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Letter: Pink Sparkle Pony assault rifles

Pink Sparkle Pony rifles

“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” — Vladimir Lenin

Mark your calendars. June 15 is National Take Your Daughter to the Range Day. Like Gun Appreciation Day, it’s the National Rifle Association’s latest marketing ploy to insure that the billion-dollar gun manufacturing industry will continue to thrive. Shooting Industry Magazine advises that every gun store should have at least one pink gun on display.

The market for traditional hunting guns has sharply declined, so the NRA is hoping that the “Barack Boom” in military-style weapons will take up the slack. Nancy Lanza, Adam Lanza’s mother, was a perfect example of how the NRA feeds on fear, as she purchased weapons worth thousands of dollars and trained her son at the local gun ranges.

The faceless evil she feared turned out to be her own well-armed and trained son.

We must heed the words of Graham Nash and teach our children well. “Teach your children what you believe in. Make a world that we can live in.” Hopefully those of tender years can’t know the fears that their elders grew by.

Michael Hinojosa

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