Blog: (VIDEO) The Orlando Shooting - Why Nothing Will Change - 2016-06-16

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F0.png (VIDEO) The Orlando Shooting - Why Nothing Will Change June 16, 2016, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

An act of senseless violence was committed in the US this week. An individual named Omar Mateen did it. I'm not here to add fuel to the bonfire of suppositions, opinions and unfounded speculation about why Mateen carried out this attack or its consequences.

What I want to talk about from the perspective of this channel is what I watched happen in the news and social media within the first hours and days of the attack happening. It's become an all-too-familar parade of all the usual suspects: minute-by-minute updates on CNN and Fox of regurgitated facts and guesses. So-called experts and talkings heads filling up time babbling about what the shooter's motives may have been, why gun control and the 2nd amendment are so controversial, what the response is from the White House, blah blah blah.

What isn't going to happen as a result of all this noise is a solution being put forward that is going to stop this from happening again. And I'm going to tell you why.