Amid the ongoing debate over guns, the public discourse has turned into an escalation of hyperbole, one that’s reached a new peak with the upcoming plans by a group of guns rights advocates in Texas who are planning on staging a mock mass shooting near the campus of the University of Texas in Austin to protest gun-free zones.

The Open Walk and Crisis Performance Event, as it’s being called, is set to include a march followed by what’s being described as a “theatrical performance,” a mock mass shooting with the campus as a “backdrop.” The mock shooting scheduled for Saturday will include, according to one of its organizers, fake blood and the sound of bullets played over a bullhorn as well as “rescuers” brandishing cardboard guns. Read more…

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Gun rights group to hold fake mass shooting near University of Texas campus