When looking at the rise of mass shootings in America, the Democrats have presented the theory that gun control is the issue. From President Joe Biden all the way to Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke, the left has seized every opportunity they could to push their ban on assault rifles. On the right side of the aisle, the GOP has presented its own claims that the wave of shootings in America has to deal with mental illness. With each side accusing a different problem of what caused an 18-year-old man to kill 19 children and two adults, Dr. Paul Alexander recently explained that the rise in violence might have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic and the outlandish government overreach that followed.
Discussing mass shootings, Dr. Alexander, who can be seen in the video below, told Steve Bannon on The War Room about the manifesto found from the shooter in Buffalo, New York. According to the doctor, the shooter wrote, “I was not a racist individual. I became so because of the lockdowns pretty much on the school closures because I had a lot of time on my hand. And I started to visit these dark websites that put a lot of poison in my head. That’s what he said. He said, ‘I was gonna kill myself. My mind was so poisoned after going through all these sites that I decided, with these lockdowns, my isolation. I decided I’ll kill other people.'”
Not blaming guns or mental illness, Dr. Alexander suggested lockdowns could be the culprit. “So we realize, look, there’s something larger here. We may have damaged the minds of our young people, potentially devastatingly. And now you have this young guy in Texas. These are crazy evil people, no doubt. But for me, this is not a gun control issue. Principally, this is not a second amendment issue. And the people who are against guns they’re trying to make this a gun control issue. We are saying, ‘Look, yes, there are things that we need to do to make sure that weapons don’t go into the hands of deranged people. But the Texas shooter, that 18-year-old guy, remember, he was subjected to lockdowns for a long period of time. And when the schools did open, he dropped out. But nobody cared. Nobody looked for him. He didn’t exist. And that’s the issue. Through all the mass confusion from the lockdowns and the school closures, we may have opened Pandora’s box.”
The doctor was sure to note he didn’t have all the answers but concluded, “There’s something wrong with young people. Look, we don’t know for sure. But we need to put it on the table. We need to have this discussion that these lockdowns, which continued under Biden, may have damaged our society, and we need to look at this very seriously.”
The full video can be watched below.
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