Another day passes, another miserable bastard with a deranged agenda, and sadly another mass murder in the US. On June 12th, 2016 Omar Mateen walked into the Orlando LBGT nightclub Pulse and killed 49 innocent victims and injuring over 50 others. For those keeping count, just in 2016 alone there have been 288 killed and 673 injured in mass shootings in the US.
While some will argue the possible motives behind his action, I for one don’t care. I don’t care if he was a homophobe or an ISIS sympathizer who was convinced that Allah told him to kill all homosexuals. All I care about is that 49 innocent human beings were shot down like animals. 49 families that will never be the same and that their grieving will go on forever. 49 victims that were taken simply because of their sexual orientation.
I’d be a fool to believe that this tragedy will somehow lead to any type of gun control. After all , the killing of 20 children aged between 6 and 7 years old at Sandy Hook Elementary School wasn’t enough. I’m not American but if I were I’d be embarrassed and I’d be doing some serious sole searching just about now. How the hell does a man known to the FBI walk into a gun store and purchase a semi-automatic AR-15 capable of firing up to 2000 bullets per minute ? How the hell is an AR-15 even legal ?
Unless you’re going off to war, there is no valid reason to have an AR-15 nor should it be legal to sell one. This is a pure killing machine even though the NRA will have you believe that it’s useful for hunting and home defence. Unless you’re hunting the entire animal kingdom in South Africa or every known criminal wants to invade your house simultaneously, you don’t need this gun.
What would my response be to all the conservative politicians that will scream the 2nd amendment ?
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”
My response would be a big FUCK YOU !. It’s easy to hide behind an amendment that was written 229 years ago. The world changes, people evolve, and rules should also follow suit. You can’t possibly have a 229 year old document govern and rule the way a people should live in today’s modern world. It’s beyond me how the most powerful country in the world will allow itself to be dictated by such interest groups like the NRA and all the politicians that have there pockets filled with blood money. How they sleep at night I will never understand.
What about that old and tired argument that gun control doesn’t work ? We don’t have to look very far for an example that it does in fact work. In 1996 Australia introduced sweeping reform to gun laws following a mass shooting. Since then, there hasn’t been one single mass shooting. Prior to 1996, there were 13 mass shootings in 18 years. Homicides involving guns decreased by 60%. WOW gun control didn’t work at all.
I have this reoccurring dream. In this dream there is every family member or friend of a victim killed in a mass shooting. They are all lined up and each get their turn of doing whatever they want to every NRA member, gun lobbyist, and crooked politician that allowed these killing machines to be readily available. I hope one day that every single person that were affected by these killings find peace. I pray that every single enabler gets hit with the largest possible case of karma.