Without a Gun, You’re Helpless

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This unique kid’s book will be treasured for years to come and will be passed down to new family members.

Come join 13-year-old Brenna Strong along with her mom, Bea, and her dad, Richard, as they spend a typical Saturday running errands and having fun together. What’s not so typical is that Brenna’s parents lawfully open carry handguns for self-defense. The Strongs join a growing number of families that are standing up for their 2nd Amendment rights by open carrying and bringing gun ownership out of the closet and into the mainstream.

Or so the publisher asserts. By now everyone has seen the cover of this book: My Parents: An Open Carry Adventure. Issued by a small group of very conservative and very religious publishers who love guns, one should expect that the story is one of indoctrination and a totally one-sided argument. It is that and much more as Meghan Hamilton illustrates in her opinion piece posted in The Humanist.

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Toy Guns Can Get You Killed Too

You heard about the police killing a young black man in an Ohio Walmart because he was holding a toy rifle while talking to his baby-mama on the cell phone. Conflicting reports suggest he was moving around the store with the air rifle, swinging it around and pointing it at the other customers. Whatever the witnesses report, the man was holding a toy gun. How ironic: open carry laws allow total idiots to wander around Target Stores or stop in for some victuals at the Outback with semi-automatics strapped to their backs, but a young man with a toy gun is deemed a threat and gunned down in the toy section of Walmart without a thought.

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Open Carry Boobs

This video comes from The Daily Kos, originally in the weblog Shutdown the NRA by Glen The Plumber. The title says it all:

Open Carry Boobs vs. Open Carry Boobs

WARNING: The video is from the Pro-Gun group called Come And Get It and should be considered NSWF (if you are under 18, don’t look at the guns).

Notice how the open carry boobs have attempted to cover up the open carry boobs … women’s breasts are far to dangerous to be displayed in public.

For extra credit, reread Lysistrata by Aristophanes. If you haven’t read it yet, then this suggestion is mandatory.