In response to the massacre shootings in Orlando, Florida this past weekend, the Democratic leader, Senator Harry Reid said “I hope every member of the House and Senate had time for quiet reflection yesterday to ask what we could have done to prevent this tragedy . . . I’m so sorry. I’m heartsick, I’m basically sick by our inaction. It’s shameful the United States Senate has done nothing — nothing — to stop these mass shootings.”
This “inaction” Senator Harry Reid is talking about is the source of the problem that we now face. Einstein once said that the definition of “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” Applying this theory to recent events would lead us to believe that not doing anything about gun control and expecting the massacre shootings to stop is exactly that insane.
Today Donald Trump spoke at a rally at Saint Anselm College in Manchester N.H. where he has once again voiced his opinion about banning immigrants from parts of the world that he believes to have “a proven history of terrorism.” Trump has used the recent attacks to draw attention to his own agenda without identifying a major part of the problem at hand, access to guns. If radicals and mentally unstable citizens were unable to get guns to commit these horrific attacks.
Until the United States buckles down on gun control we will be in a constant cycle of Einstein’s theory. Until new legislation is passed, there will be no change in this cycle we will be doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome. Whether you are pro or anti-gun there is no denying that there should be more regulations on who has access to guns.