It is difficult to write about this without politicizing it. Donald Trump immediately started patting himself on the back for being right with his proposed moratorium on Muslim immigrants. That dick should have just kept his mouth shut on this one. Hillary Clinton went straight into her gun control agenda. Barack Obama, despite being fully briefed on the shooter's words and allegiance to ISIS, refused to call this tragedy an act of radical Islamic terrorism and lied to us by saying they did not know the shooter's motivation. He blamed the NRA. (Um, Benghazi anyone?) And then all three promptly hurled criticism at the other side for bringing politics into the discussion, all the while doing it themselves.
But let's be PERFECTLY clear... the evil here is not the other side - it is not the NRA, the liberal left, the conservative right or the gay and lesbian community. The evil here is radicalized Islamic terrorism. Yes, legally purchased guns played a role. Yes, hatred of the LGBT community played a role. But in case you haven't noticed, terrorists kill people without guns. They kill straight people, gay people, young men and elderly women. They do it with box cutters, 747s, suicide vests, pressure cookers, fertilizer bombs and YES, guns.
What pisses me off is the hypocritical leap to stricter gun control. Hillary and B. Hussein want tighter background checks for people purchasing guns. But they bristle at the offensive, politically incorrect thought of more thorough vetting of Syrian refugees or Muslim immigrants. They tell us that we cannot hold all Muslims accountable based on the terrorist actions of a few. But they have no problem assuming all gun owners will be criminals based on the terrorist actions of a few.
By the way, fuckfaces... not sure if you know this, but Florida has some pretty strict laws against mass murder. Yet somehow, it still happened!
Yes, I agree that tighter background checks are warranted for legal gun purchases. We have to sniff out things like mental health issues, felony convictions and, oh, I don't know, prior FBI investigations and association with known terrorists. It might also be interesting to find out if a guy's father has a radio show in Afghanistan that spouts anti-American, pro-Taliban rhetoric. But wait... if we hold that against this young, law abiding, slightly mentally ill Muslim, then that would make us racist, hateful and pretty fukkin' Republican, wouldn't it?
FACT: The gunman was at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce with Imam Shafiq Rahman two days before the nightclub attack, according to The Washington Post. That mosque was frequented by American-born suicide bomber Monar abu Salha, who blew himself up in Syria in 2014, and the two knew each other, according to officials. His association with Salha led the FBI to interview him in 2014. But law enforcement determined at the time their contact “was minimal.” I don't give a shit if their only contact was a two-up camel ride together, any contact with a known terrorist should warrant a one way ticket to Somefuckistan.
FACT: On March 29th, at the Husseini Islamic Center just outside of Orlando, an Iranian sheikh and Muslim "scholar" spoke about "How to deal with the phenomenon of homosexuality." In 2013, this prick is on video saying that the punishment for being homosexual is death. And three years later, he gives a speech on the same subject just 30 miles from the shooter's apartment. Just hunch, but I'm betting that on March 29th, a certain fucked up security guard was at the Husseini Center. FYI, I do not believe this Islamic center was named after our President's middle name.
Our leaders like to say that Americans do not give in to terror. But if our response to the deadliest act of terror in our country since 9/11 is to tighten up gun laws on our own citizens, then giving in to terror is exactly what we have done. Because we are afraid to hurt someone's feelings.