Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Banned Magazines...

Everyone's been sending me this story. Man, I wish I was making this up...

No shooting magazines for sale to under-14s
Country sports enthusiasts are furious at a decision by Britain's biggest newsagent to ban children from buying shooting magazines after a campaign by animal rights activists.

WH Smith says youngsters under 14 will not be sold shooting titles, even though it is legal to hold a shotgun licence below that age.

So, let's recap. It is perfectly legal for them to own firearms. But not for them to buy a magazine about firearms. Yes. That makes perfect sense.


They're treating firearms like pornography - even for adults. Gee, that's not sending a message, is it? These are things that are meant to be hidden away and not talked about. Period. What's funny - and I don't mean "ha ha" funny - is that these same people push for more sex ed, more open sexuality, etc., under the guise that more education means that there will be less accidents, less disease, pregnancy, etc.

But guns? ZOMG GUNS ARE EVIL! Quick, hide all knowledge about them! DESTROY THE TOTEM! Make firearms the forbidden fruit that you must not touch! Or read about! You know, there's always the danger that if kids read about guns and find out how much fun they are, they might want to [GASP] shoot them! Oh nooooes!

Boy, it's a good thing there's no websites about guns on the internet!

That is all.


Anonymous said...

Don't teach youngster about guns because they might do something stupid.

Teach youngsters about sex because we don't want them to do something stupid.

My brain hurts.


Bubblehead Les. said...

But can't those same kids pick up a newspaper and look at Topless Ladies on a daily basis over there?

DaddyBear said...

It could have the reverse effect. Make something about guns as mysterious and verboten as pornography, and the average 14 year old will walk over hot coals to get a peek.

Old NFO said...

Yep, it's the NEW Porn... sigh...

Anonymous said...

Scene: a grubby looking figure in worn moelskins beckons from a corner near a park: "Pssst, kid, I got back issues of American Rifleman, Whitetail Magazine and Field and Stream. Wanna take a look? Only cost you a pound for a look, three pounds for take home."