You have to hand it to the liberals: they never miss an opportunity to convert tragedy into political gain. In the wake of Elliot Rodger’s six murders–three with a knife and three with a gun, plus injuries inflicted with an automobile–they are calling, once again, for gun confiscation. I guess they are, anyway. As usual, they denounce conservatives and say things like “end the madness,” but confiscation seems to be the point of it all.
Once again, though, liberals are denied the holy grail of mass murderers–a conservative perpetrator, preferably a follower of the Tea Party. Rodger, like most of the others, was a devoted liberal. He followed the Young Turks on YouTube, a far-left group led by a goof named Cenk Uygur who once was an MSNBC host. So, foiled once again, liberals can make only their broader propaganda points.
Michael Moore deserves to be singled out for special condemnation. On Facebook, he purported to respond to requests for comment:
We are a people easily manipulated by fear which causes us to arm ourselves with a quarter BILLION guns in our homes that are often easily accessible to young people, burglars, the mentally ill and anyone who momentarily snaps.
So was Rodger was manipulated by a fear of conservative ascendancy propagated by the Young Turks? Apparently so.
Read more: Powerline Blog
Via Free Republic, a list of the major shooters in massacres:
Ft Hood Shooter: Registered Democrat and Muslim.
Columbine Shooters: Too young to vote … both families were Registered Democrats and progressive liberals.
Virginia Tech shooter: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff. Registered Democrat.
Colorado theater shooter: Registered Democrat, staff worker on the Obama campaign, occupy wall street participant .. progressive liberal.
Connecticut school shooter: Registered Democrat. Hated Christians.