Lefties Call for Gun Control - Blame Tea Party For Registered Demonrat Killings
It's useless to speculate at this point, but CNN's Piers Morgan appears to be the first lefty out of the box to call for stricter gun control.
CNN host Piers Morgan wasted little time today to use the Colorado theater massacre to call for curbs on Americans' Second Amendment rights. On Twitter this morning, Morgan has so far tweeted three times in regard to the tragedy. Shortly after 6 AM central, Morgan tweeted "Horrendous details from this Colorado cinema shooting. America has got to do something about its gun laws. Now is the time."
About half an hour later, Morgan tweeted: "More Americans will buy guns after this, to defend themselves, and so the dangerous spiral descends. When/how does it stop?"
Twitter users reacted angrily, tweeting to Morgan to keep his opinions to himself.
But Morgan was not finished. Ten minutes later he retreated a bit, tweeting "Lunatics like this will always try and get guns. It should be 100,000 times harder than it is for them to do so. That's my point."
That was not the point of his first two tweets. Not even close.
Bloomberg News wasn't far behind.
By the end of the day, the left will have found a way to blame the shooting on the right -- even without evidence. That's the way these shootings have gone the last couple of years and we can't expect anything different this time.
Update from Thomas Lifson:
As Rick predicted, the Left is busily pinning this on the Tea Party and Rush Limbaugh. So far, not known attempt to identify Sarah Palin as the real cause, but then it has only been a few hours.
Joel Pollak of Breitbart called out George Stephanopoulos and Brian Ross of ABC for a shameful attempt to identify James Holmes with the Tea Party, and thereby further the media-generated fiction that the Tea Party is nothing but a bunch of dangerous right wing crazies, at the edge of violence.
Stephanolpoulos: I'm going to go to Brian Ross. You've been investigating the background of Jim Holmes here. You found something that might be significant.
Ross: There's a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. Now, we don't know if this is the same Jim Holmes. But it's Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.
Stephanolpoulos: Okay, we'll keep looking at that. Brian Ross, thanks very much.
How interesting that Ross and ABC News should think to look to the Tea Party website first--and to broadcast politically volatile information without verifying if that "Jim Holmes" is the same as the suspect.
The "Jim Holmes" page on the Colorado Tea Party website is advertising an event with Middle East commentator Brigitte Gabriel next Thursday, July 26--hardly the behavior of a man who expected to be committing a deadly crime on July 20 for which he would certainly be apprehended and might not survive.
Meanwhile, Rush had the gall to discuss the plot of the movie and its use of a villain named Bane right at the moment the Obama campaign was demonizing Bain Capital. That naturally makes him responsible for the attack.
One would think that in the wake of the embarrassment of trying to pin Jared Loughner's insane crime on Sarah Palin, journalists would have learned their lesson. But people like Stephanopoulos and Ross are so consumed by their propagandistic mindset, they cannot resist making fools of themselves.
It is inevitable this will be used to promote gun grabs.