"What took place in Orlando, Florida wasn’t because of a gun"

Has the democratically elected government of a modern nation ever so utterly failed at its first duty to protect the citizenry? And toiled so well to convince them that the clear and present danger from a brazen enemy actually lies in their fellow law-abiding citizens? The are no words for such calumny, and no deserved punishment short of that by custom reserved for treason.

Posted by Ray Van Dune at June 15, 2016 5:10 PM

It happened that way in France, where the guns used clearly were illegal. That sure stopped the carnage. People who fail to understand violence seem to like to blame those who may prevent violence, whether police or neighbors.

Posted by Robert Jones at June 15, 2016 5:38 PM

America has divided into two hostile camps: those who choose to recognize the reality of Islam and those who prefer the lie. The former accept the nature of the religion is immutable and violently hostile to all others. They adapt to this. Those who prefer the lie appear so afraid of that reality that they prefer to attack those who accept it. They turn all of their rhetoric, power, and even weapons on those who wish to defend and protect themselves and their countrymen. We will not vote our way out of this.

Posted by Alabama at June 15, 2016 5:40 PM

Well, of course it was because of the gun!
SigSauer MCX (NOT AR-15) should be banned!!!
Just like the Boeing 757 and 767 were banned after they flew into the towers on 9/11 carrying their helpless Saudi pilots.
Only in the mind of a progressive could a mass murder by a Moslem Democrat be blamed on Conservative Christians and the tool he used...

Posted by ChrisP at June 15, 2016 7:25 PM

Ray Van Dune, you said it well.

The American people will never see justice from these traitors because so many lack the will. It is almost inconceivable that millions will vote for Hillary Clinton in the fall, knowing this will most certainly bring more carnage.

Posted by tonynoboloney at June 15, 2016 9:28 PM

Criminals and terrorists have one irrefutable attribute: a complete disregard for the law.

By definition, they don't care about the law.

Laws are written with two intents: to deter law-abiding citizens from doing the thing, and to punish the criminals who get caught doing the thing.

The only people who will be affected by new gun laws are the already-law-abiding citizens, but that is probably the actual intent. Criminals and terrorists will keep doing what they do.

It has been illegal to murder for awhile now and yet it still happens every day. Do you think ISIS is wringing their hands worrying about not being able to buy AR-15s for next year's planned activities? No, they are licking their chops. They know they can get the guns they want, one way or another. Or get different ones. Or use a machete, or explosives, or pressure cookers, or....

Apparently, our response to having citizens murdered by terrorists is to find new ways to disarm ourselves.

That'll show ISIS! Teach them a lesson, by god! Kill us some more and see what else we do to prevent self-defense!

Posted by Director at June 16, 2016 5:45 PM

The sleeping Giant has yet to be awoken. Fear will be the catalyst that creates aggressive, punitive and decisive action.Patton and Sherman are rolling in their graves. As a nation we are not yet afraid, only inconvenienced. When fear finally sets in, I think the gloves will come off.

Posted by Snakepit Kansas at June 16, 2016 8:39 PM