In wake of the Aurora shootings in Colorado, I noticed that my local gun store had their sign turner outside their business on the street corner. I imagine it’s where this employee stands every day, in her sparkly purple tank top, waving her sign with a prominent gun displayed. She cheered as cars past, again just doing her job. I don’t particularly like that this business is in my community. But really, I find this insensitive. You think with all the media, all the possible communications that are available, that they just didn’t know what happened in Colorado? Should I stop in the store to tell them?
If I see her tomorrow in her sparkly purple top waving her sign without a care in the world, I’m not sure I have a choice. What will they say? Or, maybe, they will have learned what happened and do without the sign turning for a day. Or, a couple of days. I hope so.