Michigan Open Carry co-founders Brian Jeffs and Nathan Nephew have collaborated to write and publish a children’s book. Nice idea, right? Except, in this book, the theme and subject is about open carry. It’s a children’s book about guns.
Entitled “My Parents Open Carry,” the story follows a 13-year-old Brenna Strong as she runs Saturday errands and does family activities with her mom and dad. The peculiar thing about Brenna’s parents is that they carry guns everywhere they go in the story for self-defense.
“Before writing this, we looked for pro-gun children’s books and couldn’t find any,” said Jeffs and Nephew. “Our goal was to provide a wholesome family book that reflects the views of the majority of the American people, i.e., that self-defense is a basic natural right and that firearms provide the most efficient means for that defense.”
The reason there weren’t any children’s books about guns is that teaching kids about guns is something that the majority of Americans believe is a bad idea, contrary to Nephew’s and Jeff’s delusions.
Talking Points Memo obtained a copy of the book and posted this excerpt:
The boy asked them why they carry their handguns out in the open. “That’s a good question,” said Mr. strong. “There are many reasons. Open carry can deter crime, it’s a faster draw, and it’s more comfortable in the summer when we wear light clothing. It also brings gun ownership out of the closet and into the mainstream and shows the public that good people can keep and bear arms.”
This propagandist attempt at indoctrinating children to believe that open carry is okay is shameless. This book is a deluded tactic the could only be thought up by madmen. First, the NRA wants to add gun aptitude to public school curriculums, now these two men publish a children’s’ book about guns.
Indoctrinating children about guns is a dangerous proposition. It would teach children to facilitate violence and would desensitize them to that violence. Legitimate gun safety is one thing, but teaching them to just openly carry them around in public is just outright foolish.
Josh is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire. Follow him on Twitter @dnJdeli.