Some of you may have heard about a book recently put out by Michigan Open Carry entitled, “My Parents Open Carry.” Because it’s never too soon to teach kids that Mommy and Daddy are paranoid.
Well, TBogg over at Raw Story has written a brilliant parody inspired by the book. It’s an ABC for kids that presents the reality of children and guns. Bogg writes that he decided to provide the children of ammosexuals with a “simple and educational primer…” because they should know that “… there is only one 2nd Amendment, but you can always have another kid.”
Here’s a taste:
A is for accident, whoops — someone’s dead
B is for bullet, it’s stuck in your head
C is for Colt, a gun from the west
D is for dead, it’s what happens next
E is for ‘Emergency,’ they’re open all night
F is for firing range, hope nobody fights
G is for gun, there’s one on dad’s hip
H is for holster, let’s hope it won’t slip
You can read the rest here.
Of course, kids and guns is not a funny subject. But with more than 10,000 kids being shot every year, it’s one that is discussed often. Most human beings understand that kids and guns don’t mix. Children under 10 are especially at risk. Many times, kids know where a gun is hidden, even though parents think they’ve stashed it safely out of reach.
Then, there are the morons who leave guns lying around where kids can easily grab them. As an example, on Monday, in Colorado, a 3-year-old was shot by a 5-year-old with a gun a 9-year-old found in the home.
Why is it okay to teach children that guns are safe but not that guns are dangerous? Why do “responsible” gun owners allow children to die by being careless? Should negligent gun owners be punished when their gun kills a child? I’m inclined to answer “yes” to that. Because I know how easy it is to make sure kids don’t get hold of guns.
I’m a gun owner, as is my husband. We keep our handguns in safes that only we can open. When our daughter was 8, we showed her both weapons, taught her how to check both a revolver and a semi-automatic for ammo and how to disarm them. We told her if a friend ever brought a gun out “to play with,” to leave immediately.
Even knowing how to check them doesn’t guarantee that the friend will allow it. Better safe than sorry. Now, at 23, she knows how to shoot but she’d rather not unless she had to. Which is how everyone should be when it comes to guns.
Ammosexuals, gun fetishists — or whatever you want to call them — are blinded by their need for firearms (about which, I have a theory, hint: “genitalia”). They live in a fantasy world where the government is coming for them and they will bravely and heroically fight to the end. They think that everyone should be armed: “an armed society is a polite society” they say.
They leave out how it is polite because every member of it is scared shitless that they will be shot. With people being killed over stupid things like cell phones, parking spaces, traffic violations, ad nauseam, we’re on our way to that society. Which is very disappointing to those of us who hoped for a better world for our children.
But we won’t stop fighting for common sense gun laws to make this the world we envisioned. Too bad so many children will die before they barely see it.
Big thanks TBogg at Raw Story
Image courtesy of Michael D’Antuono