Society

New Children's Book Promotes Gun-Carrying Parents

| by Michael Allen

Brian Jeffs and Nathan Nephew, the founders of the pro-gun group Michigan Open Carry, have published a new book for children entitled "My Parents Open Carry."

The book glorifies the parents of a 13-year-old girl who openly carry guns for protection while "running errands and having fun together," notes the book's website.

According to RawStory.com, Jeffs and Nephews recently told Armed American Radio, a pro-gun radio program, that the book shows the happy family confronting people at a grocery store and book store about the joys of gun ownership.

“It will help put people at ease,” claimed Nephews. “Most kids aren’t scared of a gun, that’s another good point this book tries to make.”

However, there's no mention about the thousands of children who are injured and killed by guns every year in the real world.

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MSNBC reported in Jan. that a study by the Yale School of Medicine found that over 7,000 children are killed or hospitalized by guns every year.

The study, which was published the medical journal "Pediatrics," also found that another 3,000 kids die from guns before even getting to the hospital.

According to the Harvard School of Public Health, "By a margin of 5 to 1, Americans feel less safe rather than more safe as more people in their community begin to carry guns. By margins of at least 9 to 1, Americans do not believe that regular citizens should be allowed to bring their guns into restaurants, college campuses, sports stadium, bars, hospitals or government buildings."

Sources: MSNBC, Harvard School of Public Health, Armed American Radio, RawStory.com, MyParentsOpenCarry.com