In a very uncharacteristic move, News Corp owner and Media Baron Rupert Murdoch tweeted about the need for America to tighten its restrictions on guns. News Corp is the owner of Fox News and the Wall Street Journal who tend to be very pro 2nd Amendment. Murdoch released his pro gun control tweet in the wake of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado on Friday in which 12 people were killed.
Murdoch said via his Twitter account,
“We have to do something about gun controls. Police license okay for hunting rifle or pistol for anyone without crim or pscho record. No more”
In the wake of the shooting there has been increased calls throughout the political world calling for increased controls over firearms. New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg says he plans to introduce legislation soon which will curtail the sale of firearms. While the Senator’s head may be in the right place the legislation is sure to meet its death in a Republican controlled House of Representatives with an almost perfect record on 2nd amendment rights.
During a midnight showing of the new move The Dark Knight Rises, lunatic James Holmes threw a smoke bomb into the crowded theater and shot at movie goers with a variety of weapons as they fled out the door. Police said he had more than 6000 rounds of ammunition on him at the time and that he planned to kill way more than 12 people.
Holmes had even gone as far as to booby trap his apartment with explosives and accelerators in order t kill as many law enforcement agents as he could.