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Rupert Murdoch calls for ban on automatic weapons

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Rupert Murdoch surprised many today by tweeting his support for a ban on automatic weapons. Murdoch’s stance isn’t wholly surprising, as he came out in favor of more strict gun control after the summer’s shooting spree in Aurora, Colo. Many, though, see Murdoch’s media properties as pro-gun violence, apparently.

@rupertmurdoch Who are you and what have you done with Rupert?

— insooutso (@InsoOutso) December 15, 2012

@rupertmurdoch maybe you can start a media campaign… beginning with Fox News. Let that be your political legacy.

— rob harris (@rharris334) December 15, 2012

@rupertmurdoch Too bad you don’t have a propaganda network to address the subject. Oh,wait…

— Eddie Love (@EddieLove44) December 15, 2012

.@rupertmurdoch When will enlightened media moguls urge their ‘conservative’ news properties to cover the gun debate more responsibly?

— Jonathan Glick (@jonathanglick) December 15, 2012

RT @rupertmurdoch: When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons? || Tell your ppl at Fox to stop *promoting* the madness.

— Carolyn K (@LynCKos) December 15, 2012

@rupertmurdoch When will the US media that you own take a strong enough editorial stance on this to make a difference?

— Bryan Gaensler (@SciBry) December 15, 2012

@rupertmurdoch Most of us can just wring our hands. You are 1 of the few people in the world who can actually do something about this. Act!

— Bryan Gaensler (@SciBry) December 15, 2012

@rupertmurdoch You own the media!!! You single handily can give the politicians the courage to ban automatic weapons. #GunControl

— Rob Dobbs (@RobbDobbs) December 15, 2012

Closer attention to the reports coming out of his media properties would have informed Murdoch that automatic weapons weren’t used in today’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Shooter today used two standard pistols ??? RT @rupertmurdoch: Terrible news. When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?

— Totes McGotes (@TotesMcGotes) December 15, 2012

IN RESPONSE TO TODAY’S SHOOTING, WHICH DIDN’T INVOLVE AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, Rupert Murdoch asks:” Whe…: IN RESPON… bit.ly/UtMHmd

— jwbrown1969 (@jwbrown1969) December 15, 2012

@rupertmurdoch automatic weapons weren’t used and no law will prevent violence from those with no respect for human life or the law, Rupert.

— Harold Stickeehands (@StickeeNotes) December 15, 2012

Has anyone told @rupertmurdoch that automatic weapons are already banned? twitter.com/rupertmurdoch/…

— AG (D) (@AG_Conservative) December 15, 2012

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