The Media Will Forget the Louisville Shooting Because It Doesn't Support the Gun Control Narrative

Monday morning at 8:38 a.m., a 25-year-old man named Connor Sturgeon walked into the Old National Bank branch in Louisville, KY,  and opened fire. He live-streamed the event on Instagram.

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Within three minutes, Louisville police were on the scene.

According to authorities, police encountered Sturgeon almost immediately and exchanged gunshots.

Sturgeon died at the scene — no word on whether police killed him or if he killed himself. Three police officers were wounded, one is in critical condition. Four people were pronounced dead at the scene.

Four Old National Bank employees were killed: senior vice president Tommy Elliott, 63, market executive Jim Tutt, 64, senior vice president of commercial real estate Josh Barrick, 40, and commercial banking agent Juliana Farmer, 57.

Deana Eckert, 57, died in the hospital.

Eight more people were wounded.

Sturgeon had been informed that he was about to be terminated.

According to a “federal law enforcement source,” as reported by CNN, Sturgeon used an “AR-15 style rifle.” That may or may not be true. As far as I know, no images of the weapon have been posted, and I find the lack of interest in the gun to be very curious if it was a modern sporting rifle.

Sturgeon had posted comments that seemed to indicate he was suicidal (see Louisville Shooter Identified as 25-Year-Old Employee of Old National Bank) because of his firing.

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The Media Will Forget the Louisville Shooting Because It Doesn't Support the Gun Control Narrative

He is reported to have left a suicide note for his parents.

Much like the media tried to evoke sympathy for Audrey Hale, there are early signs that we will soon be told Sturgeon was not a bad guy. Why? His politics are correct. Note the pronouns in his LinkedIn profile.

The Media Will Forget the Louisville Shooting Because It Doesn't Support the Gun Control Narrative

He posted anti-Trump memes to leftist subreddits — I don’t necessarily agree that the meme on the left is pro-lockdown without more context.

Screenshot of purported Connor Sturgeon social media posts. (Credit: Twitter/Sebastian Gorka)

Daily Beast did an oddly positive profile on him.

And we have been helpfully informed that he suffered several concussions while playing sports.

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Just like the Nashville shooting is in the process of being memory-holed because of the politics and sexual minority status of the shooter, I think we can count on the Louisville shooting rapidly receding into the media’s rearview mirror because of the socio-economic status of the shooter and his family and the shooter’s politics. The only part of either shooting that will be remembered is the weapon used.

 

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