Some lone gunman theories are not credible, not even in the case of a Muslim lone gunman.
Are we about to have a new conspiracy theory of a Muslim lone gunman? That’s up to the media and law enforcement. Will they show us the evidence or simply ridicule anyone who asks questions?
Unless Faith Goldy has misstated facts, the idea that Omar Mateen killed almost fifty people in the Pulse nightclub, and wounded fifty more, all without help, is hard to believe.
What we need to see:
- Official figures regarding how many rounds were fired in the Pulse massacre. As much as possible we should get photographic evidence.
- A calculation of how much ammunition Mateen was carrying and an explanation of how he carried it all on his person. If there are witnesses that saw him pulling a wagon or using a shopping cart, let’s hear from them.
- Did Mateen have special training that at least partially explains his shot-to-kill ratio? I thought he had purchased his weapon shortly before using it. Did he have another that he practiced with for hours.
My fear is that the media will treat anyone who wants answers as a “conspiracy nut.” At the same time, they will encourage lunatic conspiracy theories by refusing to account for basic problems with the narrative. Why not simply show the evidence and disprove worries that there was more than one shooter? Wouldn’t everyone be better off?
The police have claimed that there is no evidence of any other shooters. But the number dead and wounded is itself evidence unless they give us more explanation about what happened.
And why haven’t we seen any pictures from inside that nightclub? I searched google images and found nothing. On the other hand, it is easy to find images of Klebold and Harris from the Columbine High School massacre. I understand not wanting to show pictures of the dead victims. But pictures once the bodies were removed should show us bullet holes in the structure.