When mass shootings like the ones that occurred this weekend happens, conservatives are often quick to blame something other than guns. Their reasoning might have something to do with violent video games. Or they may mention the perpetrators haven’t been been exposed to religion while in school.
In a long Facebook post, Ohio State Rep. Candice Keller wrote a long list of the reasons for mass shootings. Among the causes Keller found fault with were transgender drag queens, Barack Obama, recreational marijuana and athletes who “hate the flag.”
She began her post by writing, “After every mass shooting, the liberals start the blame game. Why not place the blame where it belongs?”
Included in her list were, “The breakdown of the traditional American family (thank you, transgender, homosexual marriage, and drag queen advocates.”
Keller also made sure to hit, “the acceptance of recreational marijuana; failed school policies (hello, parents who defend misbehaving students: disrespect to law enforcement (thank you, Obama); hatred of our veterans (thank you professional athletes who hate our flag and National anthem).”
And the lawmaker then made sure to include religion in her list. “Dem congress, many members who are openly anti-Semitic; the culture which totally ignores the importance of God and the church (until the elect a President; state officeholders, who have no interest whatsoever in learning about our constitution and the Second Amendment; and snowflakes, who can’t accept a duly- elected President.”
Candice Keller just responded to a mass shooting in her state by literally writing a manifesto a mass shooter would write. pic.twitter.com/UHTfgHYWc9
— 😞 (@ToddShamTodd) August 5, 2019
In her post, Keller did not mention anything of white supremacy or gun control.
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