This past week has filled me with dismay.

I thought I had really been beyond the point of being shocked by the media and the government colluding to set an agenda, but even I was surprised by the all-out push this week to turn the focus of the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida from, you know, THE TERRORIST, and to the gun issue. The reaction this week was totally different than when Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot up San Bernardino. I don’t know if it was because that target in that case was just boring regular American citizens or what, but the media went into a frenzy on the Orlando shooting in comparison.

I know I’m Sofrep’s resident Islamophobe guy who does not care for Islam, but I haven’t seen anything quite like the race to diminish the role of Islam in the Orlando terrorist attack in my life. I’m not sure if it’s going to take car bombs going off in the streets, or maybe 5 guys instead of 1 guy with long guns, a suitcase nuke, or what, but watching this week unfold has been… illustrative. I mean, we’re splitting hairs because Omar Mateen mentioned militant, violent Islamic groups that are opposed to one another? Really? As always, what follows is my opinion.

Sensing an opening to enact their long-desired curtailment of the second amendment, the media wasted no time. This was a golden opportunity. Not only would they be able to use this as a prop to enact their ban of the hated “AR-15” rifle, but look at the victims! Mainly gay, and some probably in the country illegally. Clearly, this was the NRA’s fault.