What led a 64-year-old man to rent a corner suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas overlooking the Route 91 Harvest Festival and open fire on a massive crowd of people is the question so many are asking about the senseless massacre that occurred there Sunday night.
It was an event where there was unity regardless of political affiliation, regardless of skin color, regardless of race as country music stars Big and Rich led the crowd in singing God Bless America. As headliner Jason Aldean was performing his last song and closing out the festival, shots from an automatic weapon rang out and chaos ensued, leaving thousands of festival-goers scrambling to run for cover not knowing where the shots were coming from.
Despite attendees, security and first responders coming together to help one another, many leftists couldn’t let this crisis go to waste and sought to further divide the nation. Toeing the liberal line, talk show hosts, celebrities and even politicians immediately jumped into action by politicizing the tragedy.
On Monday night, talk show hosts Seth Meyer, Jimmy Kimmel, James Cordon, Trevor Noah and Steven Colbert all used their bully pulpits to preach about gun control and to urge congress to take action. The action they’re talking about is legislating our 2nd Amendment rights, aka gun control.
Idiot savant celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Alyssa Milano, Gigi Hadid, Lena Dunham and Sophia Bush showed their ignorance by tweeting asinine comments and endorsing gun control, proving they know nothing about the issue. Some took shots at President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Lady Gaga, for example, called out Trump and Ryan, insinuating they have “blood on their hands.” Others dropped F-bombs. Sophia Bush tweeted “Dear Donald. F*** you for this,” while Alyssa Milano tweeted “F*** you, @NRA.” Shame on all of them for their offensive comments.
Hillary Clinton even took the opportunity to try to stay relevant by stating, “This is nothing but pure, unadulterated greed motivated by people who want to sell as many guns as they can, to engage in a falsity of fear and rhetoric about, uh, why everybody has to have guns…you know, and, there’s just, the evidence is just so clear that more guns do not keep you safer.”
She’s wrong. More guns do keep us safer. More guns in the right hands will prevent innocent lives from being taken. Of course guns in the hands of criminals and mentally unstable people are dangerous and that should be the concern. But politicians want to circumvent the 2nd Amendment and take away our rights to own firearms and protect ourselves, our families and our loved ones.
Imagine if law abiding citizens were permitted to conceal and carry their firearms in public. Now imagine a scenario where an armed gunman or gunwoman open fired into a crowd of people. Responsible, trained and law abiding citizens could draw their firearms and prevent that criminal from killing innocent lives.
Despite the evidence that more guns save lives, some members of congress are now exploiting the Las Vegas tragedy and urging gun control legislation. The problem with this is that many congressmen and congresswomen who endorse gun control legislation know little or nothing about guns and firearms. Some have no clue about the differences between a semi-automatic and an automatic weapon and thus have no business legislating guns.
Yes, we need to be concerned about guns in the wrong hands, but sometimes there will be tragedies such as the one that took place in Las Vegas Sunday night. No amount of gun control legislation would have prevented the massacre that occurred. It’s unfortunate that those who support gun control endorse taking away the rights our founding fathers sought to secure.
Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of RightWingWriter.com, a website for conservative viewpoints. A human rights activist, he is a firm believer in the Constitution and the rule of law. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.