Bizarre picture book teaches kids about open carry gun laws
By Maria Mora
Photo credit: Rich Legg
Wondering how to explain to your kids that you go about your daily life with a handgun? Never fear. My Parents Open Carry has all the information you need, complete with adorable awkward illustrations.
I’m not against the second amendment. I grew up in a household with guns. Many of my family members have concealed weapons permits. My brother goes hunting and texts me photos of dead deer and I don’t cry about it. On the other hand, I’m completely freaked out by the notion of open carry and bringing guns to restaurants, stores and recreational areas. Just last year, a disgruntled elderly gentleman shot and killed another man at the movies. Why? The guy was texting during the film. This kind of senseless gun violence simply wouldn’t happen if guns weren’t being carried in public places like movie theaters. I genuinely don’t understand why untrained civilians can carry loaded weapons around me and my kids.
But maybe I just need to be educated on safe, responsible gun ownership. That’s where My Parents Open Carry could come in handy. This picture book from White Feather Press answers the sweeping call for pro-gun children’s books. With 20 U.S. kids hospitalized each day for gun injuries, it’s clear that children desperately need to learn that adults walking around with loaded firearms are totally safe. My Parents Open Carry tells the story of 13-year-old Brenna Strong, the super-creatively named teen who runs errands with her gun-toting, freedom-loving parents, Richard and Bea.
The book includes helpful information such as telling kids what an easy target is. “Someone that would be easy to rob,” the My Parents Open Carry glossary explains.
“For example an elderly person, a woman, a person that is preoccupied or one that appears unarmed and wouldn’t cause much trouble during the crime.”
You heard that, ladies. You’re all easy targets. Unless, of course, you’re carrying a firearm in self-defense.
Right now, everyone who purchases My Parents Open Carry get a free copy of Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate!, a paperback that doesn’t even pretend to be sane. “If metro-sexual pop culture, feminized public schools and the effeminate branches of evanjelly-calism lay their sissy hands on him, you can kiss his masculinity goodbye because they will morph him into a dandy,” cautions the blurb for Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate! Sounds legit.
Now who’s going to write a picture book explaining mass shootings to kids?
Will you be picking up My Parents Open Carry for your kids?