At least 50 people are dead in Florida, killed for their presumed homosexuality by a Muslim who proclaimed his allegiance to ISIS as he opened fire in a nightclub that proudly proclaimed itself “a gun free zone”.
The conclusion, according to the for-the-moment US president, is that more laws must be passed to restrict access to guns:
“How easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school or in a house of worship or a movie theater or in a nightclub,” a reference to other mass killings that have punctuated recent US history.
“We have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be.”
The simple act of passing laws, of course, solves every conceivable problem at a stroke. That is why no America smokes marijuana or snorts cocaine, because there are laws that declare such activities illegal. Similarly, should America’s Second Amendment ever be overturned, no one bent on using terror to make a point will ever be able to obtain a weapon.
As simple as the gay parader pictured above. As simple as a president who seems only able to recall massacres involving white men, there being no mention in his ledger of outrage about the “mass killings” at Fort Hood or the Boston Marathon or San Bernadino or any of the incidents over the last three years listed below (click to enlarge).
Yes, it’s guns that need to be restricted. Best not to say anything about the diseased ideology inspiring those who actually pull their triggers. At the link at the foot of this post, a US journalist who has noticed a pattern that seems to have eluded his president.
UPDATE: The ABC’s Emma Alberici is on the ball, as usual, dutifully sticking with the approved narrative: