Some guy on Facebook immediately after the Pulse Shooting, posted a statistic claiming to be the Top 25 mass shootings in US history. Some would argue some historical events would merit consideration to trump what’s happening lately. But, he’s making a point. His point is that assault rifles were banned from 1994-2004. Ergo, the explosion in mass shootings. Nevermind the fact that what happened this weekend would not have been prevented by the assault rifles’ ban because the AR-15 is not an assault rifle.
But, that led to another point that I think is kind of telling. Here’s his chart:
I modified it just a little to hi-lite the obvious:
|Virginia Tech||2007||GW Bush||33||23|
|Lutty’s Massacre||1991||GHW Bush||24||20|
|Columbine High School||1999||Clinton||15||24|
|US Postal Service||1986||Reagan||15||6|
|Washington Navy Yard||2013||Obama||12||8|
|Red Lake||2005||GW Bush||10||5|
|Atlanta Day Trading||1999||Clinton||9||13|
|Standard Gravure||1989||GHW Bush||9||12|
|101 California Street||1993||Clinton||9||6|
|Westroads Mall||2007||GW Bush||9||4|
|Carthage Nursing Home||2009||Obama||8||3|
I can make this even simpler:
President Dead and wounded
According to this guy, nearly 50% of all of the murders and injuries caused during mass shootings occurred under Obama’s watch. So far, he’s tripled the total of his closest rival.
But, this guy, and a lot like him, are blaming it on the gun.
Maybe, just maybe, a big part of the problem is the fact that when this started happening, Obama intentionally looked the other way when they started yelling “allah akbar”? The Boston Marathon attack wasn’t guns of any sort. The World Trade Towers weren’t guns of any sort. When a person’s sole intent is to harm as many innocent and unsuspecting people as possible, guns are not necessary. A little more convenient maybe, but not necessary. You can add all the mass shooting deaths in the last 20 years in the US and they won’t even come close to the total killed by airplanes. Again, it’s not the tool, it’s the intent. Until Obama, or the next President, addresses the intent, this will continue.
Hillary Clinton thinks that people on the terror watch list should not be allowed to have guns. Newsflash for Hillary and her supporters, terrorists don’t obey laws. They use those laws to enhance their kills. They attack gun-free zones intentionally. Less resistance, more bodies. So, her plan is stupid. It can be modified slightly and could serve a use tho. Very simply, if you’re on the terrorist list, and you’re too dangerous to fly, you get sent back to where you came from. If you’re a natural born US citizen, and have colluded with ISIS or other enemies of the state, you’ve committed treason and should be in prison.
There, problem solved. That would have prevented San Bernadino, Fort Hood, Orlando, and The World Trade Towers.
I’m going to bet Hillary opposes that plan.