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Monday, June 13, 2016


This time, it's Orlando, Florida. America's Playground!

Around closing time early on Sunday, June 12, a jackass pulls out some weapons and starts firing at The Pulse, a popular nightclub for the gay crowd in Orlando, Florida.

This time, 49 were killed and 53 others injured. It's the "worst mass shooting in American history", and it appears to be thanks to ISIS, those insane Muslims bent on world domination. 

the Orlando killers weapon of choice:
a Sig Sauer MCX .223 caliber

Considering the fact anyone can waltz into a gun show and buy a semi-automatic weapon without so much as a background check, it's almost surprising that we don't have many, many more of these. As it is, by one count, we have already had 186 mass-shootings in this country in 2016. A "mass-shooting" means that four or more people are shot, not necessarily four dead. Yep, more than one per day.

Can't you do any better than that, America?

I'm reminded of Australia. Back in 1996, they had a mass-shooting that claimed 35 lives. This super-macho culture was so revulsed that they passed comprehensive gun control legislation shortly afterward. Since that date, they have not had ONE SINGLE mass-shooting. NOT ONE.

Could the US learn something here? Ha! The US? Learn something from ANYONE else? Why do you hate America?

During the carnage in Orlando, the shooter took the time to call 911 and post on Facebook to express his allegiance to ISIS. So we get a triple play with this one: mass murder, extreme homophobia, and terrorism, all rolled into one! This one pushes all the buttons, or should.

It will be interesting to see if this latest outrage spurs Congress to actually take some kind of action. I rather doubt it, because if Congress could not be moved after the slaughter of 20 young children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT in 2012, I don't see why they would suddenly care about 50 dead gays. Especially when the GOP hates gays almost as much as the Orlando killer did.

About the only answer as I see it is to replace many Republicans with Democrats this coming election. Maybe we could actually make some progress instead of being dictated to by a small, powerful interest group sticking their fingers in their ears and babbling.


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