A new wrinkle in the gun control debate has come about. Sick of the inordinate control that gun makers have over our society and the political influence that have upon our government, a massive petition campaign has brought about a new law making gun makers responsible for cleaning up the mess left after a mass shooting. After another mall massacre in California, the Bushmaster Firearms International Corporation, the companies whose gun the psycho used to shoot 6 people, had to go in with trash bags and pick up what was left scattered by the ferocity of the gun used.
Gagging as he helped clean up, Charles Numnuts, a marketing analyst, said, "Oh God! I had no idea it would be like this! I thought it would be like in the cowboy movies that I saw where somebody gets shot and just falls off his horse and lies still! I didn't think there would be so much …....blood!" Mr. Numnuts suddenly had to back off and wretch into a waste can.
Sally Graball, a major shareholder, had on expensive elbow length fashion gloves to protect her hands as she squeamishly did her duty scoop into a can. "Ewwwww! This is so gross!! I can't believe this was once a human. I mean, I have seen gross stuff on CSI, but somehow in real life it is somehow......more real......"
Vice President Samuel Musclemouth, a former Marine, was more hard-nosed about it as he helped to swab the floor. "This isn't our fault!" he spoke accusatively. "It was a nut case who bought it from a gun show. Are we responsible for him being a loony? Nooooooo!!!!" Musclemouth savagely wished the mop around."That is life. These people just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. That is how it goes. This is no reason to deprive us of the joy of owning and using high powered, multi chambered guns powerful enough to destroy an entire checkout line."
One individual actually seemed overjoyed and ebullient about being there cleaning up the mess. Armament and design engineer Barry Strangelove expressed wonder over what he found. "This is great! I had no idea that the model .223 had this much power. I had a lot to do with its makeup. " he stated proudly. "I was also a key figure in the bullets that leave a bigger hole exiting than entering. I can now see how effective they are. That should be of great interest to governments around the world and do wonder for our sales. And from the kickbacks I'll be able to put a new deck on my summer home!"
After hearing Mr. Strangelove, even the hardened detectives present were retching.