Before we knew how many people were dead, before we knew why those shot and killed early Sunday morning were targeted, before the terrorist attack was even over the calls for gun control were growing louder and louder.
Sadly, now that we know this is a terrorist attack, that the man behind it is believed to be a radical Muslim, that his father said he was outraged at seeing two men kiss, the calls for gun control continue.
The left wing magazine Slate was quick to Tweet out an article damning the AR-15, the rifle used in the terrorist attack, as part of the problem. The AR-15 of course is the most commonly owned firearm in America, while it may show up at the scene of terrorist attacks and mass shootings there are literally millions of these rifles across the United States that sit idle, not involved in any crimes on any given day.
But any shooting at any time in America is an opportunity to call for greater gun control which is what people did using hashtags such as #guncontrolnow or #sandyhook to convey the need for greater restrictions on gun ownership.
A lawyer for the ACLU slammed Christians for saying their thoughts and prayers were with victims and their families, blaming Christians for creating anti-gay and anti-Islam climate.
While we are being told not to jump to conclusions about Islam, that we cannot paint an entire religion with the same brush, millions of law abiding gun owners are being smeared, there are calls for their rights and property to be taken away.
Because a man who called 9-11 and pledged allegiance to ISIS before carrying out his attack, a man who was apparently outraged at having seen two men kissing, a man who had been under FBI investigation previously over terrorist concerns walked into a gay nightclub with the sole intent of targeting people because of their sexuality.
And for that the millions of Americans who did no such thing, who take gun safety and security seriously, who protect their family friends and neighbours need to lose their right to bear arms.
It doesn’t make any sense.