CNN: Fake Gun Shows Need For Gun Control, Tennessee Theater Attack

By AWR Hawkins

Carmike Hickory 8 Cinema
Carmike Hickory 8 Cinema
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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On August 6 2015 – the day after Vincente David Montano allegedly attacked the Carmike Hickory 8 Cinema in a Nashville suburb– CNN admitted that the gun used in the attack was not real but suggested the gun proves the need for more gun control regardless.

Breitbart News previously reported that Montano was allegedly armed with a hatchet, pepper spray, an Airsoft gun, and a fake bomb.

In reporting the story, CNN reported Montano allegedly carried “what looked like a real semi-automatic pistol” but wasn’t. Yet they stressed that the fact that the gun was a toy does not prevent the attack from having the desired effect on the American psyche and that it is time for the “gun lobby” to loosen its hold on businesses so more gun laws can be enacted.

CNN observed, “Who among us will not carry in the back of our minds — as we settle into our seats in a darkened roomful of strangers — that anything is possible in a society so saturated with guns.” They added that the attack with the toy gun was effectual because it was not an “aberration” from the “ongoing reality” of gun violence in America.

They claimed the attack is another reminder that “American business has failed to seriously engage with the negative effects of gun violence on national well-being, productivity and prosperity.”

CNN did not mention the fact that Carmike Cinemas was boycotted in the past for their gun-free policies nor they point out that Newton Action Alliance honored Carmike for showing “corporate responsibility” by banning guns. According to Second Amendment Check, Carmike not only banned guns in its theaters but justified the policy by pointing to the Aurora theater attack carried out by James Holmes. Ironically, the Aurora theater Holmes targeted was also a gun free zone.

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Ric
Ric
4 years ago

If more rational law abiding citizens of this great country carried a concealed firearm LEGALLY every citizen would be safer because of it. Taking guns away from law abiding citizens will leave the terrorist and criminal element with a free pass to do as they please. Do any anti gun people believe that the bad people will turn in their guns because we made a law? Here is what I think, for what it’s worth, if I was at the theatre on one of the horrible days in question and one of those scumbags started attacking innocent people I could… Read more »

TEX
TEX
4 years ago
Reply to  Ric

Open carry in Texas passed and goes into effect on 1-1-16 ! When it finally passed and Gov.Abbott signed it into law I was happy,I mean very happy. But as time has passed I realized that it would be stupid to open carry,not smart. Concealed carry (CHL) went into law in Texas in ’95,and I have carried concealed for the last 20 years. I will continue to concealed carry. I think open carry will present problems that we just don’t need.

kitchawan kid
kitchawan kid
4 years ago

As kids we nailed two pieces of wood together and pained it black,guess that’s banned now.

brasshopper
brasshopper
4 years ago

We need to place control on stupid not gun control. What ever happened to common sense ?

Dennis
Dennis
4 years ago

Ignore the facts and studies that show their claims to be false….hallmark of the Left when pursuing its agenda. Why are we not surprised? Ya know, if I was as emotionally based as Liberals, there would be a lot of dead Liberals. And that’s why Liberals can’t understand why anyone should be trusted with a firearm…because they know that they, themselves, are too emotionally immature to be trusted with one. Like giving a 7 year old a weapon. One of my sons..that would have been fine. But the other one wasn’t emotionally mature enough until he served in the Navy.… Read more »

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
4 years ago

Hay! Nincompoops! The main weapons used in this attack upon weaponless Citizens were an old HATCHET and some PEPER-SPRAY. The “gun” was a TOY. Whatever the ITEM used in an attack is IRRELIVENT! It is the PERSON using the ITEMS!!!
Anti-gunners/ Control Freaks; A PENCIL can and has been used as a WEAPON. HANDS have been used as WEAPONS. FEET have been used as WEAPONS.
It is the PERSON who does the attacking and killing; NOT THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TEX
TEX
4 years ago

If the gun-grabbing,liberal scums agenda, and ultimate end game is to ban/confiscate firearms from law-abiding US citizens they are failing miserably and need to re-evaluate their position. They continue to use the same lies so much and so often they can’t remember them. Gun related crimes (those parasites refer to it a gun violence) is at 25 year lows although legal firearm ownership has almost doubled in that same time period. (And convicted felons commit the lions share of gun related crimes anyway) ‘Facts’ like this,coupled with the 2A,are what give Obama,Feinstein,Bloomberg,Watts,Brady…,etc…etc..the most hell ! They are running out of… Read more »

Janek
Janek
4 years ago

If the facts don’t fit the agenda, just make some circuitous argument that supports the political agenda to ban guns.