The NRA and like-minded interest groups justify the status quo with red-herring debates and self-righteous interpretations of the Second Amendment. This isn’t about politics, it’s about greed. The wicked irony, of course, is that mass shootings have in the past increased demand and positively effect earnings.
It reminded me of the December night in 2001 when I easily obtained a (straw purchased) assault rifle from a friend and used it to shoot an associate of mine named Alex in the head. He, too, sat unarmed in a car, this one on a Brooklyn street. I killed Alex after learning that he was extorting a man who sold drugs for me. I can’t change what I did even as I feel remorse for it—the responsibility for pulling the trigger is mine alone.
What is next? NAMBLA Day Care centers? Schutzstaffel Bakery and Oven Repair? ISIS European Tours? Oh wait, never mind…it makes sense now.
That shit-stain drug-dealing gang-banger and convicted killer is going to be considered a hero, an example to be followed by the Antis, but I am a dangerous insurrectionist whose biggest crime has been going 20 miles over the speed limit with nobody around in the Florida Turnpike.