“The first thing to remember about gun violence is that it is A BUSINESS.” ~ Harvey Wasserman, social justice activist
Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was trained to shoot in a school marksmanship program funded with a 2016 $10,000 donation by the NRA. According to a ThinkProgress article by Judd Legum, in 2015 the NRA Foundation gave $2.2 million in similar grants promoting gun usage to school children around the country, including elementary and middle schools.
Every time there is a mass shooting, the NRA profits as membership goes up and as gun addicts buy more semi-automatics and guns they fear may be banned, thereby bolstering gun industry profits. Killing children is profitable to the weapons industry.
Killing wildlife profits both the weapons industry and state departments of natural resources. Gun and ammunition taxes are collected federally and dispersed to state resources…
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