You read that right. Because she’s afraid of “normalizing” firearms, a very liberal mom has “rationalized” taking away one of childhood’s favorite toys.
Where do they get this stuff?
Popsugar had this ridiculous article:
This water gun ban had nothing to do with water shooting toys in general (though with four kids running around it would’ve made sense that she didn’t want the water wars) and everything to do with her firm belief that guns are not toys. We still had all of the same Summer fun, but with water squirters that didn’t look like deadly weapons and never trivialized this important topic. We didn’t make childhood memories with an object inspired by something that kills kids daily.
We didn’t have a gun in our home, but I think my mom’s passionate stance on water guns is even more important for those who do. A gun is a serious and powerful object that can permanently destroy lives. The sooner people start taking this topic seriously, the safer our children will be.
And then she nails it down.
Even if they’re colorful and super cool, kids shouldn’t be playing with water guns because it normalizes the real thing. Kids need to learn that guns aren’t toys. There’s nothing fun or playful about this serious topic and it doesn’t matter if it’s a water pistol or a semi-automatic rifle — a firearm isn’t a laughing matter.
Teaching kids to hate the Second Amendment is not cool.