As we reported last night, the usual suspects made the usual pronouncements about gun control in the wake of the horrific live TV shooting in Roanoke. This despite the fact that the killer bought his murder weapon legally, passing a background check. Anti-gunners also used the attack to assert that armed self-defense wouldn’t have saved his victims. This despite the fact that their murderer, known to his victims and known to have anger issues and a grudge against their mutual employer, approached them slowly, in a space without other people, and lingered dangerously close for a good five seconds before opening fire. Once again, it’s all about the gun. But what if . . .
Vester Flanagan hadn’t been a gay, black, Obama supporter? Switch it around. What if a straight white Trump supporter had murdered two gay black Obama-supporting journalists? What would the media narrative have been then? Sure, anti-gun politicians and their media enablers would have focused on the gun, but you can bet your bottom dollar they’d be talking about racism, homophobia and the Donald’s role in stoking the flames of homicidal fury, both specifically and generally.
Hey, what if that white murderer had been an NRA member? It will happen someday, you know . . .