CNN might have stumbled upon some facts and despite their usual tendencies they didn’t twist it with their usual bias. But it could be they were in a dilemma as Trump said something that the network would have usually agreed with, so they were in unknown territory. After the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Trump tweeted that he felt Dems and Republicans should come together to make legislation for strong background checks. CNN decided to counter Trump and tell the truth about the background checks that they usually push for.
“We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain. Likewise for those so seriously wounded. We can never forget them, and those many who came before them. Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying….”
“….this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!”
“Would strengthening or expanding background checks have prevented the alleged shooters from purchasing firearms?
Facts First: Doubtful. There is no indication that the shooting in Dayton, Ohio, would have been prevented by proposed universal background checks or legislation to bolster the federal background check system. The alleged El Paso, Texas, shooter purchased his firearm legally and there is no evidence that he had a criminal history that a background check would’ve caught.”
“Another common battle cry from the Left in the wake of tragedy is to ban so-called assault weapons. But according to an independent study commissioned by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), former President Bill Clinton’s 1994 assault weapons ban did not reduce gun violence, The Washington Examiner reported in 2004.
“We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence. And, indeed, there has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence,” the NIJ report said.”
So it looks like CNN chose to bash Trump instead of pushing for Gun Control. It resulted in something resembling news which does not make it out unmanipulated very often with CNN haters like Lemon and Cuomo.