I meant to put this in today’s Tennessee Gun Report post but I was in such a rush, I forgot. And I know I’ve written about this before, but the problem is so pervasive, I just have to mention it again.
This is the magazine rack at my local Kroger grocery store:
Let me add, while it’s not in the photo, just slightly to the left of this display of testosterone-pumped killing machines are the kids’ magazines: stuff from Disney and magazines featuring that red-headed girl from “Brave.” I just have to know: why the hell isn’t this crap behind a counter where you have to ask for it, along with the Playboys, Penthouses and boxes of condoms?
Dear Kroger: when it comes to normalizing gun violence in this country, you’re part of the problem.
And it’s not just Kroger. Heck, I popped into a Daily’s convenience store today to grab a bottle of water and they’ve got these same titles on a big display rack, right by the door.
People, kids are shooting kids in this country. It’s an “epidemic.” And if you don’t want your 4-year-old picking up any old available handgun like it’s the freaking TV remote control, maybe let’s take a look at some of this stuff.
Million Moms, Brady Campaign, Mayors Against Gun Violence, etc: it’s about time we told stores to put this stuff where it belongs. The trash can or, if you must, with the other smut we’ve hidden away from the decent folk.