People are gonna believe what they wanna believe, but the fact is this man was nothing more then a mentally ill person who latched onto a cause as some sort of justification for his insane actions.
So far this year (2016) there have been 136 mass shootings. There's little commonality among them except for one thing. Most used an assault rifle.
The New York Daily news had this interesting article which said-- "For a decade, from 1994 to 2004, this country rightly prohibited these weapons under the federal Assault Weapons Ban. During the decade of the ban, there were half as many casualties in mass shootings as the decade before, and a third as many casualties in mass shootings as the decade after."
We can point fingers endlessly in denial but the fact is not one of these killed their multiple victims with strangulation, a rock or knife. They used a gun. I'd even go so far as to say none of these killed anyone.. their GUNS DID. Without guns none could have caused the mass casualties and injuries they have.
We can argue day and night about treatment for the mentally ill or law enforcement's failures. But the fact remains as long as there is a proliferation of guns these wingnuts will surface from time to time. We all will screech and howl for a few days, then it's back to business as usual without anyone taking the initiative to remove assault rifles. These assault rifles are called that for a reason. They are not used for hunting. They were designed for one thing and one thing only.. for military style assaults to kill people.
Freedom to own guns is a right. What about the rights of those who fell victim to them. The 2nd amendment is quite clear irregardless of what the supreme court says. It served us well at the time it was written but no longer applies exactly as written. It says, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State... " In those days we didn't have a national defense department. Each state formed it's own contingent of soldiers. They had to be well armed to protect this nation. This no longer applies as was the intentions when written.
There's nothing wrong with people owning a rifle for hunting or a pistol with 6 bullets in it defend themselves. The problem comes in when people are able to buy readily reloaded numerous rounds of clips and weapons capable of squeezing off 4 and 5 rounds a second. These aren't necessary for hunting or self protection. Guns capable of mass killings should have no place in our society. Good lord it's bad enough people have to die at the hands of a simple revolver in the wrong person's hands.
Evil will always be with us in this world. No one can eliminate it. Evil will always find an excuse to kill. Be it religion, mental illness, someone hopped on drugs or just plain hatred. It will never go away. Let's not make it any easier for it to flourish then it has to be. If there's anything we can do against evil guns surely should be part of the equation.
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