Wednesday, August 26, 2015

On Same Day, Live TV News Shooting and Walmart Stops Selling Assault Weapons

Are we seeing some sense about gun control in this country starting to happen? Are we maybe turning the corner just a smidgen?

This morning's murder on live TV of a reporter and a camera operator happened the same day that Walmart is announcing it will no longer sell assault weapons.

We could of course ask the obvious question of why did they ever sell assault weapons, but we will look to the future, and try to make progress from the past. Violence and the threat of it have always been very successful control tactics of those wanting to maintain hierarchies, including the mostly men who run the NRA and the males who want to feel free to be able to commit almost all of the mass shootings that occur in this country, including the one today in Virginia.