I can’t help but notice that, whenever an attack or plot or shibboleth is exposed as fake by the mainstream media – racist slogans daubed on church or dormitory walls, shots allegedly fired at minority homes, bigotry on open display – the fakery appears to come from the left-wing, progrressive side of US politics. Have you ever heard of a right-winger doing the same thing? I’ve seriously tried to find such reports. If you know of any, with supporting evidence such as a news report, please let us know in Comments. It would be obscurely reassuring, somehow . . . sort of . . . to know that this isn’t a one-sided problem.
Be that as it may, here’s yet another incident. The perpetrator says he was trying to drive home the need for metal detectors in schools, but I suspect he was also trying to add to the case against private ownership and/or carrying of firearms in general.
Police arrested a Southbridge teacher on Thursday who they said dropped a live round of ammunition inside the high school, and then claimed he did it to show the need for metal detectors in the building.
Southbridge police said Alfred J. Purcell III, a 57-year-old from Woodstock, Connecticut, reported finding a live round of 9mm ammunition in a stairwell. The school resource officer and the administration decided to immediately put the school on lockdown.
While the building was locked down, authorities reviewed video camera footage from the stairwell. Police said the video seen above showed Purcell dropping the ammo on the floor and leaving, before returning 10 minutes later. They said he appeared to take a picture of it with his phone, and then used a school-issued radio to report it.
Officers arrested Purcell at the school and brought him to police headquarters, where they said he admitted to intentionally placing the round in the stairwell. He said he did it to “prove to the school that they needed to get metal detectors,” according to police.
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A search of Purcell’s vehicle uncovered 102 live rounds of 20 gauge shot gun ammunition in the trunk. Police said his license to carry had expired in Connecticut.
There’s more at the link.
Here’s a thought. If you find that the only way you can make a case for or against something is to lie about it, or make up stories about it . . . then maybe, just maybe, you’re the problem, not what you support or oppose.