Monday, January 04, 2016

Open Carry: Places Where You Can Take Your Kids Without Exposing Them To Guns

One of the things that really bothers me about the new Open Carry law in Texas is the fact that it takes away parents' choice to not have their children exposed to implements of violence by forcing children to see weapons everywhere they go.

Research by child development experts like Maria Montessori has established that children under the age of seven have "absorbent minds", with no filters, which pretty much take in everything to which they are exposed.  Anything your child sees or experiences before the age of seven or so becomes a part of their personality, of who they are - they cannot pick or choose.  Kids that age cannot help absorbing what is around them.

It therefore behooves those of us who wish to raise non-violent children to shield them from violence and images of violence before they are old enough to filter and choose what they wish to make part of their personality.  Some of us worked very hard to shield our young children from violent media, something that is not terribly easy to do in our culture, because of our deep wish to raise non-violent people.

So much for that.

Now, in Texas, our children will be exposed to seeing weapons in all government places, like... our parks, where they play.  Private businesses are allowed to opt out because private property rights are more important to our culture than our children's rights to grow up to be healthy and kind are.  Please be sure to contact your legislators about repealing this law, Mamas, and allowing our children a better upbringing in Texas.

That said, at least we know that some businesses will not be allowing open carry on their premises, so there are some places that we can take our kids without exposing them to weapons.  These places include, to name a few:

  • H-E-B
  • Target
  • Starbucks
  • Chipotle
  • Whatburger
  • Jack-In-The-Box
  • Sonic.

I am especially relieved about H-E-B. The ammosexuals will not take over every place if we speak up about how it makes us feel to have our children exposed to guns.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Yuck. This whole gun culture gives me the creeps.