I’m sorry, but how is this cool? Promoting violence?! I don’t care if Vlieger&Vandam‘s pistol and blade are tongue-in-cheek, these clutches are all kinds of wrong. I live in Texas and have a few close girlfriends who not only have gun licenses, but actually carry them in their bags and cars! As much as I love my friends, I just can’t get on board with this. I think guns should be banned, period. As it is, I have nightmares of school shootings! (And what about that lunatic shooting his former boss in NYC last Friday? Why is it so easy to get guns here?!)
Over the summer, my seven-year-old grabbed a large, sharp kitchen knife cuz he thought it would be funny to pretend he’s a pirate and chase his cousin with it. He was grounded immediately; he had to write, “I will never play with knives again” 100 times, plus no TV, iPad, Wii, or any other electronic games for a week. And here is the clincher to ensure he will remember to never play with knives again: no new Wii, iPad, or DSi games until 2013. This may seem harsh, but I am trying to instill certain values in my son, one of them being: DO NOT PLAY WITH GUNS OR KNIVES. When it comes weapons in your bag, real or fake, just say no! On Luisa Via Roma for $270 each.