Over the weekend, ABC gave substantial attention to riveting surveillance video of a mother and daughter using guns to fight off an armed robbery in a liquor store where they work in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
After first running a full report on Saturday evening's World News Tonight, the network ran additional full reports on Sunday's Good Morning America and World News Tonight, while CBS, NBC, and CNN have so far ignored the story.
On Saturday evening, anchor Tom Llamas set up the report:
And Americans who support gun rights may point to our next story as a reason why. The incredible scene in Oklahoma caught on surveillance. A man with a shotgun confronting a mother and daughter inside of their store, but the women didn't back down -- they grabbed their guns.
Correspondent Zachary Kiesch narrated the piece which recalled that, after an armed robber with a shotgun entered the liquor store and confronted the two women, they grabbed their handguns when his back was turned, and the mother began firing at him. The story also illustrates the importance of having plenty of bullets to fire as Kiesch recalled that "The alleged robber returns, shot in the leg and limping, but he won't give up."
The mother appeared to have run out of bullets by the time he wrestled the gun away from her, but her daughter used her own gun to keep firing at him, finally taking him down so the two could run away safely.
FNC's Fox and Friends ran a few briefs on Sunday morning but promised a full interview with one of the women for Monday's show.
Notably, a couple of weeks ago after several police officers were attacked by a gunman in Ohio, ABC updated viewers that the gun had been illegally sold to the gunman by his friend, who was arrested for illegally selling a firearm to a convicted felon, which is significant because it illustrates that there are, in fact, laws already on the books against selling guns to convicted criminals as many liberals clamor for universal background checks.
According to a Nexis search, CBS, NBC, and CNN failed to update their viewers about the illegally obtained gun as FNC joined ABC in covering the story.