You’re Part Of The Problem

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:

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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.

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10 responses to “You’re Part Of The Problem

  1. Mike G

    Redneckistan: Where Teh Sexx is eeeevul and terrifying, but violence is a natural part of life.

  2. Sex BAD!!!!!! Violence GOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!1

    ~>X[

  3. democommie

    Naked people with gunz? would that make the nakidity okay?

  4. Jim in Memphis

    So you are for censorship? That is a surprising stance you have taken.

    • Oh, Jim. How sad for you to live in a world of black and white.

      So you’re for putting Penthouse magazine on the Kroger shelves next to Disney magazine? Surprising stance you’ve taken.

      See, two can play that game.

      Fuck off. Take your troll bait elsewhere.

      • Jim in Memphis

        But, you did not request they only be hidden away – your request was for them to be thrown out and only as a last resort should they be available – hidden away from decent people.

      • God you’re dumb, Jim. Such a fucking literalist.

        “Throw them away” = don’t sell them. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say you have a right to have your smut sold in any public retail establishment. That’s why Jugs and Motorcycle Mama and Big Bosom Weekly are sold at Adult World, not Kroger.

        Again, you’re being a troll, and a dumb one at that. “Ohh you said AND instead of IF … so that means you believe THIS!” ( Note: <—- metaphor alert) Fuck off. When you have something intelligent to say, come back. Until then, I don’t have time for your straw arguments.

  5. You might be interested to know that we have things the other way around out here on the Left Coast. My local Albertson’s has condoms for sale out in the aisles (the same aisle as diapers, just to give you some motivation to use them) but no gun or adult magazines anywhere in the store.

  6. Boohunney

    Can’t wait for the Autumn of the year down here in Georgia when all the dead deer magazines come out, too! What ever happened to clean fun like monster truck magazines?