It’s America’s biggest shopping day — and this year, it turned violent in a massive way.
According to the New York Daily News, at least six people were shot during Black Friday sales, two fatally.
One man, who was shot at a Reno, Nevada Walmart, was killed over a parking space. KOLO-TV reported that the shooter fled the scene in a dark-colored Toyota after killing the unidentified 33-year-old man.
Another shopper died outside a Macy’s in Hamilton in southern New Jersey. The New York Post reported that “15 evidence markers were laid down in the parking lot and a bullet-riddled SUV was towed away around 1 a.m. Friday.”
Amazingly, the store reopened just hours later at 6 a.m.
“It’s sad,” one shopper told the Post. “We’ve been doing this, me and my girls, for probably about 10 years now, just for the fun of going out — a girls’ night and trying to get some special sales, and it’s getting scary now.”
Another video, which was from an unidentified Walmart, showed shoppers being pulled off of TVs by what appear to be either police or security, among other craziness.
The sad thing is that we hear these stories every year, and they just get worse and worse. What’s going wrong with this country?
Thanksgiving is a time to remember your fellow man and to spend time with family. It’s a time for reunions and a time for celebrations. It is not a time to pummel your fellow human beings to get a deal on a new TV.
Let’s remember what the holiday is about and stop this senseless madness surrounding Black Friday. Please like and share on Facebook and Twitter if you agree.