The US media has turned on the National Rifle Association following the deadliest mass shooting in the United States in Orlando.
New York Daily News led with the headline “Thanks NRA” as the national media lay blame at NRA’s door. The leading publication points out that the AR-15-type rifle is the same style of weapon used to slaughter 20 children and six adults in Newtown in 2012 and murder 12 people and wound 70 in a cinema in Aurora.
A look at tomorrow's front page…
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 13, 2016
The Washington Post also went after the NRA with an online map showing how much money has been donated by the Rifle Association to members of Congress. Since 1998, the National Rifle Association has donated $2,996,519 to current members.
Bustle.com argue that the NRA need to take a new approach in response to the shootings. Traditionally the organisation goes silent for a few hours or even days before responding to the tragedies, often emphasising the need for more guns rather than less. But sources suggest this time could be different.
Since you are here
Since you are here, we wanted to ask for your help.
Journalism in Britain is under threat. The government is becoming increasingly authoritarian and our media is run by a handful of billionaires, most of whom reside overseas and all of them have strong political allegiances and financial motivations.
Our mission is to hold the powerful to account. It is vital that free media is allowed to exist to expose hypocrisy, corruption, wrongdoing and abuse of power. But we can't do it without you.
If you can afford to contribute a small donation to the site it will help us to continue our work in the best interests of the public. We only ask you to donate what you can afford, with an option to cancel your subscription at any point.
To donate or subscribe to The London Economic, click here.
The TLE shop is also now open, with all profits going to supporting our work.
The shop can be found here.
You can also SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER .