Interesting, as the very people who are demanding gun control seem to be fine when one of their own does a school shooting:
A former high school student charged with opening fire alongside a transgender accomplice on "transphobic" classmates at a Colorado charter school has been convicted of all 46 counts, including murder.
20-year-old Devon Michael Erickson and accomplice Maya "Alec" McKinney shot one student dead and wounded eight others when the pair fired inside a darkened classroom at STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, while the unsuspecting classmates watched The Princess Bride.
Erickson and McKinney plotted the fatal shooting just three days before graduation. McKinney, then 16-years-old, pleaded guilty last year and testified against Erickson. Erickson faces life in prison when he is sentenced in September. McKinney can be paroled after 20 years due to the boy's juvenile status.
Social justice crusaders on social media advocated to #AbolishPrisons for McKinney's release who was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole last July. McKinney was born female but identifies as male.
Leftists claimed that "oppressive society" and "a world designed to kill us" had driven McKinney to violence, alleging that he doesn't deserve to be punished for his crimes because it wasn't his fault that he committed the acts.
Instead, the social justice warriors advocated for the mass shooter to be able to "thrive as a trans person," and that the courts should disregard the first-degree murder and 16 other counts to which he pleaded guilty.
McKinney told police while in custody that he had targeted three students who bullied him for being transgender, but that he also wanted to make every student suffer like he had, the Denver Post reported.
Moms At Arms researchers did some extensive work on the aftermath of this shooting, as they were responsible for the research done in these two articles (this is before they joined Mom-at-arms). Our researchers FOIA’d the school district and got the behind the scenes actions of the Brady Campaign and other gun control activists using the shooting for political gain. Take a look, it’s bad and the whole politicalization was unraveled (FOIA requests):
The International Sportsman cleaned up the article above (that was in the early days of publishing work for our writers, IS made it much easier to follow and read):
It’s disgusting that people are saying this shooter is a victim, which also sheds light on why they want gun control: it’s not for safety, it’s for political reasons.