Silence Everywhere As the Left Tries to Politicize the Jacksonville Shooting

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, right, holds a news conference, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla., after a gunman opened fire Sunday during an online video game tournament that was being livestreamed from a Florida mall, killing multiple people and sending many others to hospitals. (AP Photo/Laura Heald)

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams, right, holds a news conference, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla., after a gunman opened fire Sunday during an online video game tournament that was being livestreamed from a Florida mall, killing multiple people and sending many others to hospitals. (AP Photo/Laura Heald)


Over the weekend, 24-year-old David Katz walked into a gaming venue in Jacksonville, FL where a tournament was being held on the Madden pro football game/simulator. He found a game being played by, among others, Elijah Clayton Black, 22, and Taylor Robertson, 28. Katz had a relationship (real or virtual is kind of hard to tell) with both men. He pulled a pistol and opened fire. Before Katz took his own life, he killed Black and Robertson and left at least thirteen others injured from a combination of gunshots and injuries sustained while trying to flee the area.

As surely as night follows day, there were the predictable calls for more laws.

This, however, was the most hilarious.

https://twitter.com/AliVelshi/status/1034431690331049987

I have to confess ignorance as to the existence of the “Ali Velshi” character. I assume he’s CNN’s take on a Sasha Baron Cohen character but he might be real. “Velshi” describes Florida’s laws as ridiculously easy even though they require a 3-day waiting period and give the police the right to confiscate firearms if friends or relatives believe a person is dangerous.

The problem is that Katz was a Maryland resident. And he seems to have bought his handguns, two of them, in Baltimore. And those laws work really, really well.

The fact yielded this howler from probably the second stupidest gun-grabber out there:

According to reporting, Katz had has psychiatric problems for a decade.

“David would go days without bathing, would play video games until 4 a.m. on school nights, would walk around the house in circles,” Howard County Circuit Judge Lenore Gelfman wrote in 2010. “[He] was failing all classes at Hammond High, was unresponsive to school teachers and uncooperative with school psychotherapists/counselors, and was extremely hostile toward his mother.”

Katz once punched a hole through his mother’s bedroom door to retrieve the video game controllers she had taken from him, his mother, Elizabeth Katz, told the court.

The young man’s mental health and treatment were among the issues at the center of a contentious decade-long divorce case between his parents. Hundreds of pages of court records reveal his troubling behavior and his parents’ search for a treatment in the years preceding Sunday’s deadly attack.

While there were voices everywhere accusing conservatives of “politicizing” the murder of Mollie Tibbetts (refresher, she was murdered by an illegal alien who was using fake identification to gain employment), there is an eerie silence from those same people as a shooting in which the system worked as promised in one of the most gun-restrictive states in the country is blamed for what looks like a premeditated attack and is used as an rallying cry to get people to vote in Florida: