This remarkable photo of Colorado State Sen. Greg Brophy’s (R-Wray), family speaks volumes about the cultural divide in America today. In the world I come from, having your loved ones posing with guns would be deemed an abomination of everything my family, my community and my heritage deem important and sacred. If I suggested to members of my family that we all pose with guns for a photo, there is no doubt in my mind that they would be concerned about the status of my mental health.
On the other hand, when this photo was published in a number of Colorado publications and Sen. Brophy was asked about the strong reaction it evoked in some quarters, he responded:
And then those goofs — you know, those lefty goofs over at ColoradoPols — pitched a fit sometime this past week, over a family photo that we have from back in 2011, where every member of the family is holding a scary black gun, a scary black gun. And it’s a beautiful photo, and we had a great time. We shot hundreds of photos that day, right after Christmas when we had the whole family together for the first time in ages.
BTW, Brophy is running for Governor of Colorado.
Maybe this is against everything YOU hold sacred, fortunately half of America disagrees with you and understands the need for gun rights for the individual citizen.
FYI, I have no problem with people who feel the need to keep a small handgun in their home for their own protection. I do think there’s something profoundly dysfunctional going on with our “gun culture” in which lethal weapons are celebrated and venerated as symbols of strength. In my family, the individual’s natural skills, talents and accomplishments are celebrated, not ersatz penis extensions.
As a vet, a firearm is for protecting yourself and your family. The penis comment was mature btw.
M.S.G. “cultural divide”
O.M. “half of America disagrees”
way to miss the definition of the term ‘cultural divide’, o.m., you’re doing right America proud.