This is the problem, gun stock rises after another deadly shooting.

Gun Control

What a terrible thing to wake up to, the mass murder at the hands of a domestic terrorist in Vegas last night.  As I slept snug in my bed, other people were being gunned down while out enjoying a country music festival.

While I woke up to “another Monday morning” so many did not, and if they did, they did so in a hospital ICU, or they did so in their own beds in utter shock that a regular Sunday night could go so wrong.

We can all pray until the cows come home, but prayer is not enough.  Those who lost their lives last night don’t need our prayers, what they needed, and what we all need going forward is gun reform.

Every single time I read a story like this I ask myself the same questions as many, if not all of you reading this post do:  “What is it going to change for the US government to make changes to the gun laws?” And; “what are we waiting for???”

Vegas has some of the softest, or can I say fucked up, asinine gun laws in America.  Which explains why this asshole had an automatic weapon, and nine other guns in his possession.  If you listen to the videos that the media outlets are posting online it sounds like a war zone the way the shots are being fired in such rapid succession.  It was a country music concert.  In Vegas.  Not Sudan.

This is not okay.  People should be able to go to concerts, sporting events, anything really, without worrying about coming under attack.  We’re in North America, we are not at war.  Well technically we’re not at war, but very clearly we are.  From within.

Edmonton, as many other places have taught us, that refugees must be vetted more strenuously.

Local, nationals must be screened, I was going to type thoroughly, but after reading how Vegas does ZERO screening I’ve decided to now write: SCREENED PERIOD.

This video is hard to watch, but I challenge you to do so, so that we might understand on even the smallest scale the fear these people must have been feeling last night.  We need to understand on a physical level, the best we can by simply viewing it through our screens, what it is like to be running or hiding for your life.  The article attached also discusses the lax, stupid “gun laws” in Vegas.

http://www.ibtimes.com/what-are-las-vegas-gun-control-laws-2596219

Our leaders, who are elected to run our countries but also to put laws into place that are for the good of their people need to do better.

All these people who lost their lives this year alone due to the fact that the current gun laws are not working are our reasons why.  https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data

Changing the laws now will never bring all these loved ones back to their families, but it will prevent the deaths of other innocent people, and more families from burying them and spending their lives in mourning.  Sadly, with gun stocks rising this morning, as long as the everybody involved in weapons keeps making money off the bloodshed on American soil at the hands of a domestic terrorist, I’m afraid no change will come.  But that doesn’t mean we should stop demanding it, and for those of us who can make our voices heard through voting, we can bring about leaders who don’t subscribe to this way of making money.  Off the deaths of innocent people.

RIP to all who are no longer with us due to this senseless act of terror.  May your lives, and the loss of it not have been for nothing.  And to all the people who assisted the first responders by carrying people on barricades, and in wheelbarrows, you are all heroes, may you get the counseling and help you need to heal from the trauma of what you’ve seen.

God bless you all.

5 Comments

  1. Yes to Rolayne. Nothing will ever, every change until the NRA stops being one of the top three lobbyists in the U.S. Their money is controlling the government and someone needs to not be afraid to say no to them. Someone, from either side!! Someone with a brain in their head and a beating, caring heart. Seriously.

  2. Heavy Hearted. And wondering when it will all end. An over used cliche but “Why can’t we all just get along” And then get together to solve this and avoid these horrible tragedies.

  3. Hi, Shantelle.

    The problem, as I see it, is that the NRA has bought and paid for the US Congress. This link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/nra-congress/
    explains the mess very clearly.

    What is truly horrifying is that currently there is a bill about to be passed that will make using silencers on rifles legal. If that were the case last night, more people would have died, because the people would not have heard the shots as they were fired.

    That sends chills down my spine.

    Rolayne

  4. And yet, the heat vs light is already being ratcheted up. “He was in ISIS. He was a lib who was mad that Hillary lost. Etc etc.” Why can’t people focus on the fact that unwell people do this when they have easy access to guns? Who cares the politics? Is the end result any different? We need to fix this and then worry about blame!

  5. God help us all! There is no way this government will regulate gun laws, not as long as they are in the pockets of the NRA, Gun Manufacturers, Ammo Manufacturers, etc. It’s greed, plain and simple. I’m beginning to think that our corrupt government will NEVER do anything to help the average citizen. NEVER! They are calling the shots (no pun intended) on healthcare, yet they DO NOT HAVE THIS HEALTHCARE! They call the shots on gun laws, and they were even targeted!! They will NOT do anything about a citizen having an automatic weapon!! These are NOT hunting guns. They are for MASS DESTRUCTION only and as such, should only be used by the military. Not even the police should have them! These are weapons of mass destruction! This corrupt government will NEVER change! That’s why more citizens are buying guns, to protect themselves, or at least that’s what they think, since our government won’t do anything to curb the escalating gun violence, or even help the citizenry. The only thing they are in tuned to, is lining their own pockets. It’s a sad, sad day in our country and yours. All those poor people who lost their lives for no good reason! God rest their souls!

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