Dems Use Maryland Shooting As Propaganda

Congressional Democrats and gun control groups wasted no time Thursday denouncing the nation’s gun laws after a shooter killed five in a Maryland newsroom.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, tweeted her disappointment within an hour of reports of the shooting circulating across the news.

“Praying for everyone injured & the families of those lost in today’s shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland,” she said. “Congress has a responsibility to take action to prevent the tragedy of gun violence. Every day it fails to do so is a stain on our country.”

The Anne Arundel Police Department confirmed the attack just before 3 p.m. at The Capital Gazette in Annapolis. Those dead include journalist and columnist Rob Hiaasen; editorial page editor Gerald Fischman; special publications editor Wendi Winters; writer John McNamara, and sales assistant Rebecca Smith.

Officers declined to identify the suspect taken into custody at the scene, citing the ongoing investigation. The Associated Press and other news outlets have identified the man as 33-year-old Jarrod W. Ramos. A motive remains unclear at this time, though Acting Police William Krampf confirmed the gunman to be a Maryland resident who possibly targeted his victims.

“This person was prepared today to come in, this person was prepared to shoot people. His intent was to cause harm,” he said during a news conference Thursday.

The New York City Police Department deployed counterterrorism teams to media outlets across the city as a measure of extreme caution, officials said via social media.

Kris Brown and Avery Gardiner, co-presidents of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, released a joint statement Thursday expressing disgust over the incident, calling it “yet another day where more souls join the ledger.”

“Yet another day where men and women who were simply trying to do their job were terrorized, hiding under desks in fear for their lives,” Brown and Gardiner said. “We can’t allow this to go on any longer. We can’t allow America’s epidemic of gun violence to continue. We must organize, we must fight, we must vote, we must stand together and say enough.”

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords chastised lawmakers for ignoring this “uniquely American crisis.”

“Bump stocks are still legal. Background checks are still not mandatory for all gun sales. Americans are demanding that their lawmakers pass effective laws that can protect our communities and stop dangerous people from accessing guns, but this Congress refuses to listen,” she said. “We should be outraged. And we should be making plans to hold them accountable.”

source: guns.com

  • Alan404

    And in àddition to the above, Second Amendment Rights are the sole cause of floods, hurricanes and earthquakes, hangnails and bad breath too.

  • John Siemens

    Why were the people at the Capital Gazette unable to defend themselves? Marylands gun laws are restrictive. Those persons rights had been infringed! We are all responsible for our own protection. You cannot depend on someone else. It is tyrannical for a government to restrict your rights with the promise that the government will protect you. The police and other government agencies investigate the crime AFTER the crime has been committed and they think more laws will make you safer.

    • Louis G. Valiante

      One armed guy or gal with a firearm could and would have stopped this moron in his tracks. That is the reason we do not need gun laws from the sane people. That turd would have looked like a sieve in less that 5 seconds.

  • JoAnn Graham

    There is a history for several yrs between the reporters and shooter and it was not good….on either side

  • got my licence

    Well lets see. Shooter had issues with the paper in the past, makes threats toward the paper and then acts on his threats. He used a shotgun ( recommended by Biden), obviously he was not a member of the NRA or a conservative for if we was it would be on the MSM 24/7. Oh, and don’t forget that it’s all Trumps fault. Maybe we should bring back mental institutions.

    • Terry Butts

      Isn’t Maryland one of the places that made where just making a threat prevents legal ownership of a gun?

      Not to mention his previous arrest. The one that he was UPSET the paper reported about to the point he sued them then began threats when the lawsuit was tossed on the grounds the report was based on public records of his arrest etc.

  • Terry Butts

    ““Bump stocks are still legal. Background checks are still not mandatory
    for all gun sales. Americans are demanding that their lawmakers pass
    effective laws that can protect our communities and stop dangerous
    people from accessing guns, but this Congress refuses to listen,” she
    said. “We should be outraged. And we should be making plans to hold them
    accountable.””

    Since NO LAW ABOUT ANY OF THAT would have stopped any crime as they still REFUSE to hold the actual criminals responsible why on earth should INNOCENT PEOPLE be held responsible for the actions of those criminals?

    Because that is what is being demanded of congress by the ANTI GUN nut cases who think that a LAW will protect them when all any law does is DEFINE WHAT IS A CRIME and what punishment the government can apply to those who violate that law.

    Since MURDER has been a crime since before this nation the LOGIC that NEW LAWS would have stopped them fails. The fact is they did not even enforce EXISTING laws in most of these cases yet demand more restrictions be imposed on the CONSTITUTIONAL right to keep and bear arms on the FALSE claim that these criminals will SUDDENLY start obeying them.

    Remember it was not that long ago IN LONDON where even KNIVES are banned a criminal USED A FULL AUTO WEAPON to attack people. Explain how he got a weapon NO CIVILIAN IN THAT NATION could legally own or how the SAME LAW HE BROKE IN LONDON would turn out differently if IMPOSED here in the US.

  • elizabeth

    Well lets see. Shooter had issues with the paper in the past, makes threats toward the paper and then acts on his threats. He used a shotgun ( recommended by Biden), obviously he was not a member of the NRA or a conservative for if we was it would be on the MSM 24/7. Oh, and don’t forget that it’s all Trumps fault

  • mjohns8700

    Gabby where is the cry out about the 9 people stabbed in Boise. We have to do something about those Knives, background checks, Gabby stay in Arizona and shut the F*** up.

    • sargentrage

      we don’t want her either

  • Linda Miller

    We have lots of laws that have never been enforced and now we have a national division going on in this country over gun control and illegal people coming into our country without permission. The dems think it is okay to have open borders but if we do, we will cease to be a country. We need borders to protect us from invasions like the one happening now. These people have put their own children up to coming here and then they follow. That is an extremely dangerous situation in which to put your children. I don’t believe for one minute that they think we are the ones who are separating families. The parents separated from their own children all the way here. They can scream all the vitriol at us that they want, but they are the ones who should be screamed at.

  • Bob101st

    Why do Democrats always push the panic button for more gun control when the problem is not the gun, its’s the idiot that misuses it. You can put a loaded firearm on a table and leave it there for a thousand years. If no one touches it, it will not move, or go out and shoot someone. A person has to use the firearm to do the type of carnage, done by deranged individuals, who feel they have to kill someone or a group of people. to satisfy whatever their desire is. Democrats have never answered the question of “Why should all Americans be punished because of those who are criminals”? As I have stated before, any use of a firearm to criminally harm someone is wrong. But trying to destroy the 2nd Amendment Rights of Americans, is not the way. Should every American be punished by having their cars taken away because some drunk person kills others with a car? Certainly not. Democrats are great at using a situation to further their own left wing agenda. Democrats are becoming more and more socialistic in their efforts to control every aspect of our lives. Democrats have never come up with a logical solution to any gun or other violence. Their “Headline” is “We Need More Gun Control”. Democrats, as the international socialists they have become, know that if they can disarm the population, then they c an control all aspects of your life much easier. They say bump stocks are the problem; large Capacity magazines are the problem, rifles that look like Assault Rifles are the problem. How are these the problem if these items are not used by A PERSON? As usual, Democrats are wrong again, but they will continue to push any narrative, they feel, will get them the votes to further their “Let’s make America like European countries” agenda. I have no intention of using my firearms to hurt anyone except in self defense or defense of my family, God or country. If that makes Democrats look down on me, so what. My suggestion is don’t try to hurt a legal gun owner, his family, his God or country. Hey Democrats, tell me your plan on getting the guns, magazines, bullets and other firearm related items, you want to ban, or have more control over, from terrorists, criminal gangs, organized crime operations and street gangs such as MS13. We never hear Democrats talk about that. “Just, lets get more control over American citizens and their firearms, we won’t worry about the criminal; aspect”. All Americans who legally own firearms should unite in a common front to protect your gun rights and your 2nd Amendment Rights. God Bless America

  • David F Lanphere

    Once again, we have a person who was (allegedly) wronged by leftist journalists, and had no justice from the courts, so he took matters into his own hands. No one can know what kind of grief these dead people caused him, but he couldn’t wait for “Karma” to correct it. Now he will spend time in prison. So, of course the liberal leftist democrats will blame all of us who had nothing to do with it, and demand we disarm ourselves so we can fall prey to the next loon who gets “upset”.

  • Patrick Feeney

    The Demoncrats caused the Maryland shooting! No one was allowed to bring firearms into the building. If some of the news paper staff had firearms, the result would have been different. The Demoncrats are responsible for this slaughter!

  • jon

    No law is going to stop a criminal from committing the crime of his choice we see it time after time as a no gun zone get shot up by the lawfull criminal and his killer buddies as they use the no gun zone as their private shooting gallery and kill zone knowing that only they have a gun/guns bought from other criminals and it will take the police 5-25 min + to respond.

  • CBUJAN

    When it comes to gun control the majority don’t listen to the democrats and the lying media anymore.

  • metheoldsarge

    In another report it is stated the shooter used a shotgun. I can understand how he may have slipped through with a handgun. How was he able to get a shotgun past their security? Pretty hard to hide a shotgun even if it was cut down. I think there is a lot we aren’t being told.

  • Cons <3 Safe Spaces

    so it’s propaganda to bring attention to gun violence, but it’s not propaganda when you only write stories that paint guns in a positive light?