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‘Controversy’ over ‘gun-packing Santa’ manufactured by TV news(CA)
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 December, 2010 | David Codrea

Posted on 12/13/2010 3:54:18 AM PST by marktwain

“A painted plywood cut-out of Santa with a cowboy hat and a gun on his belt is causing quite a stir in Turlock,” 3KCRA.com reports.

“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.

Sliva thinks it sends the wrong message to kids. She complained to staff at the Christmas tree lot where the Santa was on display, and they first took the cut-own down, but then put it back up with the gun covered.

It’s ridiculous, but it does show the divide between hoplophobes, that is, those with an irrational fear of weapons, and those of us who responsibly own, use and enjoy firearms, and who raise our children with our values.

It’s also ridiculous because this is one isolated complaint. Any wider “controversy” has been entirely manufactured by the “Authorized Journalists” at KCRA. From Turlock City News:

Kelly Tracy, operator of the Tracy’s Christmas Tree Lot, didn’t know what to think when he found out the television news crew was out to cover the complaint by Sliva. “I’ve had that sign up for pretty much 20 years,” said Tracy. “It’s a non issue and they (the news) made a big deal out of nothing.”

We also learn making something out of nothing and relying on the news to make a big deal out of it is nothing new for the reactionary Ms. Sliva. She also got coverage for claiming a piece of Apple Cheddar cheese looked like Mother Teresa!

Good grief. Why are they giving this creature attention?

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; codrea; constitution; examiner; gun; santa
Santa's gun has been uncovered. He is now proudly carrying openly in Turlock, California.
1 posted on 12/13/2010 3:54:22 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

For Christmas Mrs. RQSR bought one of those Army Trains. I’m looking for the appropriate sized Santa now to set on one of the two flatcars. Going to dress him in camouflage, full combat, and an M-16. Guess I’ll have to search out a hobby shop, ‘cause the regular stores don’t seem to carry much that I can pick, and choose from to make my Santa the way I want him.

This is going to be a Santa dedicated to the troops.


2 posted on 12/13/2010 4:13:20 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: marktwain

“It’s a non issue and they (the news) made a big deal out of nothing.”
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This is true for about 90% of what is broadcast as “news”.
(selling soap to the sheeple)


3 posted on 12/13/2010 4:14:49 AM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: marktwain
Santa has to go into some pretty tough neighborhoods.
What's wrong with bringing a gun?


4 posted on 12/13/2010 5:30:34 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: marktwain

Gotta carry. He knows who has been bad, and some are downright nasty.


5 posted on 12/13/2010 7:59:24 AM PST by wizr (Keep the Faith! Even when it gets tough! Nothing else will do.)
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To: marktwain

Oh. Kalifornia. Never mind. Explains it. Come to Texas. Those are all over the place.


6 posted on 12/13/2010 8:04:29 AM PST by rickb308 (Nothing good ever came from someone yelling Allah Snackbar)
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