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Children’s Book on Gun Rights Ignites Controversy, Sales

As happens so often, the loudest critics of a thing wind up being the ones who popularize it the most. This phenomenon happened last week when Bill Maher – a man who is somehow still on the air more than a decade after he praised the 9/11 hijackers barbour international jacketfor their bravery – produced a segment mocking a new children’s book about the right to open carry. The book, entitled My Parents Open Carry, is about a 13-year-old girl’s typical day going shopping with her parents. The only difference is that her parents are both packing heat.

Naturally, a book like this opens itself to not just laughter but also controversy. It has also proven to be a big hit amongst gun-rights activists, especially after being featured on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Suddenly the book, which had been languishing in Amazon’s midlist for two years, found an explosive new audience. Say what you will about the content of the book itself, but it’s certainly rare to see a hot-button issue like gun rights tackled in such a format. Children’s books have covered constitutional rights across the board, but not many of them have been bold enough to embrace ralph lauren outlet ukthe 2nd Amendment.

The reasons for this literary hesitance are easy enough to understand. No one wants to be accused of promoting gun use to kids. At the same time, however, it’s funny to see liberals advocate for the most graphic sexual education possible in schools while simultaneously criticizing a book like My Parents Open Carry. Conservatives aren’t pushing for gun education in public schools. Although…maybe it wouldn’t be the worst idea.

The co-authors of the book, Brian Jeffs and Nathan Nephew, aren’t just storytellers. Before writing My Parents Open Carry, the duo founded nonprofit group Michigan Open Carry, Inc. Though it’s hard to believe just five years later, the concept of open canada goose expedition parka carry was not well understood in 2009 when the group was formed. The authors managed to spread the word about open carry in their home state, and they decided to write the children’s book as a way of spreading that message across the country.

It’s hardly surprising that the book’s message has been met with mixed reviews. Gun rights advocates have praised the book while the anti-gunners have condemned it as propaganda. Like everything else surrounding the issue of guns in America, these two extremes can rarely find common ground.

It’s a sad situation because common ground is exactly what most Americans share when it comes to the issue of guns and gun control. There are extremists who want to be able to sling an M-16 over their shoulder before boarding a plane and there are extremists who want everyone who owns a gun thrown in prison. Most ofcanada goose expedition parka us occupy an expansive middle ground. Books that can present today’s gun issues in an educational fashion can only be a good thing in that climate.

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  • Harley Driver

    Great place to start that education, in the home !! Brings the family closer together and involves everyone.

    • helen sabin

      And it teaches kids respect for firearms.

      • Sam

        My father set up a target range in the basement for my BB gun. Cardboard front to hang the targets, wooden backboard and the BB’s fell to the bottom after hitting/or missing the target for re-use. Spent many an hour down their shooting, off the streets and somewhere where my parents knew where I was.

        • helen sabin

          And I bet you have never gone into a movie theater or school and shot someone up either.

        • tinkerunique

          Grew up on a farm / no basement, but had grasshoppers in the garden chewing on veggies

      • Jim

        By teaching respect for firearms, we also instill respect for your fellow citizen. Some of the most respectful people I’ve ever met were firearms enthusiasts.

        • helen sabin

          Every firearm enthusiast I have met is respectful of their guns and their fellow citizens.

          • tinkerunique

            Some time back, I saved a picture of a (sarcastic comment) “Terrorist with an assault weapon”. It is a picture of President John Kennedy holding an AR-16 that was developed for the troops in Viet Nam.

          • helen sabin

            Gabby Giffords that hypocrite and her equally hypocritical husband had her pose with an AR 15 and the words, TOUGH – for her campaign. Then that slimeslug of a husband tried to buy two guns the day after testifying in colorado how bad those “assault weapons” were. Vote anything but Democratic in 2014 and 2016. Throw them and most of the GOP out and start all over.

          • supergun

            That reminds me of a picture I saw hanging up in a local motorcycle shop. The first homeland security agency. Had several Indians posing while holding rifles.

          • Mark Lahti

            They actually put that picture on a t-shirt with the caption below reading: Fighting terrorism since 1492. I still have that t-shirt and wear it often.

          • Jeff Horton

            So do I

          • r.m.soulman

            Will you share the picture with the rest of us?

          • Jeff Horton

            Should have been Johnson and Gen Westmorland.

          • Jim_Macklin

            JFK was a paid NRA Life member. He actually believed that guns in the hands of good people were important. Guns are neither good or bad, while some people are evil but more people are good.
            Yes, it is a judgement call. It isn’t a racial or ethnic thing, it is cultural. The “gun culture” teaches responsibility, the drug or gang culture teaches all the wrong values.

          • Jim

            “An armed society is a polite society.”

          • desertcelt

            Something tells me you’re not from Chicago. 🙂

    • Jim

      That was the way that we received most, if not all, of our education for generations! The old ways are STILL the best!

      • supergun

        The public school system brain washes our children.

        • Jim

          That’s precisely why it’s so important to educate your children at home. The best defense against brainwashing is to educate your children and then alert them to the fact that the “school” will try to brainwash them. If a child knows what’s going on they can fight it.

          • supergun

            You make a very good point. The Parents must really work and spend time with their Children, to let them know all is not good in the school system. Give the Children a fighting chance to survive in the real world.

          • William Homolka

            Agreed. We must try to figure out how more parents can afford to homeschool their kids – at least one to stay home, the other to go out to work. The govt. schools are to be avoided at all costs. THIS from a 19 year veteran teacher in the NYC public schools!

        • Carl Stevenson

          The problem is that 90+% of people in the teaching profession are leftist sheeple who reject the idea of self-defense as “barbaric.”
          Until being trained and armed to protect their charges is part of their certification/job description, they will, by and large, refuse and express revulsion at the thought.
          Fine, let them find another occupation. I’d like my grandchildren to be looked after by custodians who can and will protect them, as I would if they were in my care.

          • supergun

            All through the history of Mankind, He has always protected himself from those who care not weather you live or you die. The Israelites always had a spear, sword, or long knife in one hand and their tools in the other hand. When a group of people convinces the Nation or Country that no such weapons are needed anymore; when they outlaw those weapons; when they take the citizen’s Right to such weapon away from them, then that Nation is DOOMED.

        • Betty4440

          just got off .ACT FOR AMERICA SITE AND ORDERED 2 BOOKS FOR TEENS AND YOUNGER. about radical islam. AND ITS THREAT TO ALL OF US. YOU MIGHT LIKE TO LOOK INTO IT. for the children.

          • supergun

            Thanks for the information.

    • brucethompson22

      Na you can’t have that. You know the gov’t don’t want that.Why should you have a strong family unit when you can be a mindless gov’t slave. If you can think for yourself and know right from wrong, you are a danger to a left wing socialist gov’t. If the people of this country don’t get their heads out of their a$$es,I fell sorry for them and their off springs.

      • helen sabin

        or hooking up every night with a different guy? have babies on welfare….all things Obama wants so people are dependent on the government.

        • brucethompson22

          And the Dems. say that slavery is dead. so tell me what the hell do they call this.

        • desertcelt

          That’s the Democrats base!

      • OSAMA OBAMA

        “The education of all children, from the moment that they can get
        along without a mother’s care, shall be in state institutions.”


        Karl Marx

    • yaki534

      Nobody mentions the NRA’s “Eddiie Eagle” program for the children. i tells children not to touch a gun, but to go tell an adult about it.

      • Jim_Macklin

        If you find a gun,STOP- DON’T Touch it. Leave the area and tell an adult.For older children, there are actual firearm safety rules to learn. http://www.nra.org

  • Mark Clemens

    Two things every American needs to know how to use are their Gun & Bible. Which neither are taught in pubic schools!

    • helen sabin

      Ummm I would say Guns and how to sterilize water or obtain it from a solar still.

      • ESQ

        Hmmmm! What is a solar still?

        • Mark Clemens

          It’s were you cook Shine in outer space…….

          • ElmoS

            Now that would a out of this world blast.

        • helen sabin

          capturing water from grasses – through putting them under a plastic sheet

      • ElmoS

        You are exactly right, teach them the art of survival and how to make a fire rubbing sticks together.

        • Sam

          OMG, Smokey the bear would not like that… But I do love a good magnifying glass….

          • Jim

            Aw, Smokey doesn’t mind. All he asks is that you don’t leave your campfire unattended. And that ONLY YOU can prevent forests (er, uh, forest FIRES, yeah, that’s it). LOL

          • helen sabin

            When Hurricane Gloria came through NY, and took out power for a little over a week in our area, I had a old BB que grill in which I built a small fire and kept it going all day long with wood from the trees that were downed. Neighbors who had to go to work in the morning would stop by and offer me inch thick steaks in exchange for a cup of coffee. Now… knowing survival skills and how to dehydrate and etc. I then made beef jerky and all our meals from the food I was swapping. Many do not know how to survive in any way except loot and steal as in MO with this idiot street thug who was shot.

            And you should know how to make a solar still for water – in case you are ever stranded away from it or the Talban and ISIS gets into the us and starts creating havoc or our water supplies are somehow interrupted. And a magnifying glass won’t do any good unless there is sun you know…..

          • Jim

            Helen, as always, you make a good solid point! Survival skills are a must. As you have pointed out, we can easily lose those services that we take for granted, such as electricity, water, etc. I learned early in life to “always have a Plan B” (courtesy of my granddad). These skills are fun to teach and fun to learn as well. Can you stand another story about me and my daughter? We enjoy outdoor activities and part of the fun is “roughing it”. By that, I mean we live off the land. We hunt, fish, and gather our food. No computers, video games, televisions, etc. allowed. We do cheat a little, though. I confess to bringing a cell phone so that we will have some form of communication in case of emergencies. We’ve never needed it though! We also bring the sticks to rub together to start our fire. Did I mention that they are matchsticks? The point of all this is so that if and when we need these skills they will be second nature. That way, in a disaster we can calmly go about our lives while others are doing the headless chicken dance.

          • Betty4440

            yea and the muslims have been taught how to start a fire and be miles away before it really starts to into a full blaze. and I think some of the fires we are having now are been set in this manner. Ca. ablaze again.

      • Porty1119

        And the Bible on top of that. Your suggestion is vital as well.

        • helen sabin

          Carry the bible if you so desire. I have seen the power of prayer.

          • Jim

            My daughter went to a private school that was run by a church up to the 2nd Grade. We moved to another place and so I put her in public school. The night before her first day she told me that she was worried that they wouldn’t let her pray in school. I told her that we have rights too and if she wanted to pray in school she had that right. I also told her that if anyone gave her any static about it to tell me and I would go to that school and set them straight. She never got any mess about it, but they came to know me at that school anyhow because I showed up and made my voice heard on other matters. All we have to do is show up and demonstrate that they can’t push us around. Our tax dollars pay their salaries, WE are the BOSS, not them. The American people seem to have forgotten who works for whom. The government (at ALL levels) has gotten too big for its britches and is long overdue for a trip to the woodshed.

          • Real_GA_Conservative

            Amen there!!!!!!! They are our employees, they are not our rulers, and they need to remember that, before we are forced to use force to restore things to how they are supposed to be, from how they are now!!!

          • tinkerunique

            Take notes + take those notes to the polls = VOTE. Most Dumocraps are trying to distance themselves from 0’bummer because of 0-care, and the many other (illegal ) things he has done. There has been a lot of talk about “impeachment” and NOTHING done. Because of his disregard for the laws AND his (admitted) “negotiations” with the Taliban for the exchange of a deserter for the “Gitmo 5”, he HAS given aid and comfort to the enemy. That is an act of treason and should be so charged, but he gets his way and does things HIS WAY. MY QUESTION = “HOW LONG did he “negotiate” with the Taliban, AND, is he STILL doing it ? Seems like everybody else is afraid to ask……… ??????????

          • Opinari

            Let us hope, as more unknown EO, fiat, presidential power actions become laws the next 2.5 years, that we still have the rights we were granted. I’m optimistic that even what Obama does sneakily can be eradicated, if we can get a President in 2016 who truly cares.

          • Jim

            It has taken us about 100 years to get to this point. If we get a president who is committed to the Constitution in 2016, that will be a good first step toward undoing the damage that has been done. But it will take more than just that. We didn’t get here overnight and we won’t undo it all overnight. It will take an earnest effort on the part of the people and the congress to turn it all around. It can be done, but it’s going to take everyone working together.

          • Opinari

            I agree. I didn’t mean would happen immediately. Will never happen with liberals.

          • Jim

            We have to bear in mind that conservatives outnumber liberals. The liberals just have a better platform than we do. They control the media, entertainment, education, and most of the government. That’s what makes them so powerful. We’ve been living under a “tyranny of the minority” for some time and it is perpetuated because they have the ability to manipulate poll results and fudge the statistics. The good news is that more and more Americans are waking up every day and we are starting to realize that the liberals’ power is not as powerful as we’ve been led to believe. All we have to do is ignore them and take away their bully pulpit and they will be defeated.

          • Joseph C Moore USN Ret

            You are forgetting that (it seems) a majority of self proclaimed republican politicians are big government “neo cons” who believe in policing the world and increasing expenditures.

          • Jim

            I agree. Unfortunately, the two-party system is nothing more than a puppet show. We essentially have a choice between “democrat” (the democrat party) and “democrat lite” (the republican party). There isn’t a nickel’s worth of difference between the two. Worse, the election process has been corrupted. If you notice, we have a pattern developing: Eight years of democrats followed by eight years of republicans followed by eight years of democrats. Face it, the fix is in and the strings are being pulled from behind the scenes. We the people will continue to get the shaft until we figure out a way to get people from the working class in congress.

          • helen sabin

            ON the part of the people mainly!

          • Jim

            You are right on! It is our responsibility as citizens to ensure that the elected officials are truly working in the best interest of our nation.

          • Joseph C Moore USN Ret

            It takes more than just the president to be constitutional. It takes all THREE branches of the government to uphold the Constitution of our Republic

          • Jim

            The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. The crooked politicians (on BOTH sides) have been working overtime to circumvent the Constitution so they can serve their special interest masters. The fix is in even at the Supreme Court. The evidence is in the ruling on obamacare. This will continue as long as we the people continue to allow it.

          • helen sabin

            Gee?? a parent who stands up for his rights and those of his family. GOOD FOR YOU!! And yes, if conservatives would get off the social issues and stick to what is important such as getting rid of corruption, then you would see God enter the government/schools/public halls once again. Give your daughter a hug and tell her she is a brave girl and has a wonderful daddy and tell her I said so!

          • Jim

            Thanks for the compliments! I have known for a long time that you only have the rights that you’re willing to stand and fight for. I have been educating my daughter at home from the beginning because I knew she wouldn’t stand a chance in this world if I didn’t. I put her in a private school because at the time we lived in an area where the public schools were so trashed that they weren’t teaching anything. When we moved to a better school district I decided that we could go the public school route but I’ve never stopped teaching her at home. It doesn’t matter how good the schools are in your area, there are still things that are no longer taught in school, unfortunately. She stands every time the national anthem is played and participates in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. We say “grace” at every meal and the Bible is read and the Lord is discussed and worshipped at home. She tells me she even asks the blessing when she eats lunch at school. I’m not trying to brag or pat myself on the back, I’m simply trying to raise a child that will someday be a productive and responsible citizen. Parents, raising children can be tough at times, but you have to equip your children for the real world. No one else is going to do this and all one has to do is look around to see what happens when a parent doesn’t take the time to educate the children.

            Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.–Proverbs 22:6

          • Jeff Horton

            So use your vote as a paddle.

    • Sam

      At one time, when I was a youngster, pray started off the school day (public school in Cambridge MA.). NOT so anymore. And we all said the Pledge of Allegiance to the FLAG (not anymore of that either). How far have we slipped down that slope!

      • Mark Clemens

        Yep, in Jefferson Hills Pennsylvania we did all that until the 8th Grade. We were required to have gun safety class. As far as I know, none of my schoolmates has gone on a shooting spree, or murdered anybody for that fact. Better ways in better days……….

        • helen sabin

          Sam and Mark – me too. . Kids today are not taught any allegiances and they know nothing of our history and what it took to make this country the wonderful place it is. All they hear is that whites are guilty of existing and that we should never question the government.

          • Real_GA_Conservative

            That is why I have to teach following the teachers, and then their teachers wonder why they know more than they teach. I have my daughters read the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers, and the Bible. That is everything that Common Core and the Nationalist Government does not want the new generations taught.

          • helen sabin

            You are a good parent!! There are great books that help explain the wording of the federalist papers and what the founding father actually meant – you might want to get hold of those to help the kids understand the intent and purposes of actions taken ay back when. Common Core is akin to the propaganda done in WWII with the Nazis and it is Obama’s cronies who will benefit $$$$ when testing is done. Bill Gates among them…the SOB

          • Mark Clemens

            Thats true. Any history kids get, its almost always brings up how evil the white man is. Every great nation has had it’s Dark Age. I was hopping slavery would of been the end of ours. Although I had no part in it, I’m embarrassed that it happened. I’m not impressed with what they did to the American Indian either. I, nor anyone else can undo the past, we can only learn from it.
            My Grandpappy used to say
            “A smart man will learn by his mistakes, but an intelligent man will learn from others mistakes too”

          • helen sabin

            There is NO reason to be embarrassed. Most ALL nations had slaves of varying degrees and some still do. The Middle East during the slavery times imported millions of slaves mainly for the sex trade. the US had only about 600,000 slaves versus other countries who had millions. And the native americans for example often warred on each other to get slaves and black also owned slaves. go study your history a bit and stop having white guilt! This is the greatest county on earth and used to have the most freedoms until stupid fools elected fools to the congress and are keeping them there.

            Vote anything but Democratic in 2014 and in 2016 if the GOP and the Tea Party do NOT straighten up, throw them out also and let’s put in term limit and get citizen legislators who get minimal pay, they work 6 months, don’t get a bunch of freebies or fawning and ban lobbyists – to take back our country.

            Consider people like Trey Gowdy, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and others who so far aren’t majorly corrupted and who have a proven track record of getting rid of corruption.

      • Real_GA_Conservative

        I luckily had a teacher in the 1970’s that still led prayer before class, enforced the mandatory Pledge to the flag (and the republic for which it stands), and we sang God Bless America and America! She stated that they could do whatever they wanted with her, but as long as she was in her classroom, she will continue to run it the right way! We need teachers today, who are like that and tell the Government to stay out of our classrooms, and let teachers teach the required classes while also teaching American civics and morals, as our founding fathers wished!

        • helen sabin

          AMEN but I had teachers in a master’s program who complained when I failed them as they couldn’t write a coherent sentence or spell correctly. I was let go for being too strict! HAH – and these teacher are teaching our children? UN HUH – home school your kids or find a good charter school for them.

    • Real_GA_Conservative

      Everyone needs to know the love of God and God’s Laws for mankind, and they need to know how to survive without the Socialist based Nationalist Government dictating to you how to live, who and what to love and how to even wipe their a$$e$! Otherwise you get visited by a government bureaucrat, who if they could do so, would throw you into a prison without a trial, and consider you an enemy combatant for thinking for yourself or holding faith to their oaths to support and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies!

    • Liberty

      Yes and Yes again. NRA came to school and taught the 8th graders safe hunting practices. Third grade’s Mrs. Pitt read the Bible just before lunch. Stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance when the school bell rang. Has anyone seen the new Forever stamp? Black background, flag is to the left. Progressive infiltration at every level.

    • tinkerunique

      Many schools used to have a rifle team, just like a debate team. AND, schools used to teach “Hunter Safety”, which is required in most states BEFORE you can get a hunting license.

    • Roselind Berry

      Anyone who doesn’t know how to use the Bible isn’t gonna survive long, even with the use of a gun. The Bible will keep you out of the gutter someone asked about.

      • Mark Clemens

        I wonder why studying the Bible is discouraged in Public Schools, but studying the Bible in jail/prison is encouraged? Both are State run institutions……..

        • TexasStomp

          Many jihadis are converted in prison. Seems the Bible ain’t the only book in the building.

  • Snailmailtrucker

    Positive proof that the Obama Administration and the entire Democrat Party DOES NOT WANT your children the know their rights as American Citizens !

    But….it’s for the Children….my azz !

    • Daniel W

      It makes it that much easier to violate them if people don’t know them. It’s when the liberals teach the second amendment they always leave out THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED

      • catman

        That if they teach it at all. Some “teachers” think the 2nd amendment is antiquated and should be rewritten or eliminated altogether. In other words, it does not reflect the modern thinking of the liberal mindset.

        • wdcraftr

          And don’t bite your pop tart to look like a pistol.

          • ElmoS

            I like my POP TART well done and in 45 ACP FMJ.

        • Jim

          Yeah, but they will change their tune when the 1st Amendment comes under the same attacks.

          • mperkins2

            I doubt it. They would go for because their handlers, the “libs” would tell them it’s to only shut us up not them. But you are right after they can get the law passed everyone would be affected but most are just to blind to see it. But maybe then they would speak up except by then it will be too late.

    • ElmoS

      You know, that the Democrats don’t know how to survive and we are ahead of them, let them fend for themselves.

  • Sgt. York

    This book is darn sure better than the common core books.At least this book no one is having off the wall sex or lieing about our American History

  • Lynn McCrann

    Seems not ok to write a book about open carry but it is just fine with the libtards to put a book in a nine year olds classroom showing the widest range of disgusting sexual behavior and do it without the parent even knowing.

    • helen sabin

      GOOD POINT!!

      • Sam

        More like EXCELLENT POINT!!!!!

    • mtman2

      Yes but if caught with those same picts(for children) in your computer, you’d be arrested put in jail wear an
      ankle- bracelet and have your picture in the local paper as a sex-offender-w/address and mandatory reporting of address change~!

      • Lynn McCrann

        And now in New Zealand I was told a judge dismissed the case of a man for incest since his teen-age daughter already had sex with her boyfriend. The judge claimed she was informed and since already had sex the matter was moot. Egad! Where do these nutcases come from, the loony bin?

        • mtman2

          A real father loves his children more than his own life and why he lays his out for their benefit. He may correct+ discipline to instill values but also for self respect+dignity so that once launched into the world will succeed for themselves, family and be a plus for God and their fellow man~!

          • Jim

            Discipline is a form of love. Children need discipline in order to become responsible adults. Discipline is more than just spanking, although spanking is most definitely a part of it. Discipline also involves the use of the word “no” as well as instruction as to WHY we do and don’t do certain things. If a child is never disciplined, then that child has been done a great disservice and will likely fail in life.

        • Jim

          It looks to me like the inmates are running the asylum these days!

  • helen sabin

    HAH! I promote gun use to kids and their parents all the time in my gun classes! At a high school where I taught in the 70’s we had a rifle range in the basement of the school and taught our students to shoot. NONE of those kids ever committed chaos and mayhem – they knew how to use a gun and respected their use. I will have to order this book.

    For those stupid libs on this blog – remember back when when ALL kids in a farming family had a gun and knew how to use them? Usually it was the job of the sons to go get food for the family table.

    My grandmother was 8 and used her gun to kill two marauders when they were coming cross country. She and the family didn’t feel sorry for the criminals and left them to be eaten by scavengers. My next door neighbors were liberals also until home invaded. The next day they were banging on our door to get certified to get a permit to carry. Life has its ways of teaching lessons for sure.

    • Jim

      When I was a child, I hardly knew anyone who didn’t have a gun collection in the home. In fact, we always played at each other’s homes in the living room, not even 4 feet away from a glass front gun cabinet full of various rifles and shotguns. My best friend’s Dad was a Korean War veteran and kept a loaded .45 on his nightstand. It never occurred to any of us kids to even TOUCH any of these without permission. We were educated from when we were little about the damage a firearm could do. We used to go out in the pasture and set up targets and spend a Saturday target shooting. In spite of everyone in the community owning guns, there were no school shootings, no “drive-by shootings”, and no “mass shootings”. I have educated my daughter about guns and we often have “father-daughter days” at the range. She understands and respects firearms and even educates her friends about them. I urge all parents to do the same.

      • helen sabin

        And I know how old you are just from your post about not touching things that didn’t belong to you, shooting in pastures, and etc. LOL!! Yeah we were raised the same way. And most excellent that you taught your daughter to shoot – good for you!! the NRA is looking for female handgun instructors – send her their way!

        • Jim

          Thanks for the response, Helen! My daughter wants to serve in the Marines first, just like Dad! She has a good head on her shoulders and is way ahead of her peers (she is 14). It seems that not enough parents are taking the time to teach their children anymore. You can’t trust the “schools” to teach your child. If you want your child to learn anything, and not just be a parrot that regurgitates the party line, you must teach them at home.

          • helen sabin

            Thanks to you both for your service! We too are a military family.

            HS

          • Jim

            It’s kind of a tradition in my family. Both of my grandfathers served in WWII, one in the Army in the Pacific, and one in the Air Corps in North Africa and Europe. I have a few grand uncles who served in the Korean War, my Dad and two of my uncles were in the Army and Air Force in the Vietnam War. I am the black sheep of the family–I served in the Marines (the first Marine in the family!). My daughter wants to be a Marine as well. Semper Fidelis!

          • helen sabin

            God bless you all!

          • Jim

            And May God bless and keep you and yours!

          • mtman2

            At least 1/2 the educators are clueless themselves as they were ‘churned-out’ of the socialist-gristmill~!

          • Jim

            The so-called “schools” have long been nothing more than indoctrination centers.

      • James

        And isn’t it interesting that since ‘we’ (the nation) have gotten away from understanding and respecting firearms, and started thinking the police and the govt will protect us, that these tragic incidents with young people and guns has risen? I wonder how many libs are paying attention to those statistics? I agree though, this always comes back to parental training, responsibility, values and oversight of their own families.

        • Jim

          At some point the American people got away from the traditions and values that made us the Greatest Nation Ever Formed. These were replaced by the irrational fears fostered and encouraged by the media and hollyweird. What we are seeing nowadays is the final destruction of our nation as was carefully planned and executed by the hard core left. The young people have been indoctrinated by the schools and the entertainment industry to think that all the values and morals of yesteryear are “old fashioned” and “uncool”. Saturday Night Live, once a great comedy show, has become a forum for hard-line leftists that ridicule and slander anyone who shows any kind of decency or patriotism. We have such obvious Marxists as Bill Maher and Jon Stewart blatantly passing their opinions off as “facts”. The young people eat all this up because they are no longer able to distinguish between fantasy and reality; in fact, they are more concerned with what’s “in” than the truth. This new generation is so devoid of values and so morally bankrupt that we have become a society where “anything goes” and nothing is sacred or off limits. It may still be possible to save our nation. I hope and pray that we’re not too far gone. That’s why I said that everyone MUST work together to reverse this decline by educating your children at home.

          • helen sabin

            But you notice that Hollyweird uses guns and violence to make money don’t you?

          • Jim

            Absolutely! I believe that’s called “hypocrisy”!

          • helen sabin

            What? Hollywood being hypocritical? Naaaaawwwww

          • Jim

            I know! Say it ain’t so, Joe!

      • mtman2

        An A+ review here!
        This was once the case across America. Firearms were -tools- for various purposes and an integral
        part of OUR fabric as Americans. Common sense training is missing for all functional use of, purpose and understanding of how every day things work and WHY. Kids graduate in mass DETACHED from how the real world works and esp OUR nation along with how WE came to be~!

    • organic girl

      Our high school has a rifle team, through the Jr.NROTC program. Pellet rifles, of course.
      The JROTC classes are the ONLY classes that teach honest citizenship, patriotism, and unadulterated American history.

      If your high school doesn’t have a Jr.ROTC program, check with your legislators about starting one. Ours has been here since the 1960s at least, sponsored locally and supported by citizens of the community. If your high school already has a program, ask how you can help support it. Rifle teams ALWAYS need monetary donations for pellets and to help fund trips to competitions. Competitions cover many aspects of the program. Open to all, and quite impressive from the bleachers.

      • helen sabin

        We used to have REAL rifles with .22 rounds to put in them but at least you learn what you need to learn – good for Jr. ROTC

    • ElmoS

      My 410 Single Barrel has put many a rabbit and squirrel on the dinner table.

  • Timk

    Just Think On It…..Teaching Real History and The Constitution in SCHOOL..
    I Can Hear “LIBERAL HEADS” Exploding All Over The USofA.
    Sempre Fi’

    • Lynn McCrann

      A good lessen that might be taught to children was Madison’s response
      during the negotiations for Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase. That if the
      Mississippi were closed to American traffic there may well be an approximate 200,000 individual MILITIA MEN taking matters into their own hands.
      Mind you, he was not talking about the United States government troops but the citizens themselves becoming joined voluntarily as a Militia.
      And that my friends is the perfect example of what the 2nd amendment was intended to mean…..the individual citizen whether forming a militia or not.

    • John

      “Liberal Heads Exploding” I can’t think of a more wonderful sound, music to my ears

  • Jim

    I have always known that the key to gun safety, especially for kids, is education. If you educate a child about guns, they become less mysterious and therefore the child is less likely to be involved in an accident. It is fair to say that most accidental shootings among the under-18 crowd are due to curiosity and ignorance. A child is naturally curious and if he doesn’t know anything about guns he will usually end up misusing a gun he found at home or at someone else’s home. Properly educating children about gun safety will prevent most, if not all, accidents.

    • helen sabin

      Absolutely correct!!

  • danny kimbrel

    I can only hope that every parent in America will buy this book along with another(the 50000 year leap) that teaches what the schools are not teaching our children, they are trying to dumb down our future generations so they will be progressive idiots instead of intellectual Americans

    • helen sabin

      Both good books!! Great recommendation. I would add Master of the Senate about LBJ and Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg….both teach about liberalism and how strange those folks are.

  • Jim

    YOU are your child’s PRIMARY educator. YOU must teach them values, morals, and ethics. The “schools” are not going to do it. They are merely indoctrination centers. Teach your children from when they are very young to be independent thinkers.

  • don

    guns are not the problem…it’s the use of them that’s the problem…

    the second amendment was put in place by our forefathers for reasonS that have long since been overshadowed…like…”call the police” yet they did not foresee a legal system that has undermined our abilities to defend ourselves, property and loved ones with firearms.

    courts have ruled: “It is not the responsibility of the police to protect the individual, it’s to protect the masses.”…police agencies may NOT be sued for failure to respond, even when they fail to show when life threatening events are encountered.

    states, like california, are so obsessed with anti-gun legislation it will pass ANY law against firearms even knowing it’s unconstitutional!

    now, i understand that state, like california, have “Problems” with gangs and drugs, illegal immigration, etc but…to punish the law-abiding firearms owners for what gang members and cartel members do seems so …un-american…ludicrous…unfair…and even illegal…but it IS the way of legislators to create problems where non existed before.

    • helen sabin

      You are absolutely correct! The founding father knew what they were doing – unlike the liberals today.

    • mtman2

      So encourage family, friends, neighbors, fellow workers, acquaintances, church+club members- TO VOTE!
      THROW THE BUMS OUT~!

  • ron44

    They use to teach fire arms education in schools in the fifties. google year book photos and you will HS even Junior high schools had classes devoted to gun safety and use all though out the country..people didn’t go around shooting others until the late sixties when progressives started their ” We must control every one for their own good” BS, then after that the whole country went down hill from there.

    • mtman2

      In 1964 Prayer was taken out schools and NO ONE DID A THING,!
      WE today opened Congress with prayer as every day from before and during the Founding!

      Providential oversight and accountability starts and must stand somewhere!

      OUR Wise Founders NEVER ONCE MINCED WORDS ABOUT THIS = starting in the Declaration of Independence, yet not wanting a “national-church”::
      -worded the 1st part of the 1st-Amendment to protect all flavors(Denominations) of Protestant versions that all helped write it as well as chaplained OUR Revolutionary soldiers. The British put a high bounty on these preachers as they gave hope, resolve and Faith to not give up~!

      • mtman2

        The old statement- “GOD, GUNS AND GUTS BUILT AMERICA” is simply the truth~!

  • GrizzMann

    If Democrats are against it, I’ m for it.

  • Terry Hamblin

    I hope the book hits the best seller list because it would probably piss off Bill loudmouth, liberal/Obama lover, jerk, Maher. The guy was a good comic, then he decided to be a political genius, so he poo-poos anything against Obama, cuts off the speaker and drools as he attacks anything conservative. I think that he can wipe his ass with his tongue!

  • James

    Whether or not a person chooses to own and carry a firearm or not, it is their choice (when they are of age). But until then, children should not be subjected to the fear tactics and ‘zero tolerance’ policies of the libs. Instead, lets give the kids an education about firearms and training in handling them so they will know the dangers as well as the advantages and they can make a rational decision in time. Isn’t that the same argument the libs use for sex education and such things? Let’s be consistent folks! My kids may not want to own weapons down the road, but the time may come they will need to know how to use them for their own self preservation. I hope they will at least know how they work and how to handle them.

  • ElmoS

    The Left Leaning Liberals will tell your children how to put a condom on a banana, they will promote sex in the classroom, They will tell your children its OK to be gay whether they want to hear this and don’t even understand the gay life. But if someone tells your children that you have rights that pertains to the Dreaded Gun, all hell breaks loose. It all starts at home with parents teaching their children about guns and the safe use of them.

  • jbftskj

    These antigun zealots will be hurting when the need arises to protect their family or friends from the armed scum currently roaming the streets everywhere. Makes one wonder how people could be so completely blind to reality. They seem to forget the police only arrive AFTER the attack, not during. Stupid is as stupid does!

  • QuisPercusit

    When I was in high school there were federally supported rifle teams in any high school that wanted one that had a place to shoot and every high school Junior ROTC program had one also.

  • jbftskj

    My grandfather gave me a .22 rifle when I was 10, and showed me how to use it. He said never point at anything you don’t plan to shoot, and keep the safety ON when not actively firing it. I shot woodchucks, squirrels and rats, mostly. Crows were too smart; they see a gun barrel, they’re gone in a second. I never shot my brother, sister, parents, grandparents, friends, or anyone else. The antigun crowd of today has their collective heads up in that dark place, and will deserve what they get when the SHTF.

  • ABBAsFernando

    VILE LIBERAL SCUM love to make up and tell LIES. Anti American SCUM like this seek to disarm FREEDOM FIGHTERS in order to enslave us.

  • Larry

    The common ground theory you expound on Shawn is just what the libs want to hear. Your kind of thinking will have firearms removed from the people in short order and we will be just like every nation that lost their rights, think of the killing fields. To have common ground with the libs, means to give up something for their support. Just look around, compromise is why we are trying so hard to stop further loose of our gun rights. In fact, compromise has been the deterioration of our nation and our Constitution. Look at history. When have Conservatives gained ground when we have compromised with our Constitutional rights? Common ground, no way; Stand by our Constitution and its guaranties.

  • Cynic

    The book deals with many of the issues and misconceptions the public has about guns. It’s balanced and thoughtful. Much more so than the trolling “reviews” the book has received on Amazon from liberals who obviously haven’t read it.

  • jeffrey melton

    The controversy about guns lies at the feet of liberals. Our founding fathers thought that the language used for the second amendment was above controversy. They were wrong. The language “shall not be infringed” is obvious to me in the intent to prevent anyone from interfering with a citizen’s right to go armed. As Bill Clinton (anti-gun and famous liberal) said ” it depends on what your definition of is is”. Only a lib would try to strip American’s freedom by defining words so rigidly. All children in this country should be educated in firearms safety and function . In that regard this book is a good idea. My children and grandchildren are so educated. Don’t leave this important education to the government, I didn’t .

  • Liberals never cease to amaze me. If you need proof look in New York City where I live. A couple of years ago the speaker of the New York City Council (Christine Quinn) who is an open Lesbian, was collecting books for distribution in the New York City Public School System. These books were promoting, explaining, or whatever you want to call it about the Gay Life Style. Books with titles such as Boy Meets Boy would be given out to very young children. Not a word from the Liberals in that case. Now they condemn books that have to do with our Constitutional Rights.

  • jag57

    As I read the comments and replies, it makes me feel good to know there are still people that still believe in the things that has made our Republic great in the past, and hopefully we can once again get back to the past and bring it into the future. I always say, “if you don’t know history, you are apt to have a repeat of the awful things that happened in the past. When I hear someone say, it can’t happen here, I say the German people thought that, before the reign of Adolph Hitler, and I haven’t heard anyone say they ended well. We do not want history of all the atrocities, to be a reflection of the future.

  • mojo

    Gun education in schools is not something new. My son and daughter had gun education when they attended school in the 70’s.
    Good and proper education when combined with the Ten Commandments and bible teaching in school, not present day education, is the only type of gun control needed. It would be a good start to returning this REPUBLIC to the country our founders intended.

  • let justice roll

    Liberals do not want children to understand that there is nothing wrong with owning a gun and that it is a right , not a privilege, to carry that gun for the protection of you and your family. Maybe if children were taught to respect and to properly use a gun there would be less gang related violence.

  • Patrick

    Liberals believe that the Constitution is propaganda. And everything should be free.Food Stamps, Welfare, section 8 Housing, and Cell phones. And that Illegals are not Criminals.

  • Opinari

    How horrible, reading a book which backs the 2nd Amendment. Unless one owns gun(s) and have them in their homes, how else would a child learn about our “right to keep and bear arms”? The home needs to teach the children about our country; its laws and what it stands for. Our schools do not want the teaching of the Constitution, or any of the rights of the people, in their domain. Schools often teach just the opposite. I have not read the book so I can only espouse what appears to be a good thing.

    However, as I am totally disgusted with the path taken by our liberal administration—trying to remove all that is unique to the U.S. from a Republic and Capitalistic country, in order to rebuild it into a country embracing socialism, which is failing badly in European countries—I take umbrage. I had hoped for a POTUS who looked to a future of continued exceptionalism. Instead, we elected an inept ‘imperial president’ who is a wannabe dictator, emperor, or king (take your pick), who ran on lying by the omission of details regarding his “Hope and Change,” in order to become eligible for all the perks of the office; the responsibilities be damned.

    In order to bypass the neglect and failure of schools, colleges etc. in teaching a rounded education in history of U.S. as a country of laws etc., let it be known that there are books and DVDs addressing children, teaching the Constitution et al, as well as faith of country founders, out there for the picking. Google, Yahoo, or Bing them and find the sites, if you would like an easy way to teach your children what the schools will not, which the atheists and socialists et al do not want.

  • LiberalFascist

    Personally I would prefer an M240 Bravo for the plane ride.

  • adrianvance

    Private ownership of guns has helped keep our elected folk honest and it prevented our invasion by Japan.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” When you speak they will listen.

  • Greg

    How did I realize the difference between realistic and fake? First, at age 4, dad had me shoot a teddy bear with a “pretend” bullet. Then, after a little bit of talk on the difference between the two, he had me shoot the teddy bear with a REAL bullet. Aside from the obvious difference in weight, real and fake rifle. It devastated me. What a REAL bullet could do. From then, until forever, I will know the difference. There isn’t any better educational moment.

    • mtman2

      As long as it wasn’t your favorite one, or that could psychology scar your trust ~!

  • fsa0033

    Our children have had firearm training as soon as they can pick up a firearm. The girls both have pistols and rifles. My sons have AR-15s that are personalized. My wife also practices CCW. There hasn’t been an accident once. Firearms litter the house for easy access. When home we carry. If there ever was a home invasion the perpetrators would be confronted by everyone in the house. My daughter is the best shot. Groups of 2.5″ 10 shots fast trigger. The person won’t have a chance. Yes, kids should be educated and trained. They don’t fear guns or the person behind it because they know how to use theirs.

  • adrianvance

    More children’s books on the Constitution! Great idea!

    Google “Two Minute Conservative.” When you speak they will listen..

  • John Gillis

    Friends don’t let their friends vote Democrat.

  • But it’s okay to have children read “Heather Has Two Mommies” and “Daddy’s Roommate.” Liberals are the most sensible people in the world; and if you believe that, I’ve been hiding space aliens in my closet for the past ten years.

  • adrianvance

    “Gun Free Zones” attract mass murderers. It is just that simple.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative.” When you speak they will listen.

  • tinkerunique

    My kids were shooting a .22 before they were in school. They learned how to clean a gun after EACH range session. Later, my daughter could out shoot her boyfriend, and again after they were married AND he was in the Army. He liked to shoot pop cans against the bank, and she would lay them down and shoot thru the pop-top opening. She can also shoot an old .303 rifle quite well. She is 5′ and 115# drippin wet. My granddaughters shoot good too. Hunters Safety course is upcoming.

  • OCDiver

    I was taught in the home as were many others, in this day and age however; I feel it would be best to combine in home teaching of firearms with class room teaching as well. Liberals who despise the 2nd Amendment but cling to their first amendment need to be educated along with our children!!

  • icemancold

    My children see me carry and shoot a gun.They have been taught gun safety and that the guns are not toys and never play with one of dad’s guns. If people children and adults alike are taught gun safety and what guns can do there wouldn’t be all of these senseless killings. The uneducated and those who do not have involved parents are the ones who are doing senseless things with guns as a way to get some one to notice and pay attention to then albeit too late.!!

  • jbftskj

    I had a rifle when I was 9; never shot anyone with it, either; just groundhogs, crows, and squirrels-oops, sorry, squirrels!

  • John W Tobin

    I’m happy to say that thanks to the progressive communist bill maher, I ordered the book right away. It is written and illistrated as a childrens book and is pretty good. It is about open carry but not anti concealed carry.

  • Joseph C Moore USN Ret

    The NRA’s “Eddie Eagle” program, which promotes safety and understanding of arms (guns) SHOULD be a rational part of the school programming.

  • Carl Stevenson

    “No one wants to be accused of promoting gun use to kids.”
    Why not? I do it all the time. Kids need to learn how to use them safely and responsibly, and how to defend themselves from thugs and tyrants.

  • wapitihunter

    If firearms education were taught in schools we wouldn’t have the problems we have today. There would be a much greater respect for and proper use of firearms. I was taught very early on the proper us of and a respect for firearms by my father. I was allowed to shoot them and saw the destructive force they can have. I was allowed to hunt and put may a meal on the table. My children were taught as I was to respect firearms and let them shoot a can of tomato soup so they could see what they can do and that every firearm is loaded until proven otherwise. They have had no unintentional discharges. There is no such thing as an accidental discharge. Guns do not fire by themselves. I just can not understand how or why the liberal agenda advocates graphic sexual education in our schools but ignores or suppresses the very thing that has given us our freedom as we know it. The “Gun” allowed this Nation to be born and survive.

  • Roselind Berry

    I love the idea of having gun education in the public schools! Because of the gun education I and my sibs and cousins had at home, none of us have been hurt by or caused harm with a gun. The first rule of gun safety is to always treat a gun as if it is loaded. If you never point it where you do not want a bullet to go, you will not accidentally shoot who/what doesn’t need shot. With so many parents afraid to own guns, let alone teach gun safety, the rate of accidental shootings has apparently gone way up. I taught my children that rule even for toy guns, because that was the best opportunity in a suburban neighborhood.

  • mesaman

    HBO? Is that the Homo Bigot Oddball channel?

  • adrianvance

    What? Teaching the kids about the Constitution? Racists!

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” and you will know.

  • 4b4mac

    Hey Sam W,
    I’m another of those parents who set up a basement BB range for a son…….hung a door mat from a saw horse. Son used push pins to hang paper targets. He was 10 at the time. BBs fell into box below the mat. I got him started & he went at it for a while just about every day. After a while I looked about his progress and found target after target with dime sized bulls obliterated. At 40 feet with a Red Rider with a thoroughly atrocious trigger that’s a feat! He had trigger control down pat after that! Moved him up through NRA Jr Rifle and shotgun. He and wife now have son & triplet girls. All shoot &fish, grow own food, fine students in school, participate in sports & fine arts. Pa Pa is proud! One feels sorry for so many kids trapped in concrete jungles with no chance to experience the real world. Were they able to get out to participate we could count on a brighter future for all.

    One remark about open carry: I remain unconvinced of any real positives in the “in your face” open carry bit. There is a conundrum……… If a state “allows” open carry then that’s that. The business of concealed carry “permits” is Constitutionally illegal from the get-go. With that said, I still think open carry is not the best idea. Responsible packers know their business but it is better to avoid fanning the flames among the paranoid. We have more work to do. Join the NRA. Contribute to Judicial Watch.

    • bayoucastine

      Please check out the “USCCA” – United States Concealed Carry Association.
      U.S. Concealed Carry Association Their whole purpose is focused upon concealed carry issues. You may also be interested in subjects covered by the Suarez International USA, Inc.

      I’ve been a member of the NRA, and a certified CCW instructor since ’96. The NRA is a fine organization but they focus on the broad picture of firearms

  • 4b4mac

    Tinker,
    Yeah boy. And sparrows in the loafing shed and barn!

  • Jim_Macklin

    Malls are under a threat of terrorist attack. The Mall of America in particular. Anybody want to guess that malls will ban guns [ if they already haven’t ] and thy will hire “guards” who will screen the innocent for any weapon, including a 1/2 inch blade pen knife.
    When the terrorists get there, they will kill the guards at the doors so everybody is trapped inside.
    Then they will kill for 30 minutes until a superior force arrives.
    Personally, I will shop on-line if I have to shop or got where I can carry so I have a chance to defend myself and my family.

  • adrianvance

    The more kids learn about the Constitution the less often will we have disasters like Obama.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for clarity.

  • Elton Powell

    *** I had relegated Bill Mayer to the classification of ‘IDIOT’ some years ago when I just determined to kick out ‘Home Box Office’ and a bunch of other useless stuff . I haven’t even read the book but if what you say about it is right, I have to reclassify ole’ Bill to ‘join the ‘BOOB’ amalgamation. But not to feel totally rejected. After the first Obama election, I put myself in with the ‘idiot’ catagory with them. Now he moves to the next to bottom of the class, which is insanity. Now I have to go fight with Amazon and all that rigamorole in their invoices to see if I can get that book. So far, I have only had one successful order from that Company. Since then, My password just won’t go through. Wonder if other Computers have this problem.!!! Bama Boy

  • OSAMA OBAMA

    Sissies like bill maher, michelle moore and the rest shat themselves at the very mention of “GUNS”. Yeah, let’s take away the only means we have to protect ourselves from the thug vermin , muSLIMES, thug progressives, thug gubment.

  • dusty

    i would rather have my kids taught gun rights than have them indoctrinated on that mussie commie piece of shit in the w/h.

  • dusty

    re:supergun. how right you are. we were the first dhs.

  • maxparrish

    Thank-you Bill!

  • mike slaney

    This is no more controversial than California indoctrinating and brainwashing children toward Obama, both are insane even to consider.

  • adrianvance

    You cannot buy PR like this. You have just sold a lot of books!

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for clarity in analysis.