NBC Reporter: Impossible to Report Gun Facts, We Need Gun Control

NBC journalist Cal Perry / Twitter
October 2, 2017

NBC reporter Cal Perry called for gun control Monday, saying that it has become impossible to report "just 'facts' about gun violence."

At least 59 people were killed, and more than 500 injured, on Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on country music festival attendees from his 32nd floor room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, according to local authorities.

Perry wrote on Twitter that it has become impossible to report "facts" about gun violence, and that "America needs gun control."

"20 innocent children didn't make it home for Christmas in December of 2014 and nothing changed. What debate is taking place that I missed?" Perry tweeted shortly after, referencing the December 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., which resulted in the deaths of 20 children and six adult staff members.

Perry was not the first member of the media to call for gun control in response to the mass shooting. MSNBC anchor Brian Williams used his interview with Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) to push for stricter gun control laws.

CBS legal executive Hayley Geftman-Gold also chimed in on the shooting, referencing the Sandy Hook shooting in a Facebook comment that resulted in her being fired for violating company standards.

Geftman-Gold wrote in a Facebook post comment how she didn't have any hope that Republicans, "Repugs," would "ever do the right thing," and that she isn't sympathetic to the shooting victims because country music fans are often "Republican gun toters." The Daily Caller was the first to report on her comments.

"If they wouldn't do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing," Geftman-Gold wrote on Facebook. "I'm actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters."