An 18-year-old Somali-born refugee injured 11 and ended up being shot dead by police after he ran his car into a crowd at Ohio State University on Monday and then attacked individuals with a butcher knife, according to the BBC.
After the alleged attacker, 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, had been neutralized, the left began mobilizing en masse on social media to blame the attack on one thing: the lack of gun control in America.
The only issue is that a gun wasn’t used in Monday’s attack.
Yes, according to the Washington Free Beacon, Mr. Artan’s attack involved a butcher knife and a silver subcompact. That didn’t stop liberals, though.
For school shooting victims it's not too soon to discuss our nation's lax gun laws – it's too late
Ohio State University pic.twitter.com/oWzYmf4wbf
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 28, 2016
Ohio State University has an active shooter. I'm so fucking tired of people rejecting background checks. We students have a right to be safe
— Emanuel Zbeda (@therealezway) November 28, 2016
Everyone in my mentions with the "Let's all get guns & then we can stop these tragedies" — all evidence shows that hurts more than helps.
— Sam White (@samwhiteout) November 28, 2016
It wasn’t just random people who tweeted first and asked questions. Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine also jumped the gun, so to speak.
Deeply saddened by the senseless act of gun violence at Ohio State this morning. Praying for the injured and the entire Buckeye community
— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) November 28, 2016
Liberal website Vox wrote a story about it.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 28, 2016
All of this in spite of the fact that the only gun involved was the gun that police officer Alan Horujko used to neutralize the suspect before his sick attack claimed more victims.
What happened in Columbus was tragic, but it shows how reflexive the left is, especially when it comes to gun control.
No doubt Artan’s attack will be blamed on anything but his religion, even though he allegedly wrote a Facebook post before the attack that said, “America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially Muslim Ummah (community). We are not weak.”