Here’s Ronny’s perspective:
The El Paso and Dayton Shootings
By Ronald O’Clair
We the people have to take action to curtail these types of horrific crimes from being perpetrated upon society by a seemingly ill fringe element of our own society that has forgotten all life is sacred, regardless of skin color. We have seen time and time again how a seemingly normal teen or young adult apparently comes to believe that they need to kill as many people as possible and then kill themselves to avoid the penalties for their own killing spree.
I am torn between my belief in the sanctity of the 2nd Amendment guaranteeing the right of the citizenry to bear arms that “shall not be infringed” and the desperate need to do something to combat this wave of violent American mass murders – at the hands of our own homegrown terrorists in training! Which in reality is what these attackers are. They are, for the most part, lost, depressed, enraged boys who think they are men, carrying mostly approved weapons with which these mass murders are being carried out. For the most part, these deranged people were legally authorized to possess and use such weapons against their fellow American citizens in whatever misguided sense of outrage drove them to kill innocent men, women, little children.
There are many who believe the Internet is responsible for this killing epidemic or that violent video game availability somehow desensitizes these people to see murder as “fun.” Somehow their twisted minds had convinced them that this is the “right” thing to do. They often prepare themselves to die violently during their killing sprees, at the hands of brave and heroic police officers who put their own lives on the line to protect innocent students, concert goers, back to school shoppers – or after the killers run out of targets and law enforcement has arrived on the scene of the crime – so they kill themselves.
We must never forget these are hate crimes and crimes against humanity, crimes against our American system of laws that require gun owners to be stable people. …
When I had my own rights violated by a police officer in the Worcester County town I lived in at the high school of that town that I was involved in legal business with, I felt it was my duty to follow the trail and see just how extensive the corruption was. So I pushed the envelope a bit and deliberately pressed the “buttons” of those people in the judicial system in charge of my care and custody – on a piddly little charge of “Disturbing the Peace.” That saga had begun October 1, 1986, and continues to the present day. I am still (to my mind) serving the best interests of our nation as I was sworn to do as a proud member of the US military. I never was relieved of that obligation, as far as I am concerned. I am still on a mission, still gathering information on the injustices that are being perpetrated upon the populace. Chronicling the social ills, the pain, the injustices …
We Americans are losing … This is a pivotal moment in our history! As far as I am concerned, the time for action is now while the citizenry feels the injustice of allowing sick people to possess firearms.
So now we come down to the question of should we allow the talking heads in Washington to spin the narrative of these deadly incidents – the Democrats wanting the Banning of Assault Weapons, weapons of war; closing the gun show loophole; a waiting period while background checks are done – universal background checks … The Republicans now saying they may support Red Flag legislation: the right of family members to contact authorities to confiscate the gun/weapons of (in their opinion) their dangerous, suicidal family member/s.
In light of the massacres at El Paso and Dayton, I would be open to further Background Checks and enacting a Federal Red Flag Law (provided that there is an appeal process that protects the citizen’s rights). That is as far as this patriot is willing to go.