During CNN’s early Tuesday coverage of the latter School shooting In Nashville, Tennessee, CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayem argued that any discussion of the transgender shooter’s identity is a “distraction” from the real issue of crime, guns.
Kim dismissed CNN anchor Don Lemon’s assessment that discussing the shooter being a member of the LGBTQ community was “important”, as Kim stated, “Pronouns don’t kill children, people with guns kill children”.
The discussion took place during “CNN This Morning,” where Lemon brought up the topic of the school shooter’s trans identity. The perpetrator, who killed six people at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville — including three 9-year-olds — on Monday was a trans man, or a biological woman who identified as a man.
Lemon, who is gay, mentioned the shooter’s “identity”, claiming, “As a member of the LGBTQ community, I think this is an important thing to talk about.”
He followed up with details of the case surrounding Shooter IDsaying, “So the police identify the shooter as a trans woman, it would actually be a transgender man. So there’s a bit of a misidentification there, but that’s all new.”
Then Kaim pushed back, “Does the identity of being transgender and also being identified as a woman, does that make any kind of difference or difficulty for the police because they are not usually women, no matter how they identify themselves?”
Kim acknowledged that the shooter’s identity made this crime a “unique case” but noted that each mass shooting has unique elements that separate them from one another.
She said, “So each of these cases is always going to have a certain difference, right? Whether it’s, somebody’s mad at their dad or something happened at school, that’s a unique case, and we have to be sensitive about that to the extent that Audrey has identified.” Hale as a woman.”
Kayem also noted that “we don’t see mass shootings of females, particularly school shooting killers,” adding that it was the “first time” she remembers seeing a woman shoot.
However, it ultimately claimed that the details surrounding the shooter’s identity were a “distraction” from the weapons used in the shooting.
Kayem stated that the “means” of the shooting, or how it was carried out, reveals that it is like other mass shootings in America. She said, “That’s when you get the connection, right? That’s when you start to see, they all start to look the same. I kind of think now, we don’t have guns in this country, Guns own us At this stage.”
Disposing of the discussion of conscience by force to push the subject of the gun, the critic declared, “See, consciences do not kill children, people with guns kill children. It will be a distraction in our coverage and keep us away from what we now know is that each of these cases has more similarity than any difference.” .