Democrat Sarasota City Commissioner Susan Chapman made the above stunning statement during the June 21st, 2016 Commission meeting. According to ABC News Channel 7, Chapman said, “Up until Orlando, the mass killings were done mostly by–what we call–white Americans. Many of whom, the scary type, were here tonight frankly.”
Since September 11, 2001 13 mass causality terrorist attacks in the United States, not including Orlando, have been documented. All perpetrated by non-white followers of Mohammed.
The rhetoric used by Chapman, who is white, is endemic of the hate for ordinary Americans who want to protect their Second Amendment rights by exercising their First Amendment right to petition their elected officials. It also reflects Democratic hate against white Americans in general (e.g. the radical Black Lives Matter movement). Statements like Chapman’s may lead to more violence against white people.
Chapman’s statement is factually incorrect on multiple accounts:
- A failure to focus on the the cause (i.e. radical Islamic terrorism). Chapman, the Sarasota City Commission and Sarasota City administrator are instead focused on the means (i.e. a semi-automatic pistol).
- A failure to differentiate between a killing and a terrorist attack. Mass is a subjective term. Killings are carried out by individuals, as are terrorist attacks. Orlando qualifies, according to the FBI, DHS and Florida Governor Rick Scott as an Islamic terrorist attack with mass causalities.
- Understanding that Americans of all races own firearms. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun (i.e. Omar Mateen) is a good guy with a gun (i.e. the Orlando police).
- Terrorist attacks, like that in Orlando, have been recorded and the perpetrators were not “mostly white.” Rather they are predominantly men of color and follow the teachings of Mohammed.
September 11th, 2001 has a special place for the City and County of Sarasota, Florida because it was at Booker Elementary School that President George W. Bush first learned of the attack. Florida was home to 11 of the 19 hijackers including Mohammed Atta, the leader, who learned to fly in Venice, Florida, not 30 miles from Sarasota. Florida is mentioned 57 times in the 9/11 Commission Report.
It appears Chapman is an angry white woman who believes her fellow white constituents are “the scary type.” Those citizens of the City of Sarasota, Florida may contact her directly if they wish.
EDITORS NOTE: This column is based on an ABC News Channel 7 report stating:
In the wake of last week’s Orlando massacre where one person killed 49 people, Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin wanted to pass a resolution against assault weapons.
Easier said than done.
[ … ]
In the end [Sarasota City] Commissioners reluctantly voted against the resolution for fear of being sued.
Commissioner Susan Chapman drew a reaction when she said, “Up until Orlando, the mass killings were done mostly by–what we call–white Americans. Many of whom, the scary type, were here tonight frankly.”