There was a horrible shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in which five people were killed and 18 people were wounded.
As my colleague Streiff reported, the shooter had previously been arrested for felony menacing in 2021 but was somehow out free to allegedly commit this crime.
But people on the left are already off to the races trying to blame it – somehow – on people on the right, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
It’s patently ridiculous to try to link up people objecting to taking kids to drag shows to “terrorism” or this shooting, and it’s disgusting that anyone would do that.
Meanwhile, we don’t even know what was going on with the shooter yet; the police stated the “motive is not clear.”
But that hasn’t stopped Joe Biden has jumped in, ascribing the motive of “hate” and using the case to support his political agenda against guns.
President Biden on Sunday said the country “cannot and must not tolerate hate” and called for action on “the public health epidemic of gun violence” after a gunman killed five people and wounded 18 others at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“Places that are supposed to be safe spaces of acceptance and celebration should never be turned into places of terror and violence. Yet it happens far too often. We must drive out the inequities that contribute to violence against LGBTQI+ people. We cannot and must not tolerate hate,” Biden said in a statement. [….]
“We continue to see it in the epidemic of violence and murder against transgender women – especially transgender women of color. And tragically, we saw it last night in this devastating attack by a gunman wielding a long rifle at an LGBTQI+ nightclub in Colorado Springs,” Biden added.
It may turn out to be a “hate crime” but when you claim it is before the motive has been announced, then you are spreading misinformation-and quite frankly, lying-because you don’t know that to be the case.
Additionally, Biden likened the Colorado Springs shooting to the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, “the deadliest attack affecting the LGBTQI+ community in American history.” Except that shooting wasn’t because the club was a gay club. It was because the shooter was looking for clubs to shoot up as revenge against the United States for actions in the Middle East; he was a radical Islamic terrorist.
Biden also used the shooting to try to push his anti-gun agenda. “We need to enact an assault weapons ban to get weapons of war off America’s streets,” Biden said. It’s also vile to seize upon the crime to automatically go into a reflexive anti-gun rant like this.
How about instead of blaming the gun, we blame the people who actually commit the crimes and make sure that violent people are locked up-rather than let out? That just might be too logical.