It wasn't long after the nation woke up to the shootings in Las Vegas that both the best and worst of America made itself known. I don't need to go into the details of what happened as just about everyone has heard about the dead and wounded as well as the man who perpetrated this atrocity. Instead, I want to cover the actions of both those who were there as well as those who weren't>
Watching the reports on the news, the best of us were helping care for the wounded, getting people under cover and out of the line of sight of the gunman. Many were killed, including one man who shielded his wife with his own body and died while protecting her.
And then the worst of America made itself known:
A tweet by a CBS legal counsel that stated she had no sympathy for the Las Vegas victims “because country music fans often are Republicans.” She has since been fired by CBS.
Hillary Clinton didn't waste any time weighing in, blaming the NRA's support of the Second Amendment for the deaths and injuries in Vegas. What's worse is she stated in in a way thathave a noidse contradicted herself and showed herself to be a hypocrite in the second sentence of her tweet. Like many of the usual suspects, she's calling for tighter and more draconian gun control as if that will solve the problem. Somehow I doubt that the shooter bought his guns legally which means that more gun control would not have had any effect on the outcome – the same number of people would have been killed and wounded. Then she doubled down on stupid.
In a follow-on tweet she writes “Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.” The thing that shows me that she's entirely clueless is when the Washington Post fact-checker took her down with this response: “Actually, even with a “silencer” it's pretty loud. An AR-15 rifle would have a noise equivalent to a jackhammer.” It is something I can attest to as I have seen and handled semi-auto and full automatic weapons with sound suppressors. Unless the ammunition being used is subsonic, meaning the rounds being fired exit the barrel of the weapon at velocities under the speed of sound, the report is still very loud. Since subsonic rounds don't have quite the range of normal rounds, I doubt the shooter would have used them as it's likely he wouldn't have been able to hit his targets as they would have been out of range.
Then we have a teacher who's reaction was that she prayed “only Trumptards died” in Las Vegas, among other nasty tweets. The sympathy such vile creatures show.
And last, but not least, we have Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) saying he wouldn't participate in a moment of silence for the Las Vegas victims.
Stay classy, Democrats! Keep showing the nation your caring attitudes and you'll remain a minority party for the foreseeable future.