Transgender Nashville Shooter Left Manifesto

Nashville Shooter
A still image from surveillance video shows what the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department describes as mass shooting suspect Audrey Elizabeth Hale, 28, entering The Covenant School carrying weapons in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. March 27, 2023. | Image by Metropolitan Nashville Police Department/Handout via REUTERS

The reported shooter who killed six people at a Nashville Christian school left a manifesto explaining the attack, according to law enforcement officials.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) has indicated that the shooter’s decision to identify as transgender potentially motivated the killings.

In a press conference, MNPD Chief John Drake confirmed that “She does identify as transgender.”

“We have a manifesto, we have some writings that we are going over that pertain to this date, the actual incident, we have a map drawn out of how this was all going to take place,” Drake added.

“There’s right now a theory that we might be able to talk about later, but it’s not confirmed,” he continued, “but we will put that out as soon as we can.”

When asked if the shooter’s transgender identity had anything to do with the killings, Drake answered, “There is some theory to that.”

Drake further claimed that the available evidence suggested the shooting was a targeted attack.

In a released statement, MNPD explained, “The shooter, Audrey Elizabeth Hale, 28, who attended the school years ago, … was heavily armed with three guns, two of them assault-type weapons, and, as seen in surveillance video, shot her way into the church/school through doors on the side of the building.”

“Writings recovered from Hale revealed that her attack was calculated and planned,” the statement read.

The attack comes as some states, including Tennessee, have passed laws or are considering bills that would prevent sex alteration surgeries or transgender hormone administration for minors. In response to such legislation, pro-transgender groups planned “days of vengeance” in protest.

In now-deleted tweets, the Trans Radical Activist Network promoted a day of vengeance in Washington, D.C., planned for the end of March and the beginning of April.

“The time is now, enough is enough. This country is full of hate and hate is NOT welcomed in this country. We are human beings and we will always exist,” the group’s message read, according to The Daily Wire.

The Virginia chapter of the organization also highlighted a dance party fundraiser held on March 7 to raise money for “Benefitting firearm/self defense training for trans Virginians.”

Kyle Shideler, the director for homeland security and counterterrorism at the Center for Security Policy, explained to The Dallas Express that “it would be worth investigating whether the individual had any association with an Antifa or Trans Liberation style armed group.”

“This is particularly worth looking into because a number of these groups have used social media in recent days to call for a Transgender ‘Day of Vengeance’ promoted as coinciding with the Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31st,” he added.

Furthermore, Shideler noted, “There has been a growing normalization of firearms and threats of armed force among certain subsegments of the transgender movement in recent years, including through the sale of patches, stickers, t-shirts, and the like.”

“This has coincided with a normalization of rhetoric that equates individuals opposing medical transitioning procedures for children, as recently occurred in Tennessee, with ‘trans-genocide,’” he said.

Shideler concluded that “while we shouldn’t make any assumptions about the perpetrator’s motives until additional information is released, I believe there’s good reason to explore those avenues of investigation to determine what associations, if any, the perpetrator may have had.”

The Trans Resistance Network, a pro-transgender activist organization, issued a statement following the attack, claiming “that today’s incident in Nashville, TN, is not one tragedy but two.”

“The first tragedy is the loss of life of three children and adults. We extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers to those families dealing with the loss of loved ones,” the group said.

“The second and more complex tragedy is that Aiden or Aubrey Hale, who felt he had no other effective way to be seen than to lash out by taking the life of others, and by consequence, himself,” the statement added.

While explaining that it did not know what motivated the killer, the Trans Resistance Network asserted, “We do know that life for transgender people is very difficult, and made more difficult in the preceding months by a virtual avalanche of anti-trans legislation, and public callouts by Right Wing personalities and political figures for nothing less than the genocidal eradication of trans people from society.”

“Hate has consequences,” the groups suggested. “It is a testament to the inner strength and beauty of transgender people, that despite the overwhelming odds of homelessness, job discrimination, and constant anti-trans bigotry and violence, so many of us continue to preserve, survive, and even thrive.”

The Dallas Express reached out to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department for further information on the reported manifesto and Hale’s other writings.

Kristin Mumford, a public affairs officer for MNPD, told The Dallas Express, “They are still looking into it, and I don’t have a timeline for its release.”

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  1. Edward H. Sebesta

    On twitter there is a never ending rhetoric of hate and violence against Gays or Lesbians or feminists who don’t go along with trans extremist ideology and don’t go along with gender theory. Also there is the LGB without the T movement for this very reason. Or the LGB without the TQ+ meme.

    There have been violent attacks against feminists who haven’t gone along with gender ideology in the Anglophone world and elsewhere, most recently in New Zealand.

    When this shooting occured it wasn’t surprising to many Gays that the violent rhetoric of trans extremists had resulted in a shooting. When you have this type of rhetoric it is very likely that a mentally disturbed person will act upon it.

    When the person who shot up a Gay bar in Colorado, said he was non-binary, many thought it was a tactic by defense lawyers. That shouldn’t be assumed.

    The LGBTQXYZ establishment is a tiny elite with its own self serving agenda and doesn’t represent the vast majority of Gays and I suspect doesn’t serve the interests of Lesbians. Initialisms are just the neoliberal method of managing sexual minorities and doesn’t serve the interests of the groups it purports to represent.

    It likely doesn’t serve the interests of most trans who don’t go along with the extreme trans agenda.

    The LGBTQXYZ has focused on repressing dissent against gender ideology and has given a free pass to any and all rhetoric against feminists, Gays and Lesbians who dissent which has resulted in this trans extremist rhetoric escalating to violent extremes.

    The endless memes and signs at protests wishing violence against TERFs needs to stop as well as the rhetoric of violence against feminists, Gays and Lesbians.

    Finally, the shooting of children and adults at this school was a horrible tragedy. The ability and power of language just fails when confronted with things like this.

  2. C M Morris

    Although tragic, Nashville’s Christian school shooting shows what disenfranchised, desperate, despised, and despondent people are motivated to do. And Kentucky is choosing to pass legislation to perpetuate this fallacy?

    SHAME ON THOSE WHO FEEL IT NECESSARY to DENY BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS TO OTHERS based on their gender identity and genitals. My state of Kentucky is choosing to pass legislation to perpetuate this fallacy.

    Further, to justify these actions in the name of Christianity?!

    WWJD, folks.

    May we grieve while looking in our own mirrors.

  3. Bret

    That avalanche of anti trans legislation is to protect kids from the transgender insanity. This legislation has nothing to do with a 28 year old. There has been an uptick of trans rhetoric that is ok with violence to further their cause. Same as Antifa and the BLM terrorist. When and if a republican wins the presidency in 2024, it will not matter if it is Trump or another we will see an outpouring of violence from the left. See what’s going on in Israel as we speak. The ‘protesters’ there are left wing nuts not happy with right wing policies of Netanyahu who win the election.

  4. Jay

    The only thing that we know for a fact is that the Nashville shooter was a white female. Identifing the shooter as transgender is like identifing the Uni-bomber as a hermit. The lable hermit or transgender are not synonymous with mass murderer.

  5. Scooterville

    >and public callouts by Right Wing personalities and political figures for nothing less than the genocidal eradication of trans people from society

    Which personalities? The only specific allegation I am aware of had to be retracted. Because it was a lie and probably even moreso because it was actionable defamation.

    ‘UPDATE: SacBee has added the following notation:
    “the video shows that Kirk never advocated for trans people to be lynched…These notes have been added to the column. The Bee regrets its comments and we apologize for any misunderstanding this earlier version may have caused.” – @charliekirk11

  6. Daniel

    psyop after psyop
    Turn off your tv. Protect your people and move along.
    Nothing new under the sun.

  7. Keepin it real!

    Typical of the Dallas Express to include “Trans” in the headline, instead of simply describing the “Nashville Shooter…” Wonder if you’ve headlined any of the other 128 mass shootings this year by the person’s gender pronouns?

  8. Mary

    The manefesto should be released to the public so we can learn how her thinking was motavited.

    • Janet

      Regardless of how they were thinking, one thing is clear. Trying to eradicate hate with hate is a no win situation. Our violent oriented society with its political turmoil, entitlement mentality, and lack of empathy or intolerance for anything or anyone different from OUR view of what WE think is right or wrong, will continue to promote this type of behavior.

  9. Bob Donolina

    I thought it was this “newspapers” MO not to use people’s sexuality in stories. I guess the MO is it is okay when it pushes this “newspapers” agenda. Y’all are trash.

  10. fed up with Dallas County

    A manifesto is one of the characteristics of a false-flag.


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