Thanks to gov, Fla.'s mass murderers best equipped


Ann Bechiom

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Rick Scott, Republican governor of Florida made it so much easier for a then 18-year-old aspiring mass murderer to walk into a gun store in the state of Florida and buy an AR-15 combat weapon which is built solely for mass human killing.

Mass murderers in Florida are the best-equipped mass murderers in the world, thanks to Gov. Scott who gets an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.

Any lawmaker who tells you that you have a constitutional right to walk around with military-style weapons is lying to you. The late Justice Antonia Scalia, the most conservative Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, told us we have no constitutional right to own military-style weapons. Scalia believed that we can have reasonable limitations on gun rights. And President Ronald Reagan lobbied to have assault weapons banned. 

The real cold, hard fact is the NRA and the gun manufacturers are not at all about the right to bear arms, they are about the right to sell arms so that their stocks will shoot up. Have you ever noticed that after a mass shooting the sale of military-style weapons shoot up and the gun industry and NRA are able to add more millions to their billions of dollars of profit? It is all about greed. 

So let’s think about the soul of America, and think about who we are and pray that our center holds. 

God bless America. 

Ann Bechiom

Elizabeth City