My Opinion


AR-15 2

It happened again and it will continue to happen growing larger with each occurrence, a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. At approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning a young radicalize American Muslim opened fire in a crowed gay nightclub and when the smoke cleared 49 people lay dead and 53 were wounded. the perpetrator was dead also, killed by the Police.
I am not going to write about how violent Islam is mainly because there are zealots and radicals in all religions so if I condemn Islam I would have to condemn Christianity and all other religions and this is not about religion. Those who know me and have read some of my postings know that I have no truck with any religion as they are all different interpretations of the same fairy tale. In this posting I am going to write about my perception of the hypocritical American Politicians, the Gun Lobby (NRA), that seem to abound in the Land of the Free etc. The hypocrisy starts up high in the Political hierarchy and is spread like a pandemic through the media to all segments of the population who are glued to their Televisions mesmerized by the flickering light.
The N.R.A. has lied to the American public for years and corrupted the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution giving it an interpretation that is 180 degrees about face from its’ original intention. This has been done because the NRA, which started as a gun club, has become the largest lobbyists for the weapons industry being paid millions to make sure that any type gun control legislation is thwarted. The weapon used in this most recent slaughter was the AR. 15 semi-automatic assault rifle the civilian version of the M-16 assault rifle. This weapons seems to be the preferred type as it was used in the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut where 20 children age 6 to 7 and 6 adults died. It was used in the shooting in San Bernardino California where 6 were killed and 22 wounded. Why a military type weapon is readily available to the public is beyond comprehension.
It seems the weapons industry along with its’ cohorts in the Congress and the NRA have absolutely no regard for people, all they see is the money to be made. So far this year (2016) there has been 133 mass shootings in the U.S. and the politicians do nothing but wring their hands and offer prayers and condolences to the families of the victims. There will be calls for stricter gun control, more stringent back ground checks, and the banishing of assault rifle sales to the public. All these outcries will fall on barren ground and the weapons manufacturers with the aid of Congress and the NRA will continue to added up their profits. Somewhere within the backrooms of the industry some bean counter has calculated the cost of a human life and its’ impact on profits. Life looses. So next to Birth Control Pills the NRA has come up with a competitive means of Population Control. This noisy bloody system is quite effective as it does not require taking a pill for 28 days and it is non-discriminatory, an equal opportunity killer. As the old saying goes “God made man. Sam Colt made them equal”.


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