No the NRA is Not Banning Guns at the Mike Pence Event
Fake news spread like bad reviews for Amy Schumer today, starting with a Parkland activist hinting the NRA is banning guns at a Mike Pence event. Making the NRA hypocrites. When really, it's just Secret Service in charge of security.
Here's what got it all started: Cameron Kasky and Matt Deitsch think the NRA saying "Secret Service is in charge of security at the Pence event, ergo no guns please" is the NRA saying "No guns please." No.
The NRA has evolved into such a hilarious parody of itself. https://t.co/6Pw6NTQAe6— Cam Kasky (@Cam Kasky) 1524921383.0
To which Matt replied:
@cameron_kasky Wait wait wait wait wait wait you’re telling me to make the VP safe there aren’t any weapons around… https://t.co/mOVUqR2P4o— Matt Deitsch (@Matt Deitsch) 1524921898.0
So much for passing the reading comprehension portion of their standardized tests. But let's pay teachers more.
Kind of seems clear to me. "As a result of the Secret Service in charge of security, we cannot bring our guns. Because of the Secret Service. Not because we love Pence more than we love our children. Also because we love Pence more than we love trying to one-up each other over which round is a better round. With only the Marvel vs. DC comics being a sillier argument."
Of course, the Fake News media was quick to pick up the Parkland groupie for "calling out the NRA!"
Parkland survivors criticized the NRA after it banned guns from Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming speech at the… https://t.co/RzXNqnoCQ0— POLITICO (@POLITICO) 1525101006.0
Parkland survivors call out NRA over gun ban at Dallas event with Pence https://t.co/RmnslRxyb4 https://t.co/G0JL5E2RRz— CBS News (@CBS News) 1525061524.0
Parkland survivors mock NRA for banning guns during Pence speech at convention. https://t.co/6Gg2y8FLCa https://t.co/MKggydwLyS— Slate (@Slate) 1525106074.0
Once more with feeling, here's the original post from the NRA, which seems more cut and dry than Rosie O'Donnell hosting a Mary Kay party.
"Due to Secret Service." I dunno why this is so hard to understand.
Wait, that's not true, I do understand why the news blasted the fake headline all across Twitter. According to all that I know about Twitter, at least half the users never actually read the article. They simply react to the headline like some kind of barbarians seeing soap for the first time. It's quite maddening if you actually want to make a point longer than 280 characters. Yes, this is me bitching.
Which I can do here without fear of reprisal, as those just reacting to the headline of this post won't have clicked the actual link. Though they'll opine on the headline until the eventual zombie apocalypse. Plot twist: they're the zombies.
"Fake News" media capitalize on the people's unwillingness to go through the rigorous process of clicking a link to read the story. Also known as accepting that which they already believe. Also known as "confirmation bias." Spreading a fake narrative of "THE NRA ARE HYPOCRITES LOL!" among the idiotic masses all before lunchtime.
Plus, what's most important to the left is demonizing the NRA. While the NRA is busy hiring more accountants to deal with the influx of cash from donors thanks to people trying to demonize the NRA.