Instead of placing the blame where it belongs, somehow the NRA gets attacked here.
The images of three youths police say murdered Melbourne baseballer Christopher Lane have emerged.
The Oklahoma teens, who face first-degree murder charges, have been named as Chancey Luna, James Edwards and Michael Jones, News.com.au has reported.
But their parents yesterday protested their innocence.
Jennifer Luna, whose son is suspected of firing the fatal shot, claimed her son was at home saying: “My son is not that way. My son is a good kid.”
Earlier today, former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has urged Australian tourists to boycott the US in the wake of the shooting murder of the Melbourne baseball star.
Piers Morgan is going to lap this up:
“This is the bitter harvest and legacy of the policies of the NRA that even blocked background checks for people buying guns at gunshows.
“People should take this into account before going to the United States.
“I am deeply angry about this because of the callous attitude of the three teenagers (but) it’s a sign of the proliferation of guns on the ground in the USA.
“There is a gun for almost every American.”
Naturally, they were good kids!
Two of the accused teens’ parents insist they were not involved in the killing.
“That’s my baby boy,” said the mother of the 16-year-old accused of firing the single bullet from a handgun into the back of Mr Lane.
She doesn’t believe her son was involved in the shooting, saying today he was not a member of a gang and definitely not the one who pulled the trigger.
The father of the 15-year-old accused of being in the car admitted his son had been in some previous “kid stuff” trouble with the law, but described him as a good boy who also was not part of a gang.
“I don’t think so,” the father replied when asked if his son could have been part of the murder.
If anyone deserves blame it should be them and their punk kids.
Update: Some asshole from The Atlantic figured this would be a good time to take potshots at Oklahoma’s Republican senators while not even mentioning the names of the suspects or the racial aspect to the story. Of course!
I really like Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) on a number of fronts. He’s hard core conservative but he’s got a brain and is not an ideologue.
That simply invites the reader to dismiss anything this tool has to say.
Update: Apparently the original photo contained two images of one suspect, and now one is identified as white. The revised photo has replaced the original. The Vine here sure isn’t going to help in any defense.