Other people have probably made this point more eloquently and succinctly, but events like this make me emotional, and I want to get it off my chest. Reports indicate this particular shooter didn’t buy the guns himself (they were just hanging out in his mother’s house, protecting everyone), but he easily could have bought them himself — and many before him have and many after him will.
Can I buy this six-pack of Corona Light?
Let me see that ID… What?? Only 20 years old? Nice try, get outta here kid!
Can I buy a joint?
Are you insane? That stuff is illegal and highly dangerous! Nobody can sell you that, GET OUTTA here!
Can I buy the strong version of Tylenol?
No way! you can’t get prescription-strength ibuprofen without a prescription. Go check with your doctor to see if it’s safe for you, I can’t have selling that to you on my conscious. Get outta here!