The tragedy that occurred in Orlando, June 12, 2016 was not about guns, it was about terrorism. Yes, the coward that perpetrated this act was apparently able to buy an AR-15 assault riffle without issue. However, up to that point, he had not broken any laws nor had he been convicted of any crimes and, again, at that time, was not on a watch list. He was on a watch list in 2014 (for the second time; twice as much as 99.999% of the rest of the population), but when he obtained his weapons of destruction, he was not. And even if he was, that would not precluded him from purchasing a gun; there apparently is not tie between the background check (if you can call it that) and a terror watch list and/or no-fly list. Should there be? Yes. Would it have prevented what occurred on this past Sunday? Sadly, no. The assailant had planned this for a while (just ask his wife) and would have found another way.
This was about an weak-minded, brainwashed coward who had known ties to an equally cowardly terrorist group and connection with the U.S. suicide bomber in Syria. He also had a bit of hero-worship with Boston Marathon bombers.
I get that certain religions (Islam is not alone) may have objections to some people’s proclivities or different beliefs, but that does not give them the freedom to assassinate innocent people because of that. People are different, think differently, have different opinions, beliefs and are not always going to agree with everyone elses; just deal with that and move on.
And that’s all I have to say about that.