Monday, June 13, 2016

Orlando Shooter Wasn't A ISIS Terrorist

In the coming days we will endure pundits trying to make hay of this event. The guy wasn't an ISIS operative. What he was is a mentally ill asshole. Nothing more then that. An endless array of talking heads (who have no clue) will offer their bias bullshit. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who knew him better then his ex-wife.

June 12, 2016

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.

No doubt over the next few days or weeks the NRA, political pundits and talking heads will blab on and on about every reason on God's green Earth why everything and everyone is to blame except the guns themselves. Anyone who dare speak against them will be labeled a bleeding heart liberal or idiot to even think guns are at the source of this problem. Now either we take some form of action or everyone just needs to shut up and accept another 136 mass shootings will happen again before the end of this year.

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.

Gun Crazy Americans

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