OPINION:

The latest mass shooting, this one in Buffalo, New York, is a horrendous tragedy (“Buffalo shooter previously on authorities’ radar in threat investigation,” Web, May 15). The alleged perpetrator of the crimes, which are being called racially motivated, may well be a complete lunatic seeking fame. Whatever the case, however, the Democratic Party, while expressing outrage, may not be nearly so outraged as it appears.

The Buffalo shootings check all the boxes for the Democrats’ disingenuous messaging about racism and gun control in America. Racism still exists here, certainly, but to a much lesser degree than the Democratic Party has been alleging.


It’s sad to see the national media anchors showing spurious concern. It’s a pinched-brow extravaganza.

SCOTT THOMPSON

Bloomington, Indiana


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