Skip to comments.Gun-Packing Santa Draws Fire
Posted on 12/09/2010 7:29:08 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
TURLOCK, Calif. -- A painted plywood cut-out of Santa with a cowboy hat and a gun on his belt is causing quite a stir in Turlock.
I tried to get the image out of my head all day long and I could not, because Santa is made for love, bringing families together, not carrying weapons, Monica Sliva said.
The Santa is one of many displays that line Tracys Christmas Tree Lot on Monte Vista Avenue.
Sliva confronted the workers at the tree lot to ask them to take the gun-toting Santa display down because she said it sends the wrong message to children.
It portrays to the kids that its OK for Santa to be carrying a gun and therefore its OK for them to be carrying a gun, Sliva said.
Tree lot workers said they have been using the cowboy Santa display for 20 years and have never had a compliant until Sliva asked them to take it down.
I think its pretty crazy, to tell you the truth, Bobby Vierra said. I mean, we're just trying to sell trees out here.
When commotion over the display caused traffic to back up, workers covered the gun on Santa's belt. The display was then temporarily taken down.
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John Wayne as Santa....works for me!!
Completely appropriate for that part of Cali.
Liberal lady needs to get a life.
Then build your own love Santa with hearts and stuff. Free Speech, Monica.
Uh... how about: "No. Go away."
I’d have told her some places she could go to find her tree.
She has one “H” of a lot of nerve to be creating some sort of nuisance of herself over the matter to have caused commotion over the display that backed up traffic, and they had to take it down.
Tantrum tactics are key to Leftist’s getting their way. They should be hauled off to padded cells rather than succumbing to their will.
This woman sounds like someone that is perpetually offended by something, anything -- just as long as she maintains some level of outrage.
Somebody has to protect children from Grinch
Given the location I don’t see a problem!!!
As in “Turlock Turkeys”?
Who is going to be the first to tell her Santa isn’t real?
should have told the witch hell ho
She was throwing a hissy fit and the traffic stopped to watch her!
I have got a fine vintage Colt .44-40 in a stout gunrig hanging a few feet from me -
Santa has a right not to be sled-jacked!
I will loan Santa my big Colt hogleg on Christmas Eve - but he will have to use his own bigger cartridge belt!
Political Correctness gone wild, do those people ever ‘smile’?
Besides, the kids probably wish they could have a Cowboy outfit with play guns - like in the ‘olden days’!
Laughing at you, if you loaned Santa your Colt, you would want to ‘ride along’, lol
He’ll shoot his eye out!
Turlock is home to a California State University and is, like so much of that formerly fine state, eaten up with liberal filth. I loathe those people so.
The Botox has permanently squeezed and puffed their mouth into an ugly, hateful rictus that is only fit for screaming.
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