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Yesterday evening, we had a shooting at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. The shooter has not been identified by name yet, but he was quickly identified as an older white guy.
I want to get out in front of this story, much like our leftist adversaries do, and call him a “lone wolf.” In no way does this guy represent all white people, all gun owners and all whatever else we find out about him.
Therefore, we should reject any attempt at lumping him in or punishing him or singling out any group he may belong to like, say, gun owners, by trying to jam sweeping legislation down peaceful, law-abiding gun owners’ throats that would restrict their rights or open them up to hatred and public revile.
One thing we do know is that this movie theater was a gun-free zone. I wonder why this maniac did not obey the gun-free sign. We have no idea yet how he obtained a firearm, if it was legally obtained, if he was insane, or what kind of criminal record he had.
So, it’s time to extend the media’s courtesy of making sure everyone but law-abiding gun owners are tagged with the description of “lone wolf” to actual gun owners too.
Here’s what we do know: A 58-year-old white man (and I know he was a white man because I was watching CNN at 4 a.m. this morning and they repeated that about 100 times: “HE WAS A WHITE GUY”) used a handgun to fire shots in a movie theater and took his own life. Two other people are dead and nine others are wounded. The unidentified man opened fire about 20 minutes in to the movie Trainwreck and was described as “just like everybody else” in the movie theater.
Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said: “The information we have at this time indicates that he was by himself, he sat by himself and the first two people he shot were sitting right in front of him. … When he stood up and started firing, people started rushing out. It looks like he spotted the officers coming in and he turned around, went against the crowd and fired a single gunshot.”
Authorities also pointed out he had a criminal history, although no details of that history have been released. That criminal history was described as being “nothing recent.”
It’s a sad day when a maniac goes on a killing spree, and I pray for the families of all involved.