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As we continue to wrap our heads around the horrific massacre perpetrated on innocent concert goers in Las Vegas, some opportunists wasted no time to use the tragedy for their own political agenda.  Lead by former Secretary of State and failed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, some local pols took to twitter to assign blame only hours after the gunfire stopped.


Early Monday morning as the death toll was still listed at 20, Jay Lassiter tweeted about America’s “Gun fetish”

Then Senator Ray Lesniak got into the mix, saying that perhaps the killings would have been prevented if only Nevada had New Jersey style gun laws.

It’s the height of arrogance in the face of an absolute tragedy to position for your own political agenda.  It’s utter ignorance to suggest that this event was simply avoidable for want of one new law banning a certain type of weapon.  I guess all three took the advice of former White House Chief of Staff and current Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel who famously said, “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste”. 

 As far as the debate following the Las Vegas massacre.  Does anyone actually believe that one law, one ban or a complete eradication of the Second Amendment will make you safer?  Either way, the debate will ensure, but can we at least give time for grieving families to bury their loved ones?  It’s about respect and real solutions.  As far as preventing the next one, there are a lot of questions, and no one has all the answers.  For now, please tune out the ignorant statements coming from some of our Democratic friends in Trenton and the person that clearly still can’t believe she’s become politically irrelevant.

That Line is Blue Mr. President

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Tragic, horrific, disturbing, dangerous…these are just some of the words that came to mind as the news circulated about the ambush murders of three police officers on Sunday.  The situation in America regarding law enforcement and the media storyline is getting worse with every news cycle.  Over the past two weeks, five officers murdered in Dallas, a terror attack in Nice and three officers murdered in Baton Rouge.  The President has stepped up to the microphone each time to deliver a reaction to the events.  Instead of offering the words necessary to calm a nation and inspire confidence and solutions, in each case he made it political.  Guess he really took former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s words to heart about never letting a good crisis go to waste.

 You may remember that Emanuel is the mayor of Chicago now as murders skyrocket on his watch… but that’s for another blog post.

Obama Address 7-17-16Sad, disgusting, inappropriate, dangerous.  These are the words that came to mind as I watched the President deliver his remarks yesterday.  His focus was on political rhetoric and divisive speech.  He wants the American people to believe that there are two equal sides at play here.  On one side, people with legitimate grievances against the police and on the other the need to keep law enforcement officers safe. The problem is that the sides are not equal.  To raise an incident that resulted in a man’s death during an arrest to the level of an assassination of officers responding to a 911 call is inaccurate, disingenuous and wrong.

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