The second 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.”
I find what happened in Las Vegas disgusting and saddening, what I find more disturbing is the fact that we don’t act nearly as fast or as hard to a home grown American compared to a man with a beard and a tan. It took a total of 7 days for congress to pass and then president Bush to sign authorization for use of military force against terrorists after the attack on 9/11.
Politicians in high places want to build a wall and keep out “rapists” and “murderers”. What about the people killing the innocent that are from your own country? You do nothing to protect them! In fact, you make gun laws even looser. This graph shows the amount of people killed, since and including 9/11 from terrorism vs firearm deaths in the U.S.A.
I don’t want you to think I’m against guns. I’ve used guns on sets of films, even there they are more strict to make sure no one is hurt on the set accidentally and I have been target shooting many times in the past, in AUSTRALIA. Yes, the place that had one of the worst massacres to have ever happened, definitely the worst in Australia and also, the last. You may think, “well that was just once” and “it was overkill to make it harder to get a gun” but we actually had 13 massacres in 18 years prior. So, no it wasn’t an extreme reaction it was a logical one. Yes, we were forced to hand in our guns but we can still get guns. It just takes time now with extensive background checks to make absolutely sure we do not have a mental illness or want to go out on a murderous rampage. That key bit of law that makes sure it’s safe for you to own a weapon has ensured the lives of possibly thousands of Aussie lives. It does not change the second amendment in any way it just makes it a little longer to get a gun. Anyone can see that what happened in Vegas is a horrible act of terror, if you disagree I suggest you look up the definition of terrorists, better yet I’ll put it here for all to see:
“the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.” – Oxford Dictionary
When did we start to hear the word terrorist and think of a Muslim with a bomb? Why does the media insist on giving us a particular mindset about people. It can’t just be me that notices that whenever a white man commits an act of terror they say “he has a mental illness”, “he was a lone wolf” or even “we’re waiting to get all the information”. Seems to me these “lone wolves” are killing more people than the terrorists!
What are you waiting for America? Or is “now not the time to act” – Sarah Huckabee Sanders?
It is insane to realise that more Americans kill other Americans than terrorists and still nothing is done. At this point Americans have basically put terrorists out of business. Even ISIS tried to take responsibility for it. That’s how messed up it is.
Now IS the time America. ACT.