Shannon Watts Pushes Gun Control Before Details of Jacksonville Attack Known


Shannon Watts used the Jacksonville shooting as a springboard for a new gun control push and she did so before the details of the Jacksonville shooting had been released.

Watts is the founder of Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action.

Earlier Sunday Breitbart News reported on a shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.

At approximately 3 pm ET Watts tweeted:

Her tweet came minutes after the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tweeted that a suspect in the shooting was dead, but before they had confirmed whether that suspect acted alone or how many injuries and fatalities there were.

In fact, Watts tweet was sent while SWAT Teams were still sweeping the area around where the shooting occurred to be sure everything was clear:

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