I just can’t……..

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I can’t. I just can’t write anything about the prompt. My mind is too shocked by the horrific events in Las Vegas last night.

Fifty people are dead this morning, and over 400 are wounded.  Fifty people DIED.

How can people think it is ever okay to shoot an automatic weapon into a crowd?  HOW? What makes a person think this is a good thing to do? What kind of hatred must they feel for humanity in order to pull that trigger?

64 year-old men just do not wake up one day and think “Oh gee, Maybe I should go shoot an automatic weapon into a crowd of 20K and see how many drop”

DO THEY?  Is this something that men do? And why?

Why isn’t law enforcement or the media calling this an act of terrorism?  I am terrified and I am not even near Las Vegas.

Anyone picking up an AUTOMATIC weapon and pointing it at human beings is a terrorist!  The ONLY exception to that particular rule of humanity is if that person is wearing a uniform and fighting a war.

You don’t stand at a hotel window, break out the glass and open fire on music lovers.

I no longer understand humans.

How many times must this sort of horror occur before Americans wake up and say no more?

How many innocents must die because a soulless, hate-filled person can buy a semi-auto at a gun show or local Walmart?

We need to decide what is more important to our country…this sort of heinous act or the ability to buy a weapon and thousands of rounds of ammo?

We need rational gun control now.

No more whining about the Second Amendment. At the time that amendment was written, there was no such thing as an automatic weapon.  It was written when black powder single shot guns were the best and most modern one could buy. Times have changed and not for the better.  The laws need to change as well.

5 thoughts on “I just can’t……..

  1. It’s just so disheartening and unfortunate. I just can’t fathom it. I keep asking the same question, how many innocent people will die before something meaningful is done about gun ownership in the US?

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  2. It never seems to get any better. There will be an outcry, the NRA will push back, and nothing will change. My heart goes out to the families of these poor people who were doing nothing except enjoying their lives.

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  3. Yes, the gun laws need to change, but the Republicans in Congress have been bought off by the gun lobby, so don’t hold your breath waiting for change to come. At least not change for the better.

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  4. After we cry and grieve, we need to let the constructive anger take over. The NRA which sustains membership with its 2nd amendment whining, the gun lobbyists in DC who make big bucks swaying support for the NRA, the legislators who view the next election with big bucks from the NRA and its members, the gun/ammo manufacturers, the extreme ideologies which promote violence as a solution to social problems, the military complex which teaches a doctrine of enemy annihilation, a President who calls the biggest nut case in the world “Little Rocket Man”…..and maybe you and I for being too peaceful about peaceful coexistence. Non-violence is not a noun, it is an active action that we all need to embrace and demand because we want the generations after us to have an earth on which to live. (sorry, Suze, I’ll get off my soapbox now)

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    1. I expect you to get right back up on top that soapbox, my friend. If we don’t get up who in Hell will? Have already tweeted, written to and called each legislator in my voting district and will do so each and every day until the morons start talking seriously about gun control.

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