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NYT Columnist Used NYC Terror Attack to Push Gun Control
New York Times columnist Nick Kristof had a smoking hot take about yesterday's terror attack in NYC (see Multiple Dead in New York. Authorities Investigating as a Terrorist Attack… and ALLAHU AKBAR: NYC Attacker An Immigrant Who Pledged Allegiance to ISIS) that we'll get to in a minute. To politicize a tragedy or not to politicize a tragedy? That is the question. It usually happens following a terror attack or shooting. Depending on who you vote for and what echo chamber you've decorated in shabby chic.
Before we get to Nick Kristof's crescendo, here are some lukewarm takes. It's for suspense build up.
Any conservatives saying it's too early to talk about doing something about terrorism? No. They wouldn't. So why say it after gun massacres?— The Rude Pundit (@The Rude Pundit) 1509492679.0
Because terrorism is a problem. The NRA isn't. But thanks for playing, dummy.
BREAKING: Trump launches political attack less than 12 hours after deadly terror attack, which left eight dead https://t.co/gR6el92KrZ— Haaretz.com (@Haaretz.com) 1509537255.0
I guess it's only okay for the left to respond less than 12 hours. Remember when Hillary tried slamming "silencers" after Las Vegas? Bodies weren't even cold. But Trump taking issue with a government program makes him literally Hitler.
Now do literally everyone on the left less than 30 seconds after a shooting. https://t.co/5g8bM9gTgG— Socially DistantAF (@Socially DistantAF) 1509537728.0
Oh, and to Chuck Schumer, the internet is forever, bro:
Hi @SenSchumer https://t.co/eqgiTjmaZS— Stephen L. Miller (@Stephen L. Miller) 1509540195.0
So blame the NRA for a shooting before bodies are identified. Even though the NRA had zero to do with the Las Vegas shooting. But slam Trump for calling terrorism terrorism and vowing to do something about it. M'kay.
BUT THE WINNER is Kristof. He used the terror attack as an excuse TO push gun control.
The NYC terrorist had a pellet gun and a paintball gun. Good thing that in NYC he couldn't buy assault rifles, or the toll would be higher.— Nicholas Kristof (@Nicholas Kristof) 1509491275.0
It's actually impressive.
It's also complete bull plop.
Using snarky Twitter logic, which is the new Socratic method, if people in New York City were allowed to arm themselves, it's possible the terrorist could've been shot by a civilian. Thus preventing the terrorist from actually killing people, or killing as many people.
Two can play this game, son.
But still, points to Nick for at least trying. It's not easy to make such an ass of yourself in 140 characters. But he's in good company.