The U.S. is apparently at such a stage of degeneracy that anti-gun radicals are buying guns to shoot people and make the case for banning firearms. The man responsible for the deaths of five at Old National Bank in Lousiville, Kentucky, on April 10 reportedly admitted that the motivation for his killing spree was to further the left’s gun-control agenda.
A 13-page manifesto uncovered by the Daily Mail allegedly disclosed that the 25-year-old shot and killed multiple colleagues in part to prove his belief that guns are too easy to obtain in Kentucky. The shooter also reportedly wanted to draw attention to mental illness, something his parents later disclosed he suffered from and took medicine for, and explicitly expressed a desire to kill himself.
The shooter died after police officers shot him. Ironically, the shooter’s death illustrates that the best way to counter a trigger-happy madman is for good guys with guns to employ that great equalizer, but that’s not the message gun-control activists took away from the tragedy.
Killers getting attention and sympathy for going on shooting rampages to promote gun control sounds beyond parody, but deadly and destructive extremism from leftist ideologues is nothing new. Rioting, vandalism, violence, and self-immolation, even if it means the loss of life, have become hallmarks of today’s leftism and are more often than not celebrated as a means to a desired end.
Remember in April 2022 when a climate extremist died after setting himself on fire in front of the Supreme Court? The fatal Earth Day protest should have been a stark warning that radical leftists are willing to go to great lengths to ensure the government takes up their agenda. Instead, it was hailed as a “fearless act of compassion.”
The worst part might be that Wynn Bruce’s demise was a copycat incident of another suicidal climate zealot who doused himself with gasoline, burned to death in a Brooklyn park in 2018, and received an admiring article in The New York Times because of it.
Similarly, the rioters who wreaked billions of dollars of havoc on American cities during the 2020 summer of rage should have faced fines, jail time, and condemnation for their crimes — even from their Democrat allies. Instead, they received praise and encouragement from newsrooms all across the country and financial assistance from leftists like now-Vice President Kamala Harris.
If the leftist administration, woke corporations, and the corrupt corporate media could lack compassion for The Covenant School shooting victims in March, which social media posts and headlines show they did, nothing can stop them from capitalizing on the actions of a deranged shooter to achieve their legislative goals.