So here we go again.
“Hollywood Blames Trump”; “Trump Rhetoric A Factor”; “AOC Hits NRA”
All of these about the New Zealand shooting. First of all, Trump has nothing to do with what goes on in New Zealand. Neither does Trump’s “rhetoric”. And I’m pretty damn sure the NRA doesn’t have an office in the entire country of NZ.
NZ’s gun laws are “lax” by some standards and there is no mandatory registration. Anyone who wants a firearm of any kind can only do so with police authorization. And the criteria are hard. So not just anyone can “legally” own a firearm. There’s the magic word, legally.
Let’s blame who’s really responsible.
No, not the manufacturer of the gun. He just built a tool.
Not all the politicians and their hot air speeches.
It wasn’t the “preachers” spouting “hate your neighbor”.
And Facebook did not cause him to write his manifesto or film his actions.
The real responsible party is the guy that did the shooting. He, and only he, is responsible for his actions. It was his hatred.
He may have had others that agreed with him. They may have helped him gather his materials and supplies. They may have even encouraged him. At the end, it was he that pulled the trigger.
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: that one thing happens to all. Truly the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil; madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead.
Let’s not forget, the shooter was driven off from the second mosque, by an armed good guy.