Yes, this is a real picture. This is not a toy gun. A child is apparently responsible enough to hold the fate of a human life in his or her hands at the tender age of five. Americans have long ago decided one must wait until a person is eighteen to enlist in the army, but with the careful nurturing of a good Republican upbringing which includes a healthy dose of Jesus Christ, a child should be able to arm and defend themselves against a tyrannical government or maybe just someone who is annoying them, right?
Children shooting children is becoming a regular news story. Unfortunately, we’ve not heard the first or last of this type of tragedy, not by a long shot. Recently, using a rifle specifically designed for children, a 2 year old girl was fatally shot by her 5 year old brother using one of these Crickett Rifles
The culture, as I’ve previously noted is closely tied to conservative politics and an obsession with some form of Christianity, although some might debate whether that distinction includes the very pro-gun LDS faith. The Christian spokesmodel for the GOP homeschool, creationism, guns and god campaign, Rick Santorum, said, “… in America, rights come from God because you are a creation of that loving God and you have dignity because of that.” He also told the 70,000 attendees of the NRA deathfest that members are “warriors” and the Second Amendment comes “from God.”
The ex-failed GOP presidential candidate and dead fetus in a jar proponent sympathizes with all the Americans that dreadful Democrat in the White House offended during the 2008 campaign. Then candidate Obama couldn’t have been more spot on when he said, “And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Homo-Sapiens imposter and fundamentalist nutjob Texas GOP Senator, Ted Cruz, claims the defeat of requiring background checks for the acquisition of firearms is a victory for freedom-loving Americans everywhere. The only winners are the gun manufacturers, lobbyists and the religious lunatics who claim god loves guns and can’t wait to revolt against the government. The civilized world looks on in horror as the NRA wins another battle desecrating the sanctity of life for children and Americans.