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NYTís Nicholas Kristof Blames NRA for Thousand Oaks Shooting, Ignores California Gun Control Fail
Breitbart ^ | 8 Nov 2018 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 11/08/2018 2:32:59 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof blamed the NRA for the Thousand Oaks, California, shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill but ignored the litany of California gun control laws that failed to prevent the attack. The opening two paragraphs of Kristof’s column set the stage:

Another needless tragedy in America: This time a gunman opened fire in a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., killing at least 12 people and injuring many more.

These horrors happen far more often in America than in other advanced countries partly because of the outsize political influence of the National Rifle Association. N.R.A. candidates suffered some important defeats in Tuesday’s midterm elections, but in a broad swath of red state America it remains potent, controlling politicians who know that an N.R.A. endorsement can make or break an election.

He continues, discussing how the NRA, through gun magazines, “spurs its members’ zealotry.” He says the NRA “mobilizes its supporters” with magazine covers emblazoned with photos of gun controllers like former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Then, toward the end of his article, he returns to the shooting in California to say, “One of the reasons the United States has so many gun deaths is the N.R.A. and its extremist defense of handgun ownership, almost without limit.”

Kristof avoids mentioning that the Thousands Oaks attacker used a legally purchased handgun. That means he complied with all of the left’s gun controls to get it.

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1 posted on 11/08/2018 2:32:59 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Right on que!


2 posted on 11/08/2018 2:35:49 PM PST by Proud White Trump Supporter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Blame the NRA. Say what? It doesn’t own California Democrat politicians.


3 posted on 11/08/2018 2:35:53 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Let’s see, 200+ people, all disarmed, versus one armed person. Shame on the state for not letting citizens arm and defend themselves,, shame on the location for insufficient security. Was no one on site armed? 200+ people waiting to be killed. And blaming NRA, Very sad.


4 posted on 11/08/2018 2:36:35 PM PST by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Go and reproduce asexually, Kristof.

5.56mm


5 posted on 11/08/2018 2:37:16 PM PST by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: Reno89519

there were 6 off duty police officers in the club at the time, apparently unarmed or acting as lookouts. Ventura County is also a Shall Issue county, if you have a pulse and no record, you qualify for a ccw permit.


6 posted on 11/08/2018 2:41:24 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
These horrors happen far more often in America than in other advanced countries

Generally not correct, as shown by the research done by John Lott.

The reason they seem to be happening more often is because of the copycat effect, which is known by, and promoted by the media.

7 posted on 11/08/2018 2:42:51 PM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The people who are supposed to enforce the rules just don’t do their jobs. Then when the measures they were hired to enforce “don’t work,” they cry out against their political enemies.

What a great gig. Get paid, don’t do your job, and you are “down with the struggle.”

And the whole thing is too complex for the soccer moms to understand, so nothing will be done about it. Dream job!


8 posted on 11/08/2018 2:43:08 PM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: eyeamok

So, why disarmed? What good is that? Hall monitors eyeing the college coed’s?


9 posted on 11/08/2018 2:43:37 PM PST by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: eyeamok

“there were 6 off duty police officers in the club at the time, apparently unarmed or acting as lookouts.”

They were there for the entertainment-—and most likely a few drinks. In other words,they were just customers.

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10 posted on 11/08/2018 2:46:55 PM PST by Mears
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The NRA does not sell arms. Planned Parenthood does.


11 posted on 11/08/2018 2:47:42 PM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Mr. Hawkins does a great job of listing the gun restrictions in CA. But doesn’t CA have some ridiculous regulations on the max number of rounds a mag can hold? Or maybe that’s some other state.

Glad I live in South Carolina.


12 posted on 11/08/2018 2:47:55 PM PST by upchuck (Congress is an assisted living facility for the mentally impaired... h/t Truth29)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Come and take them, Nicky boy!


13 posted on 11/08/2018 2:48:22 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam. Buy ammo.")
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To: SkyDancer
The NRA does not sell arms. Planned Parenthood does.

Touche!

14 posted on 11/08/2018 2:48:56 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Democracy dies when Democrats refuse to accept the result of a democratic election they didn't win.)
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To: marktwain

The guy was already recognized as running off the rails, but nothing, NOTHING, was done in a timely and proactive manner.

This did not come out of the blue, and it had nothing to do with either the NRA or the enforcement of existing gun laws, in California or anywhere else.

This is a failure to adequate respond to increasingly erratic behavior, and that falls upon the local authorities, to whom this person was known and had a history, and to family and neighbors, who were well aware of the progression of the derangement that led to this fury and chaos.


15 posted on 11/08/2018 2:51:57 PM PST by alloysteel (In my defense, I was left unsupervised.)
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To: alloysteel

Thousand Oaks is the third safest city in CA. They probably couldn’t think that something like that would happen there. Pride is a terrible sin.


16 posted on 11/08/2018 2:54:12 PM PST by zanarchist
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To: alloysteel
You could ask: What motivated him to do it?

One of the prime motivators for rampage murders like this is eternal fame from the Media.

17 posted on 11/08/2018 2:58:14 PM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: SkyDancer
The NRA does not sell arms. Planned Parenthood does.
MIC DROP!! Gotta steal this.
18 posted on 11/08/2018 3:01:40 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

***These horrors happen far more often in America than in other advanced countries partly because of the outsize political influence of the National Rifle Association.***

Two weeks ago, a Crimean student in the Russian controlled areas obtained a permit for a shotgun and murdered 19 of his fellow students. No mention of it was ever made on the evening news.


19 posted on 11/08/2018 3:02:40 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Nicholas Kristof is right there trying to pick up political points by right-of-way blaming the NRA. Please tell me how the NRA is responsible for this bastard taking a legal gun into the bar and killing people.


20 posted on 11/08/2018 3:28:49 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent (.)
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