.....Every day is Rat-On-Your-Parents Day!
Yes, go look -- it's a PSA that suggests kids ought to take guns from home and bring them to their teachers at school. (So they can "feel safe.") Kids, don't do this. It doesn't end well for you or your family. It's a Federal crime -- several Federal crimes, in fact.
Watch it and picture, instead of a gun, a Bible, a Torah or a science textbook that contradicts their account of creation. Maybe Mom or Dad's copy of National Review or Mother Jones, a union membership card, a Masonic ring.... "Here, Teacher. I don't feel safe with this in my house."
This isn't a good trend. The video shows a clean, orderly home; the adult female, presumably the child's mother, is well-groomed and calm; there is no sign the child's home is anything but a little above-average, or that the child himself is mistreated. The only "bad" thing in the home is a poorly-secured firearm (and just how well have you childproofed your power outlets and household chemicals?). But it's A-OK in the PSA producer's view for the child to substitute his own judgement for that of his parent -- or at least it is when the topic is a G-U-N.
Maybe this PSA just ignorantly well-meant but I figure book-burnings aren't all that far behind. "Wrongthink! Ungood!" And oh, how we will come to love Big Brother.
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
7 months ago