By David Futrelle
Another mass shooting, this time at a Waffle House in Tennessee, leaving four people dead and the suspect still at large. Luckily, an extraordinarily brave customer was able to wrestle the shooter’s AR-15 from him, saving who knows how many lives.
The most infuriating thing about the whole story? The suspect had been arrested before, for trying to access a restricted area in the White House, and all of his guns were confiscated. Authorities ultimately gave them back to the suspect’s father … who gave them right back to his son. Who used one of them in the shooting today.
In other news, Kanye continues his Twitter rampage, Shania Twain comes out as a fan of Trump, and some dude plays Van Halen in a Guitar Center.
The FBI requested revocation of the shooter’s firearms; they were seized and turned over to his father.
His father then turned around and gave the guns back to the shooter, and at least one of the guns was used to kill four people in a Waffle House today. https://t.co/ujiAjjtKFG
— Colby Fat Face With Che Guevara-Themed Facial Hair (@colbyklaus) April 22, 2018
— Schooley (@Rschooley) April 22, 2018
This is the Waffle House hero, James Shaw Jr. He tackled the shooter and saved so many lives in the process. Thank you James. And thank you TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center for your wonderful doctors and nurses who quickly took care of his injuries. pic.twitter.com/kKORfI24G1
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 22, 2018
Hero took the Waffle House shooter down while he attempted to reload. THIS is why magazine limits are important: “I was just trying to get myself out. I saw the opportunity and pretty much took it.” https://t.co/eAw8le6u6p
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 22, 2018
The suspected shooter was white; his victims were all people of color, and it seems more than a little likely that this was an act of white supremacist terrorism.
The four victims killed in the Waffle House shooting in Nashville were under the age of 30:
– Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29
– Joe Perez, 20
– Akilah Dasilva, 23
– DeEbony Groves, 21https://t.co/C1dHwaGnmT
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) April 23, 2018
In somewhat lighter news, Kanye doesn’t seem to be too happy that people are dragging him on Twitter for his endorsement of alt-lite weirdo Candace Owens.
— super astronomical (@superastronomic) April 22, 2018
Meanwhile, Shania Twain says that if she were an American citizen she would have voted for Trump, and gives the most ridiculous possible reason one could ever give for doing so: he seems honest.
During an interview with The Guardian, Canadian country singer Shania Twain revealed that she would’ve voted for Donald Trump: "I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest." pic.twitter.com/PgLxDQC4UA
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 22, 2018
Apparently Chris Cantwell isn’t the only one who sees women as property:
Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date *a violent reminder that I consider her my property pic.twitter.com/RDM7SpXBAE
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) April 22, 2018
One tough kitty:
Do not mess with this cat. pic.twitter.com/MZqjLuLnDx
— Bethany Onsgard (@bhoneyy) April 20, 2018
And a rock god:
I love guitar center pic.twitter.com/i1mC14Cjxj
— ludacritch ft mystikal (@ChrisSawicki23) April 22, 2018