‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

From our most reliable news source:

LAS VEGAS—In the hours following a violent rampage in Las Vegas in which a lone attacker killed more than 50 individuals and seriously injured 400 others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Monday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place. “This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said Iowa resident Kyle Rimmels, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions of individuals who reside in a nation where over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the past 50 years and whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations. “It’s a shame, but what can we do? There really wasn’t anything that was going to keep these individuals from snapping and killing a lot of people if that’s what they really wanted.” At press time, residents of the only economically advanced nation in the world where roughly two mass shootings have occurred every month for the past eight years were referring to themselves and their situation as “helpless.”

Las Vegas

I was away when news of the terrorist attack in Las Vegas hit. I was on the road yesterday and was only getting bits and pieces of the news when we stopped for gas or food.

30 people dead, 100 wounded.
50 people dead, 200 wounded.
59 people dead, 500+ wounded.

It seems too surreal. Numbers like that. These are warzone numbers, not anything you expect to hear happening from the Las Vegas Strip.

I’ve been to Las Vegas quite a few times. I got married in Las Vegas. We used to celebrate our anniversary there. We would usually go in February when the weather sucks in Boston and it’s quite fair there. Like every city there are some rough spots but the Strip was one of the safest places anywhere. There is a ton of security. But none of that security can do much against a psychopath with no limits put on the amount of assault weapons and ammo who has a sniper’s nest zeroed in on thousands of concert goers with no cover.

Gun violence is an epidemic in this country. The United States is a country that gets more upset about who is not standing during the playing of a silly song than it does about the ability of anybody to buy all the firepower they want and fire relentlessly into a crowd of people listening to music.

It’s time to repeal the 2nd Amendment.