Monday 13 June 2016

Thoughts and prayers

50 people murdered.

Why? And how can this happen?

The "why" is difficult; who knows what goes on in the mind of a mass murderer. The how is easy. He used a machine gun.

In America, they call them "AR-15 assault type rifles", but what they are, are machine guns.

In a few days, we'll be remembering the battle of the Somme. On July 1, 1916, the British army took 57,470 casualties, of which 19,240 were killed, when they climbed out of their trenches and walked towards the German machine guns.

In America, you can order a machine gun, and get it within three days.

That's how.

Thoughts and prayers aren't enough. Americans need to take action.


  1. Who the **** do atheists pray to Dr Solly I think you have a back up religion just incase

  2. Atheists don't have anyone to ignore their prayers, unlike theists who have at least one god to ignore their prayers.

  3. An AR-15 is not a machine gun. It is a self-loading or semi-automatic rifle. In most states, full automatic guns are not legal. Which means that only criminals have them. If there had been people in the club with legal concealed-carry handguns, which most states allow under licence, there would have been many fewer deaths.

    1. It can fire as fast as you pull the trigger. ideal for committing mass murder. If you want to murder 50 people, you want the right tool for the job.

  4. As it happens, I have a semi-automatic rifle myself, here in the UK, completely legal, with a certificate issued by the police.

  5. For that. you would have needed police permission. In the US, all you need is cash.