Monday, 13 June 2016

Observations over the Shooting

I've probably spent three hours this weekend, watching news and analysis of the shooting in Florida.  I've spent a fair amount of time.....pondering over the event, the 'nut', and the reaction within the news media.  So, my five observations:

1.  This guy was not connected to society, to people, or to civilization.  I see no evidence of him fitting into society.  He valued people at a level of zero or less.  One should note that he wasn't a foreigner that moved into the US.....he was born here and went through the school system like the rest of us.  But at the heart of the matter....he just wasn't part of society.

2.  Based on comments.....he reloaded at least three or four times.  No one ever seemed to rush him (at least it seems that way).  Any talk of eliminating bigger magazines or limiting the public to 5-round magazines....has zero impact as long as they can keep reloading.

3.  If one single guy on the inside of that club had a gun?  Yes, that is an interesting part to the story.  What they say is that a bouncer was at the front of the club (off-duty cop) and it's suggested that he was possibly armed (I personally doubt it) but he was the first guy killed.  On the inside?  No weapons.  Not one single bartender with a gun within reach.  One single shotgun, would have been sufficient.

4.  Fixing this mess?  If you are going to dump some Constitutional right.....given the opportunity....I'd say we dump freedom of religion over the Militia right.  Just be blunt and say freedom of religion is gone tomorrow.  If any of 1,000 religions in America show a tendency for violence?  Give them thirty days to pack up and leave the US, or terminate their religion.  Anyone showing inability to give up on their violent religion?  Ship up to some internment camp in North Dakota and let them simmer there for a year or two.

5.  If gays don't really grasp it.....maybe they ought to sit down and analyze what exactly the Quran says about LGBTs.  It's not a friendly statement.  Anyone of that community that supports the Muslim religion....probably isn't living in the real world, and is drifting in and out of some fantasy world......kinda like the Twilight Zone.

So, the countdown begins.....in roughly ten days....this event will be forgotten.  Some folks in the community might put up a stone or memory statue in a year.....but basically, it's all just history in ten days.

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