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Dear Abby, 7year old Cowgirl's gun for Halloween?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by OLDNEWBIE, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Gun too Scary for Halloween?
    http://news.yahoo.com/halloween-cowgirl-leave-her-pistol-home-050618865.html

    DEAR ABBY: Halloween is around the corner, and my 7-year-old daughter has decided to be a cowgirl. She wants the boots, the hat and the gun.
    Is it appropriate to let her have a holster and an obviously toy gun to accessorize her costume for trick-or-treating? She would not be taking that part of her costume to school on Halloween. I live in a part of the country where guns are an important part of our culture, but I am unsure how to proceed. -- CONFUSED ABOUT HALLOWEEN IN MONTANA
    DEAR CONFUSED: Guns may be an important part of the culture where you live, but how do you feel about them? If it's all right with you, and the weapon your child carries is obviously a toy, then there should be no problem as you take her from house to house collecting her goodies. But there is nothing wrong with a 7-year-old cowgirl not having a gun and holster as part of her costume. If you need verification, have her check out the character Jessie in the movie "Toy Story 2."
    P.S. Having her not take a toy gun to school is wise because many schools have strict policies about weapons -- including toy weapons -- being brought on campus.:(
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yea so?
     
  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Kinda with you there. Sounds like the right response, don't really know why its post worthy, but okay.
     
  4. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Cowgirl ? Really, should be "Cow-person" and that'll pissoff PETA............:rolleyes:
     
  5. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Thought it was kinda neat Ms. Abby, (probably a group of Lawyers somewhere) wasn't actually telling her to avoid a toy gun except at School.
    An anomaly in this day and age.
     
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  6. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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    Seems to me she did a good job of staying neutral on the subject
     
  7. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Yes she did but I thought she gave bad advice on this one from last year. Sorry I seem to have lost the link :s0114:



    Dear Abby: Halloween is just around the corner and my 14 year old son wants to dress as a Gangsta Thug.
    He has the saggy pants and the fake gold chains but wants to accessorize his costume with a realistic toy 9mm.
    I live in a part of the Country where guns and nightly shootings are an important part of our culture.
    CONFUSED ABOUT HALLOWEEN IN CHICAGO

    DEAR CONFUSED: Guns may be an important part of the culture where you live, but how do you feel about them? If it's all right with you, and the weapon your child carries is obviously a toy, then there should be no problem as you take him from house to house collecting his goodies.



    :s0064:Abby never gave this advice for real, just my attempt at a joke.
     
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  8. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My response would have been....
    Whoa Abby!!!:eek: Knocking on doors in Chicago?:eek::eek:
    Kids younger than that have been shot holding toy guns and
    a lot of 14 year old's are bigger than adults these days.o_O:mad:
     
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  9. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't tell by your response if you got the joke or not. I think you did but anyway I'll add a disclaimer to it just in case
     
  10. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The kind of stuff that comes out of MSM these days, no matter who...I thought it was the truth.:(
     
  11. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't doubt some urban Dad would think it "cute" to pimp up his young teens costume with a realistic toy gun to stuff down the front of his saggy pants and send him knocking on doors.
    Then cry a river of tears when his little angel got shot because of it.
    Probably the age cut off for toy guns with costumes should be 7 or 8 and limited to western 6 shooters or sci-fi lasers.
    Aw what the heck! nobody's going to mistake a little tyke in Marine Cammo with a plastic M-16 slung over his back as the real deal either. Or are they????? Glad I've got girls!
     
  12. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    ...and there's that nasty process of natural selection peeking over the wall again..... In 3-2-1.... cue the chalk outline!
     
  13. ak56

    ak56 Carnation, Wa Active Member

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    That gives me an idea:). I think I'll paint a chalk outline on my front porch for a halloween decoration this year.

    And I do normally OC while handing out candy.