Las Vegas shooting
People run for safety as lone gunman shoots at music festival audience at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017 | David Becker/Getty Images

Piers Morgan, a celebrity TV personality, writes about the recent and deadliest mass shooting in America which claimed 58 lives and injured over 500 people. A leading campaigner for gun control. Morgan calls for new laws to prevent more tragedies like the Las Vegas shooting at a Music Festival.

Spare me your ‘thoughts.’

Spare me your ‘prayers.’

Spare me your ‘warmest condolences.’

Spare me your ‘deep concern’.

Spare me your ‘kudos to the emergency services.’

Spare me your ‘shock and horror.’

In fact, just spare me all the usual cliché-d, meaningless bulls**t that erupts across America whenever the country suffers yet another mass shooting.

Last night’s massacre in Las Vegas was so diabolical in scale that it warrants a special hellish place in the pantheon of America’s most hideous gun-related outrages

This is on a different scale of horror to anything we’ve seen before, even by US gun violence standards.

I never thought I’d see a worse gun atrocity than the annihilation of 20 little children at Sandy Hook.

But I was wrong.

Last night’s massacre in Las Vegas was so diabolical in scale that it warrants a special hellish place in the pantheon of America’s most hideous gun-related outrages.

At least 59 dead, over 500 wounded.

It was also utterly, tragically predictable.

Mass shootings in the US have steadily increased in number and size in recent years.

Aurora, Newtown, Orlando… each new attack was bigger, more spectacular.

And each time absolutely nothing was done to stop them happening again.

When I say nothing, I mean NOTHING. There has not been a single change to federal gun laws in America as a result of any of this carnage.

Nor will there be now.

President Trump put on his most serious, somber voice today and talked repeatedly about God.

What he didn’t talk about was Gun control

How could he?

The NRA, a vile organisation with a sinister, deadly grip on America’s lawmakers, bought Trump’s silence when they backed him during the election campaign.

He used to be fairly reasonable about guns, opposing high-powered assault weapons and big magazine clips.

But once he realised the NRA could help him get elected, Trump – to his shame – hardened his stance and became Mr Gun Candidate.

‘You have a true friend and champion in the White House,’ he told the NRA at their conference after he won. ‘The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end. No longer will federal agencies be coming after law abiding gun owners.’

But this Vegas shooter WAS a law-abiding citizen.

Culled from DailyMail


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