More TQ+ Community members complaining about the misgendering and even saying it was logical for them to start turning violent…— Brian 🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@Psy_Brian) March 27, 2023
They WANT violence. They’ve been doing it daily for some time & always blame the victims.
Just proving this is a total lack of mental healthcare. pic.twitter.com/OUN859FA4y
I refuse to blame an entire community or ideological movement for the heinous actions of an individual. It’s demagogic, divisive, and unfair. And it’s precisely what far too many on the Left do, instantly, whenever an atrocity occurs, irrespective of the facts. Toxic.— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 28, 2023
Added: I respect Guy Benson’s advice to be cautious about widespread blame, but I also don’t think we should ignore that the shooting happened amid calls by activists for action to stop “genocide” against trans people, including the recently enacted Tennessee law banning puberty blockers and transition surgery for minors.
More: Twitter is now blocking tweets showing trans activists’ calls for violence, including gun violence. While understandable, this move obscures how extreme some of these activists are.
We watched trans activists promise a “Day of Vengeance” to stop “violence” and “genocide” against the trans community.— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) March 28, 2023
This shooter targeted a church and Christian school on Trans Awareness Week, immediately after legislation passed that activists call ‘genocidal.’
This kind of rhetoric is so common it’s not longer shocking (but should be):
I don’t like having to share posts like these but we can’t pretend that these messages aren’t being spread by extremists.
Added: Shaking my head over this captured tweet from Arizona Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs’ press secretary, posted just hours after the shooting (original removed by Twitter, understandably). Added: Press Secretary Josselyn Berry resigned on Wednesday, two days after the shooting. Why wasn’t she fired, or at least suspended, immediately after her vile post went up?
And via Log Cabin Republicans: