Americans in every corner of our immense and great nation were shocked and appalled last week when Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas.
The gunman’s actions became known as the worst mass shooting in American history, surpassing the Orlando nightclub massacre by several fatalities and an enormous amount of injuries, both from the hail of gunfire raining down on the crowd and the ensuing panic that set in.
Given the extraordinary scope of the incident, there is surprisingly little information so far discovered about the motive of Stephen Paddock, a retired real estate investor with extreme wealth and gambling prowess. The 64 year old shooter left very little behind for investigators to examine, including a near-drought of online or social profiles.
While authorities are still at work creating a folder on Paddock and his mania, a great many leftist Americans have taken the tragedy as a boon for their liberal business, once again exploiting the loss of life as an opportunity to push their faulty and unconstitutional gun control agenda. The lack of decorum and common sense has been appalling in the fallout from the incident itself, with these greedy and uncouth progressive types willingly ignoring the victims and their loss in order to make legislative commotion.
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Furthermore, the pedantic left has used the tragedy to reiterate their biases against the President, American conservatives, and congressional republicans, while simultaneously giving themselves a hearty pat on the back for their “I told you so” moment.
One UNLV professor achieved this in an act of total classlessness just days after the massacre unfolded.
“In a video obtained by Campus Reform, UNLV Assistant Professor Tess Winkelmann is seen addressing her History 407 class.
“Referring to Trump, Winkelmann noted that ‘when he got elected, I told my classes three semesters ago, some of us won’t be affected by this presidency, but others are going to die. Other people will die because of this.’
“’I don’t know whether these events would have inevitably happened whether or not he got elected, but he has the same rhetorical powers every president has, to encourage or discourage,’ she continued. ‘So far, all he has done is to encourage violence.’
“Winkelmann also charged President Trump with equating ‘right nationalism’ with ‘anti-racism,’ referring to the president’s comments on the violence in Charlottesville, VA.
“She then asserted that Trump has ‘threatened nuclear violence against North Korea, and other places,’ proclaiming that ‘words, especially coming from someone who is the President, have consequences.’”
Winkelman is correct in that people have died in the months following Trump’s election, but what the pathetic professor is not considering is the fact that the targets of this violence have been overwhelmingly republican.
Between the congressional baseball shooting of June and the Vegas massacre nearly a week ago, (the two most shocking examples of violence in the past nine months), the targets and victims were clearly conservatives and republicans. Trump taking office certainly helped to fuel those looking to once again trust our government as the Commander in Chief continues working to drain the swamp, but the radical violence and New Civil War rhetoric is clearly, and unequivocally, coming from the left.