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.
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: