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Nashville Shooter’s Manifesto Vital, but is it Forthcoming?

Nearly one month has passed since a transgendered person completed a political manifesto and then shot and killed three adults and as many children at the private Christian Covenant School in Nashville.

Members of the FBI and the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) have read the manifesto. By now they surely know the motive or motives of the shooter, Audrey Hale. But they will not reveal it to the public.

Democrats and the corporate media seem to care little for Hale’s reasons. They instead spend their time and energies pushing for tighter gun control laws.

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Many people on the political right believe Hale despised Christians and that her manifesto will confirm that. As reported, conservative media figures have urged law enforcement to release Hale’s manifesto now, rather than later. They need to know her motives and what security measures they need to protect themselves and their children.

The FBI field office in Memphis includes Nashville in its jurisdiction. An unnamed spokesman for that office said — contrary to earlier reports — the agency will not investigate the mass shooting.

“The MNPD is the investigating agency,” the spokesman said.

“Anything that does come out will only come from them.”

Metro Nashville spokesman Don Aaron told RVIVR via email that the mass shooting investigation remains open. The department is still analyzing Hale’s manifesto, in consultation with the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia.

Members of Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s office did not return repeated requests for comment. When asked, 39 of the city’s 40 Metro Council members also would not share what they knew.

The one Metro Council member who did respond, Courtney Johnston, said “evidence being used in investigations are never released during the course of the investigation.”

“This is nothing new or different than any other investigation. I don’t know how long the investigation will take,” Johnston told RVIVR via email.

“The claim that it’s being withheld for ‘political reasons’ is absurd. There’s nothing political about mental illness or murder. It’s simply an ongoing investigation.”

According to The New York Post, Johnston, citing an FBI directive, said the public will not see the manifesto in its entirety.

“What I was told is, her manifesto was a blueprint on total destruction, and it was so, so detailed at the level of what she had planned,” Johnston reportedly told the paper.

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“That document in the wrong person’s hands would be astronomically dangerous.”

According to the paper, law enforcement seized 20 of Hale’s journals, five of her laptops, and her suicide note.

MNPD officials said Hale acted alone and planned the killings over a period of months.

Hale, whatever her motive, fired 152 rounds from the time she shot her way into the school until MNPD officers shot and killed her.

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