11 Important Tweets About the Colorado Mass Shooting

Just eight days ago, a gunman stormed several spas in Atlanta, Georgia, and shot eight women. Yesterday at 2:30 p. m., 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, armed with an AR-15 style rifle, entered the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, and opened fire. Ten people died. The assassin was arrested.
Once again, far too many people lost their lives because someone took up a gun. Once again, calls for stronger gun laws are being made. And once again, they won’t be successful.
We have long known that American gun law plays a decisive role. It is no coincidence that Boulder, Colorado passed an assault weapons ban in 2018, which was struck down in March 2021 after the NRA (National Rifle Association) sued the city. Only days later, the Boulder shooter legally bought the gun he used to take 10 lives.
And there’s another side to this tragic story: In the same area 1,5 years ago 23-year-old Elijah McClain was killed by police after they restrained him with a chokehold. Elijah was unarmed and after his death, an investigation found that the police officers involved did not have the legal basis to stop, restrain, or frisk him. Elijah happened to be black. The Boulder Shooter is white.

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