SO… Walmart sells guns, ammo, holsters, cleaning kits for guns. This mass retailer sells hundreds of thousands of an an item, you know, mass retailer.
So… the store is HORRIFIC scene of a mass shooting. Walmart did not create the problem, they are the victim of a horrendous crime.
They are being pressured to stop selling guns. They are in the crosshairs of a movement that is solving the gun problem by limiting access to guns.
The discussion has been that mentally stressed people react to short term stress, by using horrendous means to vent anger. Often the media blasts the name of the shooter over the news media outlets giving them a payoff, notoriety.
We are learning more and more that any negative gun use is a reason for media to inflame, and incite people into a ‘guns are bad’ frenzy.
Never mind the millions of guns and gun owners not involved in gun crimes, that day.
Guns are misused, and the weapon of choice in getting notoriety. The media gets to beat up guns, and the criminal gets his name in the news.
Never mind that countries that limit Citizen gun ownership still have nutjobs kill lots of people, in mass injuries and mass murders. Cars, trucks, knives, poisons, bad people, wanting to do bad things, find a way.
SO…I still want my gun, on my person, because people are killing people with guns, in Walmart.
How about if Walmart teaches it’s employees to look for people in the community, who are showing classic signs of violence. Maybe they can educate the public how to point violent persons to help.
We’re a long way from disarming the American Citizenry. We are being conditioned and fed an opinion that includes the ‘badness’ of guns.
I do feel anyone under 21 should not buy a gun. Each state, by the vote, should determine storage rules for guns, in personal hands. We can identify, and direct violent persons to help. We should defy the media attempts to divide us, by inflaming these painful horrendous events. We should castigate the media when they give gun criminals notoriety, by repeating their name over and over. This is a pay off for horrendous acts.
Gun owners are accused of being complicent in gun violence by elements of the media that seek to promote a ‘guns are bad’ mentality.
Some people are bad, some people hurt people, people use an amazing number of means to kill people.
Here we are, no solutions, yet good, honest retailers, and good honest gun owners are blamed, again.
What elements benefit from this rhetoric, help me dig up those who are promoting disarming American citizens.
If I get more info on these guys, let me call them out, here.