NY Gov. Blames Guns, Social Media for Grocery Store Massacre

Kathy Hochul

(RightIsRight.co) – Before the crime scene was cleared or the investigation by law enforcement complete, New York Governor Kathy Hochul hit the airways to blame guns and social media for the massacre that took place Saturday at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, where ten people were killed and three wounded by an 18-year-old racist who specifically targeted the store because it served a predominantly Black neighborhood.

According to Hochul, who went on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday to broadcast her views, stricter national gun laws and restrictions on social media are needed to stop mass shootings like the one that happened Saturday.

“They need to be called out. And leaders elected officials from both parties need to stand up at this moment and call it out and to shame it and to make sure these people crawl back into their holes and stay there,” Hochul said. “This cannot be part of our mainstream dialogue here in the United States of America. Leaders have a responsibility to call it out.”

“As a leader of the state of New York, I also have a responsibility to make sure we protect people with respect to guns. We have some of the toughest laws in America on the books here, but the guns are coming in from other states or the enhanced magazine, which is exactly what happened here, the high-capacity magazine that led to the slaughter of people in my hometown,” Hochul added. “So, we are dealing with it on the gun side but also on the social media side. And the combination of the wild access to guns, unfettered, we need national laws to deal with this as well as the unfettered sharing of hate information on the internet, that is a lethal combination. We saw that on display here just hours ago yesterday.” [emphasis added]

What is your opinion about New York Governor Kathy Hochul blaming guns and social media for the massacre at the grocery store in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday? Does the blame lie with “guns” and “social media,” or does it lie with the racist punk who committed the crime? Please email your thoughts to [email protected]. Thank you.