Gun monuments should go up to mark new mass killings
The Kansas City Star
Maybe this country could get over its love for guns if a monument to firearms were erected each time a mass killing were to occur.
The latest would be in Brookfield, Wis., where a man on Sunday shot seven women in a spa, killing three and then himself. The homicides stemmed from domestic violence.
The gun monuments should go up in each city near where people have been killed, reminding everyone of the horror, sorrow, injury and damage that guns do. As a show of true support, people who finally get it could turn in their weapons and pile them high at the base of each monument.
Authorities can then melt the guns down to make more monuments. It would be far better than the sympathy without action that people from the president on down quickly express after each slaughter.
The monuments should be shaped like a larger than life handgun gripped by a perpetrator with the arm planted in the ground like memorial crosses seen along highways, marking where people’s lives had been tragically cut short.
The gun monuments would have to be mass produced because the mass shootings keep occurring. Maybe like a lot of the world’s weaponry, a “Made in the USA” tag could be attached to the gun monuments.
It would be a shame to have that product marking our all-American gun-violence problem outsourced to China, too.