Fifty Americans were murdered and 53 others were wounded during a mass shooting in a gay night club in Orlando over the weekend. Police also safely detonated a home-made bomb in connection with the deadliest mass killing in US history.
Tragically 30,000 humans every year are murdered in the states, on average 30 on any weekend in Chicago. Between killings and prison executions, America continues to set global records when it comes to annihilating its citizens. Only the Civil War had caused more havoc and death with brother killing brother until now. Switch on TV news, normally one of the first three stories has something to murders plaguing America. And now killings are becoming a way life in Metro where gangs constantly kill during surf and drug wars.
Politicians on both sides of the border wring their hands in front of the media when these shootings are covered, but that’s about it since they don’t have the stomach to take on the gun lobby, including the mother of all gun advocates the NRA.
Why would any person in the States buy an assault rifle? Hunt ground hogs? Nope, kill people. The horror of some wacko killing 50 human beings and wounding 53 others in Orlando this past weekend is nothing short of madness. An assault rifle worth between $300-$600 and a pistol priced at $200 was all needed to kill 50 and wound 53 more. Both weapons were legally purchased 48 hours before the murders.
With more hand and machine guns available in the States than brains, shootings will continue to make the news as long as there are no restrictions to keep them out of the hands of crazies. But that ain’t going to happen in our lifetime or our children’s.