The family of Republican Colorado State Senator Greg Brophy.
The family of Republican Colorado State Senator Greg Brophy.

 

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 pose 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.