The nation’s eyes remain fixed on Michigan State University in the aftermath of a mass shooting that claimed the lives of three students and left five more in critical condition at Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital.
The three killed by what can only be described, at least for now, as a random act of violence have been identified as Arielle Anderson, a Junior from Gross Pointe, Brian Fraser, also from Gross Pointe, and Alexandria Verner, a Junior from Clawson.
The killer, 43-year-old Anthony McRae—who killed himself about three hours after the attack while being confronted by Lansing police several miles away—is not believed to have any connection to the university at all.
McRae grew up in New Jersey and lived in several other places, including Pennsylvania and Delaware, according to various reports in the aftermath of the attack.
He also had a prior felony gun arrest dismissed by a former Ingham County prosecutor who was forced to step down after Judges routinely rejected her far too lenient plea deals with defendants.
Carol Siemon was the prosecutor in 2019 when McRae faced a felony gun charge with a prison term of up to five years. However, she had ended mandatory sentencing for felony firearm possession charges by then, according to a report in the Washington Free Beacon—doing so in the name of ‘race equity.’ And because McRae was a black man charged with the felony, it was reduced to a misdemeanor—and after serving a year of probation, the case was closed.
This leaves many people asking why Siemon didn’t take the gun charges more seriously. It could have kept McRae from legally owning a gun before the attack on Michigan State.
And it will come as no surprise that Siemon is linked to the soft-on-crime George Soros and the prosecutors he has supported financially and otherwise all over America.
Siemon was among those that supported such controversial prosecutors as Kim Foxx in Chicago, George Gascon in Los Angeles, and even Chesa Boudin before he was tossed out of office by voters in San Francisco last year.
Siemon retired from the DA’s office at the start of this year as she faced considerable blowback from judges and law enforcement for her lax policies.
Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wrigglesworth was among those criticizing Siemon for her failed policies—and was quoted as saying she “does not hold people properly criminally accountable and increases the likelihood of additional gun violence.” Sadly, it seems the Sheriff turned out to be right, and now eight families and Michigan State are paying a very high price for a soft-on-crime prosecutor.
However, the Democrats in Lansing have already set their sights on massive gun control—just like I promised you they would. They are demanding gun bans, red flag laws, and more in the coming days. Leading the charge on Tuesday was Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, who brought out the tired accusation that if you support gun rights, you don’t care about children.
I want to take a moment again and praise everyone involved in the massive effort by law enforcement and first responders to get the situation under control on campus.
Not far away—at Sparrow Hospital—the trauma teams and just about everyone else on staff turned out en masse to do whatever they could.
The biggest hero may have been the 911 Operator Aimee Barajas, who made sense of the senseless and guided officers and resources seamlessly as a calm voice in a storm of confusion. So today, I tip my hat again to everyone who put it on the line Monday and give a special nod to Aimee—who displayed remarkable professionalism in the face of the worst possible circumstances. She is a Great American.
The real focus, however, will be on you and making sure you don’t have a gun. The real drive here, in the long run, is to disarm every single American citizen and nullify the Second Amendment to The United States Constitution.