CBS EN Rushes to Blame GOP-Led Senate, NRA for Lack of Gun Control after Oregon Shooting

Curtis Houck | October 1, 2015
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Following President Barack Obama’s angry reaction Thursday night to the deadly community college shooting in Oregon and pleas to “politicize” mass shootings, the CBS Evening News did just that with a full story lamenting the lack of gun control by laying blame at the feet of the GOP-led Senate and the National Rifle Association (NRA) for their support of candidates in favor of gun rights.

Anchor Scott Pelley tossed to congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes by observing that “[e]ach mass shooting brings new calls for tougher gun laws” while Cordes declared that “sympathy and best wishes are all about the victims’ families can expect from Congress” because it “has not seriously debated strengthening gun laws since 2013” after the Sandy Hook shooting.