It’s a Sickness Unique to America: The Gun Store Running a Half off ‘Back to School Sale’

I’m sure that it hasn’t even occurred to the gun nuts how really awful this all is.

It’s only been a little more than a week since the back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which together killed 32 people and injured 51 more. But for some, apparently, those tragedies are already an afterthought.

Earlier this week, Texas outlet KTRK broke some disturbing news: an eastern Texas gun store advertised a back-to-school gun sale.

“BACK TO SCHOOL SALE AUGUST 13TH-18TH UP TO 50% OFF FIREARMS” read the Boyert Shooting Center’s sign in bold black letters. The half-off discount was emphasized in red….

One of the firearms Boyert sells is the Barrett M82-A1 semi-automatic 0.50 caliber rifle. According to the manufacturer’s website, this assault rifle — which the company calls an “American icon” — “has been proven in combat in every environment.” Next to the gun’s description is a series of photos of American soldiers.

Boyert is offering customers a killer deal on this rifle in particular: $999.99 off the list price so that everyday Texans can get their hands on this piece of war machinery.

And there’s more.  America is sick.  And it is a sickness whose only cure will be the death of the country.

2 thoughts on “It’s a Sickness Unique to America: The Gun Store Running a Half off ‘Back to School Sale’

  1. Milton Almeida - The Grace Ambassador 21 Aug 2019 at 10:40 am

    If a bank is robbed out of people’s money, they protect it with guns; if a supermarket has its merchandise stolen, they find an armed security guard, like the ones I see in Tulsa Oklahoma; politicians are protected with guns from their fierce enemies; now, if a school is invaded by an armed men and kids are killed, people preach against guns… So, protecting money and goods and important people is more important than protecting kids, which means that money and goods and important are more important than kids… I think a “back to school rebate” on guns, in the wake of recent gun shootings is a reminder that kids in school are valuable and need to be protected even if such protection comes by using a gun, since a complete, total, GUN BAN, and other means of causing harm is impossible. Although it’s not my preferred marketing tool, I see nothing wrong with it. When my kids were small I protected them with a good dose of prayer and guns because “…faith without works is dead…” say the fans of James…

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    • Jim 21 Aug 2019 at 10:47 am

      i think it’s nothing more than a sick marketing ploy.

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