Thursday 5 October
The possibility that you might be shot by a deranged individual is just a normal part of living in America. It has always been thus. In a few days time after a flurry of support for greater gun controls America will return to the indifference of its thinking and subconsciously await the horror of its next mass murder.
A few mad men will convince other like-minded men that this evil is committed by bad people with guns and can only be stopped by good people with guns. The folly of their thinking is not understood by the citizens of a country in moral decline.
The country, who itself elected a man of questionable sanity as its President, accepts his ‘mental illness’ as normal. When he repealed an Obama-era rule that would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from buying guns many Trump supporters applauded his decision.
So a psychopath by the name of Stephen Paddock bought to an end the lives of many and destroyed, perhaps forever, the lives of those he injured.
The Las Vegas mass shooting is now “the worst in US history” but it is only the prelude to the next mass murder in the land of milk and honey.
“Prior to it, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who suffered from several mental impairments including Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder, shot his mother dead at home, and then went to the school where he fatally shot 20 students between six and seven years old, as well as six teachers. He then turned the gun on himself. The massacre was the deadliest school shooting in US history, leaving 28 dead in total, and prompted President Obama to call for more stringent background checks and a ban on certain kinds of semi-automatic assault weapons.”
He describes the Las Vegas murderer as “sick and demented.” Therefore, President Trump must now explain why he repealed Obama’s bill.
“We’re all still reeling right now … But I think what’s shocked me most is how familiar this all feels,” Trump said
“Over the last 50 years, per capita, the number of guns in America has doubled, from one for every two people, to one for every one person … There are now more than 300 million guns in the USA.”
Aly said US gun makers produced almost 11 million guns following the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre.
“And so with Americans out today, buying more guns than they were yesterday, what’s the NRA got to say? Nothing… because that’s what they do every time. After 49 people were gunned down in the Orlando [nightclub shooting] in 2016, the last deadliest mass shooting in US history, they took two days to respond.
“And tomorrow, or the next day, they’ll be back at what they always do: lobbying politicians to make sure that absolutely nothing changes.
“That’s because the NRA spends more than $3 million every year just on lobbying politicians … Last year, the NRA reportedly spent $30.3 million dollars in support of Donald Trump.”
Even the sight of piles of blood covered dead 6 and 7 year olds riddled and disfigured with bullets of insane madness failed to move a public long ago indoctrinated into thinking that this was the price the nation had to pay for the right to bear arms in the land of the brave. If their children’s blood was the price to live in the greatest nation on earth then so be it. So long as the children were not their own.
The evil, mad man’s National Rifle Association made the astonishing revelation that to deprive a mentally disabled person of the right to buy semi automatic weapons infringed on their constitutional right to bear arms.
In allowing so many of their citizens to be murdered each year Americans display their indifference to the sanctity of life that their Jesus preached about with devout zealousness. Without a greater appreciation of the value and purpose of life the future of America looks dim.
Prayers will be uttered in solemn faith for the victims but will go unheard, as usual, by a God who says I gave you “free will” what more do you want.
I wonder if under the clause “the right to bear arms” the words “the right not to be shot” should be inserted.
President Trump with all the indignation of a man who is in denial of the possibility that such a calamitous event could happen on his watch can only pretend of the empathetic words that President Obama might use.
My thought for the day
“Have you ever spelt the word evil backwards?”.