“We live in the South where hunting and fishing is more prevalent,” Amanda Hanig tells kticradion.com. “It’s our [Second] Amendment right to bear arms and to have a weapon. I don’t think anyone is arguing that . . . but if you’re going as a soldier as a 7-year-old, you don’t necessarily need to have an AK47 strapped to your back.” And so the couple wants parents to ban their kids from wearing “violent and bloody” costumes on Halloween.
“We’re not trying to tell people not to own guns,” Hanig said. “We’re just trying to say consider not sending your kids out with violence. I realize that it’s all in fun, but if we teach kids that guns are fun, what are we teaching them?”
We’re teaching them…that guns are fun? Which, let’s face it folks, they are, when used safely and responsibly.
As of this writing, one person is interested in Goodies Not Guns Facebook invite with zero going. This despite the inevitable media coverage, complete with support from the usual suspects (who are kicking themselves that their high-priced PR consultants didn’t come up with the idea first) . . .
Goodies Not Guns has already received support from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, a school district in North Carolina with 12,000 students.
“Thank you to the parents in our community who created @goodiesnotguns to promote safe costumes without weapons,” the district tweeted Thursday . . .
The Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, a national non-profit organization that advocates gun control, also tweeted its support. “Shout out to local gun violence prevention advocates for working to promote safety in their communities,” they wrote Friday.
Gun violence prevention advocates or politically correct killjoys fighting another losing battle in the culture war against guns? We report, you deride.