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The 2nd Amendment is no longer the right to bear arms. 
The 2nd Amendment has become the right to take lives.
The 2nd Amendment is no longer aiding citizens. 
The 2nd Amendment is now abetting murderers.

When the laws don’t work, the laws must change. 

Let’s get one thing fucking straight

The Las Vegas shooter was not mentally ill


He planned this out

Picked the weapon

Picked the event

Picked the hotel

Picked the room

He knew damn well what he was doing

He is sane

And he is a fucking monster

Stop trying to humanize him

Stop dragging those that actually suffer with mental illness under the bus

Stop acting like we’re the problem with gun violence

Stop IGNORING how this monster LEGALLY got his hands on 17 semi automatic rifles –modified them to make them automatic– then got enough ammo to kill 59 people and injure over 510 more

Stop letting people say that this isn’t about gun control

Stop tolerating the bullshit because it’s the easier thing to do

Start speaking the fuck up because you don’t know when you’ll end up watching people die around you just because you went out to have some fun

“We can’t do anything about gun violence in America.”

Yes, we can. And we need to. Take a look at other country’s gun laws and statistics:

Japan:

Getting a gun in Japan is one of the hardest things to do. In order to legally own a firearm, you must:

  • take a class on gun ownership
  • pass a written exam
  • undergo a thorough mental evaluation
  • take a skill test at a shooting range
  • pass a drug test

Types of guns you can own are very limited. Police rely on martial arts to defend themselves.

guns owned per 100 citizens: 0.6

firearm-related deaths per 100,000: 0.06

England:

Obtaining a gun in England (especially the UK) isn’t easy either. You must go through the following:

  • an interview (sometimes more than one)
  • undergo visits to the person’s property
  • pass criminal record checks
  • get reliable references from friends and family
  • go to a general practitioner or get your current practitioner to confirm your stability

Types of firearms you can legally own are extremely limited.

guns owned per 100 citizens: 6.2

firearm-related deaths per 100,000 0.23

Poland:

Poland has strict gun laws. To purchase a gun, you have to:

  • undergo a psychological examination
  • pass an exam appropriate for your gun ownership reasons
  • have a clear criminal record

Very few types of guns are legally ownable.

guns owned per 100 citizens: 1.3

firearm-related deaths per 100,000: 0.26


America:

How easy is it, really, to get a gun in America? To own a gun in the US, you have to:

  • go to a store and buy one

The only type of gun you can’t own is anything fully automatic. You can own semi-automatic firearms.

guns owned per 100 citizens: 88.8

firearm-related deaths per 100,000: 10.54

Do you see how strict gun control laws directly impact gun-related deaths? We need to fix America’s gun problem. And we need to do it soon.

My Facebook feed is full of grief today. Full of people calling for thoughts and prayers.

It makes me want to scream.

Prayers are worthless if we sit and do nothing. We can’t say be safe, be healthy, be happy and do NOTHING to help.

James 2:14-26

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Don’t tell me it can’t be stopped. Americans are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than people in other developed countries. They’ve figured it out. We can’t.

We’re allowing our citizens to be slaughtered.

independent.co.uk
Kellyanne Conway uses Las Vegas shooting to blame Obama for failing to pass gun control law
Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway has blamed the Obama administration for failing to regulate “bump stocks,” a little-known device that may have helped the Las Vegas mass shooter kill more people. Ms Conway defended President Donald Trump in the wake of the shooting, arguing that former President Barack Obama was to blame for the commercial availability of bump stocks.

Do they all have selective memory? Like do you all remember the shit storm that occurred anytime Obama even said the word “gun.”