The AR-15: the weapon of choice for mass murderers

It should be noted the Sandy Hook, Aurora, and Charleston killers were not Muslims, nor was the Indiana man arrested who was on his way to a Gay Pride event in California this past week, with several assault weapons in his vehicle and intent to wreak havoc.

We all must be diligent to watch out for folks, but we could make it easier with some of these changes. We should not hand the killer his weapon without doing some checking.

Please join me in reaching out for change with our elected officials. There is a movement by several Senators to bring some of these issues to a vote.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/its-the-weapon-of-choice-for-u-s-mass-murderers-the-ar-15/

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According to a report on PBS Newshour this week, the weapon used by the Orlando shooter is the AR-15. Apparently, it is the weapon of choice of mass murderers and was even used in the Sandy Hook school shooting. See the link below to the news report.

This weapon is designed to kill efficiently and brutally. It fires 30 rounds of ammo at a time, in bursts of three. Its bullets are powered by hardware that flops around in its target to increase the size of the wound. The doctors in Orlando said they normally don’t see this many or this large of wounds in their victims.

The 49 victims on early Sunday morning were killed with multiple wounds from this military style weapon. The only difference is the military weapon can fire all 30 bullets in one stream, instead of bursts of three. But, the killer need not worry…

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Politically incorrectness versus rudeness

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To permit himself to run down everyone else, Donald Trump has noted that the real enemy in America is political correctness. With all of our problems in the US and world, that is the largest problem we have per Trump. He has been joined in this belief by most of GOP competitors, including presumably more level-headed candidates like Dr. Ben Carson.

On the flip side, when two global leaders at a World Forum of some sorts were asked what were the biggest issues in the world, Bill Gates responded with lack of uniform access to technology. His co-speaker, who I must confess I do not remember his name, said, the lack of civility. When we start treating each other so poorly, conflicts become bigger and we are more at an impasse to solve the world’s problems.

Back to uncivil behavior with those who would prefer we do away with political…

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