If your reaction to the utter massacre in Orlando was to go home and hug your guns a little tighter, fuck you. You're part of the problem.
It's taken me days to be able to wrap my head around this tragedy, and I'm still not certain I can. The idea that people are more concerned about their second amendment right to arm themselves to the teeth, than the unnecessary loss of human life is unfathomable, and unconscionable. So seriously, if your first instinct is to come to the defense of your assault rifle, fuck you. You're part of the problem.
What happened in Orlando, carried out by a single shooter, who was an American citizen, and obtained his weapon legally, could have happened to any of us.
In fact, it happened to all of us.
Fifty sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers are dead.
If your thoughts and prayers are with them, fuck you. You're part of the problem.
As cold as it may sound, nothing can be done for the victims. The survivors need us. They need our support. They need our empathy. They need our blood, sweat, and tears.
They need us to DO something.
There is no reason anyone should be able to lay waste to fifty people, and destroy the lives of fifty more in moments. There's no excuse for it. There's no way in hell you will EVER convince me that you, as a private citizen, need this level of firepower. No one should ever die in a hail of bullets.
And people are dying by the hundreds, because Americans hail their bullets.
If your argument is that we don't ban cars because there are drunk drivers, fuck you. Because we do limit a drunk driver's access to cars, don't we?
If your argument is that you need to protect yourself from the government, fuck you.
Because if the government wanted your guns, or any other thing from you, it would take it, and there would be nothing you could do about it, even with an assault rifle. Ask the victims of the MOVE bombing in Philadelphia what the government is willing to do for something it wants.
If your argument is that an armed citizen could have stopped this horrific event, fuck you.
The average time to draw, aim, and fire a weapon is 1.65 seconds. An AR-15 has a fire rate of 13.3 rounds per second. Do you know what that means?
It means average Joe Strapped would be dead.
Average Joe would have caught 22 bullets to the head, neck, and chest. Because it takes no skill to spray death like you're watering the grass.
If your reaction to this heinous atrocity is anything less than horror... If you're clutching your guns, and worrying... if you're blaming Obama, and shrugging this off...
And I mean this sincerely...
From the very bottom of my heart...
You're part of the problem.