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?
Looks like the Opening Ceremonies for the NRA meeting in Houston have begun.—
insooutso (@InsoOutso) May 02, 2013
Wow. The wing nuts at the NRA national convention in Houston staged quite an opening ceremony at the airport today.—
Karen L. Collier (@klcollierokc) May 02, 2013
Calm down.Guy shooting guns & himself at the Houston airport is just part of the opening ceremonies for the NRA's meeting there this weekend—
TBogg (@tbogg) May 02, 2013
Houston’s a pretty small town; the guy has to have been headed to the convention, right?
So, who will be first Houston media source to speculate about NRA convention and IAH shooting? Or has it already happened?—
Kevin Whited (@PubliusTX) May 02, 2013
Waiting for first member of the media to tie Houston airport suicide to NRA meeting in Houston this weekend.—
Joe Brooks (@joebrooks) May 02, 2013