The propaganda rag known as the New York Times criticized Virginia’s open-carry law the day after a manager allegedly “pulled out a handgun” and shot six people dead in a Walmart — where open carry is banned.
Breitbart News reports that the NYT praised Virginia for passing gun controls such as universal background checks and a red flag law. “Even so, Virginia — site of one of the country’s worst mass shootings, the 2007 rampage at Virginia Tech — remains permissive in some ways. For example, it allows the open carrying of handguns without a permit, with some exceptions.”
But the NYT, in its eagerness to exploit the shooting to press for greater gun restrictions, failed to note at least three points:
1. Witnesses described the manager pulling the gun from concealment, not open carrying.
2. Walmart banned the open carry of firearms in 2019.
3. Determined attackers do not follow gun laws, thus gun-free zones and other areas with visibly high firearms restrictions are target-rich environments for killers.