Give the gift of death this season. It’s by far the most popular gift for the man in your life. An assault weapon offers just the right amount of power, defiance, and control! Imagine the fun your grandfather, father, brother, husband or son could have destroying targets, animals, and people if they pose a threat. Think outside the box, and give one to the woman in your life. After all it is the 21st century and if women are to be truly liberated, they have to be willing to compete on all levels with men…and that includes shooting guns.
These are real people at a real gun shop.
Given the tragedy at Sandy Hook, gun dealers around the country were overwhelmed with buyers of assault weapons who feared that a ban on such weapons was in the future.Reuters sent reporters to gun shows in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Texas, and found long lines to get in the door, crowds around the dealer booths, a rush to buy assault weapons even at higher prices and some dealers selling out. One of the popular weapons was the AR-15, which some dealers couldn’t keep in stock. The AR-15 was one of the weapons police believe Adam Lanza used to kill the 20 6 and 7 year old children.
It is the loss of these 20 precious lives that makes these pictures from the gun shop even more offensive. To take children to a shop like this, and have them pose with Santa with their assault weapons isn’t funny, it isn’t entertaining, and it isn’t acceptable. If people want to buy guns to shoot animals, our constitution gives them that right. It is irresponsible for the parents and the gun shop to allow children to pose with Santa for these pictures. Part of the bill to be considered by Congress should include a provision that people under age 18 should not be allowed in a gun shop. Many states prevent kids from even being allowed in liquor stores. Most countries around the world don’t allow kids to buy alcohol until they are at least 18. Guns are much more dangerous than liquor, and yet we don’t see Santa in liquor stores, posing for pictures with kids holding quart bottles of Jack Daniels. Why do we allow them to pose with assault weapons?
Surely even gun enthusiasts see these pictures as insensitive and irresponsible!?