Video: Olbermann blames Bush for Virginia Tech massacre

posted at 5:20 pm on April 17, 2007 by Ian

And so the blame game begins. Keith Olbermann tried to blame President Bush and the Republican Congress for yesterday’s massacre because they “allowed” a ban on 9mm clips like the one used to murder 32 people to expire. Transcript:

At least one of the weapons used by the shooter is believed, as we said, to be in nine millimeter semi-automatic pistol, which would be like this one, with a clip designed to hold more than 10 shots. Clips like those were banned under the Assault Weapons Law of 1994, but Congress and President Bush allowed that law to expire more than two years ago.

How about blaming the guy who did all the killing?

(hat tip: Olbermann Watch)

Update: Bob Owens at Confederate Yankee says the ban did not cover high-capacity magazines:

High-capacity magazines have been around for more than half a century, and the sale of high-capacity magazines was not impacted whatsoever by the 1994 Crime Bill. These magazines were freely and commercially available, both in retail stores and online, without interruption, for the 10-year life of the ban, the decades preceding it, and afterward.

(Thanks to a comment from rivlax.)


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Clips like those were banned under the Assault Weapons Law of 1994, but Congress and President Bush allowed that law to expire more than two years ago


I don’t know that based on this statement it’s accurate to depict KeithO as “blaming” Bush. Fits with the desired narrative I guess.

honora on April 18, 2007 at 9:55 AM

If we all boycott NBC’s Sunday night pre-game show and it’s advertisers…would that get olberasshole fired…???…I for one won’t be watching…

God Bless America and God Bless GW…

areseaoh on April 18, 2007 at 10:04 AM

So who does that liberal POS blame for gang on gang crime when illegal weapons are used?

SouthernGent on April 17, 2007 at 6:02 PM

That’s GB’s fault too, doncha know. “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” – Kanye West
He’s the magical idiot/savant; the only man who, with an IQ of 12 (apparantly) can whip up hurricanes and arrange to blow up levees, arrange 9/11 attacks on his own country within his first 8 months of being president, (and not only get away with it, but have the NYPD, NYFD, Arlington & Fairfax FD & PD, NY Port Authority, many security guards and witnesses all as co-conspirators!) and according to geniuses like Keith Olbermann, can cause some crazed lunatic to slaughter 30+ people on a college campus. Bush is such in ingenius idiot, isn’t he?

foxforce91 on April 18, 2007 at 10:04 AM

“Guns dont kill people “clips” do!”

Gosh what words of wisdom what an oracle of truth telling…

It aint a “Clip” Its a Magazine Olbertool!

Jeez You moron, “these clips were banned” Yeah a gun ban on campus seemed to keep the students safe too didnt it?
and while we are at it this killer had guns with the serial numbers filed off. Ya think maybe he was a conservative and wanted to keep his source of guns safe from prosecution or maybe he obtained his guns illegally!!!!
besides that he said he hated rich kids…. who else hates the rich????

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on April 18, 2007 at 10:49 AM

wonder what it feels like to go day to day with such hate, that you have to link everything bad in the world on President Bush?

I have wanted to ask my co-worker that very same question when she goes off on one her many “Anti-Flag”, “Anti-American”, “Anti-Government”, “Anti-War”, rants. I figured it was a just another symptom of BDS.

kiakjones on April 18, 2007 at 2:46 PM