U.S.A. — “5 dead in Texas shooting, suspect armed with AR-15 is on the loose,” ABC News reports. “All of the victims were shot from the neck up ‘almost execution style.’”
“The suspect is a Mexican male armed with an AR-15 style rifle and is intoxicated, authorities say,” the report elaborates. “Police did not disclose the identity, ages or possible relationship to the suspect but did confirm that the shootings all took place in one home, the victims were all from Honduras…”
It’s an active investigation, and much is still to be uncovered and disclosed, but one other bit of relevant information puts an exclamation point on the information released so far:
“’The Mexican male subject, he has been known to shoot his 223 [sic] out in his front yard, which is evident by the shell casings that are laying in the front yard,’ said the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office.”
A logical question might be, “How is someone ‘known’ to be shooting a rifle in a residential area, and he hasn’t been arrested?” Neighbors report they have made complaints, and nothing has been done about it, so it’s looking like this was a person authorities had opportunities to do an intervention with, especially since the Cleveland, TX Municipal Code expressly states:
“Sec. 82-67. (a)It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm or air gun within the city limits.”
There are limited exceptions: Did the suspect meet them? Photos of the house suggest he could not have been in the front yard and the required distance from structures. If that’s the case, why was nothing done? And would there be records documenting neighbor complaints to show how often authorities were contacted?
Another logical question, considering the suspect has repeatedly been described as “Mexican,” that is, a foreign national, would be “Is he an illegal alien, or if not, what is his immigration status?”
That’s because ATF includes among its categories of people prohibited from possessing a gun and ammunition:
“a person who … Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States or an alien admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa;”
If he’s here legally, that opens the question of what protocols were followed to ensure a dangerous person was not allowed to enter the country and live among us. One of the ways those opening the doors to indiscriminate “migration” try to defuse arguments against it is to smear questioners as “xenophobes,” and claiming protections against admitting dangerous “refugees” is “rigorous.”
That, of course, is a lie in so many cases, as no health or criminal records from their countries of origin either exist or can be reliably retrieved. And the same can be said of the Honduran victims.
Authorities at the scene told reporters that [38-year-old Francisco] Oropeza, an illegal alien from Mexico, had been deported at least twice… [Now see how many “news” accounts don’t mention that –DC]
Meanwhile, ABC News, not unexpectedly considering the network and its parent corporation, Disney’s hostility to the right to keep and bear arms, pairs the story with a breathless video calculatedly titled “Gun Violence” An American Epidemic?”
It parrots all the tired and unworkable lines about how more citizen disarmament laws are needed, and dusts off an old deception about the Centers for Disease Control not being “allowed” to do “gun research.” That’s just not true. Congress told CDC it couldn’t use tax dollars on anti-gun propaganda, not research, following the stink after Dr. Mark Rosenberg, the guy whining in the video, let slip his agenda and advocated “We need to revolutionize the way we look at guns, like what we did with cigarettes. It used to be that smoking was a glamour symbol, cool, sexy, macho. Now it is dirty, deadly, and banned.”
By the time this article gets posted, much more will probably be learned, so to get the latest reporting (albeit from the “mainstream press”), check out this directed Google News link. As the weekend progresses, we may find out more, including whether the “execution style” killing means cartel/coyote interests played a role.
That doesn’t really help promote a narrative political and media agendas find useful to advance, though, especially since it doesn’t look like any “right-wing extremists” were involved so that Constitutionalists could be smeared as haters and insurrectionists. So instead, look for much of the focus to concentrate on AR-15s, and on NRA having “blood on its hands.”
Don’t look for those same media outlets and administration officials, Democrats, and the cheap labor wing of the Republican party to call attention to how “Migrants are funneled towards the U.S. southern border via a sophisticated logistics operation paid for by American taxpayers and the United Nations,” with “helpful tips” on the Chinese version of TikTok, another ABC News report acknowledges. Likewise, don’t expect those same groups to raise any alarms about the Biden State Department’s “Welcome Corps,” coming soon to a neighborhood near you and matching “refugees” with “private sponsors” who will take them in.
And don’t expect anyone, including for some perverse reason, “gun rights groups” deferring to a “single issue” excuse, to raise the flag over the dangers of Chuck Schumer creating a “superhighway to citizenship” for the tens of millions of illegal aliens already here. No doubt that will be extended to the 5.5 million that have crossed since Biden took office (report from six months ago), and the wave of untold and unprecedented masses, many from hostile regions all over the world (a not insignificant number being men of fighting age), that are still coming unchecked as part of a plan.
The other part of the plan is also predictable. True to form, and before anything is really known about how the reported foreign national suspect got his gun, the Brady United blood dancers aren’t about to let this latest “crisis go to waste”:
“Last night, 5 people, including an eight-year-old, were killed in a mass shooting at a home in Cleveland, TX. The shooter was armed with an AR-15. We must ban these weapons of war. #BanAssaultWeapons”
That was followed by a self-described “San Francisco libtard” replying:
Hey hey @NRA how many kids did you kill today
Are these people predictable or what?
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.