You’ll be shocked — SHOCKED — to learn that the uber liberal NY Times is all twisted in an editorial today because Rhode Island Republicans are raffling off an AR-15:
The Republican Party of Rhode Island is attracting well-deserved scorn for its plan to raise money Sunday by raffling an AR-15-style assault rifle â€” the same sort of modified military weapon used last December in the Newtown school massacre in neighboring Connecticut.
The rifle is the main prize at the state Republican Partyâ€™s â€ś2nd Amendment celebrationâ€ť at a rod and gun club in West Greenwich â€” â€śa family day at the range full of targets, food, prizes and fun,â€ť but truly devoid of even rudimentary sensitivity to the carnage inflicted on Americans from weapons devised not for sport but for the battlefield.
The Times’ editors, of course, cannot print anything about guns without bringing up the Newtown incident in which a mentally unhinged nutcase stole his mother’s rifle.
As for “rudimentary sensitivity,” would the Times approve of ANY gun being raffled?
Then they go on and scoff at the idea that the winner will be subject to a background check by stating, “Background checks, of course, remain one of the more porous parts of gun safety law.”
Poor little, liberal newspaper editors; it sucks being them.
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