Courtesy of Louisville Metro Police Department via AP

Louisville Mass Shooter Believed Killing ‘Upper Class White People’ Could Finally Secure Gun Control

The journal of Connor Sturgeon, the 25-year-old Louisville mass shooter, has been released by law enforcement and it shows that he targeted “upper class white people” in hopes of securing more gun control.

The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department released documents containing entries from Sturgeon’s journal.

In an April 3, 2023, entry, he cited his frustration over the “climate disaster” and “gun access.”

Sturgeon wrote, “I have decided to make an impact. But because I was depressed and able to buy (guns?) they are gone. Perhaps this is the impact for change–upper class white people dying.”

Officers with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) respond to an active shooter at the Old National Bank building on April 10, 2023, in Louisville, Kentucky. (Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)

On April 9, 2023, the day before the shooting, Sturgeon wrote: “This is not an accident. I’m sorry I had to lie all week, but this is something I have to do. It has all been planned, and it is flawed but I think it will work.”

Later in the paragraph he wrote, “I pray this can send a message to those in power that they are not invincible. I’m sorry for everything.”

The night before the attack Sturgeon wrote, “This is intentional. There is nothing anyone could have done.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at

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