NRA Opens A New Office In Colorado Springs
The 22 year old psychopath who shot up Club Q in Colorado Springs Saturday night, killing 5 and injuring 18, comes from a Trumpist Hate Family. He’s “the grandson of outgoing Republican State Assemblymember Randy Voepel, the former mayor of Santee, California. Voepel represents the 71st district in the San Diego area. There were calls to expel Voepel from the state Assembly after he made comments comparing the January 6 attacks to the Revolutionary War. Aldrich’s mother, Laura Voepel, has written posts praising Randy Voepel on Facebook and confirming he is her father. ‘This is Lexington and Concord. First shots fired against tyranny,’ Randy Voepel, who was defeated in a Republican primary in August 2022, said in a San Diego Union-Tribune article three days after January 6. ‘Tyranny will follow in the aftermath of the Biden swear-in on January 20th.’”
Aldrich was arrested in 2021 after his mother reported to police he was threatening to harm her with a homemade bomb and multiple weapons, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested after a standoff and charged with five felonies. But he was not prosecuted, records show. The El Paso County district attorney has not commented on why the case was dropped.
…“The suspect entered Club Q and immediately began shooting people inside,” Vasquez said. At least two “heroic people confronted” and stopped Anderson Aldrich from being able to harm others, the chief said. The witnesses were not identified. The FBI is on the scene. Police are still working to identify the victims who have died, he said. Aldrich used a long rifle, he said.
Some of the people were wounded when they fled; all might not have been shot, Castro said… NPR reported that a bystander subdued Aldrich by grabbing his gun and beating him with it.
…The call came in just before 11:57 p.m. of an active shooting at Club Q. The suspect is in the hospital, but Castro said she did not know the gunman’s condition or how the shooter sustained the injuries.
In a press conference on November 20, 2022, Castro said police responded within seconds, and, by 12 a.m., the first officer arrived at the scene. By 12:02 a.m., the suspect was in custody.
…The club was hosting a series of drag shows this weekend.
The night of the attack, the club hosted a drag show, according to its Facebook page. The drag show started at 9 p.m. on November 19, 2022.
Right around the time of the attack, Club Q was posting about an upcoming drag show.
The Nazi grandpa, originally from Missouri, has the worst voting record of any member of the California legislature and over has been graded an “F” with a score of ZERO. He has complained that the Republican Party is too liberal. He was just defeated in a landslide by Marie Waldron in a race that pitted two Republican incumbents against each other in the southwest corner of California:
Marie Waldron- 100,388 (67.8%)
Randy Voepel- 47,635 (32.2%)
Also a right-wing nut, she had been endorsed by the San Diego Union Tribune, which compared the two by noting that she's a “problem solver” while he's a “bomb thrower.” No doubt he's filled with pride for his grandson.
Meanwhile, it doesn't take an Einstein to understand that the vicious bigots who represent the Republican Party in Congress and who dominate the powerful and relentless GOP messaging machine, own this mass murder-- the politicians and the Fox News personalities, Hate Talk Radio hosts and grifting evangelical preachers.