‘What Matters’? Facts Don’t, When NBC Demands Gun Control Now!

Sunday, November 17, 2019
By Paul Martin

By Nicholas Fondacaro
NewsBusters.org
November 17, 2019

In a blatant attempt to exploit the Santa Clarita school shooting the very next day, Friday’s NBC Nightly News conveniently queued up their ‘What Matters’ segment to push the Democratic Party’s desire to do away with gun rights in America. While the segment dealt with what mattered to Democratic voters it didn’t deal with the facts that mattered.

“Just a day after another deadly school shooting, tonight we are talking to one of the 2020 candidates about something that Democratic voters told us is important to them: gun control,” anchor Lester Holt announced, clearly flaunting the fact they were exploiting the victims. “Senator Kamala Harris tells NBC’s Harry Smith how she’d tighten gun laws as part of our series ‘What Matters.’”

The first rejection of the facts came in terms of the weapons they were targeting for elimination. The shooter in the latest incident, the one Holt cited, committed the crime using a pistol. Yet, their report obsessed with taking away widely popular sporting rifles like the AR-15 and others like it.

To tee up Senator Harris’s unconstitutional push for gun bans and confiscations, correspondent Harry Smith played this soundbite of Democratic voter and Air Force veteran Ron Schueler: “Would you support moving assault rifles into a class-3 weapon category which requires a more enhanced background check and greater hurdles to overcome to own those?”

What Smith failed or refused to reveal to viewers was that in order for an American citizen to obtain a class-3 weapons permit, they essentially had to give up their Fourth Amendment protections to unreasonable searches and seizures to the ATF. On Top of that, they were speaking to a California Senator about a shooting that happened in her state; a state that had already implemented nearly every liberal gun control policy conceivable. They didn’t stop the shooter.

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