Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Culprit in Orlando Is Hatred, Not Legal Guns

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Culprit in Orlando Is Hatred, Not Legal Guns

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Speaking out against radical Islamists is less of a recruitment tool than appeasement is.

The national conversation is once again being directed toward more gun control in the wake of Sunday's carnage in Orlando, but blaming an inanimate object is misdirection. It's a dodge. It was not a gun that savagely killed all those innocents in that nightclub. It was hatred. Hatred of our freedom. Freedom to choose any religion or even no religion if we so choose. Freedom to be gay, straight or somewhere in between. If it wasn't a gun, it could have been a pressure cooker bomb like the Tsarnaev brothers (whom shooter Omar Mateen idolized) at the Boston Marathon or another of an infinite number of ways to kill.

Freedom is not perfect, especially when a free country's people become less moral. …

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