The Right Coast

December 24, 2004
Guns for Christmas
By Tom Smith

It's still America, if you look hard enough. (via instapundit.)
I have never bought any toy guns for my kids. I didn't have too. Ever alert to these things, my lovely wife Jeanne came home one day with a bag full of black, plastic guns. Not just any guns. MP-5s, Uzis, M-16 carbines. My goodness. I told the boys they could not take them away from the house. They looked so real, I was afraid they might get shot or something. Maybe 15 years ago, before years with boys, Jeanne had allowed as how she would never buy toy guns for her children. "You've come a long way," I said. "I know," she said.