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NRA's Loesch: 'Media love mass shootings'

24 February 2018, 09:38 | Santos West

NRA's Loesch: 'Media love mass shootings'

Dana Loesch

CNN's Jake Tapper was thrown off kilter during an anti-gun town hall Wednesday night when a student went off script and attacked a Democrat senator instead of a spokesman for the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The ultimate cost of the NRA's defiance may be how it further inflames a search for solutions, which Loesch said the NRA wants.

At one point in the course of a hard evening in which he was pressed on his record and rhetoric about gun control, Republican Sen.

The contentious interview comes one day after Loesch, in an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, said that "many in legacy media love mass shootings".

Camerota expressed outrage at Loesch's comments, saying it was "just malicious" that she would say that about the press. Millions of children have grown up in the shadow of terror and violence, watching one school massacre after another - and the Parkland students, like many others now, are saying no more. "But I think that's the right thing to do".

"Politicians need to, right now, call for states to fully submit all convictions to the National Crime Information Center", Ms. Loesch said on CNN.

But the media cheered when Loesch brought up problems with background checks that had allowed risky people to obtain weapons, and Scott Israel, the sheriff of Broward County and an enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporter in 2016, attempted to smear her.

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Rubio said he would support a law that makes it illegal for 18-year-olds to purchase rifles, as well as the banning of bump stocks and expanded background checks. "It's a place to start, we could do that". "There's a common element of very troubled individuals, some of whom are on psychotropic medications, some of whom are seeing mental health professionals" committing mass shootings she said, describing perpetrators as "evil" and "monsters".

But Loesch accused the media of exploiting the tragedy. For any reason. Such an accusation strips media members of their basic humanity, although I understand that is what some people want for their political gain. Certainly, there exist shooters who legitimately check the box for disorders like schizophrenia, but a 2015 paper found that, between 2001 and 2010, fewer than 5% of USA gun-related killings were committed by people with diagnosed mental illnesses.

Pressed on the specifics of the question, she continued to focus on the individual case of Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz, saying insane people should not have guns. My daughter was 6 years old at the time, and I was working at the newspaper in Dubuque.

Judging by their applause and jeers, what the heartbroken parents and classmates of the victims wanted was a commitment to more immediate action.

She echoed President Trump's accusations that the Federal Bureau of Investigation "dropped the ball" on warnings about the, alleged shooter, Nikolas Cruz. "That was obvious because they were able to hand the microphone to the next person that was going to speak or ask a question". "This is not about being politically correct".

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