Covenant Shooter Cited Transgender ‘Rights’ In Shooting Spree Manifesto, Contradicting Official Claims
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Portions of the so-called manifesto of the school shooter who targeted The Covenant School last year show that contrary to claims by police, the shooter appears to have been motivated by gender ideology and other political issues.

“So now in America, it makes one a criminal to have a gun or, be transgender, or non-binary,” the shooter wrote in documents that were in her car at the time of the shooting, according to the Tennessee Star, which obtained copies of dozens of handwritten diaries. “God I hate those s—head politicians,” the entry continued.

The diary entry was called “My Imaginary Penis” and said, “I finally found the answer – that changing one’s gender is possible.” She raged that her mother was raised “conservatively” and did not support her gender transitioning, saying, “I’d kill to have those resources.”

The discrepancy could explain why the FBI sought to suppress the manifesto, given that its contents raise issues about why the FBI did not count the shooting as domestic terrorism. Authorities have worked relentlessly to prevent the transgender killer’s writings from becoming public, while also suggesting that they do not contain political motives.

The FBI told The Daily Wire shortly after the shooting that it was not considering it domestic terrorism.

The FBI’s definition of domestic terrorism is “violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature.”

Joe Biden’s DOJ officials have said that right-wing terrorism is the biggest threat to the country, and the FBI has been accused of coming to that conclusion by juking the stats, falsely putting unrelated cases in the category of right-wing terrorism while not counting left-wing terrorism as such.

She wrote that she used stuffed animals to pretend to be a boy having sex with a girl, saying “God, I am such a pervert.” The diary entry was dated 16 days before the March 27, 2023 attack, The Star reported.

In another entry dated a month before the shooting, she wrote

“So now [because] of you, I wish death on myself cause of the pure hatred of my female gender… with no rights, anyone’s country is a s—– dictatorship,” The Star reported.

The Star also uncovered a document this week showing that the FBI pressured the Nashville police not to release the manifesto. Nashville Metro Police Department chief John Drake promised Gov. Bill Lee he would, before breaking his promise.

The uncovered documents also suggest that the head of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation also may have misrepresented their contents.

Nashville’s News Channel 5 reported in April that TBI director David Rausch “said what police found isn’t so much a manifesto spelling out a target but a series of rambling writings indicating no clear motive. From what Raush said, the material finds that the killer did not write about specific political, religious or social issues.”

Two separate leaks have now undermined that claim, with documents obtained by Steven Crowder also showing the shooter — who was killed by police and who The Daily Wire is not naming — was fueled by hatred against left-wing targets like “white privilege” and “crackers.”

“Wanna kill all you little crackers,” she wrote.

Josh DeVine, a spokesman for TBI, told The Daily Wire “The Director stands by his previous statement based on the entirety of the investigation.”

The FBI did not return a request for comment on why, given the contents of the manifesto, it was not deemed domestic terrorism, and whether the FBI’s suppression of the manifesto was designed to conceal that discrepancy.

In the months before the shooting, Democratic politicians had claimed, in overheated rhetoric, that Republicans were oppressing transgender people with new policies. After the shooting occurred–despite a manifesto that may have suggested it was left-wing terrorism ginned up by their own rhetoric–authorities concealed the manifesto, and Democrats used the shooting to demand another of their priorities, gun control.

Transgenders have allegedly been behind a spate of planned school shootings, and contents of their writings have in other cases been released without issue.

Last month, another female-to-male graduate of a Nashville Christian school was charged with allegedly threatening to commit a copycat attack near the anniversary of the Covenant shooting. Tennessee Gov. “Bill Lee knows if he makes one wrong move it’s Joever [sic] for him,” she wrote, adding that the school taught her that “‘Vengeance is mine,’ sayeth the Lord.”

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