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October 4, 2017

Las Vegas Mass Shooting: Lessons Learned?

By Frank Li, Econintersec

Another gun massacre in America (At least 59 killed in Las Vegas shooting rampage, more than 500 others injured); another national mourning (Trump orders flags fly half-staff); another wasted opportunity with meaningless hand-wringing; another wait for the next massacre to occur - not whether, but when and where in America; perhaps if it will even set another new record in terms of the number of total deaths!

America is failing because the government cannot protect its own people from being massacred at home!

1. Guns

There are many bad people, including mentally disturbed, in all countries around the world. But they cause most damage in America for one main reason: the wide availability of guns, especially the assault weapons.

2. Gun control

Remember President Reagan?
I do not believe in taking away the right of citizen for sporting, for hunting and so forth, or for home defense.  But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun , is not a sporting weapon or needed for defense of a home.   ~ Ronald Reagan, Feb. 6, 1989

Even Bernie Sanders got this one right (Bernie Sanders calls automatic weapons ban after Orlando mass shooting)!

But will America listen? No! Why not? Guns to America are like bread and butter to mankind!

3. America

What is the primary function of a government? Protect the lives of its citizens!

While we spend a lot of money on defense to protect America from foreign hostile forces, we are failing at home to protect Americans from being massacred by Americans!

Why is that?

Some blame the NRA. More blame big money in politics. I blame democracy, as we practice it today! For more, read my recent book (American Democracy).

4. Closing

As a country, we have proven, over the past few decades at least, to be incapable of solving any real big problems. "Gun massacres in America" will be no exception. The situation must get much worse than now before we could possibly hope for a real solution. Meanwhile, a lot more Americans will die, unfortunately ... 

Courtesy of Frank Li, Ph.D, Author of The GOP Bible for 2016 and American Democracy, via Econintersect.com

The views and opinions expressed herein are the author's own, and do not necessarily reflect those of EconMatters.

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