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It’s Guns We Need To Fear, Not Maniacs With Machetes

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We’re constantly told that we need gun control in order to prevent mass killings. However, we’ve seen far too many murders that qualify as mass killings where no firearm was used at all. There’s a reason some of us, such as myself, have been calling for examination into why people commit these atrocities. However, I’ve not seen a single gun control advocate share these sentiments.

There’s a reason for that.

It’s because they have it ingrained in their minds via the constant media barrage of anti-gun propaganda that gun control will halt mass killings in this country.

So, if that’s true, maybe we need to ban machetes too?

A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for using a machete to kill his aunt, her pregnant daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend.

Court records show that 22-year-old Brian Hyde was sentenced Monday. He was convicted in April of four counts of second-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Hyde used a machete to kill 37-year-old Dorla Pitts, 17-year-old Starlette Pitts and 19-year-old Michael Deon Kelly Jr. at their Lehigh Acres home in 2015. Prosecutors added the additional murder charge for Starlette Pitts’ unborn child.

The victims were found dead after a family friend went to check on them. Hyde was arrested after he was pulled over by law enforcement for driving erratically in his aunt’s car.

That’s four counts of murder. That makes it mass murder.

Where was national media? Where was the wall-to-wall coverage with a host of experts talking about the lethality of machetes? Where were the politicians standing up and talking about how no one needs an implement with such a long blade?

Where was any of it?

Of course, we already know the answer. Stories like this never advance the agenda that the biased media shares. They look at this, think of how horrific the event is, then go on with their lives. They might report it briefly on the air at the national level, but then they forget. They leave it behind because while it’s tragic, it’s not something they can latch onto to build their brand.

But if Hyde had used a gun? Oh, mama! That would have been a whole new ball of wax.

At that point, there would have been stories about how he got the gun, how dangerous that weapon was, and politicians calling for bans on whatever they figure they can get away with banning.

The reality is that there are no national calls to look for the pathology that leads to people doing this. There are no calls for study as to why people turn to violence in the first place. Nothing but a desire by some to ban the tool being used rather than do anything about the tools using them.

That’s because banning guns is easy. It’s easy and flashy. It gets your name on the news and increases your national profile. It solidifies your credentials with your political base or helps advance your narrative, and at the end of the day, that’s all that matters to these people.

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