Skip to comments.‘Controversy’ over ‘gun-packing Santa’ manufactured by TV news(CA)
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.
Its 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.
Its 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 Tracys Christmas Tree Lot, didnt know what to think when he found out the television news crew was out to cover the complaint by Sliva. Ive had that sign up for pretty much 20 years, said Tracy. Its 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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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.
“Its a non issue and they (the news) made a big deal out of nothing.”
This is true for about 90% of what is broadcast as “news”.
(selling soap to the sheeple)
Gotta carry. He knows who has been bad, and some are downright nasty.
Oh. Kalifornia. Never mind. Explains it. Come to Texas. Those are all over the place.