As is always the case following these kinds of shootings, the left-wing media and the Democrats they protect like a Pretorian guard immediately began blaming everything but the murders: 'Assault weapons'; Donald Trump; white people; white supremacy; white nationalism; etc.
But as it turns out, just waiting 24 hours would have shown all of those conclusions to be false (not that Democrats and their media propagandists care much about facts when it comes to any opportunity to lie about a majority of the population).
According to various reports, the accused shooter is 21-year-old Ahmad Al-Issa, a devout Muslim who was constantly focused on Islamophobia. And because the left hates stereotypes of protected classes (white, heterosexual males are fair game, of course), they sprung into action in order to protect him as details emerged.
"The suspect in the #Boulder, Colo. mass shooting where 10 were murdered has been identified as Ahmad al-Issa. He was first described as a white male. His social media, which is now deleted, show he was a religious Muslim who posted frequently about 'Islamophobia'" journalist Andy Ngo tweeted.
"It is beginning to look like the Boulder shooting was a jihadist terror attack," One America News' Jack Prosobiec added.
"A Facebook page that appeared to belong to Al-Issa showed that his family had immigrated to the U.S. from Syria. The page featured quotes from the prophet Muhammad as well as posts about mixed martial arts," Yahoo! News reported.
Lefties were already changing their narratives as well.
"The shooter was taken into custody. In other words, it was almost certainly a white man (again). If he were Black or Brown he would be dead," feminist activist Amy Suskind wrote initially.
She would later write on Twitter as details (like the shooter's name, suggesting ethnicity) became known: "Let's mourn the victims but not glorify the killer with the attention of having his name widely known."
No, of course not; wouldn't want any Americans, especially the families of the victims, to get the impression the attack was anything like terrorism. (Related: Here it is – The bill to destroy gun ownership.)
"Here are all the idiotic leftists who immediately jumped to politicize the tragic Boulder shooting to push their narrative, only for it all to fall apart when it turns out the shooter is muslim," noted Caleb Hull of the Independent Journal Review (IJR) on Twitter with screen grabs of comments by left-wing media types jumping to very racist -- and wrong -- conclusions.
All said, there was a police officer who was shot and killed by the gunman; 51-year-old Eric Talley. According to the New York Times:
Dean Schiller, who posted a live video from the scene shortly after the shooting began, said he heard about a dozen shots and saw three people who appeared to be wounded — two in the parking lot and one inside the supermarket.
As officers secured the building, more than a dozen people were led out of the supermarket, a King Soopers in a residential area a couple of miles south of the campus of the University of Colorado. The grocery store usually draws a mix of families and college students.
Police and the FBI, so far, have not provided any details as to the shooter's motivations. But that doesn't matter; those are just details.
Democrats, including Joe Biden, didn't waste a single moment stumping for new gun control laws including -- wait for it -- a ban on so-called "assault" weapons.
"I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common-sense steps that will save lives in the future,” Biden told reporters at the White House.
“The Senate should immediately past the two House-passed bills that close holes in the background check system,” Biden said. “We should also ban assault weapons in the process."
It's a shame Congress can't ban shameless political pandering on the backs of grieving families while they're at it.
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