Police Identify Ahmad Al Issa as the Suspect Arrested in Boulder Supermarket Mass Shooting
The boulder shooting suspect was identified as 21-year-old Ahmad Alissa.
Gun control advocates and members of the political left were dealt another blow after reaching conclusions about the perpetrator of yesterday’s mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, which killed 10 people, including one police officer.
As soon as there was video of police handcuffing the suspect out, social media was full of descriptions of the suspect as a white man, followed by the usual condemnations of white supremacy, white privilege, and the crazy white gunnuts, the innocent shot down by the NRA.
However, today Boulder police identified the suspect as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Issa. From the New York Post. . .
Maris Harold, police chief of Boulder, identified the suspected shooter in the massacre on Monday as Ahmad Alissa, 21, from Arvada, about 20 miles south of Boulder.
She also identified the 10 killed victims, ages 20 to 65, and said the last body was removed from the scene at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Family members were notified about two hours later.
Here is the statement from the Boulder Police Chief.
Police identified a 21-year-old man as a suspect in the murder of 10 people in a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.
The suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was from Arvada, Colorado. The victims were between 20 and 65 years old, said Maris Herold, police chief of Boulder, https://t.co/4QlJlTvUcW pic.twitter.com/XaBIMIXikY
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From Heavy.com. . .
Officials said Al Issa spent “most of his life in the United States” during a news conference Tuesday morning. Authorities are investigating his background but have not released any additional information about his past.
The fact that Alissa is apparently a minority is neither good nor bad. It is only one fact among many that flow out after such incidents. But the usual piling up by the media and gun control industry coming to conclusions about a fluid situation before the facts were revealed like yesterday was all too familiar.
In the past, initial media reports immediately assumed that all mass shooters were members of the Tea Party. Then it was assumed that they are all members of the NRA. These reports all turned out to be false (Google the backgrounds of Jared Lee Loughner, James Holmes, Aaron Alexis and James Hodgkinson as just a few examples).
Although his full background is not yet known, Alissa doesn’t seem to fit any definition of fat old white, NRA member, white supremacist, violent insurgent, or “white domestic terrorist” (sorry, CJ Werleman).
These facts, however, will not stop those in the media and the commoners who lead America’s civilian disarmament operations from continuing to label law-abiding gun owners as crazy, slightly angry, trigger-happy would-be mass murderers. I
It is what they do. And it serves her political purposes to move that narrative forward, especially after high profile crimes like what happened in Boulder yesterday. Don’t expect that to change just because they were so blatantly wrong this time around (as they were after the Atlanta massage parlor shootings).
Remember when everyone thought 2021 was an improvement over 2020?