CNN 'Confused' that Dayton Killer Backed Gun Control - Conservatives Weren't at All


CNN might have been confused, but conservatives weren’t.

As part of the torrential coverage of the weekend’s shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, the network that has made attacking the Trump White House its reason for existence managed to give some attention to one aspect of the Dayton gunman’s past that didn’t fit neatly into the left-wing narrative of the day.

But CNN just couldn’t seem to make sense of it.

As many who’ve followed developments in the Dayton case know, the 24-year-old gunman had a social history that demonstrated an affinity for left-wing causes and apparently wanted to see Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren elected as the next president.

He was also apparently a firm believer in gun control, which is something that puzzled CNN senior reporter Drew Griffin.

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“Add to this mystery a confusing Twitter account, which CNN has now confirmed belonged to the shooter and had been taken down,” Griffin told CNN anchor Kate Bolduan on Tuesday.

“It is very left-leaning, pro-antifa, anti-police. It seems to support progressive candidates in the Democratic Party. But also, why I say ‘confusing’ is, he retweets support for gun control after the El Paso shooting. Investigators continue to dig here.”

Check it out here:

It’s really hard to see exactly where the contradictions might be.

Are you surprised to hear that a leftist mass shooter supported gun control?

As Griffin reported, the Dayton shooter’s social media history showed a basic left-wing outlook — opposing police officers, supporting antifa and progressive leftists, etc.

Gun control — with its disregard for the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and its goal of putting weaponry only in the hands of an increasingly powerful government — is right up the left-wing alley.

And many of those who saw Griffin’s report knew it.

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Now, it’s understandable that a biased “news” operation like CNN might not like broadcasting the discovery that not all mass murderers are right-wingers. (In fact, the massive, horrible body counts of the 20th century’s mass murders were all accomplished by left-wing regimes — Soviet Russia, National Socialist Germany and Red China.)

But there is literally nothing confusing about a leftist believing in gun control.

For a true leftist, all power belongs in the hands of the government, with none for the citizenry.

And a leftist planning a mass shooting would certainly like nothing better than a target-rich environment full of victims incapable of defending themselves.

Even if CNN reporters can’t grasp that, conservatives can.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.