The recent horrific event in Orlando is all over the Internet and folks are using it as yet another opportunity to scream for tighter control on guns. I will give them one point: If this dude was already on the FBI watch list, then how did he get a gun? Maybe some of the articles out there have covered that issue, but I haven't seen it yet.
I think that this was a sad event just like all killings are. All life is sacred. However, it is hate at the root of this tragedy, not access to guns. The good guys are the ones that follow the rules and don’t shoot people without good cause (for example, self-defense). Those that shoot people like this person did are not inclined to follow the rules about guns or anything else, so legislating guns more won’t change anything. It will just make it harder for us that do follow the rules to defend ourselves from those that do not follow the rules.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to live in a land where no one ever had to be afraid? We could walk the streets without having to look over our shoulders. We could let our children outside to play and be children without fear. We could close our eyes at night while leaving the windows open. No violence, no hate. Just love the way Heavenly Father intended from the beginning.
Heaven help us all.