We all are familiar with the Parkland, Florida, shooting and its aftermath with the NRA.
And this headline: “This Was An Act Of Terror: 8 Dead, More Than A Dozen Injured When Truck Strikes Pedestrians In Lower Manhattan,” Oct. 31, 2017. The alleged “terrorist” was driving a Home Depot truck. Did the airline industry, car rental industry and others abandon Home Depot or blame Home Depot for renting the truck to what appeared to be a mentally unstable person. Why is it that when innocents were killed by a Home Depot truck, we didn’t try to take away all the trucks from Home Depot?
And, Chicago, Illinois, death statistics February to date: 31 shot and killed; 11 shot and wounded. Total shot: 142.
Odd that we would politicize a mass school shooting against the NRA, yet the February death rate in Chicago is 31. I don’t recall the airlines, car rental, etc., boycotting the NRA over this and I’ve heard no calls for the Chicago Police Chief to resign.
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According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, from the 1950s through July 10, 2016, 98.4 percent of mass shootings have occurred on gun-free zones, with just 1.6 percent occurring where citizens are allowed to have firearms with them.
If you’re a bad guy, why would you plan a mass shooting in an area where others may have guns?
Sounds to me like we’re living on a one-way street paved with double standards.