Means: Gun shot
It could have been worse. See: "Happy Land"
The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that killed 87 people trapped in an unlicensed social club named "Happy Land", at 1959 Southern Boulevard in the West Farms section of the Bronx in New York City on March 25, 1990. Most of the victims were young Hondurans celebrating Carnival, largely drawn from members of the local Garifuna American community. Unemployed Cuban refugee [other mass murderer], whose former girlfriend was employed at the club, was arrested soon afterward and ultimately convicted of arson and murder.
Motive: Hatred for Homosexuals?
ORLANDO, Florida — Years before he shot up an Orlando gay club in what became the largest mass shooting in American history, [this murderer] regularly picked up lunch from a drag queen at Ruby Tuesday’s. He may have even gone to see a drag show or two, a former high school classmate told The Daily Beast.(I'm guessing that he was "A nice Guy" .. other than his recent proclivity to murder strangers.)
Opportunity: Gay Nightclub
This was possibly the most vulnerable target for a man intent on mass murder. No firearms allowed, presumably, because even legal firearms carriers are usually prohibited from carrying in a bar and the customers may have even been "wanded" before entry. (Has there been any discussion on security precautions at this club?)
Which would have presented no challenge to the armed murder because he intended to shoot his way in if necessary. So, there was almost no chance that anyone would be armed and would defend themselves from attack in this "Gun Free Zone".
Does anyone question that his choice of people to shoot was "a target of opportunity" rather than "a violent statement against homosexuality"?
Commentary: EvilThis has happened before, in variations too numerous to mention. And it will happen again.
Nothing that our President says or does will stop it. Not in America, not in any other nation.
Surely, we can pass laws against aberrant behavior .... and we have.
Surely, we can pass laws against access to guns by criminals and insane people; violent behavior; murder ... and we have.
We can pass laws against anything; but the only effect will be on law-abiding people.
Evil people exist, and nothing we can do or say will stop them from wreaking their vengeance on an unsuspecting, vulnerable populace.
In the weeks to come, you'll see people .. and politicians (not necessary the same group) trying to find ways to intercept this sort of thing.
But it will have no effect, will not stop the deaths; because anyone who would do THIS has no respect for life, laws, rules, regulations, "common decency", or the rights of others.
They just want to kill people. Preferably, a lot of people.
They are carbuncles on the buttocks of humanity, and the only thing that you and I can do is to grit our collective teeth and remove them from society as soon as we can identify them.
That's all I have to say about this.
[NOTE: the names of murderers will not be displayed in 'original content' here, because they are anathema and should not be given the publicity which they so pathetically need.]