Dick’s Sporting Goods made headlines around the nation when they yanked assault-style rifles off of their shelves. In the wake of the Parkland School shooting and ensuing protests, the decision gave hope for Americans who do not want to be shot.
Dick’s takes it even further, and gun nuts will weep
Dick’s recently announced that they are going to destroy these rifles whose only purpose is to kill many, many humans.
ABC News reports on the pending massacre of these weapons of mass murder:
“Following all of the rules and laws, we sold a shotgun to the Parkland shooter in November of 2017. It was not the gun, nor type of gun, he used in the shooting. But it could have been,” the company said in February.
“We are in the process of destroying all firearms and accessories that are no longer for sale as a result of our Feb. 28 policy change. We are destroying the firearms in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations,” the company said in a statement to ABC News.
Perhaps the NRA would demand a proper burial for these assault-style rifles now on death row
The agony of Gun Nuts must be off the charts. One can imagine their aghast faces — like Tony Montana from Scarface watching a pound of cocaine being flushed down the toilet.
But their loss is society’s gain.
The Second Amendment was not designed to protect a gun nut’s right to own bazookas
The pain is certainly real for the NRA and their supporters. Perhaps grief counseling should be provided as the world’s tiniest violin plays for that special pain.
However, Dick’s Sporting Goods needs to be saluted for their courageous, albeit obvious decision.
The rights of Americans who do not want to be shot must outweigh the “right” to own an arsenal replete with weapons of mass murder.
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