The Gift of a Gun

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I have heard this many times from students over the years…’I got a gun for Christmas/Birthday/Hunting Season’.  I have heard this from children as young as six years old.  What are we really giving children when we give them the gift of a gun?

So here is a list of what that gift really is…

A way to kill animals

A way to kill a friend

A way to kill yourself

Don’t fool yourself into believing that it is a family tradition (although it might be) but so is genital mutilation in some cultures and we want that to stop.  Tradition does not equal right.  Yes, you may teach your children gun safety and have a gun safe… but you have a gun and a gun is meant to kill things.  Yes, it can be used for target practice… but A GUN IS MEANT TO KILL THINGS.  The End.

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