I’d like to start off by giving my condolences to the families and friends of those who died at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. My prayers go out to all of those killed and injured in this horrific attack. Such a tragic event that should take no place in our nation.
Now, I have a lot to say about the reactions of a large portion of the nation. Too much emphasis is being placed on the fact that it was a gay club the shooter went after. These very people who are focusing so much of their attention on this are part of the reason why this problem has not been solved. The LGBT community is filled with Americans just like the rest of us, but whether it was homosexuals who died or people of any sexual orientation, it’s going to be a tragic event of the same proportion. We must focus on the underlying problem, that of which is found at the core of radical Islamic terrorism. The Islamic Quran promotes not only violence against gays, but calls for their extermination. Now don’t get me wrong, not all Muslims are this extreme, but obviously there are a number who are. The shooter, Omar Mateen, called 911 during his attack to pledge allegiance to ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Obviously you should see some correlation here. ISIS not only hates America, but they hate the LGBT community that the left works so hard to “defend.” Yet, the left pushes for the acceptance of these Islamic extremist, not even referencing them by what they are, ISLAMIC extremists. This brings me to another point on the reaction of the left and many of those on the confidence boosting internet.
If this man somehow had no guns at all, whether it be automatic, semi-automatic, or whatever the fuck, do you honestly believe he would not have the death and injury count he had? This would be quite the absurd assumption if you ask me. If this man wanted to kill these people, he was going to. Let’s say for the sake of example, that this man could not get his hands on a gun because guns were never invented (clearly it’s the only way he would not be able to get one, even if guns were completely outlawed for citizens in the U.S. Just take a look at the other recent terrorist attacks in nations where guns are completely banned). There are a countless number of ways to make homemade bombs able to kill a vast amount of people. Besides this, even every day items could do the same. Let’s say this guy stole a big ass truck. Do you truthfully believe he couldn’t drive straight through the club and kill a large amount of people? We’ve all seen those drunk people on TV drive straight through gas stations at night by accident. Now imagine a man who’s goal was to kill the people inside (and with a massive truck instead!). But are we going to ban trucks now? Should we ban all automobiles because people can easily run over a ton of people on the sidewalk before getting caught. Should we go back in time and ban alcohol again because it make people become assholes and do ridiculously idiotic things? Yeah, i don’t think so. So the whole argument that this couldn’t have been done with an automatic weapon is one of the most ignorant things I have heard. Let’s look at some numbers.
The worst school massacre in U.S. history was that of Bath, Michigan School in 1927. There were 44 victims (equal to the Columbia and Virginia Tech massacres combined). How was this accomplished? Explosives.
The worst domestic terrorist attack in U.S. history in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1995. 168 died from a rental truck full of fertilizer based explosives.
The worst foreign based terrorist attack in U.S. history was the infamous attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. About 3,000 dead. Possible with box cutters and commercial airplanes.
Taking a look at the global setting, in 2003 a man set fire to a train in South Korea, killing 198 people and injuring 147. Those are some ridiculous number, achieved with one of man’s oldest inventions.
If someone is looking for murder, they will achieve it unless specifically stopped. It’s the man behind the gun, not the gun itself. For those of you saying “wake up America” and blaming everything on guns – no. YOU OPEN YOUR EYES AND WAKE THE FUCK UP! You don’t understand the problems at hand.
- End radical Islamic terrorism and destroy ISIS. Enough of this bullshit airstrike crap. End them.
- This problem could have been greatly prevented. The fact that this was in a gun free zone only saddens me even more. If the left would have protected these people as much as they say they do, many would have been armed with guns of their owns. The attacker would have been gone in seconds. Let’s say absolutely no one in the club would have had a gun of their own, the bouncers should have been heavily trained to use guns, and have some of their own on their person. Unbelievable how so many people do not understand this concept. People used guns in self defense a hell of a lot more than they’re used for mass shootings (including the heavily spoken of AR-15, but that’s a whole argument on its own). Just FUCKING see it!
I think that’s it for today. I don’t really care what any of you think, you can comment as you wish. But just remember, you are the problem. God bless those who died and those who were injured on the fateful day of the shooting. You are in my prayers.
P.S. In can you’ve been seeing those BS mass shooting numbers, here’s a gift from the Crime Prevention and Research Center from 2015. Happy birthday.