. . . if you want to buy or repair a firearm, you might want to do so at any business other than this one.
An Anniston man whose family owns a firearms business said his family has received as many as 20 death threats after comments he made about veterans "fighting and killing for profit" went viral.
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[Michael] Schuette posted his controversial comments on Facebook on Tuesday, which was Veterans Day. He has since removed the post, but a screenshot was reported by Yellowhammer News.
The post, exactly as written, said:
"OK, for my yearly Veterans Day speech...to all vets...you are NOT hero's. You got paid to learn how to fight and kill for profit. You "Served" your leader...You followed the rules and made it out of whatever country you terrorized alive...You got a check and a holiday. YOU NEVER FOUGHT FOR ANY OF MY FREEDOMS!!!!! You fought for corporate interests...You never sacrificed for this country...You did so for your government owners...You did nothing for American citizens...YOU WANNT MEET HERO's???? Well, shake hands with CIVILIAN EMTs, nurses, firefighters, lawyers and anyone in the ACLU...Please feel free to add some more hero's below but Veterans are you NOT American hero's."
Schuette's comments quickly made the rounds on Facebook and military-related sites. Commenters pointed out that Schuette's wife owns Outlaw Gun Repair and Hydrographing and the couple serve as administrators of a Facebook group that specializes in the buying, selling and trading of firearms.
There's more at the link.
I note that Mr. Schuette has spent a lot of time 'explaining' his comments, but has neither retracted them nor apologized for them. As the old idioms remind us, "There's none so blind as those who will not see" and "There's none so deaf as those who will not hear". I'm sure veterans and those who respect them will know how best to express their opinions of his comments.