(StraightNews.org) — The press secretary of Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs has resigned over a tweet showing guns being aimed at “transphobes.” The tweet was posted on the day that six people were murdered by a transgendered killer in Nashville, Tennessee. It featured a photograph of a woman holding two handguns underneath the caption “Us when we see transphobes.” The Arizona Freedom Caucus posted a subsequent tweet that stated, “Less than 12 hours after the tragic shooting in Nashville by a deranged transgender activist Katie Hobbs’ Press Secretary calls for shooting people Democrats disagree with.”
Kari Lake, the Governor’s Republican opponent in last year’s election, said that if a conservative had done the same thing, they would be “personally and professionally destroyed.”
The shooting of six people at a Christian school in Nashville has created a debate on transgenderism and extremist left-wing violence. The radical Trans Resistance Network has called for a “day of vengeance” to take place in Washington, DC, and some left-wing commentators have blamed the tragedy on “anti-trans hate” in Tennessee. The Volunteer State recently passed laws that outlawed children from attending so-called drag shows, as well as barring the distribution of puberty blockers to anyone under the age of 18.
While the cause of the killings remains officially unknown, Audrey Hale, who was shot dead by police after she had murdered six, left behind a “manifesto” explaining her motives. Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) has called for the content of the manifesto to be made public, but the group Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere has said it should remain private and deflected the blame on to the nation’s lack of gun control laws. “The focus should be on how this was able to happen in the first place. There should not be such easy access to deadly weaponry,” executive director Jordan Budd said. Nashville police say they have no intention of publishing the document’s contents while the investigation remains open.
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