I’ve always wondered why the conspiracy theories swirling around mass shootings tend to point towards the government trying to whip up support for gun control.
You’d think by now they’d have realized that it isn’t working. In fact, the opposite is true.
The right wing starts warning that this tragedy will be the one that makes the government take away all your guns. And just like that, their donors in the NRA get a swell in membership, and just like that, the NRA’s donors in the arms industry sees their profits skyrocket.
Now i’m not claiming that the NRA or a complicit organization is staging mass murders in order to turn a profit. But it certainly seems like a significantly more likely cause than the government trying to shift public opinion. Especially since those profits are being made and that public opinion is not being shifted.
The conspiracy theory code is “Qui Bono?” or “Who benefits?”
It’s probably a hint that most of these people are little more than partisan shills that their cynical overreaching points towards a “liberal” government that steps up it’s rhetoric without actually changing policy instead of organizations that reap massive financial windfalls each time this happens.