I find it hard to believe that one man can enter an establishment with 300 people in three separate rooms, and kill 49 people and wound 53 others. Any of my readers who have been in combat would see this as an astonishing feat. He did not use a military grade gun. His gun was semi-automatic, which means the trigger must be pulled for each bullet fired.
Omar Mateen was not a sharpshooter. He may have known his way around guns, but he was not combat trained, and yet he entered Pulse, and with no resistance, managed to hit and kill 49 people and hit and wound another 53. That's over a hundred causalities from one gun and one shooter.
This is not like in the movies where someone gets hit with a bullet and instantly drops dead. It has been reported that one woman had 12 gunshot wounds and survived. So if one woman had 12 bullet wounds, how many did the other victims have? If you extrapolate that out, that's a whole lot of bullets from one gun.
If he was using, as reported, an AR-15, which weighs about 7 lbs, and if the magazine was a hundred rounds, it added another approximately 3 lbs. So now we have a guy waving around a 10 lb weapon in a dark room and accurately hitting over 100 people who were, most assuredly, not standing still waiting to be picked off. Blind luck? I don't think so.
Some political types call an AR-15 an assault weapon, not to be confused with an assault rifle. Assault weapons, also sometimes called "black guns" or "black rifles," are no more powerful than many other semi-automatic rifles legally used for hunting throughout the United States; they do not shoot faster or have greater range.
Fox News reported: (emphasis mine)
Mateen also called 911 during the shooting to pledge allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,Doesn't that give you pause?
Another eyewitness says he thought he heard a gun from another direction and wondered if there were two shooters.
And then we have the mother of a victim calling for gun control before she even finds out whether her son is alive or dead. Really?
And, of course, we have Hillary calling for gun control.
We know that the left wants nothing more than to take guns from all Americans. They will stop at nothing to make this a reality.
Will we ever know the truth? I doubt it.
I would like people to quit reacting to the main stream media dog whistles. If they lie about almost everything they report, why should we so easily believe what we are hearing now.
Donald Trump Statement on Shooting:
Last night, our nation was attacked by a radical Islamic terrorist. It was the worst terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11, and the second of its kind in 6 months. My deepest sympathy and support goes out to the victims, the wounded, and their families.Live Feed at Right Side Broadcasting
In his remarks today, President Obama disgracefully refused to even say the words 'Radical Islam'. For that reason alone, he should step down. If Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words 'Radical Islam' she should get out of this race for the Presidency.
If we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are not going to have a country anymore. Because our leaders are weak, I said this was going to happen – and it is only going to get worse. I am trying to save lives and prevent the next terrorist attack. We can't afford to be politically correct anymore.
The terrorist, Omar Mir Saddique Mateen, is the son of an immigrant from Afghanistan who openly published his support for the Afghanistani Taliban and even tried to run for President of Afghanistan. According to Pew, 99% of people in Afghanistan support oppressive Sharia Law.
We admit more than 100,000 lifetime migrants from the Middle East each year. Since 9/11, hundreds of migrants and their children have been implicated in terrorism in the United States.
Hillary Clinton wants to dramatically increase admissions from the Middle East, bringing in many hundreds of thousands during a first term – and we will have no way to screen them, pay for them, or prevent the second generation from radicalizing.
We need to protect all Americans, of all backgrounds and all beliefs, from Radical Islamic Terrorism - which has no place in an open and tolerant society. Radical Islam advocates hate for women, gays, Jews, Christians and all Americans. I am going to be a President for all Americans, and I am going to protect and defend all Americans. We are going to make America safe again and great again for everyone.
- Donald J. Trump
Tomorrow (Monday, June 13, 2:30 EDT) Mr. Trump will deliver a major speech to further address this terrorist attack, immigration, and national security. The speech will be delivered at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm's College. For more information please visit Donaldjtrump.com