“I Don’t Understand Why I Can Still Go Into a Store and Buy a Weapon of War”

❝ A survivor of the Parkland, FL school shooting made an emotional plea during a listening session at the White House on Wednesday — which was hosted by President Donald Trump.

In a powerful speech, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High student Sam Zeif questioned why he — having just turned 18 years of age — had the ability to purchase an assault rifle.

“I turned 18 the day after [the shooting],” Zeif said, through tears. “Woke up to the news that my best friend was gone. And I don’t understand why I can still go in a store and buy a weapon of war. An AR.”

Life in these United States. Pigs in Congress and a pimp in the White House.

10 thoughts on ““I Don’t Understand Why I Can Still Go Into a Store and Buy a Weapon of War”

  1. Free enterprise says:

    (2012) “The boom in assault weapons has more than offset dropping sales of traditional firearms caused by a declining national interest in hunting, said Rommel Dionisio, a securities analyst at Wedbush Morgan Securities who follows the gun industry.
    “That category of firearms has been a primary growth engine and profit driver for firearms companies for the last seven or eight years,” Dionisio said.
    The profits are not limited to gun manufacturers. Assault weapons have become big sellers for national retailers like Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dionisio said. “You also have to look at the retailers,” he said. “Firearms have certainly been very profitable for them.”
    (2/19/18) “Can Business Help End Sales of Weapons of School Destruction?” https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/02/21/can-business-help-end-sales-weapons-school-destruction/

  2. New & Improved! says:

    https://images02.military.com/sites/default/files/styles/full/public/2018-02/ddm4v7p-ar-pistol-1200.jpg Daniel Defense recently introduced a new AR pistol in 5.56mm and .300 Blackout that’s compact enough for any everyday carry situation. https://www.military.com/kitup/2018/02/16/daniel-defense-introduces-new-ar-pistol.html The DDM4V7P is not considered a short-barreled rifle so it does not require ATF approval or a National Firearms Act (NFA) tax stamp (see https://www.atf.gov/qa-category/national-firearms-act-nfa ). “This highly maneuverable pistol pairs a 10.3″ barrel and the MFR 9.0 rail for fast handling, accuracy, and reliability,” Daniel Defense officials said in an announcement. The new AR pistol retails for $1,679.

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