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It appears the left has been peddling yet another false narrative. The New York Times reported on Tuesday night that the alleged gunman who carried out a mass shooting at an LGBTQ club in Colorado identifies as “non-binary.”
According to a court filing, the suspect’s public defenders note that Anderson Aldrich, the suspected shooter, uses “they/them” pronouns. New York Times reporter Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs posted a tweet that the defense attorneys refer to the defendant as “Mx. Anderson Aldrich.”
Aldrich is currently being held on suspicion of murder and hate crimes, in connection to the shooting at Club Q, which occurred on Saturday night. He was injured after patrons in the club attacked him to stop the massacre, and was released from the hospital on Tuesday then booked in the El Paso County jail.
Left-leaning activist media outlets and influencers have been intimating that the shooting was motivated by rhetoric coming from conservatives criticizing the sexualization of children and the effort to promote transgender ideology among K-12 students. They attempted to insinuate that those speaking out against these issues inspired the attack, which they say was a result of hatred against members of the LGBTQ community.
Media activist Brandy Zadrozny from NBC News singled out the Libs of TikTok Twitter account and Fox News host Tucker Carlson for pushing “online hate trends” against the LGBTQ community. President Joe Biden also chimed in, saying that “gun violence continues to have a devastating and particular impact on LGBTQI+ communities across our nation and threats of violence are increasing.”
Biden also brought up the mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, FL, six years ago.
This is only a small sampling of prominent leftists attempting to lay the five deaths at Club Q at the feet of conservatives. Others have exploited the tragedy to once again promote restrictive gun control laws on law-abiding citizens.
Aldrich and his attorneys are expected to make their first court appearance – virtually from the jail – on Wednesday.