An actual debate I had on Facebook in response to this video:
And, just in case you needed another reason to boycott Walmart:
Walmart is now the single greatest seller of guns in the U.S., including the type of semi-automatic assault weapons used in several recent mass shootings: AR-15s.
When Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, December 14, inexplicably bent on ending as many lives as possible, he was carrying a Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle and several high-capacity magazines. Sadly, this isn’t the first time the country has had to deal with the aftermath of a horrific shooting spree, nor is it the first time we’ve encountered an AR-15 in this context: only days earlier, it was the weapon of choice for a shooting at an Oregon mall that killed two people. Five months earlier, it was used by James Holmes in an attack that wounded fifty-eight people and killed twelve in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater. And several years before that, a man and his teenage accomplice used a Bushmaster AR-15 to terrorize the Washington, DC, area with a series of random shootings.
Easy access to guns in Walmart stores creates an on-site hazard: “Since the start of 2012, there have been at least fifty shootings in a Walmart store or parking lot, incidents tracked on a blog called Walmart Shootings (walmartshootings.blogspot.com).”
Now, I’ll admit the Walmart Shootings blog isn’t nearly as funny as The People of Walmart, but they both represent the race to the bottom we’ve been engaged in: a culture where everything is expendable, including our people.
I’ve had it with cheap junk, and I’ve had it with cheap, junky thinking about social issues.
How about you?