In an effort to get more people to see that more guns are the answer to the gun problem, a gun rights group plans to stage a mock mass shooting at the University of Texas.
With a problem so large in America they are considering making their children wear bullet-proof blankets at school, opinion is divided on the best course of action to stop another tragedy.
While some residents in Texas are becoming conscious that a lot of evidence suggests more guns won’t help, such opinion is still usually written off as “liberal hogwash”, or frighteningly, some claim that mass-shootings only happen in places where there aren’t enough guns for people to protect themselves.
In an attempt to end the gun free zones, which gun rights activists believe are the chink in America’s otherwise impenetrable armour, The Open Carry Walk and Crisis Performance Event will involve mocking a mass shooting this weekend at the University of Texas campus.
Activist actors will be “shot” with cardboard weapons and gun noises will be played from bullhorns while other actors will play the rule of rescuers, you guessed it, also armed to the teeth with the finest of cardboard weaponry.
Matthew Short, a spokesperson for the gun rights group “Come and Take It Texas”, who are not seeking any sort of permit or formal permission for the event said: “It’s a fake mass shooting, so we’ll use fake blood”.
The guns rights group argue that allowing people to bring concealed firearms into school would dramatically improve their safety.
“Criminals that want to do evil things and commit murder go places where people are not going to be able to stop them,” Short said. “When seconds count, the cops are minutes away.”
When asked if he was worried if the shooting might be in bad taste after the mass murder in San Bernardino, Short replied: “Not at all. People were able to be murdered people because no one was armed.”