Friday, June 3, 2022

The Liberal Media Is Going to Bury the Tulsa Shooting

Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet
There was another mass shooting on Wednesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Four people were killed. It got some attention on the news. It will gradually fade in the coming days. For starters, the media is still not done milking the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The shooter murdered 19 kids and two teachers. The police response seems to be a mess. The local police chief, who was also sworn in as a city councilman under the cover of darkness, has reportedly stopped talking to investigators. Many more questions need answering in Uvalde, so this Tulsa shooting might get significantly less coverage. We do know the name of the shooter (via Fox News): 

Tulsa police have identified a recent patient as the gunman accused of a mass shooting at an Oklahoma hospital Wednesday.

Two of the four victims were doctors at the hospital, including one who recently performed back surgery on the attacker, police said during a Thursday news briefing.

The gunman killed four and then himself on the second floor of the Natalie Medical Building at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, city police said Wednesday. Read more and see tweets here.

Biden Triples Down on Gun Bans for Americans While Repeating a False Claim

Katie Pavlich / Townhall Tipsheet

Speaking from the East Room of the White House Thursday night – shortly before jetting off to the beach in Delaware for the weekend – President Joe Biden tripled down on his calls for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and repeated the false claim a previous ban from 1994-2004 reduced mass shootings. 

"We need to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. And if we can't ban assault weapons, then we should raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21, strengthen background checks, enact safe storage laws and red flag laws. Repeal the immunity that protects gun manufacturers' liability," Biden said. "These are rational, commonsense measures. And here's what it all means, it all means this. We should reinstate the assault weapons ban, high capacity magazines that we passed in 1994 with bipartisan support in Congress and the support of law enforcement. Nine categories of semi-automatic weapons were included in that ban, like AK-47s, and AR-15s. And in the 10 years it was law, mass shootings were down." Read more, see tweet and video here.