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Louisville bank shooter reportedly massacred innocents in an effort to justify more gun control in America — and Democrats were ready to oblige him
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Louisville bank shooter reportedly massacred innocents in an effort to justify more gun control in America — and Democrats were ready to oblige him

President Joe Biden, David Hogg, and other Democratic operatives blasted Republicans in the immediate aftermath of the Louisville bank massacre, in which five innocents were murdered and another eight grievously injured.

Biden, for instance, suggested just hours after the last shot was fired at the Old National Bank on April 10 that Republicans' refusal to support Democratic efforts to curtail Americans' Second Amendment rights was "unconscionable, it's reckless, and too many Americans are paying with their lives."

It now appears that the pronoun-providing Louisville shooter may have ultimately spilled blood in part to help Democrats spill ink on gun control legislation.

A neighbor of the shooter told the New York Post that the apparent gun-control activist's 13-page manifesto was discovered by his roommate Dallas Whelan. It is now in the possession of the Louisville Police Department.

The Daily Mail reported that the manifesto made three key points: "He wanted to kill himself, he wanted to prove how easy it was to buy a gun in Kentucky and he wanted to highlight a mental health crisis in America."

If accurate, then Democrats may have made use of the slaughter of Josh Barrick, Deana Eckert, Tommy Elliott, Juliana Farmer, and Jim Tutt Jr. as their killer intended.

TheBlaze previously reported that following the shooting, Biden said, "How many more Americans must die before Republicans in Congress will act to protect our communities? It's long past time that we require safe storage of firearms. Require background checks for all gun sales. Eliminate gun manufacturers' immunity from liability. We can and must do these things now."

"A strong majority of Americans want lawmakers to act on commonsense gun safety reforms. Instead, from Florida to North Carolina to the U.S. House of Representatives, we’ve watched Republican officials double down on dangerous bills that make our schools, places of worship, and communities less safe. It’s unconscionable, it’s reckless, and too many Americans are paying with their lives," added the president.

Gun-rights activist David Hogg intimated that U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), whose friend Tommy Elliott was slain in the massacre, was "complicit" because of his support of gun rights.

Rep. Morgan McGarvey (D-Ky.) said in a statement, "Thoughts and prayers for those we lost, those who are injured, and their loved ones and families are appreciated, but today serves as a stark reminder that we need to address gun violence at the national level so no other family loses a son, a daughter, and a loved one."

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on April 11, "This is why we continue to call on Congress, uh, Republicans in Congress, to take action. This is not OK. ... We need to do more."

Spectrum News reported that Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Gerald Neal (D) also stressed that the massacre should prompt change, noting, "We must do all that we can to take effective steps to ensure a safer community."

Democrat state Rep. Keturah Herron rushed to Twitter to write, "This is happening around the country in a city daily. Today was our turn in Louisville, KY. As we hold our community tighter there must me outrage and anger. We live in a war zone and we shouldn’t have to."
The Louisville chapter of the NAACP and the Louisville Urban League called for gun control measures Thursday, reported the Courier Journal.
In a statement obtained by the Daily Mail, the mass murderer's family indicated they too reckon the shooting "is yet another indication that meaningful, common sense gun safety measures must be enacted."
Democratic strategist Max Burns of Third Degree Strategies spoke to the utility of the Louisville shooting in a CNN opinion piece, noting that in the wake of the Louisville massacre and the murder of Christians by a transgender extremist in Nashville, "the political armor that once protected firearms might finally be cracking."

The transgender extremist who murdered six Christians in Nashville on March 27 similarly penned a manifesto, but nothing yet has been revealed about its contents, despite mounting pressure on the FBI from Tennessee Republicans. While her motivations are presently more opaque than the Louisville shooter's, even if revealed, they may not ultimately matter to Democrats, who appear to have framed the anti-Christian violence as another opportunity to advance their agenda.

This apparent keenness to decontextualize and exploit was showcased Wednesday when the Biden White House once again ignored the families of the Nashville victims and instead invited to the White House the three Democratic Tennessee lawmakers who used the anti-Christian massacre as a springboard for their own gun-control activism.

The same three Democratic state representatives — Justin Jones of Nashville, Gloria Johnson of Knoxville, and Justin Pearson of Memphis — recently voted against a school safety bill that would harden security in schools and serve as a future check against the kind of attack waged by the transgender extremist because it would not impinge upon Americans' Second Amendment rights.

Body camera footage from Louisville shooting released | WNTyoutu.be

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Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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