When we at JPFO introduced our Goody Guns program ( www.goodyguns.com
), we expected controversy ... and we got it. All over the 'net,
people are talking about it, with comments all over the board.
Says Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America, "Gun owners have
a wonderful opportunity with Goody Guns to counter the Zero Tolerance
nonsense. Whether at school, or any other place, Goody Gun cookies
and other snacks should be ostentatiously enjoyed. Yummmmmm!!"
As we predicted, the gun-grabbers are screaming, referring to JPFO
as an "extremist" organization. Even Sarah Brady's Violence
Policy Center commented on Goody Guns. Amusingly, while the VPC
listed most of the contents of our "Goody Guns" package,
they failed to note the inclusion of our two "Gran'pa Jack"
booklets, "Do Gun Prohibitionists Have a Mental Problem?"
and "Gun Control Kills Kids". Apparently they'd rather
not encourage their followers to think about possible holes in the
"gun control" argument.
Another thing left out of the negative reviews was our focus on
safe firearms handling. As noted on the Goody Guns website ( http://www.goodyguns.com
), parents should stress that Goody Guns be eaten from the back
end, with the "muzzle" pointing in a safe direction. This
reinforces safe firearms handling at an early age, before children
are ever exposed to an actual firearm. Yet the gun-haters didn't
want to mention that either.
Sadly, many negative comments on the Goody Gun program come not
only from the liberal "ban 'em all" crowd, but from within
our very own ranks: the Jim Zumbos and the Joaquin Jacksons -- those
who think "nobody needs a semi-auto rifle" and "five
rounds ought to be enough." These are the folks bowing and
scraping for political correctness, trying to be "reasonable"
with those who want to destroy a fundamental right.
Let the gun-grabbers and the fence-sitters know that your rights
are not up for negotiation. Send 'em a Goody Gun cookie!
- The Liberty Crew