Mayors Against Illegal Guns “Memorialize” Boston Bomber Killed by Police as “Gun Violence Victim”
No, that is not a satirical headline. No it is not exaggerated for effect.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, at an event in Concord, NH, read off the names of all those killed by guns since the shootings at Sandy Hook.
Among those names was Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Bombing suspects who was killed in shootout with police.
Anti gun statistics are notorious for including “victims” who were criminals who were shot and killed by police or private citizens defending themselves. However, this might be the worst abuse of gun violence statistics by anti gun advocates yet.
The Union Leader broke the story and also published an update that said MAIG issues an apology for including Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the list.