An abusive, mentally unstable progressive atheist who was court-martialed for beating his wife and cracking his infant child’s skull, murders a bunch of unarmed conservative Christians in cold blood, and the Democrats want to blame….Republicans. For not passing stricter gun control laws. And, oh by the way, if the EXISTING gun laws had been properly enforced, they would have prevented the shooter from purchasing the rifle. As if obeying the law was really all that high on the list for a serial wife-beater and child abuser who had already decided in his heart to find a way to kill a whole bunch of people.
Why isn’t this shooting in a Texas church being branded a hate crime? Is it only possible to commit a “hate crime” against people who aren’t white, or Christian? If a white guy walked into a Mosque and mowed down Muslim families in job lots, oh lord the collective societal outrage! Cries for tolerance, admonitions against reprisals, calls to take a deeper look at how Muslims and Islam are perceived in our society.
It happens to a room full of Christians and the primary response is…more gun control??? Never mind the fact that the guy who stopped the shooter used one of those nasty, black “assault rifles” to do it. One which he legally owned and was trained to use. Hmmm….
Dylann Roof killed nine black people in a church, and we were awash in analysis of his racist ideology, with panel discussions and editorials and “in-depth looks” about his motivations, the roots of his hatred, and his links to white supremacist organizations.
Nobody seems to want to talk all that much about the spiritual and political ideology of this particular shooter, or what led him to target a room full of Christian families as his victims. Instead it’s the all-too-predictably shocked refrain of, “Do you know how many GUNS there are in America??!!?!”
Would this massacre have been less or more horrendous or “problematic” if it had been a Muslim suicide bomber using C4 instead of a white guy using 5.56? The media mouthpieces always want to talk about the killer’s ideology, until it doesn’t fit The Narrative, and then it’s all about the weapon used. Or what social injustice “drove” him to do it.
Blaming these deaths on a gun is a cheap, theatrical, and disingenuous cop-out. It’s an easy distraction from looking at the much more serious issue of what this psychopath believed that led him to target the people he did.
Because you just KNOW that if it had been a fringe “Christian” wacko shooting up an abortion clinic, that’s all anyone would be talking about.