To the Grandfather, I being my analytical self, tried to reason with the hologram of an adult. I was clearly wrong but gave it an at-a-girl. "Sir, who I voted for has nothing to do with the fact that your grandson is being encouraged to go around and point a gun with a blue laser at my head. My cousin was shot in the head at the age of 20 while she was 4 months pregnant while she pleaded for her life. I don't appreciate this behavior." All the time while the child continue to simulate guns sounds and keep shooting at me. To which I got in my car and drove off as he continued spouting off about me not believing in gun control, etc etc.
He totally missed the point. In one instance, that man (and I use the word loosely here) taught his grandson hatred, irresponsibility and unaccountability.
I have shot guns. At the age of twelve, my uncle (the father of the cousin who was murdered) taught me how to shoot a pistol. He lined up empty beer bottles, and taught me how to aim and shoot. When we got done, he also taught me the power of a gun and what it could do and when and when not to use it. And never ever point it at a person unless you want to defend yourself. Now THAT is a man. A responsible, accountable, man filled with love. He probably didn't vote, I've never asked him. But if he did he probably would have voted for Obama. But what is the message here? Every time you don't like something or agree with somebody, you want to bring your political views in front of the world? Do you want to separate people by their political affiliation? What he doesn't realize is he is really shouting, "I AM A LOSER, my candidate lost and now I'm a poor sport and I AM A POOR LOSER!" I think there is a bigger delineation drawn in the sand here. Actually there are two. One is being a responsible parent. Ask the parents of the Connecticut children murdered at New Town. And the other is whether you are just being an butthole. And unfortunately buttholes have rights in America too. It's a free country. And for the little four year olds who have Butthole Grandfathers who let them point laser guns at peoples heads they don't know and keep shooting them, I wish I could carry a big super-soaker-water-gun around in the trunk of my car and shoot them back!
Point number 4:
Kelley Columber, a mother of two from Blue Hill, Maine, agrees: “We have foam-ball popper guns, nothing assault weapon-looking.” She adds that reminding kids about proper toy gun etiquette is key: “We don't point at faces or at people who ‘aren't playing.’”