NRA Tries To Exploit Great Mills High School Shooting With False Claims

The National Rifle Association (NRA) quickly tried to exploit the shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland by making false claims about the media’s coverage.

NRA TV host Grant Stinchfield falsely claimed in a Twitter video that the media were not thoroughly reporting that an armed school resource officer engaged the gunman with gunfire because the media doesn’t want to report that a “good guy with a gun” stopped a “bad guy with a gun.”

In reality, the media does 24/7 coverage of police shooting armed suspects; a school resource officer is a police officer.

The media also reported on this school resource officer, notes ThinkProgress.

The NRA also tweeted a video of NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch complaining about a CNN town hall from February.

Loesch also falsely claimed that the media was not talking about the armed school resource officer “who stood in the way of the bad guy.”

Loesch falsely claimed that the media does not want people to defend themselves, but failed to offer any evidence.

In reality, what many teachers and students have objected to is arming teachers.

CNN’s Jake Tapper called out Loesch’s false claim on Twitter:

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