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I have no idea if Hello Kitty is popular with little girls.  Hell, I don’t know what adult girls are into.

I do know that a year or so ago Fender guitars were selling a Hello Kitty guitar through their lower tier brand, Squier.  Not every child will sustain interest in playing music, but it has to be a better outlet than giving your kid an Uzi.

This week a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with a fully automatic Uzi.  There are no federal laws mandating children being kept away from guns.  It’s a shame that thanks to organizations like the NRA, who’s mission is to put as many guns in as many hands as possible, that we probably need a law prohibiting children access to firearms.

Why would anyone want to hand an Uzi to a 9-year-old child?  You wouldn’t want one driving a car.  Hand them a guitar.

Please visit my site, Claytoonz, for more fun and silly stuff.

Originally posted to claytoonz on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 08:04 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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  •  If girls had uzis when I was a kid... (5+ / 0-)

    I would be dead and and buried.

    "To take another person's life from the bench is no better than to take another person's life from the street"

    by commonmass on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 08:11:08 PM PDT

  •  Pretty in pink (2+ / 0-)
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    Tortmaster, waterstreet2008

    You can now get pink grips for your favorite uzi,

    "Come to Sochi, visit the gay clubs and play with the bears" - NOT a Russian advertising slogan.

    by Lib Dem FoP on Thu Aug 28, 2014 at 10:15:58 PM PDT

  •  When I was about twelve (2+ / 0-)
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    Angie in WA State, NonnyO

    I shot clay pigeons with a pump-action BB gun with my cousin and his friends.

    NOBODY would have allowed us to shoot anything more powerful than that BB gun.

    When did people who are gun nuts lose all common sense whatsoever?

    A nine-year-old girl? REALLY? Where was your fucking brain, motherfucker? You died from stupidity (with all due respect to his survivors, but still: who gives a fully auto Uzi to a nine year old? That is Darwin Award stupid).

    English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. E. B. White

    by Youffraita on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 01:26:01 AM PDT

  •  Tip'd, Rec'd and Tweeted (3+ / 0-)
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    waterstreet2008, Naniboujou, NonnyO

    I LOVED this cartoon.

    So I shared it.

    I wish I'd put your claytoonz.com URL in there too, Clay. I will the next time I Tweet one out.

    "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

    by Angie in WA State on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 02:30:30 AM PDT

  •  "Kitty" lives in London. (2+ / 0-)
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    NoBlueSkies, NonnyO

    Just sayin'.

    Where The Met does police work unarmed. Not needed. Not wanted.

    "The illiteracy of our children are appalling." #43

    by waterstreet2008 on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 04:48:42 AM PDT

  •  Instant concern (0+ / 0-)

    Did you get permission from Hello Kitty lawyers (or whomever) to use a recognizable approximation of a well-known and trademarked character in your cartoon?

    Hello Kitty has been in the news within the last two or three days.  The headline was that Hello Kitty isn't a Cat.... The story behind the headline is that the character is a little girl who likes to dress like a cat and it's based on a real person.

    Otherwise, a little girl given a toy gun....  Somehow totally unrealistic..., unless she has a totally wigged-out reichwingnuttia gun fanatic for a father and/or mother.  (At nine I think I was still only in the last stages of being interested in my baby dolls or had just put mine away in a box.  I kept them.  I liked my dolls.  Barbies only became popular after my girlhood stage passed; I still dislike Barbies.  Yes, I'm old.)

    When I first saw the headline that a nine-year-old girl killed the instructor at a "burger and bullets" place (I didn't even know such horrors existed!) my sympathy went out to the little girl.  She has to live with the knowledge and the memories that she killed someone for the rest of her life.  I instantly became incensed on her behalf for having remarkably stupid parents and the fact that they foisted their idiocy upon their daughter at a public gun range where the instructor was a little "too hands-on" for my comfort level.  I saw the few-second video just before the fatal shots came.  I was uncomfortable that a stranger did that much touching of the little girl in the name of "teaching" her how to hold and fire the Uzi.  It didn't seem particularly sexual..., just too much touching for a stranger.

    Your cartoon is apt.  The NRA is a dirty old man to want to foist guns on little girls.  Besides myself, the little girls I knew growing up all had gauzy daydreams of princesses and being ballerinas or dancers, and all want some version of Prince Charming to come along.  Yes, there's a very good reason the princess movies put out by Disney (and/or others) gross lots of money.  Someone tapped into the daydreams of very young girls..., and NONE of that includes daydreams of wielding a gun.

    IMHO, the concept of "girls and guns for fun" is utterly stupid and carries an element of dominance and fear with undertones of sadism and rape.  It's all tied up in one big package of cruelty and delusional power over those without power - not something adult males with gun fetishes would like to see in the hands of adult females, I'm thinking.

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 12:01:51 PM PDT

    •  First Use (1+ / 0-)
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      NonnyO

      It falls under fair use in the context of being used in a parody.  You see a lot of political/editorial cartoons using logos, famous cartoon characters, etc. in cartoons without legal ramifications.

      •  Thanks for the info (0+ / 0-)

        I was really worried for a bit.  I do not want to see a Kossack get sued for a good editorial cartoon that is so very topical - and spot on.

        I know logos of all kinds are used in cartoons (and otherwise), but I'm never sure about the copyright and trademark laws concerning how and why and when they are used so didn't know if cartoon artists needed permission or not.

        I know about three paragraphs are considered "fair use" when quoting news articles, but I'm never certain about photos or logos and the like.  Intellectual property laws have become quite complicated since I first got info on copyrights.

        Thanks again for the added info.

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 04:07:01 PM PDT

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  •  Oh, and PS You'll notice one other thing (0+ / 0-)

    Hello Kitty does not have a mouth.

    She cannot protest being given an Uzi (or any other kind of gun).

    In fact, Hello Kitty as a character cannot laugh, express joy, sing, express sadness, anger..., or reject anything done to her or given to her.

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 12:09:22 PM PDT

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