Connor Sturgeon, the gunman responsible for the deadly shooting at a Louisville, Kentucky bank, reportedly left behind a manifesto outlining his anti-gun beliefs before heading to work and murdering his colleagues earlier this month.
The manifesto was discovered by authorities during a search of Sturgeon’s home following the shooting.
According to reports, Sturgeon, a 25-year-old resident of Louisville, had written in his manifesto that he was against the use of guns and believed that they should be banned. He also reportedly expressed frustration with Americans’ refusal to subvert the Second Amendment.
Those on the right have been quick to point out that this incident is yet another example of how gun control laws do not work. They argue that even if guns were banned, criminals would still find ways to obtain them and use them for violence.
Furthermore, some have criticized the media for their coverage of the shooting, arguing that the media is sensationalizing the shooting and ignoring other important items, such as addressing the root causes of violence, like mental illness and a lack of security measures in public places.
Many on the left continue to call for stricter gun control laws, despite little evidence showing their effectiveness.
Multiple recent mass shootings were committed by diehard leftists, like Sturgeon; 28-year-old transgender Audrey Hale, who also wrote a manifesto, killed six at The Covenant School last month in Nashville.
Some conservatives have expressed concern that Hale’s manifesto is still being hidden.