We have many unanswered questions and much more information to absorb. The fact is, this event has been predicted to come for some time now. The killer used an AR15 bought through legal means and used it in a gun free (hunting grounds) zone. This psychopath did it in the name of ISIS. He was home grown and not imported in to this country.
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victims. The suffering and pain of an incident such as this is immeasurable. The tragedy leaves one asking, "why?"
Dear God have mercy on us.
As one would predict, the talking heads on the news, as well as our current President and Democratic presumptive nominee have called for gun bans. As we know, this will only affect law-abiding citizens and do nothing to keep guns out of bad-guys hands. The President as well as Clinton still refuse to call this what it is, Radical Islamic Terrorism. In this crazy age of political correctness can we get back to calling a spade a spade? These Islamic extremists want to wage a holy war against the West and Christianity. WAKE UP! We are in it - even if we pretend we are not!
Gun control is a 10-80-10 issue. 10 percent are pro-gun hard liners that will never budge an inch from the law in its current form. 10 percent are anti-gun extremists that won't change their minds and probably not ours. 80 percent are folks in the middle. Maybe this time, some of the 80 percent will actually notice the crazy zealous anti-gunners ignoring the elephant in the room and realize that we as Americans have the right to defend ourselves.
Did the strict gun laws in France and India prevent similar atrocities? A group as rich and powerful as ISIS can get guns anywhere they want. They don't even need guns. Box cutters did a hell of a job on 9/11.
Pray and mourn for the innocent dead. Let us also wake up and realize that force and violence needs to be met with force and resolve, not empty rhetoric. As always, we welcome your input.
Last minute thought...
An idea set forth about gun control by out president is that if you are under investigation by the FBI, you should not be allowed to purchase a gun. Fine. How about if you are under investigation by the FBI you can't run for president?!?!
AND - watch the wife...
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