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Some updates on the mass shooting in Austin that I reported on earlier. Sadly, one of the victims, a visitor from Michigan, has died. Another woman remains in critical condition.
Two arrests have been made. Oddly enough, the 17-year-old arrested appears to exactly match the “vague” description provided by the police that the UT Football News refused to publish “as it is too vague at this time to be useful in identifying the shooter and such publication could be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes.”
KXAN, a TV station actually more interested in reporting news than in virtue-signaling, published the Chief of Police’s description: “He said the man may be a Black man with a “skinny” build and locs-style hair.” Here’s a photo of the suspect:
News stories indicate that the event was the result of a dispute between two individuals who had engaged in previous violent confrontations. The identity and demographics of the second suspect have not been released as “they” is a juvenile.* And I have a hunch that we all can make a pretty accurate guess as to “their” demographics.
As usual, the anti-gun people chimed in saying that lack of gun control is the cause of this incident. Never overlook the opportunity for a tragedy to advance your political agenda.** It’s pretty easy to counter that by pointing out that both of the suspects were violating laws already on the books. It is already illegal for both of the suspects to possess concealed handguns. The laws don’t mean anything unless you enforce them.
But they don’t want enforcement, either, because the majority of people arrested are going to look something like the photo above. Police in Minnesota recently attempted to make an arrest for a weapons violation; the result was more rioting. But being leftist means you never have to take responsibility for any of your policies.
* Using the proper pronoun makes that sentence look so much better, doesn’t it?
** Though Texas Governor Greg Abbott is not exactly shying away from using the victims to advance his own political agenda.Published in