In the wake of Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas, Nevada, those affected are just beginning to grieve the losses of their loved ones. Tony Burditus, who lost his wife of 32 years when 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers, is one of the people who must now pick up the pieces of a life which has been forever changed by the senseless tragedy. Burditus spoke to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, and he had eight strong words for those who would like to take away his guns in response to the shooting which has already taken his wife.
Celebrities and leftist politicians wasted no time demanding further gun control measures after Paddock opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night. Indeed, bodies were still lying in the streets outside of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino as Hillary Clinton and her ilk took to social media to make absurd demands, a ban on silencers being one of them.
Jimmy Kimmel delivered an emotional plea to his studio audience on Monday night, complete with tears, imploring lawmakers to do something – anything – to get guns out of the hands of Americans so that this sort of things doesn’t happen again.
Of course, those of us with two brain cells to rub together know that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will do absolutely nothing to prevent criminals from getting them. Making something illegal does not magically prevent access to it. The only thing further gun control measures would accomplish would be to rob individuals with no intent to do harm of a way to protect themselves and what is theirs. It seems celebrities like Kimmel haven’t exactly thought things through as they allow their emotions to get the best of them and immediately call for a weapons ban mere hours after a shooting.
Incredibly, Tony Burditus lost his wife in Sunday’s massacre, yet he has shown more rationality and wisdom on the matter than everyone in Hollywood put together. According to Mediaite, in an appearance on Fox News Wednesday, Burditus spoke adoringly of his wife, remembering her infectious smile and the family they had built together, but when it came to the topic of Second Amendment rights, he was stern in his opinion.
Despite the tragic loss of his wife who fell victim to the bullets in Las Vegas, a man who survived the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history declared he would not give up his Second Amendment rights.
Tony Burditus attempted to flee the country music festival with his wife Denise Sunday as bullets rained down on them from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers from a window in his hotel room, killing 58 [now 59] people and injuring over 500 others before taking his own life.
Denise Burditus was struck and killed before she could make it to safety, dying in Tony’s arms. Her husband of 32 years wanted the world to know she had a “beautiful smile” and was “a great person” as he spoke to Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” Wednesday.
The couple had two children and four grandchildren with a fifth on the way, Burditus told Hannity as he recounted the harrowing moments before his wife was struck in the head by a bullet. He shared that family members back home were “supporting one another.”
“We’re ready to get Denise home and let everything start to heal,” he said. [Source: BizPacReview]
Hannity asked Burditus, a retired Green Beret who lives in West Virginia, what the appropriate response should be from the nation after this and other tragedies as everyone “races into a big debate over gun control.” The anchor said to Burditus, “You lost your wife. What is the right thing for the country to do and how to handle it?”
“It was a tragedy, Sunday night,” Burditus replied. But, what he said next was not what folks like Hillary Clinton and Jimmy Kimmel wanted to hear. Burditus, who lost his high school sweetheart only days prior, looked straight into the camera and stayed firm in his values. “I still will never give up my rights,” he said.
It is incredible that this man, who just experienced the most horrific tragedy of his entire life, has more common sense about gun control than the woman who came so close to being the next President of the United States. Will those on the left who seek to take away our firearms listen to Tony Burditus, though? I won’t hold my breath. To them, an agenda is the most important thing. It will trump the wishes of a grieving widow any day.