Maybe it has something to do with A Christmas Story. The Red Ryder BB Gun is so much a part of the plot, the kid wants one so bad, that all parents think that kids want a gun for Christmas. I mean what kid wouldn’t want a handy air rifle? Well, as much as I hate even toy guns being played with in our house, I get that the good vs evil thing is something kids role play.
Still, this Christmas has a different feeling to it around guns. A week after 26 people were murdered in a school. A day after 2 firefighters were ambushed at an arson. On Christmas Day, a day for peace, love and family. People were giving their children guns.
For Christmas? Really? Is America ready to give up their right to bear arms? Based on media stories, one would think the trend is rising.
Still, people in the US love them some guns, you just had to scan Twitter for “Christmas gun” on Christmas morning to see the people gleeful to open a package of bullets and a piece of steal for which to fire them. Little kids were getting them:
when you wakee up an see that your eight year old cousin got a freaking gun for Christmas. Oh Gosh.
— AshleyNichole ,☼♡ (@DoYoouWannaSwag) December 25, 2012
— Andrea Lictus (@ALictus) December 25, 2012
Moms were giggling about how well guns go with toasters, Keurigs, and wine kits:
I like adult Christmas more than kid Christmas. Portable wino kit and a gun hahaha!
— Erin Mrrk (@erinthemeek) December 25, 2012
A shot gun, a tv, movies, and a toaster oven. Great Christmas.
— Gavan Navert (@gavanisepic) December 25, 2012
— Lauren Jones (@laurjoness) December 25, 2012
And a lot of them were pink:
got a pink gun for christmas 🙂 #happytweet
— karleigh rose (@karleighrose_) December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas, y’all.