Media ghouls immediately start gun control rhetoric in wake of Empire State Building shooting

Well, that didn’t take long, did it? Media swiftly joined celebrity ghouls and the always disgraceful Mayor Bloomberg in politicizing the Empire State Building shooting. Unbiased? Yeah, right. As always, media outlets use events solely to push an agenda. In this case, they are politicizing and gleefully dancing on the backs of dead and injured.

Also joining in? Univision social media director and self-proclaimed “journalist.”

Totally no bias there, huh? Some Twitter users try to teach her about reporting on facts.

MSNBC, of course, “leans forward” to dance on graves and spike a political football in the faces of the injured.

What else should we expect? They got the talking points from their liberal overlords after the Aurora Theater shooting. Like Soledad O’Brien, perhaps they all follow the lead of leftist blogs. And, remember, shameless, shameful and disgraceful leftist ghouls told us then that scoring political points in the wake of a horrible shooting is just hunky-dory.

That’s what happens when one has no moral compass. Media included.

  • boba2869

    I am sure the shooter was not aware of the strict NYC gun laws (sarcasm).

  • DANEgerus

    The original gun control movement was to disarm Black Republicans… they’ve just widened the net to all Republicans

  • Ntr

    Perhaps NYC should outlaw sawed-off shotguns…oh wait, those are illegal. Yet MSNBC is still blathering on about strengthening gun control law where gun control laws are amongst the strictest in the nation on top of the type of gun the guy was said to have has been illegal for a long time.

  • $21367552

    Yeah, almost as ghoulish as tweeting a few hours (minutes?) after the FRC shooting trying to pin the blame on SPLC and gay rights groups.

    • OneNation245

      And it was their inflamatory rhetoric that is responsible. You guys never give up with the twisting and turning of the facts to meet your illogical freedom-less agenda.

    • Garth Haycock

      You are aware that the FRC shooter is affiliated with an LGBT group, aren’t you?

      • John Nevola

        How would anyone know that. There was a veritable news blackout on that whole incident! Censorship at its best!

      • Rob Jones

        Oh sure Garth, anyone can make a compelling argument if they’re willing to stoop to using *facts*.

        • Garth Haycock

          Hi five, my friend!

  • Rob Jones

    Bloomberg’s cops hit bystanders. Their incompetence is supposed to be an argument for me NOT to be armed… and just depend on the cops?

    Gotta be a liberal to follow that sorta pretzel shaped logic.

    • Sam I. Metler

      NYC cops are some of the worst when it comes to aim and shoot skills.

    • BeeKaaay

      Its an argument to disarm the cops and arm the LAW ABIDING people :)

    • Andrew C Eden-Balfour

      Unless your a crack-shot, chances are the bystander with the gun would just be as bad as the cops and make the situation worsee.

      • Clinton Pirtle

        As 32 year retired officer, competitive shooter, and firearms instructor, a lot of officers just qualify. Time is so precious, family, extra jobs, shift work and train when paid and manditory. When budgets are cut the first thing to go is training. Officers have less confidence in their ability and more mistake prone. I’m not second quessing these officers, they stopped the bad guy and put their lives on the line. I’ve been there and done that. I’m referring to police having to do more and more with less and with more restrictions. As a Concealed Handgun Instructor I have met many civilians that can outshoot the average officer. They are not trained police officers, that is emphasized. They can however with an element of surprise do wonders in active shooter situations. We have a lot of warriors, ex-military, police and CHL holders that are hampered from making a difference by gun free zones.

    • janhalt

      Maybe gun control should be directed at the cops. They caused unnecessary pain and created unsafe conditions at this scene.

  • Brad Donald

    MSNBC all the class of ambulance chasers.

    • Garth Haycock

      Ouch. That’s an insult to personal injury lawyers everywhere.

      Full disclosure: I’m not a lawyer.

      • Brad Donald

        We might enter an age where people say that ambulance chasers are like MSNBC now that i think about it.

  • MovingToNevada

    I was under the impression that handguns were illegal to own in NYC, unless you had actually obtained a nearly unobtainable permit.

    • Garth Haycock

      You are correct. But the progressive mindset is to ignore the facts and rule by emotion.

      • MovingToNevada

        Yes, nothing new there…

        • Sam I. Metler

          Remember gun laws and gun control are/is to punish the legal. A criminal does not care about the law, carry permit and most likely they stole the gun during another crime. So yes the left seeks to punish all. To bad gun sales are on the rise and you would have a better chance outlawing fossil fuels 100% then guns.

    • freeinaz

      Murder is also against the law.

  • JoeBideyourtime

    Let’s talk about moving the gun control nuts that want to be disarmed into one state so that everyone knows where they are at and they can shred the constitution there and leave the rest of us alone.

    • Rob

      I was just gonna send them all to France. Why displace Americans from their homes for liberals, just to have them whine and complain about something else? Let France deal with them, they’ll be ecstatic with each other.

  • JustLurkin

    Hey, stoopid media! Here’s one of your own admitting that the cops showed up and shot some innocents! Concealed carry on the scene HAVE NEVER DONE THAT. Disarm the cops and issue concealed carry immediately. The injured/dead will decrease almost immediately.

    “Police killed the suspect and at least nine others were wounded, some by stray police gunfire, city officials said.”

    • Nathan Grow

      Technically bystanders were shot in a concealed carry incident in Seattle.
      But I would simply point out it was guns that stopped the gunman from hurting more people. Period.

      • KG

        Hey Nathan,

        Not quite. That was two gang members attacking one and other. Neither one had a concealed carry permit. I mean,facts are facts. Use them.

  • Americanazalea

    “We are not immune to the national problem of gun violence”, said Bloomberg at the press conference. He wants all his police force to “stand by” on a strike while the people are left to their own devices. What would happen if suddenly, all the police were on strike with no law at all? Does he REALLY think that the people would put down their guns??? When there is no law enforcement, that leaves one thing left…a Militia – all people who have guns must step up to protect. Bloomberg is an idiot!

    • Chris Christie


  • Tanker74

    NYPD needs gun control. How many bystanders did they pop?

  • RIchS

    This guy wanted to do bodily harm. If he didn’t have a gun do you suppose he could have killed him with a knife? Would the sliberals then be callling for law on knife control with licensing concealed knives? People kill people using what ever they can. Even with a rock!!!

  • Lane Mccarty

    The cops shot more people than the shooter did here.

    • jzdiablo


      And now I’ll hold my hand on my ass and wait for the journo-types to investigate what kind of training NYPD officers are required to have.

  • J. Cox

    If a country has gun-laws that prevent anyone from owning a gun except for law-enforcement/military,and someone uses a gun to shoot someone….?

  • Rob Jones

    Weird part is… pot has been illegal for decades and you can buy it on any corner in NYC, but these guys think outlawing guns will make them unavailable?

    Pretty sure this group slept thru Logic 101.

  • Randy C. Lindsey

    What? CNN can’t find a connection between the shooter and the Tea Party?

  • catholic_citizen

    I don’t think there is a city in the United States with a stricter gun law then NYC. Why don’t they make a big deal when guns are blazing in the projects?

    Lifted this off a NYC community news site

    A new “Crime & Safety” report by shows that in 2010, shootings increased by 72 percent in the combined East Harlem precincts, from 43 to 74. According to the NYPD’s “Crime and Enforcement Activity in New York City” report, black people made up roughly 70% of the victims, shooters and suspects of gun related incidents during the first six months of the year. Hispanics made up about 24%. White people made up about 3%.

    (for the full story –

    And all of those guns? Illegal.

    I just wonder when the cities are going to start seeing ‘fast and furious’ buns courtesy of Mssrs. Holder and Obama. And will the mainstream media run THAT story?

    Not likely.

    Gun ownership isn’t the problem. Illegal gun ownership is. Any crime committed with an illegal firearm should carry a maximum 50 year sentence on it’s own. No parole, no time off. Possession of an illegal firearm? Minimum of 10 – no parole, not time off.

    That might make some idiots think twice. And – yeah – I am a proud NRA member and a staunch advocate of the Second Amendment.

    • KG

      The only problem with that is when a person uses an illegal gun for self defense of him/herself or family. It has been proven again and again, that you can’t depend on police for protection, just detection and even that isn’t a very high percentage.

      • catholic_citizen

        We aren’t at cross purposes, actually KG. We should require people to go through REAL safety and use training before getting a permit. There should be extra coursework for carry as well. Heck make it free – we should want people who are trained in our communities.

        As to handguns for home defense. Frankly, shotguns are far superior to a handgun. There is nothing quite like the sound of racking a shell to make people consider the direction they may be taking on what remains of their life.

        For some idiotic reason, instead of levying harsh penalties on those who break the laws, we punish everyone by restricting liberties in general.

        • KG

          I am guessing you missed my point. The problem with zero tolerance laws is that they remove common sense from the equation. If a guy saves his family by using an “illegal” gun, against the criminal element, that person should not go to jail.

          Although the sound of a racking shotgun is mighty intimidating, the problem of control of the spread, use in tight quarters (hallways) and over penetration makes it poor choice.

          I do agree that not punishing the guilty is the real problem. What with over crowding and plea bargains, it actually is profitable to be a criminal for many.

  • Rick Matson

    Criminals break the law, so how does any “Gun Control Law” help?

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    It’s the Lame Stream Media’s job to make news.

  • ditchobama

    New York City has a ban on any kind of firearm. It has the most restrictive laws in the country. And Bloomberg thinks the cops can save you? What a joke. I’m so glad I moved out of that socialist city to a place where you can be free. Send a message. Ditch Obama in November!

  • Rob Gray

    Hey wait, what? Can’t be true because Michael Bloomberg is so TOUGH on guns in his city, this couldn’t have possibly happened! Heck, New York’s gun laws are tough altogether….they are designed to prevent such atrocities! Guess it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be, huh gun grabber’s? The law abiding, sane civilian’s don’t do this stuff and that’s exactly who gun laws target, not murderer’s!

  • Brian Pearson

    There is no reputable journalism these days. What shame…or is that “sham”?

  • MrMeaner

    I think it’s worth mentioning that we didn’t hear about calls for anything, following the shooting at the Family Research Council office.
    They (media whores) aren’t really interested in promoting their cause, if the assailant is a leftist.
    That kind of violence doesn’t count.

  • John Hanover

    Anyone who uses this, Wisconsin and Colorado but says nothing about DC have forfeited their credibility and argument points. Not to mention Norway and Canada yet again. Gun Control = failure. Let’s help those who need the help and quit politicizing tragedy.

  • John Hanover

    Let’s see some of the most successful Gun Control advocates have been Chairman Mao, Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Marcos, and many many others that are only slightly the dictator. The Founding Fathers were visionaries in granting us that freedom, and they only Had King George at that time.

  • Bryant

    The commie-libs are too stupid to figure out that the shooting in NYC was not a clarion call for gun control, but a FAILURE of gun control. Virginia Tech, the Colorado theater shooting, and every school shooting since the 1990’s, all happened where gun control exists. The commie-libs seem to believe in some mystical, magical ability of some new gun law to immediately hoodoo the would-be criminal into not getting a gun, or magically set up a force-field around those places to keep gun-toting miscreants out. Things like intellect and logic are totally beyond them. It’s an old-wives’-tail mentality which has gotten a lot of good people killed, and will only get worse if the ignorant have their way.

  • Donald Koller

    Bloomberg is a Nazi. He makes me sick to my stomach.

  • cospgsmark

    There aren’t supposed to be any obese people in NYC now that the large soft drink ban is in place, right? Government control at it’s best.

    • ProfShadow

      Heck, people in NYC can’t even throw a Big Gulp at a bad guy anymore. And an 8 oz soft drink just won’t phase anyone. Well, unless it gets in your eye…that can smart a bit…

  • ProfShadow

    The solution is more guns in the hands of more people.

    How many of the incidents of late have occurred where people are not legally allowed to be carrying a firearm? Yep, all of them.
    And let’s forget Chicago’s horrible statistics.

    Disarmed = defenseless. Defenseless = easy target. Easy target = prey to criminal.

    This has been shown repeatedly in study after study in statistic after statistic.

    Liberals can’t stand the thought of others being armed because they know that they couldn’t be trusted to use one responsibly, being so emotionally and hate driven.

    And the 2nd Amendment isn’t about self defense. As Ice-T pointed out, it is our last defense against tyranny. Tyranny as Emmanuel and Bloomberg have imposed on the citizenry of their cities. And only to get worse.

    Laws only point out what the consequences are if you are convicted of violating those laws. They don’t stop the behavior. After all, we already have 20k+ gun laws on the books…why aren’t they working to deter crime? They just deter the law abiding citizen.

    Police are not required to “take a bullet for you” as some may insist. Supreme Court already upheld that.

    The only person that has a chance at defending someone “right here; right now” is yourself. Ask Samuel Williams , the 71 yr old man in Florida who protected himself and others from two 19 yr old punks.
    In Florida, 1 in 20 adults have their CCW. And the criminals know that. The criminal is an opportunist. And criminals don’t want to get shot any more than anyone else.

    When citizens are armed, criminals are leery. When citizens are disarmed, criminals are brazen.

    Get educated at:

  • BruceMichaelGrant

    Liberals don’t care about the facts, the shooter, the victims or the truth. ALL they want to do is DISARM the American People by any means possible.
    Look at what they did in the UK. One lunatic perpetrates a mass shooting and it’s ‘Mr and Mrs Great Britain, turn them all in’.
    And don’t expect your government to protect you now that they have your guns. Andres Breivik massacred 77 unarmed victims and got less than 4 months prison time per victim. That’s for first degree murder!
    Even British officials have been quoted saying disarmament was ‘never about crime control’.

  • James

    in its decision of District of Columbia vs. Heller (2008) the Supreme Court actually mentions in the text of its decision how the civil authority cannot be everywhere at once, and because of this, a citizen can rightly be expected to use such force as is necessary to defend life, liberty, or property. the court reached a decision that the 2nd amendment affirms the right own a gun and defend yourself with it.

    in Chicago v. McDonald, 2010 – the supreme court ruled that the 2nd amendment protection applies to both state and local laws as well, resulting in the overturn of gun bans nationwide. regulations concerning the registration could still be allowed, but only so long as the registration process did not preclude ownership.

    during the Heller case arguments, a comment is apocryphally attributed to Scalia that he mentions the phrase, “So what about that old saying, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away?”

  • Rob

    You can’t sneeze in the same town where a gun is without it making the news nowadays, they’re like sharks in bloody water. I can’t wait to watch their frustration when the reality hits them that we’re not accepting any new gun laws at this time!

  • Donna W

    How convenient is it that Bloomberg called for gun control saying “there are just too many guns on the streets”…just minutes before the gunman went off?
    What are we supposed to do to defend ourselves- Have a coke and a smile?
    No, wait. Bloomberg outlawed that too.