The media is getting the facts about the Orlando shooting wrong. They're misreporting the kind of gun used. It's not an AR-15. It's a Sig Sauer MCX Carbine. But there's a reason for that: the media can use this misinformation to ruin a Conservative MP.
Conservative MP for the BC riding of Prince George - Peace River - Northern Rockies, Bob Zimmer presented a petition in support of reclassifying the Canadian version of the AR-15 to non-restricted status.
Twenty-five thousand Canadians have signed his petition, including myself. It only makes sense. The Canadian AR-15 fires the same rounds as many of our favourite non-restricted rifles. The Canadian AR-15 is basically a scary looking varmint rifle.
But the media never misses a chance to smear a Conservative. Left wing BC newspaper The Georgia Straight, Huffington Post and CBC all ran hit pieces on Bob Zimmer and his common sense petition to reclassify the AR-15. Zimmer was widely criticized for wanting to make AR-15s easier to get, even though that's not what reclassification does.
Remember, the Orlando shooting had nothing to do with an AR-15. But facts don't matter when you're building up a sweet narrative.
Using a tragedy and lies to damage a Conservative isn't anything new for the mainstream media. They blamed Conservative Immigration Minister Chris Alexander for the drowning death of little Alan Kurdi on a beach in Turkey, even though Alan's family had never applied to come to Canada. That lie ruined Alexander’s career. The mainstream media is now trying to do the same thing to Bob Zimmer.
When it comes to the mainstream media, they'll never let the truth get in the way of destroying a Conservative.