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There’s been a mass shooting in Las Vegas and over 50 are dead as of 6:40 a.m.

It dethroned the Pulse attack for the worst mass shooting on American soil.

This is awful.

People who just wanted to have a good time at a concert had their happiness stripped away by a fucking monster.

As a person who lives close to Orlando and was impacted by the Pulse attack, I send my condolences to Las Vegas.

If they are requesting blood donations, please donate!

Over 200+ are injured as of 6:40 a.m. and we need all the supplies we can get!

Update at 9:20 a.m.: Please don’t talk about politics right now (just my opinion).

People are dead and injured and politics is the last thing that should be on someone’s mind. The best thing to do right now is help out and donate.

Update at 9:55: The injured toll has risen to 400+

I’m watching my local news station and they interviewed the suspect’s brother. He doesn’t know why his brother did this. He has a very distraught and traumatized expression.

He stated he had no radical political or religious affiliation and that he was a pretty chill guy.

Update at 10:07: Unfortunately will not be updating any further due to sickness and a headache.

As I said before, I send my condolences to everyone in Las Vegas right now, coming from someone who was personally impacted by the Pulse nightclub shooting. I’m sorry to those who were affected by this traumatizing situation.


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Here’s someone who knows how to give a speech. 

1. He mentions how we are all involved in this.

2. He calls it an “act of terror”.

3. He talks about what they are doing. He explains that he has been briefed. He delivers the information they have on the terrorist.

4. He explains that he talked to the mayor.

5. THEN he talks about how the police and first responders helped to save lives.

6. He addresses the targeted victims specifically, and points out WHAT the shooter was after–reminding people of what was lost.

7. “An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.”

8. He describes the weapons. 

9. He lets people know HOW PROBLEMATIC THE WEAPONS ARE.

10. We’re going to learn about the names and faces of the victims. He humanizes them, and asks us to pray for them. 

11. He reminds us to focus on the victims and not the shooter.

12. “May God continue to watch over this country that we love.”

Donald Trump’s message today did less than half of these things. He used no specifics and no names. He did not describe the shooter or the weapons. He did not describe the victims or detail the events that occurred. It was all vague–and meaningless.

As I said yesterday: he’s a terrible leader.

anonymous asked:

What do you think will be done for gun control after this tragedy in Las Vegas?

I’m sorry to say it but I’m going to say the same thing I’ve been saying since Sandy Hook: if the leaders of this country weren’t moved to enact meaningful gun control legislation after 20 innocent (in every sense of the word) children were slaughtered in their first-grade classroom with their teachers then nothing is going to change. And nothing is going to change if the people of this country weren’t angry enough at those leaders who defeated the first attempts at any gun control legislation following Sandy Hook – including banning the assault weapons that are apparently super necessary for anyone planning to shoot 6-year-olds or even just a measly expansion of background checks – to vote them out of office in the election that followed. Or the election after that. Or the election after that

And the people of this country were apparently not disgusted enough by the massacre of 20 first-graders to demand that their leaders attempt to control the spread of assault weapons or punish those leaders at the ballot box. So, since Sandy Hook, we’ve had San Bernardino and Orlando and Las Vegas and probably ten other mass shootings that I can’t even remember any more because only a dozen people were killed in them instead of five dozen. Elections have consequences. And those consequences go beyond having embarrassing, ignorant, intolerant people running the Executive Branch. Those consequences include regular American assholes being able to own and ultimately use ridiculously powerful assault weapons on innocent Americans when they wake up one day with even more hatred than usual and want to punish people who don’t look, think, or act like them.

The massacre in Las Vegas is the worst mass shooting only in recent memory of USA. But it didn’t have the most casualties. It’s not the only one, and, sadly, it will not be the last, considering we have gun-fucking, genocidal white supremacists in the White House that refuse to do anything about this. This is a white terrorist act, and the media sought to humanize the killer once again.

In 2016, the Pulse nightclub mass shooting in Orlando Florida is currently the deadliest massacre of the LGBTQ community in USA. This surpassed the UpStairs Lounge arson attack in New Orleans Louisiana that killed 32 LGBTQ people in 1973. 49 people were lost that night. Most of them were people of color, including Puerto Rican descendants. Even after this tragedy, there is still a blood ban against LGBTQ people in this forsaken country.

Here are some examples of the deadliest mass shootings in USA history. The tribes people of the First Nations of this continent were deliberately massacred, and USA was responsible for these attacks.

Sand Creek: November 29, 1864, Kiowa County, Colorado.
- 163 Cheyenne and Arapaho men, women, and children were killed. After that initial attack, 400 more of their people were killed at Sand Creek, according to the Southern Cheyenne Chief, Laird Cometsevah.
- Murderers: US Army Colonel John Chivington, a methodist preacher, and the 1st Colorado Cavalry, 3rd Colorado Cavalry, and a company of the 1st Regiment New Mexico Volunteer Cavalry

Marias River: January 23, 1870. Marias River, Montana.
- Piegan Blackfeet tribes people. 15 men, 212 women and children, 50 of those children were just under the age of 12.
- Murderers: 2nd US Cavalry Regiment and 13th US Infantry Regiment.

Wounded Knee: December 29th, 1890. Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
- 150-300 Lakota men, women, and children.
- Murderers: 7th US cavalry regiment. 20 Medals of Honor awarded.

Bear River: January 29th, 1863. Franklin County, Idaho.
- 410 Shoshone men, women, and children.
- Murderers: 3rd Regiment California Volunteer Infantry.

Yontocket: Autumn of 1853. Yontocket, Del Norte County, California.
- 250-600 Tolowa men, women, elders, and children were killed in the middle of their prayer ceremony. After the attack, one eyewitness saw the murderers burn live infants of the slain Tolowa villagers, including their sacred ceremonial clothing and tribal artifacts.
- Murderers: Crescent City California militia.

Medals of Honor were awarded. The largest mass shootings, mass murders, were legal actions, with legal assault weapons, carried out by US government, state government representatives, and local citizen militias and were celebrated by the United States.”

What Will It Take?

  • 1999 Columbine High School Massacre: 12 Students And One Teacher Murdered
  • 2007 Virginia Tech: 32 People Murdered
  • 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School: 20 Children Between Six And Seven Years Old And Six Adults Murdered.
  • 2016 Pulse Nightclub: 49 People Murdered.
  • 2017 Las Vegas: At Least 50 People Murdered And Over 400 People Wounded.

What Will It Take For America To Have A Conversation About Gun Violence? We Need To Restrict Access To Military-Grade Weapons.

No One Advocates Taking Away The Right To Defend Oneself Or The Ownership Of Hunting Rifles Or Shotguns. 

But These Mass Murders Need To Stop!

Honestly in the wake of this Vegas shooting, I’m done praying for the victims and not fixing the real issue which is gun control. It’s getting to the point that even 20 children getting massacred, 49 LGBT people getting massacred or 58 and climbing country music fans getting massacred will change the government’s mind on guns. I’m numb. I’m frustrated. I’m getting tired of changing my hashtags and changing my Facebook pic design. I want a damn change and not be constantly fearing for my life whenever I go out and live life. All of us just need a change.