Review of American gun culture at Christmas: St Nick is very hot
âI did what I had to do to stop the person attacking me by killing them.
– Kyle Rittenhouse, trial testimony
SSince America chose violence, today’s topic is self-destruction, we are moving towards self-destruction.
According to a recent forbes article This bullet points to gun statistics for this year, last month “was the third busiest November in the firearms industry since record keeping began in the late 1990s.” . Additionally, Black Friday was the busiest day in the industry, according to FBI reports of more than 187,000 background checks.
Colorado County Sheriff’s Office was shot on December 3 tweet a photo of a man disguised as Santa Claus asking for a concealed handgun license while bragging about the high number of requests processed.
It happened four days after a school shooting in Oxford, Mich. Gained national attention, in part because the shooter’s parents were also arrested (after a short stint on the run) and charged with four counts of manslaughter.
Oh, did I mention that the gun used in the shooting was purchased on Black Friday?
Additionally, shortly after the Oxford school shooting, two Republican House officials sent mixed messages of peace / lump on earth and goodwill towards the men when they posted holiday photos of their respective spouses and children wielding assorted assault rifles in front of their Christmas trees.
One of the armed politicians was Rep. Lauren Boebert.
Did you know she is a born again Christian and owner of a restaurant called Shooter Grill located in Rifle, Colorado? Yet there was no mention of Jesus in his message.
She was also criticized for giving fundraising speeches using an anecdote describing a questionable meeting with another House representative. Ilhan omar where Boebert was relieved that Omar was not wearing a backpack, implying that she is a potential suicide bomber due to her Islamic faith. Boebert also affectionately called Omar’s staff “the jihad squad”.
I wonder if anyone who has defended the Boebert family’s right to bear arms would have given the same constitutional support if Omar had posted an identical picture with his family.
One of the biggest spikes in gun sales came the year after the former president Barack obama‘s re-election. Can you imagine if this was the Christmas card the Obama family sent in their first year in office? Republicans would likely have sent child protection services to the White House to take Sasha and Malia away. I could not find the age of Boebert’s children because three out of four of them are apparently minors. Judging by the photo, her youngest son appears to be around 10 years old. I’m sure there’s no need to do a wellness check, but I’m wondering if any of the guns they are holding were purchased on Black Friday.
Oh, did I mention that apparently Boebert made false statements regarding a violent incident that took place outside his Shooter’s Grill restaurant in order to qualify for a Concealment License? No discovery in deep diving, it is according to her Wiki page. Another relevant fun fact is that she also encourages the waiters in her restaurant to carry holstered handguns – it’s promoted on the homepage of his website.
The way open and covert porterage laws expand, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before banks are offering guns with new accounts. [For younger readers, it used to be common for banks to give out toasters, which is also slang for a gun soâ¦oh nvm]
I recently read an interactive CNN article titled “How American gun culture compares to the world. âIt lists US gun statistics and lets you compare them with any country.
Our madness is indisputable. All the blood shed in our schools makes us accomplicesâ¦ Wait, as I use the word ‘our’ I can’t help but think of all the times white America has pointed the finger at people from Back using the term “senseless violence”.
Somewhere between justifying a skateboard as a deadly weapon and the inevitable day that Kid Rock remakes Onyx’s âThrow Ya Gunzâ for a Christmas carol, the whites are self-destructing, they are heading for self-destruction – but they. don’t see it as such.
White Republicans seem ready to let the lives of their young people be taken for no reason just to cry “freedom.” It is a sacrifice of flesh that we are all forced to endure and it seems sadistic, as if it is setting the stage for the day when whites will be the minority in America. By making ‘Stand Your Ground’ a ‘smoking gun’ they are setting precedents for standardized double standards and a fascist exemption where the rule of law only applies to white supremacist challengers, even if you are white. .
White Santa Claus can see exactly what’s going on from the North Pole. White Santa sees you kill Breonna Taylor while she sleeps he knows when you are shopping straw and guns with 3d printers. White Santa is not worried about his safety in Chicago. White Santa got a gun because he knows the same people who accuse the Liberals of trying to cancel Christmas are the same people who will shoot him in the fireplace and be acquitted in self-defense. Unfortunately, the shooter is probably a kid who still believes in himself.
This is America.
Trevor is a creative mercenary and ethical lobbyist born and raised on Beale Street. Follow him on twitter @trevbetter.
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