The Chicago Sun-Times reports on the latest efforts of Rev. Michael Pfleger.

“As a Christian I’m insulted that Kmart or any store would use this celebration of life to have images of guns in Easter baskets, encouraging parents to buy them for their children. But equally important is that any psychiatrist will tell you a child who gets comfortable playing with toy guns and pointing them at people as a child becomes comfortable picking them up as an adult. In a nation that’s plagued with gun violence, neither Kmart nor any other store should be selling guns in Easter baskets to our kids.”


It’s an old argument which doesn’t really have anything to do with Easter. Does playing with guns damage kids developmentally. I say yes. Pfleger explains it well.