It Didn’t Even Take Right-Wing Hate Media a Full Day to Pin a Mass Shooting on Transgenders

Ted Millar
4 min readMar 29, 2023
Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

Well, here we are again.

Another school shooting in America only 87 days into the year.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, the premier site for documenting America’s gun violence carnage, Monday’s incident at Covenant School in Nashville was the 130th mass shooting this year. The K-12 School Shooting Database, dedicated exclusively to chronicling school shootings, logs this as the 89th school shooting incident.

Of course from republicans we get the usual “thoughts and prayers” since they have nothing else in the way of substantive solutions that wouldn’t run afoul of their fealty to the almighty gun lobby.

But it didn’t even take them 24 hours to deflect away from the gun toward the shooter’s apparent gender.

Here are some headlines straight out of right-wing hate media:

Breitbart: “Nashville Shooter Was Second ‘Transgender’ Female Killer in 4 Years”.



Ted Millar

Ted Millar is a teacher, poet, and political writer for The Left Place blog on Substack: Twitter: @tedmillar