The bodies were barely cold in the Buffalo shooting before Adam “Shifty” Schiff was using the tragedy to promote his political agenda!
It was just a little over three hours since the shooting took place before Schiff and other Democrats took to Twitter to call for gun control legislation. Less than 180 minutes after the first calls to 9-11 about the shooter, Schiff tweeted,
“Two mass shootings in 24 hours, in Milwaukee and Buffalo — the latter killing ten people. I’m heartbroken. And I’m angry. Angry that the GOP continues to block even the most basic gun safety measures. We can stop this. We can save lives. Republicans just refuse to. Cowards.”
The alleged shooter, later identified in court as 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron, reportedly traveled several hours from Conklin, New York, to Buffalo, where authorities said the gunman exited his vehicle with a firearm and shot four people in the parking lot, three of them were fatally wounded, the New York Times reported. A retired Buffalo police officer who was working as a security guard at the store was fatally shot by Gendron, who continued firing upon customers and employees inside the store, the outlet noted.
Almost as quickly as Schiff, other Democrats used the tragedy to push their anti-gun agenda well before much was known or released about the gunman or his motivations.
“I’m horrified and heartbroken to hear this news from Buffalo today. Gun violence has devastated yet another one of our communities. When will enough be enough? Mass shootings are an epidemic in this country we must end now,” Democratic Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington posted to her Twitter account.
“It is so far beyond time for Congress to act and save lives.” said member of “the Squad” Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts in a Twitter post. Other Democratic politicians that posted on their Twitter accounts following the shooting include Barbara Lee, another California representative, and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, who declared that “thoughts and prayers will not be enough.”
Ten people were killed, and multiple others were reportedly injured when the alleged gunman, who was armed with a rifle and dressed in military-style clothing, opened fire at a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, the Associated Press reported. Authorities are now calling the shooting “racially motivated violent extremism,” according to the report.
The gunman reportedly posted a 106-page manifesto online where he described himself as a “white supremacist” and “antisemite” and is believed to have been live-streaming the attack to Twitch, Buffalo authorities reported.
This is still a developing story.