Posted by troublemaker on November 25, 2011
At 10:00 PM on Thanksgiving day, Wal-Mart began its Black Friday sale. The first injuries occurred at 10:20 PM when police say a Black Friday shopper was so determined to get to the savings first she sprayed other shoppers with pepper spray. Twenty people were injured, many of which were injured by those who moved quickly to get out of the way of the pepper spray. Police have been clear that her motives were to keep other shoppers away from the merchandise she wanted.(1)
“Somehow she was trying to use it to gain an upper hand,” police Lt. Abel Parga told The Associated Press early Friday.(2)
Maybe the pepper spray wielding Black Friday shopper stopped at Sears before assaulting shoppers at Wal-Mart. Although you might not believe the irony in this, Sears is offering Saber pepper spray as part of their Black Friday offerings. Was $21.99 but today only $14.89. (3)
On a strange side note, did you know Sears sells parts to build your own AR-15 assault rifle? Chambered in .223 (that’s 5.56 for you NATO types), the AR-15 is the semi-automatic version of the US Military select fire M-16 battle rifle. For some reason, it just doesn’t seem like the type of thing you would buy at Sears. Dish washer, lawn mower, assault rifle, is there a department for that?
“Mil-spec certified 4140 chrome-moly vanadium steel barrel.5.56 x 45 NATO chamber.1/9 Twist.11 degree recessed target crown. WASP coated barrel, including The chamber, bore. Forged M4 upper receiver is T marked and has M4 feed ramp cuts. Semi Auto bolt carrier. – Ship Weight: 5.88 lbs.” – Sears web site (4)
Occupy Christmas heck. If you shop at Sears you can occupy a small country.