Port St. Lucie (WTFF) – Police have identified a man who allegedly told a Walmart salesperson that he was looking for something “that would kill 200 people.”
He’s 55-year-old Philip Michael Attey II, according to the Port St. Lucie Department, as reported by ABC 7.
Attey told detectives that he is an anti-gun activist and that he believes that his statement “only helps his cause,” which is “for Walmart to stop selling firearms.”
His false flag operation took place on August 7 at a Walmart in Port St. Lucie. A “false flag” is a covert operation designed to deceive; the deception creates the appearance of a particular party, group, or nation being responsible for some activity, disguising the actual source of responsibility.
Attey, like many anti-gun activists, blames firearms entirely for these heinous crimes, while ignoring the root causes, even when these root causes are explicitly listed in manifestos. So he walked into a Walmart and trolled a worker to kick-start the advertising-driven media machine, rather successfully.
Corporate news stations were quick to disseminate Attey’s disinformation without research or analysis, running sensational headlines that reinforce anti-gun rhetoric through fear-mongering:
Authorities did not consider Attey an immediate threat, so he wasn’t arrested or charged.
An investigation is ongoing.