This article was first published by TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, March 18, 2021:
It took leftist commentators less than 24 hours to conclude that gun culture, racism, and former president Donald Trump were to blame for the horrific attacks that took place in and near Atlanta on Tuesday evening.
First was former president Barack Obama, not wanting to let the moment go to waste. He tweeted:
Even as we’ve battled the pandemic, we’ve continued to neglect the longer-lasting epidemic of gun violence in America.
If that wasn’t clear enough he added another tweet:
Yesterday’s shootings are another tragic reminder that we have far more work to do to put in place commonsense gun safety laws and root out the pervasive pattern of hatred and violence.
Xenophobia was to blame, according to the former Democrat president: “The identity of the victims underscores an alarming rise in anti-Asia violence that must end.”
It didn’t matter that the alleged shooter had just undergone a background check to purchase the handgun he used in the murders. It didn’t matter that the shooter said race had nothing to do with his attacks.
It certainly didn’t matter to Representative Ted Lieu (D-Calif.). He blamed Trump, tweeting: