So yeah…..I hate guns. I belong to MOMS DEMAND ACTION! I believe we need much stricter gun laws. We need GUN SENSE!! We need to stop allowing the NRA to throw their money around and someone needs to stand up and say NO MORE, ENOUGH!! I believe all that with every single ounce of me. The violence in the world scares me. Hearing news stories of mass shootings or of children shooting children…it all breaks my heart into pieces.
For about 3 years my son (now 6) has been asking for a “shooter.” He has wanted a NERF gun for as long as I can remember and I have always been firm and adamant against it. I remember visiting a relatives house and seeing my sweet little 3 year old boy come running out waving a toy pistol. It scared the hell out of me and I took it from him. From then on he would know at other people’s houses not to play with the toy gun for fear of the wrath of mommy.
I have watched him wantingly stare at other kids playing with NERF guns and stare back at me. I would give him “the look” and he would lower his head in disappointment and just watch the other kids. As he got older it seemed all his friends had NERF guns. No matter where we went mother and fathers that I respected and liked very much had gotten their children NERF guns. I still stood by ground. NO GUNS
What am I worried about?
Am I scared that I will be promoting violence? YES
Am I scared that playing with a toy gun might make my kid more likely to pick up a real gun if they saw it? YES
Well…..I need to rethink that because I think I need to worry more about HOW he/she got near a gun first!!
I am scared of everything when it comes to both my children. I worry about them constantly and just want them to be healthy, safe and happy.
Yesterday at Toys R Us I went against everything I ever stood up against. ME….the extreme anti-violence, anti-gun, promoter of MOMS DEMAND ACTION…..bought her 6 year old son a toy gun and then to only make it fair….I bought my 4 year old daughter a purple NERF gun. We came home and I couldn’t stop shooting my husband with the NERF darts and NOW….I want to get vests, glasses and my own NERF gun.
WHO AM I???????????
I still believe in everything I did before. I HATE GUNS and VIOLENCE!! I believe strongly in Gun Sense Laws and I support MOMS DEMAND ACTION. I just also know that it’s up to me and my children to learn and grow together. To make smart choices and for me to teach them right from wrong. Both my kids refuse to be the “bad guys” they always want to “get the bad guys” so I think we are ok for now!