Trump is like a set of studded tires. They suck most of the time, but then comes a blizzard – and you are grateful.
Just so now.
If he were not jefe and instead we had her instead, it is probable that – before this day is out, an emergency executive order would emanate from Washington, outlawing the possession of “weapons of war” (as she has styled them) by other-than-government-workers and, of course, the people such as this Stephen Paddock character. The laws – and strict punishments – that attend murder didn’t much persuade him. It is doubtful new laws would have much if any power to restrain the next Paddock.
Most people understand this.
So does she, incidentally. It is why she has a cordon of heavily armed protectors with her whenever she goes out and around her the rest of the time, too. Those guns do not “kill,” apparently.
Yet some people will still plead for “sensible” measures. Meaning, criminalize the possession of firearms by people who’ve not shot anyone. Put them in prison because someone else did.
It makes all kinds of sense.
But 200 people! Only “weapons of war” could facilitate such carnage! Well, no. Shooting people is actually a very inefficient way to kill lots of people. Ask Heinrich Himmler, the Reichsfuhrer of the German SS. It became a chore to do away with people one bullet at a time. Hence the gas.
Until this Vegas thing, the most deadly mass killing at an American school was not done with guns but with bombs. In Bath Township, Michigan in 1927. Andrew Kehoe planted several bombs, some of which went off (but not all). He succeeded in killing 38 kids and about 60 others. It is interesting that fewer people have ever heard of this massacre than remember a third tall building collapsed on 911. Everyone knows “Columbine,” meanwhile.
Warum – as they say in Germany?
Undoubtedly, it is because bombs don’t fit the agenda, notwithstanding their superior effectiveness at killing large numbers of people. Hence, “Bath” it is not a trigger word brayed unctuously by the media donkeys and, of course, her.
There is also a racial fritz.
She would have had a field day with this Paddock guy, a “deplorable” in every way, it appears. Old and white. Likely disgruntled. No official news yet, but he probably will turn out to not like “people of color” (white people being, of course, translucent).