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Sat Aug 13, 2022, 12:18 PM Aug 2022

Buffalo Shooter Planned Massacre Using YouTube 'How to' Videos

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This article references a frighting report about the social media used by the Buffalo shooter.

Like all freedoms, speech must tempered by responsibility or it leads to this

Those that think rights can’t be infringed are both uninformed and unpatriotic.

Buffalo Shooter Planned Massacre Using YouTube ‘How to’ Videos
A new report that examines the YouTube consumption of the Buffalo shooter shows how integral the video streaming site was to his preparations.
9:56 AM · Aug 13, 2022


While he was allegedly plotting to murder as many Black people as possible, the Buffalo shooting suspect encountered a problem.

The rifle he planned to use had a locked magazine because of New York State gun law. That meant that if he wanted to reload, he’d have to partially dismantle the rifle, giving potential victims a few key moments to escape.

So the man turned to YouTube and found that his problem was easily surmountable. The shooter followed the instructions he found in several videos on the streaming site and even linked to several in the 187-page racist diary he made public.

"Seems easy enough," he wrote in the diary.

Payton Gendron, 18, is the prime and only suspect in the murders of 10 people at a Tops Grocery store in Buffalo in May, and it’s alleged he used a modified rifle. He is facing charges including first-degree murder, attempted murder, and domestic terrorism motivated by hate.

In a new report shared exclusively with VICE News, the gun control advocacy nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety analyzed the YouTube links the shooter left in his racist screed.


Link to Everytown report


Buffalo Shooter Planned Massacre Using YouTube 'How to' Videos (Original Post) Nevilledog Aug 2022 OP
Gunners always find a work around no matter how carefully laws are crafted which is why AndyS Aug 2022 #1


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1. Gunners always find a work around no matter how carefully laws are crafted which is why
Sat Aug 13, 2022, 01:23 PM
Aug 2022

I propose that instead of micky-mousing around with 'assault weapons' and what they are just outlaw every damn semiautomatic gun that uses removable magazines. Period.

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