Trying To Drag Tennessee Over School Shooting? Salon All Wrong
Trying To Drag Tennessee Over School Shooting? Salon All Wrong
Salon Magazine tried so hard to capitalize the tragic school shooting in the Nashville suburb of Hillsborough yesterday. The writer tried to “drag” Governor Bill Lee for praying for the victims shortly after Tennessee passed and Lee signed an “Anti-Drag” Bill. The writer got it all wrong. The bill is not anti-drag, she misgendered the murderer, and we need more guns in schools, not fewer.
No one should ever think, “It can’t happen here”. IT can and IT will happen anywhere. Evil is everywhere and evildoers will find a way. That is a fact. Everyone who complains about firearms should be denied the right to be protected by firearms. I am so angry I could spit. Except I was raised to be a lady and cannot.
Here is the background on this heinous shooting in which three children and three adults were murdered. The shooter was 28-year-old Audrey Hale, a transman who used he/him pronouns (spare me, Lord Jesus) and may have attended the Covenant Christian School. The school serves children preschool through sixth grade, so four through 12 years old. What kind of sick goldurned animal targets babies? From The Independent, here are some more of the gruesome details:
Hale had shot open a side door before opening fire on students and staff with two assault-style rifles and a handgun.
Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake said Hale was not believed to have any previous criminal record.
He said a “manifesto” and a map of the school grounds showing entrances had been found at the killer’s home.
Asked at a press conference whether there was anything found in a police search of Hale’s apartment that could have suggested a motive for such a horrific crime, Chief Drake said: “We have a manifesto, we have some writings we’re going over that pertain to this day, the actual incident.
“We have a map drawn out of how this was all going to take place.
“There’s right now a theory that we may be able to talk about later but it’s not confirmed, and so we’ll put that out as soon as we can.”
Police have identified the suspected shooter by their name at birth; Hale reportedly was a transgender man who used he/him pronouns, though law enforcement officials initially described the suspect as a woman in the aftermath of the shooting. Police did not provide another name.
In answer to a question as to whether Hale’s transgender status might have any bearing on a motive, Chief Drake said: “There is some theory to that. We’re investigating all the leads and once we know exactly, we will let you know.”
He said that the attack was targeted.
Thank God that the Nashville Metro Police are not spineless cowards. They neutralized the killer on the second floor of school four minutes after they were called.
Chief Drake said the shooter targeted this school because it was softer and he/she left a manifesto:
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee put out a statement dragged by Sheryl Crow immediately after the shooting:
Oh yes… prayers. Sure hope all those prayers keep bullets from assault rifles from flying into our children.
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) March 27, 2023
Salon writer Julia Conley jumped in immediately. Had she waited 20 minutes she would have learned the murderer used he/him pronouns. Instead she went after Governor Lee for signing the “anti-drag” bill. “Shame on you”: Tenn. governor prays for school shooting victims while “protecting” kids from drag”.
At least three children and three adults were killed Monday by a shooter at the Covenant School, a private Christian school in Nashville which serves students from preschool through sixth grade.
The suspect was “engaged by police” who arrived at the scene Monday morning, and was reported dead, according to The Tennessean.
In a news briefing, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said the suspected shooter was female, and had not been identified as of early Monday afternoon. Spokesperson Don Aaron said she was armed with at least two assault rifles and a handgun.
Lee signed legislation in 2021 to allow most adults in Tennessee carry a handgun without a permit.
Earlier this month, Lee also made Tennessee the first U.S. state to criminalize public drag shows, on the same day that he signed legislation banning gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth. Both laws, Republicans said, were aimed at protecting children.
“Just a reminder that the people talking about library books, history classes, and drag queens don’t really give a shit about the well-being of children in this country,” said Robert Maguire, research director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
Bill Lee DID sign the permitless carry law in 2021. Unfortunately, Tennessee State Law prohibits firearms in public or private schools unless for educational purposes (Liberal heads explode with that one.).
What’s more, just as the Florida “Don’t Say Gay” bill doesn’t mention anyone in the Alphabet Mafia, the Tennessee “Anti-Drag” law is not that at all. Here is how Reason describes the Tennessee law:
Tennessee’s Republican-dominated House on Thursday passed an amended version of S.B. 3, a bill that would ban “adult cabaret performances” in public or anywhere where a minor could view it. The definitions of cabaret performances in the original draft of the bill include “topless dancers, go-go dancers, exotic dancers, strippers, male or female impersonators who provide entertainment that appeals to a prurient interest, or similar entertainers, regardless of whether or not performed for consideration.”
The bill makes the first offense a Class A misdemeanor and subsequent offenses a Class E felony, which can carry fines of up to $3,000 and prison sentences of one to six years.
If you think it’s okay for kids to see any “that appeals to a prurient interest”, then you can go to Hell, groomer. That particular bill has nothing, nada, zip, zilch and zero to do with the murder of innocents and adults yesterday. This was just a way to bring more intersectionality into this horrible situation. During Covid, in Libertarian fashion, Governor Lee let Tennessee jurisdictions make their own decisions. In Knox County, Mayor Glenn “Kane” Jacobs kept us open. The fascist mayor in Knoxville, closed the city down. I heart Governor Lee. I think he is better than Ron DeSantis, for your situational awareness.
Chad Scruggs is the Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville and his 9 year old daughter, Hallie, was a victim in today’s shooting.
Please shower these families in prayer. #NashvilleCovenantSchool pic.twitter.com/JyHCi521ZU
— Blue Starr (@bluestarrfl) March 27, 2023
Just stop. We need trained operators in schools. Like Special Forces for schools. Trained in psychology and firearms. But, please let the families grieve.
Featured Image: Nashville Metropolitan Police Department/Cropped/Public Domain
I hate to sound stupid, but I’m having trouble figuring out whether the shooter is a biological male or female: “The shooter was 28-year-old Audrey Hale, a transman who used he/him pronouns.” I guess that means that she is a biological woman who’s pretending to be a man, but still using a female name. I really wish that the media would simply adopt a standard description (e.g., _________ was born a (male/female) and named ______, (has/has not) had sex reassignment surgery, (and/yet) currently presents to the world as a (male/female).
Just as an example, “Lia Thomas was born a male and named William Thomas, has not had sex reassignment surgery, yet currently presents to the world as a female.” Easy peasy–you can understand the nature of this person’s program.
The media has confused this issue to the point where the simplest stories are confusing to a casual, non-woke reader. Words mean things.
The shooter was a woman pretending to be a man.
But it’s not a label and takes a moment to type out. Labeling people is so much easier.
As to “still using a female name”, I’m not sure how far into trans-confusion she had yet fallen. The mother was still speaking of her as female, it seems, but some pictures show her dressed in shirt and tie with very short hair. You do have to look to even find the “male” name mentioned in articles, so it might be a very recent, abrupt choice.
I too was confused as to whether ‘it’ was originally male or female and which ‘role’ it was playing – aside from mass murderer. Clearly ‘it’ was a very disturbed person. It will be interesting to hear about ‘its’ developmental and psychological history and find out how ‘it’ evaded, avoided or missed out on appropriate therapeutic interventions. This is a concern given the normalisation of patterns of disturbed behaviour by the progressive Left that a couple of decades ago would have seen the individual referred [perhaps involuntarily] for psychiatric services with the added bonus that a potentially dangerous person would have been ‘intercepted’ before a terrible event, including suicide by cop, could occur. I doubt though that the progressives will care at all as they will try to portray ‘it’ as the aggrieved, long-suffering victim driven to desperation by hateful conservatives.
Trying To “Drag” Tennessee Over School Shooting Salon All Wrong
Somewhere in there you need punctuation or moving “Salon” or something. That headline reads incoherently to me.
What kind of sick goldurned animal targets babies?
One who graduated from there 16 years earlier. This is the part that pisses me off – she went back to someplace she had left sixteen years before. She didn’t go target adults somewhere.
This has me wondering if there wasn’t something that happened there. :[
Hale had shot open a side door
Egad, does no one write in active voice anymore?
They neutralized the killer on the second floor of school four minutes after they were called.
My initial impression was they had entered and went searching for her. But one of the NYPost articles says she shot at them from a second floor window while they were still outside (perhaps as they arrived). But that article doesn’t specify whether they went inside. So confusion reigns (72 hour rule).
targeted this school because it was softer
Emphasis added. Again, just having someone who regularly carried there might have prevented this. (Also, maybe NOT using glass doors as your entrance?)
she would have learned the murdered used he/him pronouns
I think you mean “murderer“, Toni.
Lee signed legislation in 2021 to allow most adults in Tennessee carry a handgun without a permit.
Except, you screeching harpie, according to the Tennessean, “The measure does not apply to long guns.”
And, according to criminaldefenselawyer.com, “Tennessee makes it a crime to carry a firearm ‘with the intent to go armed.'” Also, “permitless carry” only applies to certain places, while others require a permit, and no one can carry on school grounds.
Like Special Forces for schools.
No. One thing we do not need is more of a fortress mentality at schools – an inverse prison.
What we need is simply to allow all the every day people who can legally carry to legally carry on school grounds. We need a responsible teacher and responsible parents to simply be able to go in and out as if school is another ordinary place. Then you’ll get a constant flow (and some “permanent” presence) of armed responders on the grounds, and the place will become much “harder” as far as security.
NYPost has surveillance footage from inside the school. There’s nothing of her shooting anyone in it, but you might still find it distasteful. There’s also articles about her mother and so forth, making her seem to be a fairly normal person. I’m waiting for more information to figure out how and where she went wrong.
As far as guns go, neither one she had was an “assault rifle” though you could be forgiven for calling them “assault-style weapons” maybe. One appears to be an AR15. The other rifle appears to be a Keltec P2000, which is actually a pistol-caliber carbine, meaning it’s a rifle with a short barrel (not illegally short) that shoots 9mm rounds. The pistol she carried was a standard compact 9mm. She decorated the rifles.*
As to one of the standard tropes – “high” capacity magazines – she is doing so much wandering around, I’m not sure they would even be necessary. The school appears almost empty. But, ghouls gotta ghoul.
(* People, do NOT do this. If you ever shoot a bad guy with your “Punisher” AR-15 with that skull-as-magazine-well motif, you can expect to go to jail and have to defend yourself over it. Do not put Punisher motif grips on your carry weapon, nor anything that connotes death and destruction. Don’t put notches on your grip, as if you’ve killed other people. Don’t paint a slogan about killing bad guys on your slide or the receiver of your rifle. A prosecutor who wants to convict you for a self-defense shooting now has all the evidence they will require to convince a jury that you had armed yourself with the intent to go about killing people. You might not be convicted – but you’ll have to go through the pain and suffering of the trial.)
Two points …
(1) The Washington Post had an eye-opening article about the damage done by assault rifles (https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/interactive/2023/ar-15-damage-to-human-body/?itid=hp-top-table-main_p001_f004). It was a horrific read to see how a 6 and 16 year old were ripped apart by an assault rifle making any life saving efforts futile given the damage to the body as compared to a handgun. I support the release of video/photos of these mass killings. Everything in the USA is “sanitized” for the viewer creating a false reality. Outside of the USA, if someone gets decapitated in an auto accident or a cartel leader is gunned down in a restaurant, the photo is in the paper, unedited.
(2) We have yet to see the “manifesto” left behind by the killer which will shed some light on their motive for this senseless massacre. Apparently, a great deal of written communication was left behind by the killer.
Here’s what we know about mass shootings, whether accomplished by bullied young white boys or, now, a transgender man … they feel isolated, ostracized, bullied, alone. All you have to do is look through the previous posts on VG (Vicious Girls) to see the seething hatred, vicious attacks, and de-humanizing language used towards trans identified people during the last six to eight years which coincidentally aligns with appearance of the 280 pound malignant tumor that slithered down an escalator to openly spread his lies and hatred to the mainstream.
Welcome to America where we are the only country experiencing these mass killings with horrific frequency.
Wow, you just had to come here and toss out some “sympathetic” words… just so you could trash Trump.
No, Kevin, the “seething hatred” does not correspond to Trump’s “appearance”. The pushback against trans ideology (oh, and it is ideology – all of progressivism is a deadly religion) started when trans ideology became a thing, being pushed onto little children in particular. If you can’t see that for the evil it is, then you really should simply slink off to a hole in the ground and pull the dirt in on top of you.
we are the only country experiencing these mass killings with horrific frequency
Not true, Kevin. And you’re either a propagandist or a fool for believing that. I’d go easier on you if I thought you were the fool.
She didn’t go to that school because of the intense pressure on trans-confused people. She went to that school because she made the decision to give in to her baser impulses and commit murder. And, given the hate from the left right now, I’d look a little closer to home for the “trigger”.
“I support the release of video/photos of these mass killings. Everything in the USA is “sanitized” for the viewer creating a false reality.”
The few real videos I have seen of actual non-sanitized mass murder scenes that were captured live while they happened are in firearm defense instruction “classes”. My spouse showed me a scene at Columbine and it does not have the effect you seem to believe it would have. The intention is to show how evil people can really be, and there is no way to reason with them, so one has to be able and ready to kill them should the need arise. Somehow I don’t think you would like it if that message were spread everywhere. It actually makes one more aware (or, if you like, paranoid”) to see this material.
Just to add, it should be pretty easy to imagine how this would go…just think of how propaganda works on the mind. When you see ISIS burn a person alive or cut off their head (just using videos that have been available en masse in the past) do you think of banning the weapon or does it fuel more rage at the culprits?
Think the people advocating the release of this type of footage haven’t thought it through very well. But sure, I’m for the release (if the families approve)…just don’t think it will be the reaction anti-gun folks are expecting. I believe they must liken it to those photos of cancer on packs of smokes in Australia, or something.
We know you can only reason with your feelz, but I’m going to give you a chance to try and use reason:
What law, when spoken into existence, would have physically stopped this woman from committing this crime? And can you prove it?
And seething hatred? Let’s talk about your TDS along with the misogyny you openly display on this site towards the writers here.
And a side note, Kevin: She didn’t use an AR-15 or an AK-47 so the article you linked is even more pointless than your usual drivel.
I’d say “good try” but I don’t like encouraging mediocrity.
We don’t yet know whether she used it, but she was definitely carrying an AR-15 (it might technically have been a pistol, based on barrel length and the brace). She was also carrying what appeared to be a Keltec P2000 (a 9mm pistol-caliber carbine) and a M&P Shield EZ. The PCC was what she was using when she shot out the doors and entered.
I’m sure what you meant to say was “She wasn’t using any assault rifles” because none of those are assault rifles.
No liberal can give you a coherent definition of assault rifle other than “It scares me.”
But of course, Biden had to say “AK-47” or his handlers made him say it.
Sheryl Crow can F right off.. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that she has armed security protecting her.. so it’s good enough for “special” people, but not us peons… she should really stay in her lane and stick to barely mediocre singing..
All the celebrities and politicians have armed security.
An armed proletariat scares the elites.
I really liked her song….errrr…hang on. It’ll come to me.
The one about marrying the horse?