October 04, 2017

Liza Soberano Pens Thoughtful Message on Las Vegas Shooting

Thought a domestic tragedy in the United States, the world is still reeling from the Las Vegas shooting. Liza Soberano shares in the heartache over what happened. It seems like that it’s left such an impression on her that she had to take to Instagram to express her thoughts.

I cant stop thinking about the terrible crime committed in Las Vegas the other day. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this incident. I have so many questions in my mind. One of the many being why anyone is allowed to even purchase that many firearms. We can not judge how responsible one person can be with a gun based on their criminal background, all criminals started with a clean slate. Remember prevention is always better than cure. Second i've been watching so many videos saying that it isnt a terrorist attack, but mind you if you look up on google the meaning of terrorist you will get "a person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians in the pursuit of political claims." Now i don't have much knowledge on the background of the shooter if he was actually into politics or not but i think its a bit unfair to claim that this incident is in fact not a terrorist attack just because the suspect isn't of color. Thats all i have to say. I hope and pray that one day we can all spread enough love to go around for everyone that way all this violence can be stopped.

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The young actress did not only send her best to the families of the victims. Liza also shared her strong opinions on gun control and terrorism. She also pointed out how the label “terrorist attack” seems to be only limited when the perpetrator is a person of color.

As of writing, the post has received 437 comments and 53,633 likes. Most comments share Liza’s sentiments but as with all things online bashers and trolls have popped up. Liza replied to one of them with a very level-headed response.

 

The Las Vegas shooting that happened earlier this week is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, with 59 dead and over 500 injured. Despite this, Stephen Paddock, the 64-year-old man who opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort, was not declared a terrorist. Business Insider reports that “terrorist attack” is defined by US federal law as an “unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”

 

Photo courtesy of Liza Soberano’s Instagram account

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