Yet again, gun control advocates and those on the political left have been dealt another blow after jumping to conclusions about the perpetrator of yesterday’s mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado that left 10 dead, including a police officer.
Once video was seen of police leading the suspect out in handcuffs, social media was full of descriptions of the suspect as a white man, followed by the usual condemnations of white supremacy, white privilege and crazy white gun nuts gunning down innocents, enabled by the NRA.
Today, however, the Boulder police have identified the suspect as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Issa. From the New York Post . . .
Boulder Police Chief Maris Harold identified the alleged gunman in Monday’s massacre as Ahmad Alissa, 21, of Arvada, about 20 miles south of Boulder.
She also identified the 10 slain victims, who range in age from 20 to 65, saying the last body was removed from the scene at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Family members were notified about two hours later.
Here’s the Boulder Police Chief’s statement.
Police identified a 21-year-old man as the suspect in the killing of 10 people at a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket.
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) March 23, 2021
From Heavy.com . . .
Officials said Al Issa lived “most of his life in the United States” during a Tuesday morning press conference. Authorities are looking into his background, but did not release additional information on his past.
The fact that Alissa is apparently a minority is neither good nor bad. It’s just one facts among many that trickle out after these kinds of incidents. But the usual pile-on by those in the media and the gun control industry, jumping to conclusions about a fluid situation before facts are known as they did yesterday, was all too familiar.
In the past, all mass shooters were immediately assumed to be Tea Party members in initial media reports. Then they were all assumed to be NRA members. Invariably, those reports proved to be false (Google the backgrounds of Jared Lee Loughner, James Holmes, Aaron Alexis, and James Hodgkinson as just a few examples).
While his full background isn’t yet known, Alissa doesn’t seem to meet anyone’s definition of an old fat white guy, an NRA member, a white supremacist, a violent insurrectionist, or a “white domestic terrorist” (sorry, CJ Werleman).
Those facts, however, won’t stop those in the media and the bottom-dwellers who run America’s civilian disarmament advocacy operations from continuing to paint law-abiding gun owners as crazed, easy-to-anger, trigger-happy wannabe mass murderers. I
t’s what they do. And it serves their political purposes to further that narrative, especially after high profile crimes like what happened in Boulder yesterday. Don’t expect that to change, just because they were so conspicuously wrong this time (as they were after the Atlanta massage parlor shootings, too).
Remember when everyone thought 2021 would be an improvement over 2020?