El Paso Mass Shooting Elicits Calls for More Gun Control…(All By Design…)

Sunday, August 4, 2019
By Paul Martin

by Bob Adelmann
Sunday, 04 August 2019

The reactions following the ghastly atrocity that took place outside and inside a Walmart store in El Paso on Saturday morning were predictable. The president called it hateful and offered his sympathies and prayers, the state’s lieutenant governor warned Antifa to stay out, and Democrats called for more gun control.

Tweeted the President:

Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people. Melania and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the great people of Texas.

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick told Fox News:

I just saw … where Antifa is posting they want to come to El Paso and do a 10-day siege. We don’t need them coming in on September 1.

We didn’t need them to begin with before this happened. I would say to Antifa: scratch Texas off the map and don’t come in. It’s not the time or the place for them to come at any time, but particularly in the aftermath of what just happened in El Paso.

Bodies of slain victims weren’t even cold before Democrats running for president saw another opportunity to burnish their anti-gun credentials. Elizabeth Warren tweeted: “We must act now to end our country’s gun violence.” Bernie Sanders added: “Sadly, after each of these tragedies the Senate does nothing. That has got to change.” Pete Buttigieg expanded: “How many more must grieve before we act?” Julián Castro joined in: “This attack is a tragic reminder of our government’s failure to do its most basic duty: to protect American lives. We need gun reform now.” Cory Booker’s tweet declared: “Enough. We need to end this national nightmare. Praying for everyone affected by this unspeakable tragedy, and for our country to find the moral courage to take action to end this carnage.”

The shooter, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius (a resident of Allen, Texas, a nine-hour drive from El Paso), approached the Walmart store in the Cielo Vista Mall on Saturday morning carrying a semi-automatic “AK-47 style” rifle, according to media reports. He began shooting at people in the parking lot and then took his rampage inside the packed store. During the 20 minutes before local police were able to capture him, he had shot 46 shoppers, killing 20 of them.

He expressed his anger at the immigration of Mexicans crossing over the border from Juarez by telling law-enforcement officials that he wanted to inflict the maximum number of Mexican casualties as possible. This squares with his anger reflected in the introduction to a manifesto he allegedly posted online just 27 minutes before launching his attack: “This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas. They are the instigators, not me. I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion.”

The New American wrote about the anger of young men such as Crusius following the Garlic Festival shooting on July 28. That suspect, 19-year-old Santino Legan, said he was shooting up the festival “because I’m really angry.” This was enough for Maureen Callahan to write in the New York Post that this a major clue to the motive behind that shooting:

He [Legan, and now Crusius] fit the profile of those who’ve come before, the rage-induced young men we first encountered through Columbine and later Sandy Hook, Aurora, Charleston, Virginia Beach, the STEM school shooting in Colorado, Charlotte, the Poway synagogue shooting in California, the Louisiana shootings in two parishes, the Sebring shootings in Florida (those last six this year alone), the Mercy Hospital shooting, the Thousand Oaks shooting, the Tallahassee yoga studio shooting, the Jacksonville Landing shooting, the Art All Night shooting in New Jersey, the Santa Fe HS (Texas) shooting, the Nashville Waffle House shooting, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS shooting — and far too many more to mention, but all with one thing in common….

These young men nurture their anger through first-person shooter games, violent pornography, through racism and a fascination with guns and violence.… [This] is our greatest, most stubborn and pressing threat — more so, I would argue, than Islamic terrorism or Russian hacking or immigration or trade wars.

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