Boyert Shooting Center gave a statement about the issue: We have friends and family who are teachers and our way of reaching out and saying thank you is by offering a summer-long promotion of discounted training courses, firearms, and accessories.
Not a lot of time has passed since the back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which together killed 32 people and injured 51 more. However, it seems like this hasn't affected some people the way it really should have. A Houston-area gun store and shooting range has been criticized for advertising a “back to school” firearms sale, reports HuffPost. “Back to school sale August 13 through 18,” the Boyert Shooting Center in Katy recently posted on its marquee sign. “Up to 50 percent off firearms.” Local resident Michelle Simons, who captured and sent a photograph of the sign to KTRK-TV, said she was quite shocked by the words the store chose to put up on display.
Simons said she and her husband were driving down Mason Road when they came across the sign outside the gun store and they said they were quite taken aback by it. "It was so jarring like, 'Did I really see that?'" recalled Simons. Simons' husband, who is an educator, rightly feels that schools and firearms are something that shouldn't be mixed together. He says he feels sorry when his school district makes him teach his students about active shooter safety because that's something they shouldn't really have to.
It's tasteless and tone deaf. Why not just post:— FLHudy (@FlHudy) August 12, 2019
AMAZING BACK TO SCHOOL SALE ON THE GUNS USED AT PARKLAND, SANTA FE AND COLUMBINE.
Sorry but as a responsible fun owner and parent this offends.
And yes, I have been to the store. Never again.
"In the current climate and in the current culture where we have school shootings just constantly, mass shootings just constantly, it seems like a really poor choice of words," Simons said. The couple is now wondering if the sign was intentional, as a ploy, just to cause controversy. "I hope it was just some kind of glaring oversight. I would rather see any other kind of wording on their board," Simons said. "What does back to school have anything to do with getting guns?"
Thank you for trying to protect the children,the shooters are cowards. Why do you think they go to gun free zones TX.,Get the liberals out of your state before it is to late.— John Ackley (@RvAckley) August 12, 2019
Boyert Shooting Center gave a statement about the issue: We have friends and family who are teachers and our way of reaching out and saying thank you is by offering a summer-long promotion of discounted training courses, firearms, and accessories. A lot of Texans are not aware, but it is now legal to conceal carry in some colleges, and for teachers in certain school districts to conceal carry as well. We are wrapping up the program that we have been running since the beginning of June, with a huge sale to benefit everyone.
Let’s support their business and get that discount. Keep them deals coming! Nothing wrong here folks only media biased!— SayWhat! (@gobou1035) August 12, 2019
However, the Boyert Shooting Center is no stranger to controversy. Last year, the store made headlines after it took a jab at Dick’s Sporting Goods in one of its ads. After the deadly school shooting in Florida, Dick's Sporting Goods made an announcement that it would no longer sell assault-style rifles or high-capacity magazines in its stores and will require that any gun buyer be at least 21-years-old.
Its called "private property" and it's also protected speech. You'd learn that at school.— King_kwong (@Kingkwong13) August 12, 2019
Right after the announcement, the marquee outside Boyert's read: We’re not all Dicks. We still sell ARs. Also, Boyert's has been going all out and advertising their huge summer sale all over on Facebook, urging people to come to check out their collection. Come check out some firearms, bags, optics, ammo, and accessories at crazy low prices! They also added: Here's another sneak peek of some of the best pricing you'll see all summer long!!
No different from any other back to school sale. The "outrage" from this is why we can't have a discussion on gun violence. You all be getting mad because you want to be mad and reading into things. Your feelings don't mean shit. The sooner you learn that, the happier you'll be.— 22plinkershooster (@22plinkershoos1) August 12, 2019