A mass shooting happened Tuesday at YouTube’s headquarters in California, and it might be impervious to politicization.
An animal rights activist named Nasim Aghdam allegedly wounded three people before she apparently turned the gun on herself, marking the only confirmed fatality of the day.
It’s not exactly clear at the moment why Aghdam shot up YouTube. Early reports suggested she was targeting an ex-boyfriend, but police ruled out specific targeting on Wednesday. Her father said she was upset with YouTube and one of her last videos — she made dozens of bizarre videos on the platform — complained that the tech company was demonetizing her content for being too “left-wing.”
Aghdam used a handgun in her attack, a weapon that is not in the crosshairs of gun control proponents. She’s also a woman of Iranian descent, an identity that doesn’t lend itself to left-wing narratives about the threat of angry white men.
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I’ve taught seventh graders who can argue better than this. Despite the hoopla over assault rifle wannabes, hand guns kill more people each year than AR-15s or fake AK-47s. The difference is, if I want to kill lots of people fast, I’m going to get a fake assault rifle and lots of 20+ round magazines. If I’m going to rob a bank, I’ll choose a semi-auto, .40 or higher (or a magnum.)
This is not journalism, Doesn’t even come close.