On December 3, Daily Mail columnist Piers Morgan reacted to the San Bernardino shooting by suggesting everyone should call it a “Muslim Terror Attack” in hopes that doing so will cause the GOP to finally give in and pass more gun control.
Ironically, a lot of people are already calling it a “Muslim Terror Attack” but not because Piers Morgan suggested it. Rather, they are doing so because of gunman Syed Farook’s Muslim roots. Fox News reported that Farook’s father described him as a “devout Muslim.”
Nonetheless, Piers Morgan believes using the moniker “Muslim Terror Attacks” will result in more gun control. He tweeted: “Let’s call ALL mass shootings in America ‘Muslim terror attacks’ – then Republicans would pass gun laws.”
Let's call ALL mass shootings in America 'Muslim terror attacks' – then Republicans would pass gun laws. My column: https://t.co/NAvr2AjMAx
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 3, 2015
But gun control is a hard sell in the wake of the San Bernardino attack, specifically because California already has some of the most stringent gun controls in the country—including the expanded background checks, which Democrats in D.C. have been pushing for years, as a way to stop high-profile attacks.
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