In the following nine mass shootings, there were 974 shooting victims (264 killed & 706 wounded) to wit:
Vegas: Oct. 1, 2017. Orlando: June 12, 2016. Blacksburg, Va.: April 16,
2007. Newtown, Conn.: Dec. 14, 2012. Sutherland Springs, Texas: Nov. 5,
2017. Killeen, Texas: Oct. 16, 1991. San Sedro, Calif.: July 19, 1984.
Edmond, Okla.: Aug. 20, 1986. San Bernardino, Calif.: Dec. 2, 2015.
If the shooter had not used an assault weapon, 929 of the victims probably would not have been killed or wounded.
do not know how congressional members opposed to banning assault
weapons can sleep at night. They prioritize reelection over the safety
of U.S. citizens, which includes Rep. Vern Buchanan.
I was driving
to Wakeland Elementary School to pick up grandchildren when I heard
about the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, and I pulled off the road and
wept. That should have been the catalyst to ban assault weapons.
am not softhearted, but I know the purpose of certain weapons. I spent
10 years in the U.S. Army as a light weapons infantryman and surrendered
my assault weapon on discharge.
When I hunted, I was an NRA member but never used an assault weapon to hunt, as clips are restricted to 5 rounds when hunting.
Those who argue that such a ban would violate the Second Amendment need to read Justice Scalia’s majority opinion in DC vs. Heller, where he made it clear such a ban would not.