Call Guinness, New Record in Gun Control Stupidity

Call Guinness, New Record in Gun Control Stupidity
Call Guinness, New Record in Gun Control Stupidity
NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Despite the best efforts of the Brady Campaign and Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown, a small group in suburban Chicago has managed to break new ground in gun control stupidity.

The achievement took place August 25th at a rally protesting a new Mariano’s grocery store in Northbrook, Ill. organized by Peaceful Communities. The company’s offense? Not forbidding licensed carry inside their suburban locations.

While a small protest for a silly cause is standard gun control fare, this one featured items of special significance. The protestors held signs during the event, several of which stated, “SIGNS SAVE LIVES.” By that logic, the roughly dozen, who took who it upon themselves to actually burden themselves by carrying the very items that so effectively protect the public, should truly consider themselves heroes.

To the protestors it must be puzzling how the July attack by a violent extremist on a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tenn. could have occurred. Surely if the violent extremist had just taken a moment to notice the no guns sign posted on the door to the facility he would have been assuaged from attacking the servicemen inside.

Moreover, these protestors would likely only be confused by what occurred at Smith’s Marketplace in Salt Lake City, Utah. In April 2012, a 34-year-old man began stabbing people with a knife at random outside the grocery store. Thankfully, a Right-to-Carry permit holder who was on the scene drew a firearm and subdued the violent attacker until police could arrive.

Gun control stupidity is probably too subjective a category for a Guinness World Record, however worthy Peaceful Communities’ actions may be. Hopefully the group will be content with merely the public shaming they have and will receive.

Signs Save Lives
Signs Save Lives

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kiloyard
kiloyard
6 years ago

In the absence of first-person testimony to the contrary, I would be inclined to assume that the “Signs Save Lives” marchers are pro-RKBA counter-protesters there to use extreme irony to point out the obvious idiocy of the anti-RKBA protesters.

RM Molon Labe
RM Molon Labe
6 years ago

Sadly…these people VOTE…The epitome of low information voters…
Molon Labe

2War Abn Vet
2War Abn Vet
6 years ago

There’s a great need for these people. Without this kind of stupidity the Democrat Party would fade into obscurity.

hippybiker
hippybiker
6 years ago

I’m glad I moved from that Cesspool called Illinois. I feel a lot safer in Florida, where I can carry most everyplace. Except for police stations, bars and whore houses.

do you feel me
do you feel me
6 years ago
Reply to  hippybiker

You’re going to have to do something about being able to carry in a whore house.