We need to wake up and figure this out. Or there will be more attacks and we will have more tragedies like Orlando.”

These are the words of someone who knows, someone who has served, looked terrorists in the eye and pulled the trigger.

Ex-Army Ranger, Kris Paronto’s experience surviving the deadly assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on the night of September 11, 2012 was the basis of the film, 13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, and speaking in the days following the worst terror attack on American soil since 9/11, Paronto, did not pull punches or take a politically correct line.

“It’s always the ideology that drives them to squeeze the trigger or strap a bomb to their chest. It has to do with the ideology involved with the attacker.”

The ex-Ranger was especially scornful of the liberal media exploiting the massacre at the Orlando nightclub when a Muslim opened fire killing 49 and wounding even more in a renewed call for increased gun-control.

“Whether he got trained in the states or got his ideology online, the weapons system makes no difference at all. He went after a group that he knew was going to be an easy target. I don’t get why liberals keep spinning this into a gun control issue.”

Paronto was bluntly honest in his assessment. “This is terrorists killing innocent people. He would have got that gun in any way. I’ve been around it in Benghazi and elsewhere. I’ve killed terrorists.

I’ve been to these areas and seen what the jihadis are capable of… they may be armed with an AK-47, but it’s their belief system and ideology that kills people. The AK-47 doesn’t fire itself.”

And the veteran was no less forthright about President Obama, adding,“The politicizing of Orlando pisses me off… people died that night and that’s where the focus needs to be. Anyone trying to use it for political gain is worthless. A leader doesn’t go on TV and politicize.”

Paronto had a final word – and a promise – for those who want to see Americans stripped of their right to self-defense in public.

“We need to have armed security in these places. I’ll stand at a door with a gun. I would stand right in front of them and take a bullet. And I’d try to take down as many bad guys as I could even if I was outmatched.


It may make people uncomfortable in the club. But guess what, you’re going to go home alive.”


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