Last week, a man in Philadelphia ambushed a police officer and fired 13 shots at point blank range, striking him three times. The officer miraculously survived the attack. According to authorities, the suspect said he “did it in the name of Islam” and had reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest turned it into another gun control issue:
Josh Earnest: One thing we can do is keep guns out of the hands of individuals like Philly cop shooter.
— Fred Lucas (@FredLucasWH) January 11, 2016
There’s a detail about the story Earnest is probably overlooking intentionally:
He stole it from a cop so, there's that. https://t.co/qogUV5lMnJ
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) January 11, 2016
But other than THAT, maybe the White House can blame the NRA again.
Last I recall, stealing guns from the police was already illegal, so what are you suggesting we do? https://t.co/IbxQr9YRdB
— Josh Perry (@MrJoshPerry) January 11, 2016
Uh. The gun the Philly cop shooter was stolen from a cop. https://t.co/q7Nx5xS9mS
— RBe (@RBPundit) January 11, 2016
The gun was stolen. This is more rhetoric. https://t.co/J23siO8r5u
— Redneck President (@RedneckThink) January 11, 2016