A shooting range in Houston, Texas has come up with one of the most idiotic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day ever.
Catering more to jilted lovers than those looking to celebrate their relationships, the Boyert Shooting Range is offering anyone who wants to destroy memories of their previous partners a shooting spree as part of their annual promotion.
Supplying teddy bears and even allowing participants to bring their own, the gun range gives couples and singles a way to work off some breakup rage and shoot their emotional baggage through innocent stuffed animals. For many gun nuts, it’s a form of therapy and a much-appreciated opportunity to get their violence out in the open. As John Nguyen said: “I’m a single guy and it gives me a chance to let loose a little bit.”
Carolyn Grant disagrees that the tradition is a good one, but supports Boyert’s anyway because the promotion serves as a fundraiser for the Houston Police Foundation. She said:
It’s kind of a little creepy. I heard it was a fundraiser. If you buy a teddy bear, it raises funds for police dogs and, like it or not, I’m going to shoot a teddy bear.
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Creepy isn’t the word. The fact that some would call this therapeutic and “fun” is disturbing enough. What many don’t think about is the fact that many women experience domestic violence on Valentine’s Day – and that women are more likely to be murdered with a gun than all other means combined. In fact, the presence of a gun in such a situation can increase the risk that a woman will be murdered by 500 percent.
So while the Boyert Shooting Range might think it’s running a lighthearted and cheeky promotion, it is perpetuating gun violence with its foolish and gimmicky celebration of a holiday. After what occurred today in Florida, we find this disgusting.
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