What’s America All About, Charlie Brown?

12 Jan


In December of 2012, after a sociopath used a rifle made by Bushmaster, one of the Freedom Group’s (or Remington Outdoor Company’s) subsidiaries, to murder students and others at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Freedom Group’s owner, Cerberus Capital Management, announced that in response to public outrage, it planned to sell the company.

However, one year later, The manufacturer, and still owner, of the assault-style rifles, said that sales of its products rose as much as 36 percent in the year since the incident. In fact, the company projects more than a 50 percent increase in profits from gun sales since 2012.The company also reported a strong demand since December 2012 across its product line, particularly for rifles, handguns and ammunition.

So, in the year since this most horrific killing of young school children by a gun wielding madman, what has changed the most in the way American’s go about their daily lives?

We buy more guns!

Can you think of any other changes that we’ve made over the last year here in the United States to help prevent or ensure that such a tragedy such as the one that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary never happens again?

With my apologies to Edwin Starr…

Violence! huh-yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing…

EXCEPT an increase in American’s purchase of weapons

Say it again y’all


9 Responses to “What’s America All About, Charlie Brown?”

  1. Jennie Upside Down January 12, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    I don’t think that there could have been anything done to prevent what happened in Sandy Hook other than the mother ensuring the combination or key to a gun safe couldn’t be breached by her mentally ill son…

  2. NO ULTERIOR MOTIVE January 12, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    I agree! Good, meaningful essays, are getting hard to find these days. Thank you for saying what you wanted to say and making it worth reading! You made me think of something; in the next congressional election, it would be fun for lots of people to vote for Charlie Brown and Lucy! It might make a point…

  3. smilecalm January 12, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    sad, but true, my friend!
    nothing sells like fear 🙂

  4. A Voice January 12, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    And this is why the United States of America is the greatest country on the face of the planet: if you need a consumer group with no ability to critically think because it’s been systematically culled from the greater population look no fuckin’ further!

  5. onnovocks January 12, 2014 at 10:14 pm #

    But hey,..it’s good for the economy, and guns hold their value better than the Dollar or most any other currency. Sad but true.

  6. francisguenette January 13, 2014 at 4:34 am #

    What an incredibly tragic state of affairs. There is much wisdom in the old maxim to follow the money – that path almost always tells an uncomfortable truth.

  7. makagutu January 13, 2014 at 7:52 am #

    That’s just sad

  8. ehveedubu January 13, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    So, what was Newtown? Advertising?

    • A Voice January 13, 2014 at 11:41 pm #

      …the fuck?

      Yes, sadly it was advertising. The state of medical care in this country, so that the boy did not receive adequate care. The state of ‘parental rights’ in this country, so the boy was allowed to receive inadequate care. The state of security in this country, so that firearms were allowed to be kept in the same house with the boy. And the remarkably fucked, obvious lack of standards that this country has to allow this situation to happen because freedom without responsibility is the only real kind this country seems to advocate.

      You cannot live in the same house as someone with a felony if you choose to own a gun, or they cannot live with you. However you are perfectly within your rights to own a gun and live in the same house with someone of sufficient psychological disorder because, you know, you keep the guns locked up or some other such token argument.

      All it would have took was the boy to receive real care, to be taken from a negligent parent, and people truly would not be dead. The more people look into that case the sadder and more obvious the situation becomes…and the more angry reasonable people should be.

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