Dallas Is Not Just Another Mass Shooting

When the news broke that there was a sniper targeting police officers, most of us knew what was coming.  We did not yet know the details, but we could be sure that the spin would be the same.  This mass shooting brought to you by your local 2nd Amendment.

And this was, of course, the spin coming from the White House.

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The Washington Times reports

The President said the tragedy underscores the need for gun control.

“We also know that when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately, it makes attacks like these more deadly and more tragic,” Mr. Obama said. “In the days ahead, we’re going to have to consider those realities as well.”

We have to make clear that the arms used in this attack are not being named as of the writing of this article.  We can ascertain that they were rifles, but the model and type are as yet unknown to us.

But, deeper than this, we have to recognize why Obama’s remarks are so off-base.  It is the motive and the effect that has to be examined.  This motive is at the heart of what needs to be done about this shooting.  We as a people need to refuse to listen anymore to talking points.  Instead, we must demand answers.

So, what was the motive behind this act of violence?

The Washington Times reports

Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown said that the sniper told police negotiators that he was angry about recent police-involved shootings and the Black Lives Matter movement, although he claimed to be acting alone and not involved with any group.

“The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,” he said.

So, the perpetrator told the negotiator that was dealing with him that he was out to kill white people and especially white cops.  And it is not hard to figure out that since the shooting occurred at a Black Lives Matters event, that it has something to do with the recent shootings of two black men.  This should make clear what is going on.

This shooting had a dual purpose.  Retaliation and warning.  These people wanted to set white people on notice.  Blacks will not stand by while innocent blacks are killed.  So what can we do to stop this from happening in the future?

We will tackle this in tomorrow’s article.

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