Kelly’s bill is seen by many as just another attempt by Democrats to control Americans’ lives while demonizing guns.
If Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., has her way, cartoon characters will no longer be used to market guns. T-shirts, hats and stuffed animals with firearm brands will also be prohibited if her bill is passed into law, The Blaze reported Thursday.
The bill, known as the “Children’s Firearm Marketing Safety Act,” reflects the feeling on the left that guns and related products should not be marketed to children, Pete Kasperowicz wrote. Democrats, he added, claim that such marketing contributes to the shooting deaths of children across the country.
Other activities that would be banned include NRA “Youth Days,” where parents and children are given an opportunity to try various firearms and participate in activities like roping cattle and shooting. The NRA recently held its second annual Youth Day at its convention in Indianapolis. According to the NRA, some 800 youths and their parents participated in the event. In addition to the event, the NRA sells merchandise branded with its logo.