THE LARGEST MASS SHOOTING IN US HISTORY HAPPENED December 29,1890. When 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota were murdered by federal agents & members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety and protection”. The slaughter began after the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms. The Calvary began shooting, and managed to wipe out the entire camp. 200 of the 297 victims were women and children.
Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts in United States history. It ended in the senseless murder of 297 people.
The Second Amendment, the right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves, their families, and property in the face of invading armies or an oppressive government. The Second Amendment was written by people who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe, and it refers to the right of American citizens to be armed for defensive purposes, should such tyranny arise in the United States.
Wounded Knee is a reminder of how quickly liberty can be snatched away. We must be vigilant in our efforts to keep our families safe.
What this nation needs, as I’ve said so many times before, is a “heart transplant”. We don’t need a rush to “control gun violence” as much as we need a rush to find out WHY there is so much hatred in this nation.
The terrorist attack in Orlando is horrific and shameful. It involved not only a hate crime against a select group, but it was a specific targeted action by a Muslim extremist, something that we’d ALL better be ready to address as a nation before it becomes bigger than we can handle.
Remember Wounded Knee…that is government trying to solve a problem.