White forty year-old American man shoots up a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb, killing six. But never fear: the U.S. Government says “it’s just a mass shooting.”
The FBI is leading the investigation, with help from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and local police. Edwards said the shootings are being “treated as a domestic terrorist-type incident.”
But federal law enforcement officials said it was too early to tell what happened and why.
“Right now, it’s just a mass shooting,” said a federal official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not an authorized spokesman. “What you have is somebody who went into a Sikh temple and opened fire. Who knows what his motivation was?’’
If only every Sikh man, woman, and child over the age of 12 had been armed inside their temple, they could have protected themselves! Yeah, that’s the ticket: more Dirty Harry fantasies among lawful people to combat the Dirty Harry fantasies of the criminals! And more guns for everyone!
Why isn’t every mass shooting treated as a “domestic terrorist-type incident?” Why isn’t this mass murder getting the attention of the mass murder in Aurora, Colorado last month? I guess it’s just not massive enough a murder, with only half a dozen dead, besides the fact that most Americans can’t really see themselves in a Sikh temple, whereas most Americans go to the movies once in a while. (And no Batman to boot!)