Annie Git Yer Gun

Happiness is a Warm Gun, Part Doo

Yes Amurica, it has happened again.

And it wasn’t even the only mass shooting that day.

So let’s fire up the talking points machine and get ready to defend your little metal friends:

On Thursday morning, aspiring politician Carly Fiorina appeared on Morning Joe to share some Republican talking points in the wake of the San Bernardino shooting that left 14 dead. The most striking of which was the juxtaposition between her condemnation of Islamic terrorism and her attitude that people on the terror watch list should be able to buy guns.
– via The Slot

Guns don’t kill people, Muslims do.

And besides, mass shootings are good for business.

Ordinary people are despairing about the frequency of tragic events like the murderous rampage in San Bernardino on Wednesday, or the Planned Parenthood massacre last week. And the cycle of mass killing, media frenzy, and political stalemate starts anew each time.

But meanwhile, gun sales continue to break records, a fact that has not gone ignored by financial analysts.
– via The Intercept

Last year, Tommy Millner, the chief executive of Cabela’s, a retailer that sells guns, boasted at an investor conference in Nebraska that his company made a “conscious decision” to stock additional weapons merchandise before the 2012 election, hoping Obama’s reelection would result in increased sales. After the election, the Newtown mass shooting happened, and “the business went vertical … I meant it just went crazy,” Millner said, according to a transcript of the event. Describing the “tailwinds of profitability,” Millner noted Cabela’s “didn’t blink as others did to stop selling AR-15 platform guns,” and so his company “got a lot of new customers.” The AR-15 is a high-powered assault rifle based on the military’s M-16 model but without the full automatic capacity,
– via The Intercept

Can’t keep a good gun down.

So reload Amurica, and set your sights on…

Profit. Lot’s and lots of profit.

I need a drink.

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