I won’t take credit for thinking of this. This thought showed up on a social media platform I see regularly.
The shooter who gunned down 12 victims overnight in Thousand Oaks, Calif., is a home-grown, corn-fed domestic terrorist. He walked into a country/western night club and opened fire with a pistol.
A wall across our southern border wouldn’t have kept him out of the country; nor would a travel ban imposed on those coming here from Muslim countries; the shooter wasn’t an Islamic State goon; he didn’t trudge north into this country as part of a “caravan” comprising murders/rapists/sex traffickers.
He was an American citizen. A former Marine. He purchased his murderous weapon legally.
We need to look inward, folks. We are facing threats from within arguably more dire than from outside our borders.
As I write this brief blog post, a shooter has just been arrested by police in Colorado Springs, Colo.
He had been holed up in a Planned Parenthood clinic where he reportedly fired at clients fleeing the clinic once he opened fire.
The question now is this: Are we witnessing an act of “domestic terrorism”?
How about another query: Suppose this was occurring at a shopping mall, or an automobile lube shop, or at a convenience store. Would that be domestic terrorism as well?
My guess is that all those scenarios would constitute an act of domestic terrorism.
That it is occurring at a Planned Parenthood clinic, though, gives this situation the feel of added scrutiny, given that Planned Parenthood has been in the news of late and has become the object of considerable criticism for many years over its role in providing abortions for women.
I am glad to hear that the cops have arrested this shooter, taken him into custody. He now will be charged with whatever crime is applicable. I had feared it wouldn’t end that way.
Let’s hope for the best, which means the police can get some answers from the individual responsible for this frightening event.
He needs to answer the question: Why do this at a Planned Parenthood clinic?