Monday, October 2, 2017

In Wake of Las Vegas Shooting, We Need Actions To Get Rid of EVIL, Not GUNS...

 Last night, after a rather relaxing day spent with family at the shooting range and then in our backyard pool, I went to bed and received a well deserved good nights rest. 

 What I woke to was a nightmare. 

Ace Luciano believes that if you took all of the guns in the country, there would still be evil.
58 People were killed, and over 400 Wounded. Photo Courtesy of ABC News

 When I woke up at 5 AM this morning every one of my newswires were LIT UP. 
At that time, reports were coming in that they thought 20 to 30 people had been killed and several hundred wounded. That turned out to be almost 60 people dead with OVER 400 people wounded by an evil, maniacal gunman that opened fire on a concert crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. 

 There are many hypotheses and theories as to why and how this person chose his location, why he wanted to kill a bunch of people, and if this evil could've been avoided. 

 The bad news is, it CAN'T. 

 Unless we, as Americans, are willing to give up many, many of our freedoms in exchange for a fleeting sense of "security," there is little we can do to prevent events such as this from happening. 

 One of the top and most effective ways of saving more lives from evil like this is to expand and allow citizens to carry firearms in order to protect themselves, their families, and their friends. 
Another is to study and observe mentally ill people and monitor them for signs of violence or further illness. 

 Ironically, whenever there is a situation such as this, the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States is the first one that many pundits are quick to attack- Such as "if guns like this were not available, mentally ill, criminals, and terrorists would not be able to get them." 
 Politicians respond with sensationalizing quotes, texts, and tweets such as "We MUST do something about assault weapons" or "When will we learn that guns are the problem?"

 The wildly liberal publication, GQ, was quick to publish an article by Jay Willis entitled "Why we are losing the war against gun violence."
 The author, mistakenly, goes after the NRA and America's lawful gun owners as part of the problem – even going so far as to state that "  The entity that still bills itself as the world's "premier firearms education organization" is, in fact, one of the loudest and most influential voices in American politics. At this point, even gun owners aren't so sure that the NRA is honestly representing them as recreational hunters. It doesn't matter, though. Although some of that cash comes from selling individual memberships, a lot of it's money flow street from gun manufacturers, who have savvily disguised their would-be marketing efforts as the patriotic defense of your bedrock constitutional rights. Gun companies place their employees on the NRA's Board of Directors and buy expensive advertisements in their various publications. Last year alone, Ruger donated two dollars to the NRA for every firearm the company sold. "

 I don't even know where to begin to explain the reality of our rights as Americans to this mislead, misleading and constitutionally and economically illiterate voice of the left. 

 We can start with some very simple truths – the first being that the second amendment to the constitution of the United States has absolutely nothing to do with hunting or recreational shooting. Hunting and recreational shooting or mentioned nowhere in the entire constitution. 
 This is simply a "talking point" that helps political and media elites to gain greater control over you, your freedom, and your mind with what they deem as "simple" and "commonsense" regulations that, in bits and pieces, TAKE AWAY YOUR RIGHTS. 
 Second, in any industry, it is not only common but EXPECTED that business and businesses in that industry will have representatives that assist and direct whatever association or group that represents their  Business interests. 

 Were it not for companies like Ruger and the immense membership and lobbying power of the national rifle Association, many of our rights, not just those related to firearms, would most likely already be gone. 

 As of right now, we don't know the exact motive that Stephen Paddock  had for committing terror and mass murder. 
 What we do know is that "normal" people and every day citizens don't do these things. 
Whether he was mentally ill, was affiliated with, as many news outlets are now reporting, ISIS or the Muslim brotherhood,  or wanted revenge for some sort of wrong he felt was done to him, we may never know. 
 What we do know is that what he did was pure evil. 

 Guns are NOT the problem. EVIL is the problem. 

 More to come as news and events come to light. 

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