Limbaugh on Scalise Shooting vs Parkland: Less Anti-Gun Outcry ‘When Leftists Are Pulling the Trigger’?


Rush Limbaugh is questioning why, in his view, the anti-gun outcry has been significantly louder in the aftermath of the Parkland, FL school shooting than it was in the wake of the shooting at the GOP Congressional baseball practice in Virginia last June — which severely injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA).

During his opening monologue Monday, the conservative host claimed that there was far less anti-gun rhetoric in the wake of the Congressional baseball shooting — which Limbaugh noted was carried out by a Democrat and targeted Republicans.

“Can anybody remember any over-the-top anger reaction afterwards about getting rid of guns?” Limbaugh said. “You cannot.”

The host added, “I can damn well guarantee you that there was not a cacophony of outrage and protest over guns after that shooting. CNN didn’t have a town hall.”

Limbaugh then questioned whether the media coverage and overall public outcry against guns was less for the baseball shooting than for the school shooting because of the politics of the perpetrators in their respective cases.

“Is it a different set of circumstances when leftists are pulling the trigger?” Limbaugh said. “I’m just asking.”

Listen above, via The Rush Limbaugh Show.

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