The Missouri breaks

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

America is in a heightened state of alarm after two mass shootings this month. When people are nervous about mass shooters, there are some things you just don’t do. Chief among them is to take a rifle, ammunition, and a bulletproof vest into a Walmart.

Yet that’s exactly what a Missouri man is accused of doing, sparking a panic, according to NBC News: “An armed man who walked into a Walmart store in Missouri dressed in body armor and fatigues and was detained at gunpoint by an off-duty firefighter is ‘lucky he’s alive still’ considering the situation he created, a police official said.”

Thankfully, a level-headed (and armed) off-duty firefighter happened to be at the store and held this idiot until police arrived.

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. This is not the time to walk into Walmart with a gun, as a sign of protest or any other purpose. NBC reported that the suspect wrote on Facebook about his being upset with Walmart’s policies to stop selling certain guns to people under 21, but that’s no justification for this.

Thankfully, no blood was spilled, but this whole thing could have been avoided with a little not-so-common sense. 

— Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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