Almost before Tuesday’s YouTube attacker was identified as an angry animal rights activist named Nasim Aghdam, a liberal anti-Trump group calling itself “Seattle Indivisible” was exploiting the tragedy, urging its followers to contact members of Congress and “Insist that they introduce and pass gun regulations in their next session.”
The group describes itself on its website as “a group of volunteers who are dedicated to one goal: stop the Trump Agenda in its tracks. We are families, friends, and neighbors, each contributing our time to help influence our representatives and resist racism, authoritarianism, and corruption in our government.”
Their call to action included four specific agenda items, none of which – as noted Wednesday morning by John Carlson, the morning talk host at KVI-AM – would have even remotely had a chance of preventing the incident at YouTube headquarters in California. Such details have never before stopped anti-gunners from pushing their anti-Second Amendment platform. Their demands:
- A ban on assault-style weapons.
- Raising the legal age of gun ownership to 21.
- Comprehensive background checks.
- [for federal only] A ban on bump stocks or any devices that modify semi-automatic weapons.
Here’s what is wrong with that list:
- Aghdam reportedly used a handgun to shoot her three victims before turning the gun on herself.
- The suspected shooter was 39 years old, well beyond the recommended minimum age of 21.
- To own a gun in California, one must pass a background check. According to the New York Daily News, “she’s believed to have legally obtained the firearm used in the shooting.”
- Since the attacker didn’t use a rifle, a bump stock wasn’t involved.
What has emerged so far in the investigation are some facts that the liberal left doesn’t like. Aghdam was of Middle Eastern descent, an animal rights activist and self-described “vegan bodybuilder.” She reportedly had a long-running problem with YouTube about censorship. As CFL’s Joe Newby noted in his report, she was “hardly a poster child for the NRA.” This happened in a state with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.
Contrary to earlier reports, this does not appear to have been the result of any sort of domestic dispute. None of the victims apparently knew the suspected shooter, and she had traveled some 500 miles to carry out the attack. The victims were apparently shot at random in an outdoor dining area on the YouTube campus.
Seattle Indivisible provided a “sample script” for people to use when they contact members of Congress or Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. The message states, “It’s time to enact concrete, achievable gun regulations.”