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Las Vegas tragedy won’t change much

Posted on October 5, 2017 by Maple Creek

Facundo Rodriguez

It’s frightening, sickening, and just horrible to see what transpired in Vegas. It’s the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S history. At least 59 people slain, 500 injured, before the gunman killed himself. The gunman will remain unnamed from my part as I don’t believe attention should be brought to such a sick individual.
Trump said, “we’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by.”
That same sentiment was the immediate reaction from millions across the U.S and around the world. Many took to Twitter to blame gun laws for not being strict enough. As more details emerge, we learn in the gunman’s 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, police recovered 23 weapons, including a handgun and multiple rifles — some with scopes on them. No motivate or history of radical views as ISIS looks to claim responsibility.
How did a man manage to get all that weaponry, many guns of which were illegal? It is sad that tragedies are politicized, instead of focusing on what happened its an immediate jump to gun control vs gun advocates. Trump now feels the pressure Obama felt when he was in his shoes. After the regular occurrence of mass shootings, Obama called for lawmakers to take action on gun control. Trump now is under pressure to try to demand something happens to try to prevent such tragedy.
But the reality of the matter is that the conversation will only continue for so long. It will be talked about the next couple months, come January it will be back to Super Bowl talk. The answers to such a horrible incident are hard to come by.
Are stricter gun control laws going to make a difference? They’ve been introducing them over the last couple years, and it still hasn’t prevented these similar situations. We’ve seen countries such as Brazil with some of the strictest gun laws out there and what happens? Almost 60,000 people were murdered in Brazil in 2014, most with guns. While some Latin American countries have higher per capita murder rates, in absolute numbers, Brazil is the deadliest place in the world outside Syria. I don’t have the answers, but neither do lawmakers and politicians. I can tell you one thing; not much will change.
You can put stricter gun laws, but you can’t take the millions of illegal guns that are in America. You can try to go home by home and try to confiscate, but good luck with that. Or maybe we need to up our security. I mean how does someone get into a hotel room with all that weaponry, beats me.

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