Children Soldiers of Generation Gun

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We’re accustomed to seeing pictures of children carrying guns in grainy images from “war-torn, third-world” nations in Africa, South America, or South East Asia. Yet, the NRA is pushing more and more educational and “fun” recreational programs, schools, and camps children in the hopes of creating a new generation of children gun’s advocates. They even promote a whole new “Gunpowder and Mascara” lifestyle for young girls, complete with matching hip fashionables.

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People like little McKenzie are their new stars, which is why she all over the web now.

McKenzie, the 11-year-old who can field strip and reassemble a rifle in 53 secs

This video may prove shocking if you’re not accustomed to seeing children handling guns. On the American blogosphere however, 11-year-old McKenzie has attracted great admiration.

The video of an eleven-year-old girl assembling a rifle in record time is causing a stir on the web. Largely admired in the US, the video has attracted such comments as “beware terrorists”, “don’t break her heart or she’ll murder your whole family” and “this girl is awesome”. However, in places where learning to use a gun at a tender age is not exactly commonplace the video has raised concern over children’s access to guns – particularly since it involves a country infamous for its school shootings. Despite 1989 Child Access Prevention laws in place in many states, nearly 12 times more under-14-year-olds die from firearms incidents in the US compared with 25 other developed countries combined [according to the anti-gun violence Brady Campaign]. Nonetheless, owning a gun is a fundamental right in the US, and protected by the Second Amendment. Our Observers explain why.

As one commentator on the article defending gun ownership put it:

Mao said that “the ultimate political power comes out of the barrel of a gun”. If you do not own a gun you do not have any more political power than the powers that be… allow you to have. Since governments are being taken over by multinational corperations and international bankers, it is even more important that the people have guns and the right to use them.

Wow.

Can’t argue with that logic. So I guess Mao is the patron saint of the NRA crowd. Kind of makes sense. Outside of Stalin he was the greatest, longest ruling dictator of the Twentieth Century and certainly dominated more people than anyone in history. What an idol.

Militarism is in. Stores like Wal-Mart are full of camoflaged (even in cool blue for boys and hot pink for little girls), army-styled clothing lines. They sell real guns next to the toy departments where they sell plastic guns.

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So, we create the world we live in and the world the NRA wants is full of children soldiers. This used to be considered the greatest sin, the nasty evil of those “other, dirty” dictatorships way “over there” who exploited women and children. Now it is what we wish for the next generation.

Everyone should have a gun. At home. At work. In the car. In school. Even in church.

Here are some poster children for the brave new NRA World at Eternal War, Generation Gun.

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This upwardly moble young man is definitely dressed for success. Off to work we go!

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My God, they’re just so cute!

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This really must be the world we wish for our children. I mean, otherwise, why would we do it? Children don’t know any better. We can force them to pick up a gun as easily as we can a crayon. It is up to us. We are, after all, the adults.

Peace to all and to all our children, a good night.

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I bet you’re a little conflicted, confused, maybe questioning this worldview even. Nah, you can’t have doubts. Just keep thinking… what would Jesus do? I sure it rhymes with “child” and “AK-47.”

Didn’t He say: Never turn the other cheek. Covet thy neighbor’s property. Shoot thy neighbor. Let only the well-armed children inherit the earth. He who owns the most toys wins.

Isn’t that the way it goes?

Hey, stand up and say it loud and proud! No pain, no gain!

Is this the world we created, or isn’t it?

Just look at all those hungry mouths we have to feed
Take a look at all the suffering we breed
So many lonely faces scattered all around
Searching for what they need

Is this the world we created?
what did we do it for?
Is this the world we invaded?
Against the law?
So it seems in the end
Is this what we’re all living for today?
The world that we created.

You know that every day a helpless child is born
Who needs some loving care inside a happy home
Somewhere a wealthy man is sitting on his throne
Waiting for life to go by.

Is this the world we creatid
we made it on our own
Is this the world we devastated
Right to the bone?
If there’s a God in the sky looking down
What can he think of what we’ve done
To the world that he created?

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