Time To Do Something

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Two things I would do in the wake of the Orlando shooting, and hopefully, the politicos out there are reading this:

First, I’d kick anyone out of the country who willingly and knowingly pledged allegiance to ISIS. Give them the fairest of trials and let their alliance to the Islamic State be absolutely proven, but if found guilty, give them transportation to Canada or Mexico, whichever is the closest border. If you’re a proven terrorist, you’ll have to terrorize from outside our borders, not from within. It seems to me that we don’t need enemies in our own backyards. If you live in America and support ISIS and it can be documented, we don’t need you here.

I am NOT suggesting we go down the road of what Donald Trump is suggesting, and what Joe McCarthy tried in the 1950’s. A supporter of ISIS could be a believer of any religion, and we don’t need these people preying on us, ready to commit treason against their own government.

Second, the AR-15 gun (assuming that this is what was used, as has widely been reported) should be banned in Florida, if not nationwide. I fully realize that gun control isn’t going to solve this problem. Timothy McVeigh used fertilizer. The 9/11 bombers used planes as their weapons. But do we need assault rifles this powerful to hunt? At first glance, the answer appears to be no.

To me, these problems seem solvable. Maybe there is a “fog of war” in D.C. and lobbyists who are in denial that they are the problem, and refuse to see the larger picture. How many more of these shootings need to happen before something is done?

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Author: tbpauly

Former radio professional (1989-1996), currently residing in Pinellas Park, FL. Blogging since 2004, at least.

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