Conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder pointed out the media shift between the Buffalo shooting in which 10 people were killed and the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which 19 children were killed on Tuesday.
The Buffalo shooting was allegedly committed by a reported white supremacist; the alleged shooter in the Uvalde shooting was allegedly committed by a young male with a Hispanic last name.
“19 kids, 2 teachers have been killed in a shooting at a #Uvalde Texas elementary school. It does not appear that the dead alleged shooter/killer, (shooter’s name), was a white supremacist. Biden/media, post Buffalo, deftly switch from ‘angry white men’ to ‘easy access of guns,’” Elder tweeted.
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After the Buffalo shooting, The Washington Post ran pieces with quotes such as this: “more than from a conspiracy theory, the attack stemmed from the white supremacy that is deeply rooted in the White American political tradition.”
And this: “America has a problem with right-wing political violence. You need only look at the footage of Jan. 6, 2021, to see that. Or white-supremacist killings such as the recent shooting in Buffalo.”
From The New York Times: “A teenage gunman entranced by a white supremacist ideology known as replacement theory opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo on Saturday.”
President Biden chimed in, “White supremacy is a poison running through our body politic and it’s been allowed to fester right in front of our eyes.”
Yet those same entities turned to guns after the Uvalde shooting:
Biden snapped: “As a nation we have to ask: When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?”
“The latest in an epidemic of mass shootings in the United States renewed emotional pleas for stronger gun control,” The Washington Post reported.
“The reasons for the violence are familiar and incontrovertible. The United States has many more guns than citizens, about 400 million firearms, according to a 2018 survey conducted by the nonpartisan Small Arms Survey, and 331 million people,” the San Francisco Bureau Chief for The New York Times wrote in a column titled, “The Stupefying Tally of American Gun Violence.”
Elder wrote in 2018:
Lost in the current debate about gun control are three important points. First, how many lives are saved each year through the use of firearms. … The second point, often ignored, is the very purpose of the Second Amendment. It is to prevent government tyranny through the power of a citizens’ militia. … Third, many on the left want to ban the “mentally ill” from obtaining firearms. Currently firearms cannot be legally possessed by someone determined by a judge to be of danger to himself or to others. What about people who do not meet that standard?