Now that it’s clear that Nikolas Cruz, the shooter who carried out yesterday’s deadly massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, was known to be extremely mentally disturbed, it’s only natural that the media repurpose their typical “guns are bad” argument by dusting off one of their favorite bogus talking points from the past year:

Soledad O’Brien, you’re up:

Cecilia Vega, you’re on deck:

Jennifer Rubin, you’re in the hole:

Or how about CNN analyst Asha Rangappa?

Or MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin:

Don’t worry, Meet the Press … we haven’t forgotten about you:

That sounds really bad, until you realize that that’s a gross — and incredibly misleading — oversimplification.

A couple of refreshers:

And this excellent piece from National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke:

But never let the facts get in the way of a good narrative. Especially a gun control narrative.

Never mind that wannabe killers hell-bent on murdering as many people as possible don’t care about the law.

It’s all about the narrative. Every. Single. Time.

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