Both American cities in El Paso,Texas and Dayton,Ohio had experienced separate mass shootings within a 13 hour period of time. Walmart in El Paso and a local nightclub in Dayton.
Both gunmen are Caucasian, in their early 20’s and preoccupied with killing people. The El Paso gunman has a white nationalist background and expressing rhetoric regarding immigrants. El Paso has a predominantly Hispanic population.He even drove 9 hours to El Paso to carry out his evil plan. (Such premeditation and a deliberate act)Speculations would be ongoing regarding this matter. On the Dayton gunman’s mind, it is still to be determined whether it was a copycat maneuver or not. Ongoing investigations into his mindset is still being explored.One finding came out regarding his writings which focused on being preoccupied with killing people. One thing’s for sure—his own sister was among those killed inside that nightclub.The Dayton gunman was killed in spite of the fact that he wore a bullet-proof vest.(Also premeditated and deliberate on his part).
As far as I can see this situation which is not new, we have 2 men who are mentally ill to even consider going on a killing spree but I wonder if it would also take something like triggers(hateful rhetoric, political enabling and inaction,etc) to make these 2 men carry their evil plans out. Those who provide such triggers should also be held responsible as well in my opinion.
The gun debate and political inaction secondary to political self-interests with regards to the NRA will still go on–ad nauseam.
I believe in the 2nd amendment but it has to be responsible gun regulation and ownership.
My heart goes out to the victims(and their families) of these 2 horrible shootings.
If ever change will occur, it will have to start from the top in more ways than one—gun laws, toning down of hateful rhetoric and working for the good of the people.
I guess if such change will occur, it will have to personally affect those officials so as to get a shot of empathy. If not, the best way is to vote them out.