We are all saddened and outraged about the senseless killings in El Passo and Dayton. The families of the victims and those injured in those attacks remain in our prayers. You will never be forgotten and will be forever loved.
All across the country people and politicians are throwing out ideas about why these attacks happened, and what we can do to prevent them. Many people are yelling that we need to do something, but that is how you get bad laws and policy. I do not want to do something; I want to do the right thing. I want laws that prevent these attacks, while at the same time protecting the rights of good honest Americans.
An example of blaming and doing the wrong thing was just rolled out by Walmart. In an attempt to remove “Violent Images” and “Aggressive Behavior” from their stores they decided to pull displays and advertising from not only video games but also certain types of hunting media.
“Review your store for any signing or displays that contain violent images or aggressive behavior. Remove from the salesfloor or turn off these items….
“Turn off any hunting season videos that may be playing in Sporting Goods, and remove any monitors or displays that show the videos.”
Personally, I believe that people behind the policy have good intentions, but the negative labeling of hunting is ignorant. Hunters are not the cause of mass shootings or is hunting to blame.