Like nobody could see this coming. From Buffalo NY:
“A school official reported that this very troubled young man had made statements indicating that he wanted to do a shooting, either at a graduation ceremony, or sometime after.”
This led to a referral for the troubled teen to a mental health evaluation.
[But] Gendron was later able to purchase firearms in the state.
I was told that NY had the strictest gun-purchasing laws in the U.S., and their politicians are always wailing about criminals getting their guns from out of state.
Not our boy Payton. Bought his AR-15 right there near his home town in NY, and then went a-hunting at a supermarket 200 miles away.
He should be executed, of course (and Charles Lehman agrees with me), but he won’t be.
Instead, we’ll be told that blame for this little episode lies with the gun / White supremacists / the NRA / Tucker Carlson / websites like this one, etc., instead of with a troubled kid and the authorities who knew all about him and did nothing.
And if the above seems a trifle strong to you, see what City Journal suggests.