Sorry to hear the rumor that someone going to the #NRA convention had a negligent discharge at the airport.—
Neil W. McCabe (@NeilWMcCabe) May 02, 2013
The rush to judgment following the Boston Marathon bombings was yet another reminder to get the facts before jumping to conclusions. But, as Jay Carney might say, Boston was a long time ago. As Guns & Patriots editor Neil McCabe noted, it’s never too soon to blame the NRA whenever there’s a shooting. And with the NRA holding its annual convention in Houston just a day after a shooting at Bush Intercontinental Airport, the urge to connect the dots is just too strong to resist.
Will today’s incident force the NRA to reconsider its support of shootings in airports and other gun-free zones?
Houston’s a pretty small town; the guy has to have been headed to the convention, right?