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AMAC Chief Issues Statement on ‘The Madness in Las Vegas’

America unity Las VegasDan Weber calls for prayers and unity

WASHINGTON, DC – Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], has issued the following statement in the aftermath of what he described as “the madness in Las Vegas.”

Take a pew in your house of worship this weekend and say a prayer for those who died and those who suffered injuries on Sunday in the madness in Las Vegas.  Pray for the brave first responders who put themselves in harm’s way to protect lives, those in uniform and those civilians who risked their own lives to help others.

This is no time for political rhetoric.  It is a time to mourn and reach out for consolation, consolation for the loved ones of the 59 who were murdered in cold blood like the wife whose husband was shot and killed when he took a bullet for her and consolation for the nearly 500 who were wounded and their families.

Say a prayer, too, for ourselves so that we may come together as a nation.  It was an horrific event, too gruesome to comprehend.  Police found the killer, who in the end committed suicide, in his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.  They also found his cache of weapons and ammunition.  But, they have found no motive, as yet, for his appalling deed.

Thousands of ordinary citizens throughout the U.S. gave blood for the survivors of the senseless attack.  And, tens of thousands of others in America and around the world have been posting kind words on social media to express their sorrow and sadness.  The world’s political and religious leaders, too, were moved to express their hopes that such madness as occurred in Las Vegas will wake us up.

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops put it this way: “At this time, we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering.  In the end, the only response is to do good, for no matter what the darkness, it will never overcome the light.”

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, said: “We pray for those most closely impacted by the horrific attack in Las Vegas, and we ask God to speak words of comfort and resolve in the mind of every child so that instead of fearing the world, they will be inspired to bring peace to the world. ”

Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas noted that the violent event in Las Vegas marked “a day where there are no Democrats or Republicans, there are no conservatives or liberals — we are all united as Americans.”

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Rik

Terrorist acts that should bring the populace together just don’t anymore! … As long as we have the Globalist, One World Movement, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the idiots calling for the end of the 2nd Admendment, WE WILL NEVER COME TOGETHER AS A NATION!! … When our public educational system is teaching our children that Socialism/Communism is how the government is responsible to make us all equal and individuality, hard work, better education and the desire to succeed are stymied to promote “We’re All Alike, We’re All Equal Crap”, we’ll all become robots!!! … It’s the BETTER athletes that become professional sports players but not all pro athletes become stars! Why admire Russell Westbrook for his hard work in developing his talents to get himself a $220 million 5 year contract and then protest for higher wages when you never pushed yourself to succeed, to the utmost of your… Read more »

Gary

Isn’t it funny how whenever a terrible situation such as this rears it’s ugly head it’s predominantly the left that immediately jumps on the bandwagon screaming for “more gun control”. No facts as yet as to why this maniac did what he did or if there will ever be any. Seems that for all intents and purposes he was a regular guy with absolutely nothing in his background that would have ever pointed to him planning and committing this horrific act. At last count there are over 300 MILLION guns in the US but let just ONE be used to commit a terrible act such as this and the left blames ALL guns. NOT the person who used the gun but the GUN ITSELF. Odd thing, I keep a loaded gun in my nightstand right next to my bed and in all these years that gun has never once just… Read more »

Wingleader69

WE NEED A LAW – That law should require that a qualified/certified police or military marksman/sniper be on duty at all events where 1,000 or more people are expected to assemble. One marksman should be assigned for every additional 10,000 after that. Had such a law been in effect in Las Vegas, there would have been three police marksmen lined up on that Devils’ sniper and many lives would have been saved and at very little expense. No one wants to talk about it but the only way to stop a madman with a gun is to have a gun in the hands of the good men and women. Look at it this way, if the good nations of the world had no nukes, crazed dictator’s like Kim would own the world and kill and rape at will. Good citizens must have a means to protect themselves because government cannot… Read more »

Chuck G

Guess what; no one is talking about psychiatric drugs–just those terrible guns. Paddock had been prescribed Diazepam (formerly Valium). The New American website reports that the side effects of this drug includes side effects of aggression, psychotic behavior, hostility, decreased inhibitions….. This may or may not have factored heavily into Paddock’s actions but the overall statistics on mass shootings certainly bears much more heavy scrutiny. As reported in the article, psy drugs were involved in 36 school shootings killing 80 people (not including Sandy Hook in which the shooter’s drug history won’t be released). In nearly every mass school shooting the past 15 years, the shooter has been on or in withdrawal from psy drugs. Indeed PsychDrugShooters.com reports that over 100 mass shooting events have been perpetrated by individuals taking psy medications. The New American concludes “So while the Left ponders the benefits of repealing the Second Amendment, more people… Read more »

JCB

We all should address the ROOT CAUSE of this situation: Before the Democrat morons start opening their mouths regarding more gun control, the sane and rational minds of intelligent people should be heard and considered. How about indisputable FACTS, all the shooters in the mass shooting since 1984 have ALL BEEN REGISTERED VOTING DEMOCRATS. Therefore, since this is the recorded facts the obvious solution to these shootings and future shootings is to BAN ALL FIREARM OWNERSHIP BY ANY DEMOCRAT. Further all Democrats should be registered as potential criminals and given mandatory mental evaluation, and at last resort have all Democrats barred from holding any political office, from being anywhere within 100 yards of any school, children, social events, or from living in any community where rational intelligent people reside. If the above does not work than all females of democrat families must be neutered and and those pregnant children must… Read more »

Robert F. Altman

Would to God that these comments were true. However, as we all know, “no good crisis should be wasted.” So, the pundits and anti-gunners will stretch this out as long as they possibly can. MY questions are “Where were the ‘security’ people in the hotel when this bozo was bringing all this firepower into the hotel?” “How could he walk past, probably, hundreds of people in that process and no one noticed anything unusual?” And, one final thought: this world IS evil, and will remain so until the Good Lord returns to “judge the quick and the dead,” until He says “Sheep on the right, and goats on the left.”

Steve

Dan , Dan the time for praying , singing , lighting candles has long been over . Thank God for that brave American security guard who I hope had a weapon to protect himself and not just a flashlight . His courage stopped the carnage and was turned on him . No thanks to the hotel who could have cut power to the floor causing confusion for the shooter shutting down his cameras and making him blind and then maybe several security guards could have returned the favor of 200 bullet casings into his room .Who cares what his motives were?? He is evil Kim Ju is evil only one way to deal with evil .

Rob G.

All the geniuses in the world cannot except the fact, EVIL was in Paddock’s life since his father serving time in prison. No father figure to steer him in life. It affected him so much over the years, this EVIL spilled out in Vegas in that hotel room killing nearly 60. Plus, Paddock’s lone wolf life, didn’t fit the professional profilers (FBI) who have tried putting in him in a box to understand his method. We all want to hear “this will never happen again ” till the next time. All the gun control measures (over 25,000 laws on the book) will/did not stop an insane man. Keep in mind, He purchased legally over a period of 40 years and planning something, somewhere only his brain knew where and when. Thanks to Bill Clinton in the 90’s when he emptied the insane asylum’s and dumped them on society…he created an… Read more »

Roy in NC

I have owned around 40-50 guns in my 70 years. Not one of them ever harmed a living soul. I’d gladly beat my weapons into plowshares, when God’s Kingdom is restored on earth. Until then, Satan is the ruler on this earth, and weapons are necessary to protect ourselves from the evil that he inspires some men to do.

Rod Lee Bearden

RLB I totally agree with Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas in his statement….”there are no Democrats or Republicans, there are no conservatives or liberals — we are all united as Americans.” But would like to add:: This is again a mark of really admirable men, women,and children: Who are not only united but Stand as one in unity, Steadfast in the very face of Horrific Troubles and Times.To not only face in mourning but face each and all of our oppressors, those who desire us to not be united, desire us to run, flee and fall. Again only see us remain as one Nation under God and we shall not be moved, rather gain unmeasurable strengths to overcome and continue to be as one.

John

Unfortunately, if the crazies did take control of the country or if the progressives also did they wouldn’t have a clue what to do with it.

Cybermail

Would you believe there were real bad guys in Vegas when this happened? War zone type…I agree, everyone is looking for a simple answer and it ain’t there. It will happen again and probably worse with the number count. We are at war and the enemy comes in all shapes and colors and religions and will do whatever it takes. Even if the news is fake in the reporting! Think about that…