This is really sick and dishonors the victims of these mass killers. You know who it also dishonors? The guy who was found not guilty in a court of law for the Trayvon Martin shooting.
The guide spells out how to talk about gun control and when to press the issue, the best time being in the wake of a publicized shooting. For example, it calls on gun control advocates to speak out, “don’t wait” for the facts, after a shooting like Martin’s heightens awareness of the issue.
“The debate over gun violence in America is periodically punctuated by high-profile gun violence incidents including Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson, the Trayvon Martin killing, Aurora, and Oak Creek. When an incident such as these attracts sustained media attention, it creates a unique climate for our communications efforts,” said the guide.
How ghoulish is that? Using a tragedy creates a “unique opportunity” to spread your wildly misleading propaganda? Shameless.
“A high-profile gun violence incident temporarily draws more people into the conversation about gun violence,” added the talking points. “We should rely on emotionally powerful language, feelings and images to bring home the terrible impact of gun violence,” said the guide, which also urged advocates use images of scary looking guns and shooting scenes to make their point.
And by all means avoid the truth at all times. In other news:
Support for tougher new gun control laws has dropped since the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings last December, with most Americans instead backing enforcement of current regulations, according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports.
The poll found that the nation is evenly split on the issue of new laws: 46 percent want stricter new gun control, and 46 percent believe the country does not need stricter gun laws.
Support for new laws reached 52 percent after the Sandy Hook shooting deaths in Newtown, Conn.
Rasmussen found that the public’s focus is more on enforcing current laws than adding new ones to enforce. Sixty-two percent of Americans continue to believe the United States needs stricter enforcement of existing gun laws. Twenty-five percent disagree, while 13 percent are undecided.