Put Politics Aside & Fight Against Terror

I feel compelled to write on this topic, because I am sickened that people are trying to use the horrific Vegas massacre as a platform for political agenda. Until our political leaders stop blaming the other side of the aisle and look at this objectively, nothing is going to get better. I tend to lean more right, but WHO CARES. This is not about party! It is about working together to save lives!

There is so much more that needs to be done with gun permit background checks to protect our citizens. You’re on the terrorist watch list? How about, “Sorry no gun for you.” Is that not common sense? Perhaps the law passed by the Democrat majority senate in 2010 that legalized “bump stocks” (the device used by the Vegas murderer to make his guns automatic) should be repealed. Perhaps people who apply for a gun permit should waive their right to HIPPA protection so the government can do more thorough background checks and avoid licensing people mentally at risk for hurting themselves and others. Perhaps this isn’t one party’s fault or the other – perhaps evil people are at fault.

Our government should be doing EVERYTHING in its power to get already illegal automatic weapons and now-legal bump stocks out of this country. This problem is bigger than politics, bigger than the NRA, and bigger than party. It needs to be addressed by our leaders. A common enemy usually unites people: How much more bloodshed do the republicans and democrats need to put aside their differences and address the real issue? Put politics aside and DO SOMETHING!

Disclaimer: I am all for one’s right to bear arms and protect himself, but that can be done with a small handgun or simple hunting rifle. No bump stock needed.


Published by Author Stacy A. Padula

Stacy Padula has spent the last 14 years working daily with teenagers as a college counselor, mentor, and life coach. She was named "Top Inspirational Author of the Year" for 2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (New York, NY). In 2021, she was broadcast on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square as "Empowered Woman of the Year." Her Gripped book series is currently being adapted for TV by Emmy-winning producer Mark Blutman. She is the founder and CEO of Briley & Baxter Publications: a publishing company that donates a portion of its proceeds to animal rescues each month. She has edited and published a variety of titles, including Boston Bruins Anthem Singer Todd Angilly and Rachel Goguen's The Adventures of Owen & the Anthem Singer, LaTonya Pinkard of Netflix's Last Chance U's Nate & His Magic Lion, and former NHL player Norm Beaudin's memoir The Original: Living Life Through Hockey. Stacy resides in Plymouth, Massachusetts with her husband Tim and two miniature dachshunds, Briley and Baxter.