Youth Pastor's Wife
Publisher, A Picture of Grace
Dear Mrs X,
I agree. This comment by "John" about the present you gave your daughter on her fourth birthday is hateful:
Who the h*** gives a girl...let alone a 4 year old girl a BB gun? She needs to be playing with dolls and learning to be a mom.As you note, John has no right to apply his urban value system to your cherished rural-based personal beliefs. If you want your toddler to patriotically exercise her Second Amendment rights, it's your choice to do so.
John's hateful comment also completely discounts the important role guns play in child rearing. How does John think little Lydia will keep her kids in line once she becomes a mother? Time-outs and corner-sitting might be fine punishments in some situations, but a .410 bore blast of rock salt to the butt puts a child on the straight and narrow much more quickly.
You're obviously a good mother, and your firearm choice is proof of that. Although a .22 cal. Beretta Bobcat is the go-to weapon for 4-yr-old boys, a Daisy Model 1998 lever-action BB gun is the perfect firearm for a 4-yr-old girl. They're small, light, have an almost imperceptible kick, and are available in pink. You fit the firearm to the child. You'd be surprised how many parents don't do that.
Heterosexually yours in a chaste, biblical, and .357 cal. hot-loaded wadcutter appreciating kind of way,
Gen. JC Christian, patriot