Chris Cuomo Openly Advocates for Voters to Assault Second Amendment

On Tuesday morning, CNN’s Chris Cuomo was on the ground in El Paso, Texas covering the aftermath of the Walmart shooting. While there, New Day hosted a segment with survivors of previous shootings around the country.

 

 

He turned to Parkland shooting survivor Jaclyn Corin, a co-founder of the anti-gun March for Our Lives movement, and teed her up to attack “the NRA boogeyman”:

Well, Jaclyn, listen, we know what happens in this conversation. You talk about let's say an assault weapons ban. It quickly gets caught up in well what does that mean? And is it semi-automatic rifles? There's so many of them. Is it about caliber? There's such a range. Is it about capacity? Well, you can just re-change it. There are always arguments, and yes the NRA boogeyman is always out there, but it's got to be more than that. It's got to be there's just fundamentally what Brian just said, people don't vote on this issue the way they say they feel about this issue.

Cuomo, the being the objective journalist he is, then openly advocated for young people to vote for anti-Second Amendment candidates in the 2020 elections:

Well, look, you've got an election coming up. And if your generation feels differently about it, this is your chance. We know the last two generations we've had the baby boomers haven't been the biggest demographic at the polls. Younger generations are starting to make their mark. If this issue matters we'll see it reflected at the polls and you'll see how things change quickly.

Openly advocating for the repeal of constitutional rights and propping up false narratives about the NRA are nothing new for Cuomo and the liberal media. They’re always willing to politicize a tragedy before the victims have had a chance to be buried, and it doesn’t seem as if that standard will change any time soon.

Here’s the relevant transcript:

CNN New Day

08/06/2019

8:41 AM

CHRIS CUOMO: Well, Jaclyn, listen, we know what happens in this conversation. You talk about let's say an assault weapons ban. It quickly gets caught up in well what does that mean? And is it semi-automatic rifles? There's so many of them. Is it about caliber? There's such a range. Is it about capacity? Well, you can just re-change it. There are always arguments, and yes the NRA boogeyman is always out there, but it's got to be more than that. It's got to be there's just fundamentally what Brian just said, people don't vote on this issue the way they say they feel about this issue.

JACLYN CORIN [MARCH FOR OUR LIVES CO-FOUNDER]: You know, at the end of the day there are tons of politicians out there that take millions of dollars from the NRA, one being Mitch McConnell who has a bill on his desk right now that can implement background checks for all gun sales and he's not passing it. Why? Because the NRA is giving him millions of dollars to make sure that doesn't happen so they continue to make money. You know, there's been over 500 shootings since the one at my high school last year and nothing has changed on a national level. Although something was passed in the House, nothing has been implemented into law because of people in the Senate that just put their dollars over human lives. And it's incredibly defeating, but at the same time it reinvokes the desire to speak out and loudly. And unfortunately El Paso and Dayton have joined that long list that we know of how it feels to be a part of, and it's just terrible. And I -- I just -- I'm excited that people are starting this conversation again. But I hope it doesn't turn into the cycle it always has.

CUOMO: Well, look, you've got an election coming up. And if your generation feels differently about it, this is your chance. We know the last two generations we've had the baby boomers haven't been the biggest demographic at the polls. Younger generations are starting to make their mark. If this issue matters we'll see it reflected at the polls and you'll see how things change quickly

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