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Democrat 'Messaging Experts' Deploy Anti-NRA Talking Points to Politicize Aussie's Murder

In response to Murder agendas:

Some of the dimmer bulbs on the left are trying to steer the conversation about Christopher Lane's murder away from the real menace of gang violence to the pretend menace of NRA "gun culture" violence.

Richard Fowler, a Democratic political strategist was on FOX News this morning to discuss the case and the media's reaction to it.

The "progressive messaging expert" as Jim Hoft called him, blamed Oklahoma gun laws for the shooting.

“I think the fact that we have guns in large proliferation, in fact Oklahoma is a gun friendly state. I mean, guns get in the wrong hands of the wrong people. That is why we need to have more gun control in this country.”

Meanwhile, on Twitter:

It's a familiar, groan-inducing theme that Democrats feel is helpful to their gun control agenda, and they deploy it even when they know it doesn't apply. As Andy noted at AoSHQ, "the perps were 15, 16 and 17, hence underage under existing US gun laws."

But that doesn't matter to these people. This rush to politicize every gun crime is in the Democrat playbook as recently exposed by the Washington Examiner:

Newly uncovered Democratic anti-NRA talking points urge anti-gun advocates and politicians to hype high-profile gun incidents like the Florida slaying of Trayvon Martin to win support for new gun control laws.
In talking points likely followed by top Democratic leaders including President Obama after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December, the anti-gun "guide" urged gun foes to speak out when a shooting "creates a unique climate" to shout down the National Rifle Association.

"The most powerful time to communicate is when concern and emotions are running at their peak," said the 80-page document titled "Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective Messaging," and produced by three Democratic firms led by the polling and research outfit Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research.

The guide was produced in 2012, before the Sandy Hook shootings. According to a report posted on NRA News from Examiner.com, not connected to the Washington Examiner, it was developed to help anti-gun advocates in Washington State's effort to control gun purchases, though it clearly has national overtones and uses, especially as groups like Mayors Against Illegal Guns -- a Greenberg Quinlan Rosner client -- expand their fight for gun control. 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.


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