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READ: Dana Loesch Tweets ‘What happened was horrific. Evil is real. So are CA gun laws’

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DALLAS, TX - MAY 04: National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch speaks at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on May 4, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. The National Rifle Association's annual meeting and exhibit runs through Sunday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Dana Loesch, the national spokesperson for the National Rifle Association, blamed the Wednesday night mass shooting in California on the state’s strict gun control laws.

“What happened was horrific,” Loesch tweeted Thursday morning. “Evil is real. So are CA gun laws.” Loesch then listed all of the supposed “evil” elements of California’s state firearm regulations, none of which are extreme or excessively prohibitive.

“Universal BG checks – May issue – 10 round mag limit – Purchase limitations – 10 day waiting period – No reciprocity with other states – “Assault weapons” ban & registration – Ammo thru FFL – Registration if moved,” she wrote

Loesch’s tweet was a reply to New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof, who noted: “these kinds of incidents don’t happen in normal countries where there is some reasonable regulation of firearms, starting with universal background checks.”

Followers on Twitter blasted Loesch for her callous spin just hours after a gunman opened fire in a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, killing 13 people including armed sheriff’s deputy Ron Helus.

When challenged over how to keep guns out of the hands of those who harbor ill-will, Loesch didn’t have a solution.

Her callousness was not welcome.

As the NRA’s public liaison, Loesch is one of the gun lobby’s most powerful voices.


Loesch, having offered no evidence to support her claims that gun control causes mass shootings, was confronted with the inconvenient truth that states with stricter firearm rules have fewer gun-related deaths.

And that the one “good guy with a gun” was among those killed.

Would Loesch prefer guns in bars?

Perhaps Loesch should listen to the eyewitness accounts of the latest mass shooting to cripple the country.

The scene at Borderline Bar & Grill Wednesday night was described as “horrific” by first responders.

A 28-year-old gunman entered the bar, a local hotspot enjoying “College Country Night,” and opened fire with a handgun. He was found dead inside the bar.

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