun… but, a “law-enforcement-style shotgun“… whatever that means. The NY Times went on to explain:

“…he used shotgun shells that had roughly a dozen large ball-bearing-like shots in them, increasing their lethal nature. “When he discharged, the pieces of lead would spread the farther they went,” the one official said. “It is similar to weapons used in bird shooting but on a more serious scale.”

The press always seems to be surprised and shocked that firearms are dangerous. They go out of their way to exaggerate the function of the projectiles to make them seem scarier. The Remington 870 shotgun is one of the most successful and popular shotguns in America. It was introduced in 1951, and has been a favorite of hunters for its reliability. It’s also been used by law enforcement, the military and private security agencies for decades. There are millions of these guns in homes all across America.

The NY Times also tried to make it seem that gun control worked:

“The suspect in the killing of 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday test-fired an AR-15 assault rifle at a Virginia gun store last week but was stopped from buying one because state law there prohibits the sale of such weapons to out-of-state buyers, according to two senior law enforcement officials. Instead, the suspect, Aaron Alexis of Texas, bought a law-enforcement-style shotgun — an 870 Remington pump-action — and used it on Monday as he rampaged through the navy yard”

The reality is that the high death toll was caused by gun control. Military bases are essentially “gun free zones” and have been since 1993. A lot of people are starting to question the wisdom of keeping these laws in place after the Ft. Hood and Navy Yard military base massacres. Gun control doesn’t work. Gun free zones don’t work. One needs only to look at Chicago to see the results of not allowing people to defend themselves from killers.

The NY Times are not the only ones spinning this story to push for gun control. The Daily Mail (in the UK) proclaimed the Remington 870 “can load six shells at once.” That’s right… six!

Anti-gun cheerleaders, like Piers Morgan, were trying real hard to make the whole story about ‘assault weapons’. After the facts came out, it turned out that the shooter didn’t even use an AR-15 so, the media started back peddling. After spending his entire segment Monday lambasting the AR-15, Piers Morgan posted this on Twitter – basically saying: “Facts doesn’t matter … guns are still evil”.

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