The NRA Is Now Pushing Congress For Legislation Blocking The Press From Reporting On School Shootings

The NRA is all about the second amendment. But clearly they don’t understand the first.

On Thursday, NRATV, the National Rifle Association’s media outlet, put out a tweet calling for censorship. Then they freaked out when they got called on it.

The tweet read, “It’s time to put an end to this glorification of carnage in pursuit of ratings because it’s killing our kids. It’s time for Congress to step up and pass legislation putting common sense limitations on #MSM’s ability to report on these school shootings.”

So they are calling for Congress to come up with new laws that will stop the press from reporting on gun violence. Oddly enough, the tweet contradicts NRATV’s host Colion Noir who concludes in the video that it would be a bad idea for Congress to pass such laws.

The 4-minute video tries to make the case that Congress passing laws to stop the press from reporting mass shootings is the same thing as Congress passing a law to regulate gun ownership. This is absolutely ridiculous.

Stopping the press from reporting gun violence would clearly violate the First amendment. The Second amendment however, allows for regulation.

The Supreme Court has ruled that regulations on guns is constitutional. Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the majority report in the District of Columbia vs. Heller case, “Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited.”

Media Matters reports,

“This is all unimportant to NRATV, which crowed about the controversy and was clearly pleased with the result of its dishonest ploy. Noir wrote on Twitter, “I hate to humble brag but My recent video just exposed how our mainstream media refuses to watch a 4min video in its entirety before reporting on it and pushing their agenda.” Apparently without irony — given that NRATV took itself out of context — NRATV’s Twitter account promoted a tweet from The Washington Times that read, “NRATV host Colion Noir enraged critics on Thursday who were eager to use an out-of-context tweet on de facto media control as a serious argument.” During the May 25 broadcast of NRATV, host Grant Stinchfield said of the media, “We here at NRATV set a trap, and they got caught,” adding that it “borderlines on criminality when it comes to the way they abuse the First Amendment.””

NRATV is not a news source. They are pure propaganda. And nothing that they say should be considered factual.

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