Toxic Masculinity on Display in Colorado ~ VIDEO

Opinion

Tombstone, Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- A popular Colorado Springs nightclub was the scene of another arrogant display of toxic masculinity this week, as a cisgender, straight, male Army veteran tackled, disarmed, and pistol-whipped a non-binary person half his age. When police arrived, they didn’t shoot the man, who was covered in blood, holding a gun, and sitting on the chest of his victim, instead, they tackled him, put him in handcuffs, and sequestered him in the back of a patrol car for over an hour as they sorted out the situation.

Then they just let him go!

Of course, the man I’m talking about is Richard Fierro who saved countless lives when he ran toward the gunfire and stopped a deranged attacker who had entered the club with a rifle and handgun, firing wildly, killing 5 and wounding some 19 others. Fierro is a former Army officer who served multiple tours in Afghanistan before leaving the service as a Major. He and his wife were enjoying a night out with their adult daughter and her boyfriend at the club, where a high-school friend of his daughter was performing in a drag show.

Even though there was no evidence to support it, the initial narrative being pushed by the legacy media and Democratic politicians who held that the attacker was a homophobic, transphobic, right-wing, ultra-MAGA Trump supporter, following through on all of the “hateful” rhetoric that they claim conservatives have been “spewing” about trans people and the LGBTQI+ community.

That narrative lasted for a couple of days until the alleged murderer’s lawyer announced that his client identifies as non-binary, with the pronouns “they, them” and the formal prefix of Mx., rather than Mr. or Ms. So the narrative quickly swung to the idea that the deeply disturbed assailant was bullied for their non-binary status, and was driven to shoot-up the nightclub by the relentless attacks on the LGBTQI+ community by heartless Republicans and right-wing fanatics, otherwise known as average Americans.

There’s also been a whole lot of talk on leftist and Democratic media and blogs, denouncing the “right” for disparaging and failing to embrace Richard Fierro as a hero. They claim that “right-wingers” are ignoring Fierro’s heroic actions because they disapprove of Fierro being in the club in the first place. The only supporting evidence I’ve seen offered for this bizarre claim, was one, an out-of-context tweet from a conservative asking why Fierro was at a drag show with his family, and a whole lot of tweets and comments from deranged wokesters asking suggestive questions about how the “right-wingers” feel about Fierro’s presence in the club, and their imagined disappointment that Fierro didn’t have a gun. Meanwhile, I’ve seen nothing but praise for Fierro and his actions from conservative media commentators and the conservative side of social media. The only “off-color” comments I’ve seen suggested that it was a lucky thing there happened to be a “real man” in the club that night.

The atrocity was immediately politicized, and the political polarization has continued unabated, with the two main points being to lay blame at the feet of Republicans and conservatives, and calls for swift action to enact stricter gun control laws.

What’s been thoroughly neglected by the mass media, is the fact that the murderer was a deeply disturbed young man from a deeply troubled and dysfunctional family. The same media that reported that he’d been involved in a standoff with police over threats to blow up his mother has lamented the fact that he was able to acquire the guns he used while skipping over the fact that he passed background checks to get those guns. Had he been tried and convicted of the felony charges that seemed to disappear, or if he had been involuntarily committed to mental treatment – and if those convictions/commitments had been reported to the National Instant Check System, he would have been flagged as a Prohibited Person. The media question why Colorado’s “red flag” law wasn’t employed to take the guns away from him, but fails to mention that “red flag” laws only take away guns and ammunition, with no provision for any sort of assistance with mental health treatment.

This young man needed help but didn’t get it. He clearly had been struggling to find his place in the world, but rather than find ways to get help to people like him, woke media and politicians prefer to criticize people like me for calling him a young man and referring to him as “him,” which they say is “hate speech” on my part.

That’s just the sort of idiotic intersectional BS that prevents real solutions from being found and implemented. We’ve had enough of the blame games and distractions. The problem isn’t guns, nor is it conservatives’ refusal to celebrate people’s sexual deviance from the typical (i.e., norm), and feed their delusions with made-up pronouns. The problem is society’s failure to provide the type of assistance that’s really needed, and one group’s constant insistence that political disagreements are tantamount to violence, which somehow excuses violence in response.

Richard Fierro is Unequivocally a Hero!

Everything we’ve learned about him indicates that he is an all-around great guy who cares about his family and his community and doesn’t draw BS lines and distinctions based on people’s political views or sexual preferences. When gunfire erupted, he hit the floor, then ran toward the threat and neutralized it. He has been incredibly humble about his actions and has continued to be strong and supportive in the face of significant personal loss, including injuries to his wife and daughter, and the murder of his daughter’s long-time boyfriend, a young man who had been a part of their family since middle school.

I don’t know or care what Richard Fierro’s political views might be. He could come out tomorrow with a statement calling for a ban on “assault weapons,” and I would still hail him as a hero, and relish the opportunity to buy the man a beer – or maybe buy a beer from him, as his family owns a brewpub in Colorado Springs. If you’d like to buy him a beer or show your support, as many in Colorado Springs, and from around the country are doing, you can visit their website at Atrevida Beer Company.

I have no doubt that Mr. Fierro and his family will appreciate and share your support with the same humility and grace they have demonstrated throughout this tragedy.


About Jeff Knox:

Jeff Knox is a second-generation political activist and director of The Firearms Coalition. His father Neal Knox led many of the early gun rights battles for your right to keep and bear arms. Read Neal Knox – The Gun Rights War.

The Firearms Coalition is a loose-knit coalition of individual Second Amendment activists, clubs and civil rights organizations. Founded by Neal Knox in 1984, the organization provides support to grassroots activists in the form of education, analysis of current issues, and with a historical perspective of the gun rights movement. The Firearms Coalition has offices in Buckeye, Arizona, and Manassas, VA. Visit: www.FirearmsCoalition.org.

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USMC0351Grunt

The longer we accept this mental disorder to further develop and control our nation, the longer (3x) to recover. Back in the 80’s when The Rocky Horroe Picture Show hit the screens, it was a sick entertainment that grew into a cult and then a lifestyle and now a reality. I see most entering onto these many sick facets of this lifestyle due to their own deep seeded need for attention from others. Is Fierro a hero? Yes, he is. Do I see his taking his family to a drag show or kink club for entertainment acceptable? Not in the… Read more »

Rob J

A male dressing as a female for entertainment has been going on since recorded history. It happened during Shakespeare’s time, during Roman times, during the Greeks before them.

Tionico

true, yet irrelevant. Such conduct is condemned une unequivocally by God’s Word. Yet we as a culture not only fail to reject this conduct we tend to praise it..Brings to mind another bit fom that Book: WOE to those who call evil good and good evil.

Until we as a culture reject such “values” such violence and perversion will continue, even increase.

Rob J

Yet the freedom of religion ingrained in our freedoms also entails the freedom from religion. We demand the freedom to live our lives without interference as firearm owners, demanding our enumerated rights be recognized and exercised. Why is it so hard to do the same for the unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Freedom for all does not apply only to those who I agree with, rather it applies to everyone no matter my personal inclination, political spectrum, or religious ideology. As I am condemned, because of my own spirituality, by a printed book based upon… Read more »

S J

You don’t need religion to know that grooming kids is never an acceptable thing. But yet you tow the line to try to justify it without outright coming out and saying so, which is in and of itself reprehensible, repugnant, and despicable. It’s also a bit cowardly. You also forget the bar’s social media post that highlighted and advertised this event as an “ALL AGES” event. That in and of itself is questionable, and the behavior of allowing children to go watch potentially sexualized acts and behaviors is wrong no matter if it wasn’t a drag show or not. Children… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by S J
Rob J

“But yet you tow the line to try to justify it without outright coming out and saying so…” You are projecting and putting words in my mouth that I have never uttered or written. I have never, and will never, condone the grooming or mutilation (surgically or chemically) of children in any way, shape, or form. I expected the insults as they are the lowest form of argument. But do not twist and slander my words to fit your narrative. That is a ploy of the anti’s. Asking for clarification of my viewpoint rather than jumping to conclusions would have… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Rob J
S J

So instead of clarifying, you tuck tail and run? Figures. Your posts would suggest that. You expected the insults, you say, and you purposely worded your posts to indicate you did not take a hard stance on it until I called you out on your crap. No, you do not get to get away with that. If you truly were against ALL of this, you would have just plainly said so. Why? Because it’s easier. But again, you indicated that you purposely chose to word things in the manner that you did, to drive certain responses at you. You got… Read more »

shinyo

the problem is people have gotten so use to this kind of behavior, to them its ok. i do the ren faire, Sherwood faire Texas and they have lots of gay stuff going on, drag shows, etc., i have scene a few, kind of goofy but i don’t much like it. the owners of the faire are gay? so the faire gets lots of gays. remember what the MOST HIGH did to sodom and gamora. hold on boys and girls we are in for a ruff ride. we are falling out of grace with the EL YONE

Arny

So that makes it alright ?

Rob J

Arny, your question asks for an opinion based on a personal interpretation of morality. Wars and genocide have been waged in the name of individual morality imposed upon others with differing belief, so I can not objectively answer that. I am not them, they are not me. So long as their pursuit of their own personal happiness brings no harm to another then I can not dictate what another adult does. If they choose to engage in homosexual activity with a fellow consenting adult, that’s their choice. If they choose to dress as the opposite sex, that’s their choice as… Read more »

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musicman44mag

Well said.

Arizona

WTH type of family goes to watch drag shows for entertainment?!?

Hazcat

MAYBE the Dad knowing he could not stop his ADULT daughter from going to see her friend thought ‘If she’s going, I’m going to be there for protection’. That’s just a guess, but I am not going to condemn until I know and understand the circumstances.

On the other hand I will hail him as a true man and protector. The ‘sheep dog’.

Doc

Or he supports leftist grooming of children through drag queens shows .

PMinFl

AGAIN, I hate being blamed for $hit that I didn’t do. The leftist media is fueling the divide between us citizens. They are the problem.

Rodoeo

It’s sickening how they attempt to create a narrative disparaging normal/conservative Americans when these events occur. Then when the full story’s revealed and it’s one of their own they go silent. I’m convinced there’s a portion of citizens in this country who are just plain sick and evil. I can’t even stomach reading the news anymore.

shinyo

i see that a lot on quora were some one asks a simple question about something and the liberals have to turn it into a political statement condemning the conservatives were the conservatives have nothing to do with the question

Matt in Oklahoma

He didn’t ask them their political affiliations before saving them!?! Weird lol.
I guess the media gets that wrong too

Knute Knute

“We’ve had enough of the blame games and distractions.” WE (the citizens…) may have had enough of blame games and distractions, but the Mx’s (or whatever alphabet soup they decide to insist we use.. today!) that run the mainstream media circus obviously have not. They never change, the only technique they have is to keep doubling down… forever. Or rather… to keep doubling down, until the people wake up and refuse to tolerate their insanity any longer. In my estimation, I think that day is almost here. Almost, but not quite. It’s about time too. I’ve been waiting for 30… Read more »

shinyo

we can never give it to there craziness, never, no matter how many friends we loose, or relatives. my brother it a liberal leftist and am about to loose him as a brother, the idea of him being a leftist is revolting to my so if i loose him as a brother i don’t really care, he is from the n.e. and his whole family is woke. my mother and father would be very saddened

Chuck

Various Politicians and Media Talking Arses immediately took up the chant of “They’re Sick of this Sh*t,” and I’m Sick of their Sh*t. With no information, they immediately started blaming the Right, and that’s exactly what caused a Leftard to run over and kill with his truck, a conservative young man. They own that, Lock, Stock and Barrel. I almost busted my gut laughing when the Spring’s Shooter’s Lawyers said he identifies as Non-Binary. Immediately, various Trannie Activists denied he could ID that way. Where’s their tolerance now? Colorado has a buttload of Gun Laws, including Red Flag Laws and… Read more »

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Joselyn_Ripple

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JPM

These “people” have gone so far in their deviant behavior that even one of their own has turned on them. When one form of deviant sexual behavior (homosexuality) was legitimized by the press, governments and the judicial system, it was only a matter of time until other forms of deviant sexual behavior called for legitimacy. We are seeing pedophiles seeking legitimization through organizations and groups such as NAMBLA, which is given air time by the press. Other groups advocating such sick behavior as bestiality and necrophilia are being seen on social media and on mainstream media outlets. A conservative politician… Read more »

Big George

HUH?!…who?…what??…where??…did what to whom?! I read this article twice and color me stupid, but I have NO idea who did what to whom and why!!

totbs

You’re absolutely wrong about Fierro. I heard him speak. His reaction was out of protection for his family. When he states that it could have been one of his family that was killed, he seriously chokes up. Not once, but twice. FYI, he never sought out the press either. You could do a whole lot worse than having this guy at your side, when the SHTF.

Wass

The matter of intervening to halt public violence by civilians is the issue here. It’s always problematic, since police must sort out who’s responsible. All the other issues are of lesser concern.

Rob J

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This applies to all, not only to those who conform to a set definition of “normal”. So long as ones actions do not harm another, they have the right to live their lives as they choose (“Your right to swing your fists ends at my nose” sound familiar?). It is the very same freedoms that each and every one of us here are fighting to protect. If you don’t like their actions, don’t participate. We can NOT attempt to deny unalienable rights to others simply because we disagree with their lifestyle based on… Read more »

Arny

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
John Adams

Rob J

I could agree with this statement if I had encountered it. However, those that I know in the LGBTQ community prefer to be treated the same as any other free person… to be left alone to pursue their own life.

While the argument can be made that their attempts to gain acceptance are often strong and vehement, the same can be said of my fellow firearm owners.

Rob J

What is being taught in our schools? I see teaching tolerance for others, to love one’s fellow human so long as no harm comes from it, that one’s own individuality is valid even if it differs, basically the teachings most of us received in Sunday school are valid but not mired behind religion. Now if you are arguing against the recent “acceptance” of gender reassignment be allowed for any child under the age of 18, then we agree whole heartedly. This is a basic biological fact based upon the developing mind. I have been witness to the self destructive behavior… Read more »

S J

Rob, you’re either obviously blind to what all is going on, or you are being a disingenuous milque toast fence sitter. You’re advocating for “freedom” and yet you’re also in part almost advocating for these people to groom children. I guess you haven’t been paying enough attention to the fact that there ARE actual harms being done. Given your post here and in your reply to another, one can safely assume you’re either ignorant, or your a disingenuous coward who would allow the grooming of children, but also their mutilation. Both actually doing physical and mental harm to children. You… Read more »

Rob J

I advocate the freedom of adults to pursue their liberty and happiness so long as it does not infringe upon another. In no way do I condone the mutilation being forced upon some of the children of the world (hormonal, surgical, or mental), nor am ignorant of the difference between indoctrination and education. I am pointing out that we here, as firearm owners, are demanding that our enumerated rights be recognized and not relegated to a second class privilege yet many commnters are advocating the denial of the most basic rights to fellow adults… to live their lives as they… Read more »

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Rob J

Not sure why, but my response is awaiting approval…

Rob J

No problem Oldvet, thankfully I’ve never been one who looked outward for personal validation.

Neve been a school teacher, just raised to believe that the rights of the individual are just as, if not more, important than the masses. More a republic styled critical thinker than a democratic one needing a majority.