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In the note, O’Reilly said that government regulations “will not stop psychopaths from harming people.”
He added, “Public safety demands logical gun laws but the issue is so polarizing and emotional that little will be accomplished as there is no common ground.”
The former Fox News host called the mass murder the “downside to American freedom,” citing the Second Amendment and Americans’ right to bear arms. “Violent nuts are allowed to roam free until they do damage, no matter how threatening they are,” O’Reilly wrote.
On Sunday night, a gunman positioned on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino opened fire on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 59 people and wounding over 500 concertgoers in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Read O’Reilly’s full post below.
Once again, the big downside of American freedom is on gruesome display. A psychotic gunman in Las Vegas has committed the worst mass murder in U. S. history.
64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who lived in Nevada, began firing from a hotel window about 10pm Pacific time last night. His targets were folks attending a music festival below him. When it was all over, more than 50 human beings lay dead, 400 plus wounded. Paddock apparently killed himself as police closed in on him.
The murderer had a number of deadly weapons in his room and you can count on the gun control debate to ramp up.
But having covered scores of gun-related crimes over the years, I can tell you that government restrictions will not stop psychopaths from harming people.
They will find a way.
Public safety demands logical gun laws but the issue is so polarizing and emotional that little will be accomplished as there is no common ground.
The NRA and its supporters want easy access to weapons, while the left wants them banned.
This is the price of freedom. Violent nuts are allowed to roam free until they do damage, no matter how threatening they are.
The Second Amendment is clear that Americans have a right to arm themselves for protection. Even the loons.
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