pizzagate is another in a long line of conspiracy theories related to the Clinton family. As far as conspiracy theories go, calling it bizarre does not do it justice. The theory goes that a ring of pedophiles operates a child sex trafficking ring out of the basement of Comet Ping Pong, a pizza place in Washington D.C. Many high-ranking Democratic operatives are accused of being involved in this alleged ring. Many fake news/conspiracy sites go on to add their own details such as ritual Satanic torture/sacrifice.

The big problem with the Pizzagate conspiracy

According to the owner, James Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong does not have a basement, so there's no way for Pizzagate to make anything resembling sense. Not that doing things that make sense was a high priority for Edgar Welch, a North Carolina man. Welch, spurred on by the allegations presented in the Pizzagate theory decided to drive up from his home in Salisbury N.C. and storm the pizza place with several firearms.

Welch claims he was there to "investigate" Comet Ping Pong and the stories surrounding Pizzagate that have been propagated by the likes of Infowars. According to witnesses and police officials, said "investigation" took the form of acting belligerent, pointing a gun at the cashier and firing upon the establishment at least once before he was taken down by police.

Welch is currently in police custody. Initially, police did not think this was related to anything. Upon further questioning. Welch revealed his motivations.

Threats received since Pizzagate was concocted

Ever since various conspiracy websites concocted Pizzagate, Comet Ping Pong, and other surrounding businesses have been receiving threats.

One of the owners of the nearby Little Red Fox coffee shop called the actions of Welch his worst fear. Even the children of employees are being threatened.

Nobody was injured in Welch's assault, but many business owners had become increasingly concerned for the safety of themselves, their employees, and their customers. They're even more concerned now. Alefantis could not be reached for comment.