As you’ve likely heard, there’s been another mass shooting in America, this one taking place in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, in which ten innocent people were killed. You might have also heard that the shooter was racist and a white supremacist based on the fact that those targeted by his attack were not white, but he was.
In fact, there’s been no shortage of news coverage on this thought, as well as the assumption that the alleged gunman, now-murder suspect Payton Gendron is a Republican conservative and possibly even a Christian. Thankfully, his 180-page manifesto proves otherwise, and news outlets are beginning to pick up on that a bit.
But what you haven’t probably heard is that the shooter gives credit for his “success” in large part to anti-gun laws established in Democratically run states like New York. In fact, his online published manifesto claims that he actually targeted this specific state, area, and grocery store because of the likelihood that strict gun laws there would ensure that he wasn’t met with much, if any, resistance from the public.
That’s right. This sicko planned out exactly where to stage his attack based on where he knew the government had suppressed our Second Amendment rights.
In one section of the manifesto, with the heading, “Weapons, Equipment, and Mentality of the Attacker,” Gendron explained what the political left doesn’t really want you to know, namely that armed citizens diminish the chances of this kind of atrocity.
The 18-year-old wrote, “NY has cucked gun laws. Assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines are illegal for civilians to own, thus lowering threats from law-abiding civilians.” Before this, he explained that thanks to these essentially “gun-free” zones, he could carry out an attack of his choosing without much risk to himself, that is until law enforcement showed up.
“Attacking in a weapon-restricted area may decrease the chance of civilian backlash. Schools, courts, or areas where CCW (concealed carry weapons) are outlawed or prohibited may be good areas of attack. Areas where CCW permits are low may also fit in this category. Areas with strict gun laws are also great places of attack.”
And it’s pretty much a known fact that those descriptions can be applied to pretty much the entire state of New York. While buying a firearm and even having a concealed carry weapons permit are possible in the state, government officials have made it increasingly difficult to achieve either. And so most don’t even bother, considering the cost and hassle of it all not worth it in the long run.
That is until something like this happens.
Gendron also knew that in New York, even if a civilian did have a weapon, it would be limited in its uses, thanks to gun laws that prohibit magazines that carry more than ten rounds of ammunition.
“Plus NY has heavy gun laws so it would ease me if I know that any legally armed civilian was limited to 10 round magazines or cucked firearms.”
According to the manifesto, Gendron was prepared to meet some resistance. So he wore body armor which served him well when security guard Aaron Salter Jr. fired bullets at him in an act of heroism.
However, the attacker knew that Salter, or someone like him, would be just about all the resistance he would meet and that, thanks to the limiting firearm laws of New York, as long as he was prepared, he could succeed despite such heroics.
And Gendron is not the only criminal to have noticed such.
A study was recently conducted in the Memphis, Tennessee, area that found that counties and townships that held more CCW permits year after year had less crime in general, particularly robberies, for the same reason. No criminal wants to quite literally be stopped dead in their tracks by an armed citizen ready and willing to protect their own.
And so, they simply don’t target those areas. Like Gendron, they look for places where CCW permits and gun laws limit the likelihood of resistance, increasing their chances of success.
Of course, you won’t be hearing about much of this in the mainstream media any time soon. That would completely debunk all their theories about how guns are dangerous, right?