It is bad enough that politicians use breaking news events to promote their agendas. It is worse that supposed newsmen allow them to get away with it. Sen. Kamala Harris appeared Wednesday on CNN as Philadelphia law enforcement officials engaged in a standoff with an active shooter. The incident, which left six police officers injured, began after narcotics officers tried serving the suspect a warrant. As the story played out on national television, with law enforcement closing in on the armed suspect, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer hosted the California senator to talk about the situation in Philadelphia as well as Democrats’ ongoing efforts to pass stricter gun control laws. “Look, it’s just — when will it stop, right?” asked Harris. “Part of my focus on what we need to do around smart gun safety laws is recognize that we have to have more enforcement around gun dealers. Wolf, 90% of the guns that are associated with crime are sold by just five percent of the gun dealers in the United States.” Blitzer, who was well aware the entire time that they did not have all the facts of the Philadelphia shooting, indulged the senator, asking, “So — but does your plan go, from your perspective, far enough?” “I have hugged too many mothers of homicide victims over the years,” Harris said, reiterating that she would give Congress 100 days to act before taking executive action if she is elected president. [full article]
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