Lefty Editor Blasts VA Gun Laws, Gets Shredded on Twitter

Brittany M. Hughes | June 14, 2017
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It took about four seconds for The Atlantic's Senior Editor David Frum to politicize the horrific shooting that injured four, including House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, at a ballpark in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.

Scalise was one of several people injured, including a congressional staffer and at least one Capitol Hill police officer, when a gunman opened fire at a baseball field where GOP congressmen were practicing for the upcoming congressional charity game. And while reports were still emerging that the injured had been transported to a local hospital and were expected to be ok, Frum took to social media to blast Virginia’s firearm laws as the clear culprit behind the tragedy – not, you know, the shooter himself.


Other Twitter users were quick to pick up on the many factual errors in Frum’s ridiculous post, calling him out right (and even left) for his pretty obvious screw-up.

Frum attempted to correct at least one of his many errors in a follow-up tweet, clarifying his claim about Virginia background checks:


Unfortunately for him, the Twitterverse isn’t a very forgiving place:


There’s a pretty simple lesson to be learned here: regardless of your political views one way or the other, it’s probably best not to tweet about things you clearly don’t understand.

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