Supermarket Shooter’s Alleged Manifesto Says He Chose Buffalo, NY Because of Strict Gun Control Laws

The suspect who allegedly shot and killed 10 people and injured three more at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket on Saturday may have planned the attack for months, officials said Sunday, while a manifesto that was apparently written by the man said he chose Buffalo because of the state’s stringent gun laws and used an illegally modified rifle to carry out the attack.

Authorities claimed the man, 18-year-old Payton Gendron, penned a 180-page manifesto, which was posted online. Officials told news outlets that the manifesto detailed his desire to attack the Tops Friendly Market and he drove there from several counties away.

“This defendant is accused of traveling to our area and targeting innocent people who were shopping for their groceries on a Saturday afternoon. I continue to pray for all affected by this horrific crime,” Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said in a statement. “I am committed to obtaining justice for the victims, their families, and this community.”

He added: “My office is working closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our partners in law enforcement into potential terrorism and hate crimes. This is an active investigation and additional charges may be filed.”

In the alleged manifesto, the author appears to claim that he chose Buffalo, New York, because of the strict gun control laws, because it has a high “black population percentage,” and “isn’t that far away” from where he had lived. The Epoch Times could not confirm whether the manifesto was written by Gendron. The Epoch Times has contacted Flynn’s office for comment.

New York state, the author said, “has heavy gun laws so it would ease me if I knew that any legally armed civilian was limited to 10 round magazines or cucked firearms,” likely referring to New York laws restricting magazines to only 10 rounds and laws that limit the purchase of certain types of semi-automatic rifles. New York state residents also need to obtain a permit, which can take months if not years, to buy a pistol under the provisions of the SAFE Act.

“Won’t your attack result in calls for the removal of gun rights in the United States?” the author rhetorically asked himself. “Yes, that is the plan all along, you said you would fight to protect your rights and the constitution, soon will come the time.”

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Author: HP McLovincraft

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