If you wonder why there are so many shooting in Texas here’s one reason why. Cabelas, on of the largest hunting, fishing and outdoor sporting goods stores in Texas is giving away guns on Black Friday.
People are already camping out in Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth at Cabelas to be the first in line on Friday, November 24th. The store will open at 5 a.m. Friday, and the first 600 people age 18 and over in line will receive “mystery envelopes” containing vouchers for gifts.
Giveaways will vary by location, company officials say, and could include a Ruger LC9 Pistol, Browning BPS Hunter Pump-Action Shotgun, Badlands Release Day Pack or a Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite 30″ Window Smoker.
“All gifts will be distributed randomly and could include outdoor products, firearms, Cabela’s gift cards and much more,” the company said in a news release. “Firearm winners will be required to complete and pass a standard federal background check to take ownership of the firearm.”
In Texas stores continue to promote the ownership of firearms by giving them away on holidays. We need to all understand that someone who has never been diagnosed with a mental illness or committed any type of crime will be able to attain these guns.
Is it someone like a high school student who is disturbed or might have been bullied wanting to get revenge on a school. Is it someone who has felt a church has turned them away or not been there for them in a time of crisis? Is it somebody who has lost their job working in a large mall and feels they have been fired for no reason at all? Nobody knows. It could be anyone in one of many situations that could trigger a response to send them on a shooting spree that would take innocent lives.
When anyone who is not on the governments radar as a threat is allowed to win a “free gun” why are we surprised when there is a shooting at the next soft target. Until many of our U.S. Senators and Congressmen have lost someone in one of these massive attacks resulting in loss of life and devastating injuries will we see any real progress.
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun. The rule, which was finalized last December, added people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses and people deemed unfit to handle their own financial affairs to the national background check database.
Because of actions like this taken by Trump and stores like Cabela’s gun give aways these horrific crimes will only increase in frequency. This is just one more reason the people of the “Resistance” must continue to speak out and fight!