Gun Control Group Lists Tamerlan Tsarnaev As Victim Of Gun Violence
For some reason, a group in favor of gun control is listing one of the two Boston Marathon bombers as a victim of gun violence:
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun violence group on Tuesday held an event reading out the names of victims of gun violence since Newtown — and included Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Today, Mayors Against Illegal Guns told The Atlantic Wire that the group made the mistake of calling the deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect a victim of gun violence because his name was on a list posted on Slate.com.
Tsarnaev’s name was read aloud during a stop on the group’s “No More Names” bus tour in Concord, N.H., prompting loud shouts from the crowd, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. Several protesters shouted “he’s a terrorist” when Tsarnaev was named, the Union Leader reported on Tuesday.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns told The Atlantic Wire in a statement Wednesday that they “relied on the public list compiled by Slate.com entitled ‘How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?‘, and his name was on the list.” The group said his name should have been deleted, called Tsarnaev’s inclusion a “mistake” and apologized.
Yea I would think so. Listing Tsarnaev as a “victim of gun violence” is about the same as listing Mohammed Atta as a victim of an airplane crash.