Magic yes; gun violence no


I accompanied my young elementary school granddaughter to the Northern Gila County Fair on Kidsā€™ Day Friday. Not long after our school bus arrived, we were herded into a large tent to watch a magic show and a Wild West gun shootout re-enactment.

The magic show was wonderful, but I was simply appalled that anyone would think that in this day of gun violence and mass killings in schools, it would be a good idea for youngsters to watch and hear the popping of guns pointed at another human being.

Shame on the people who put on these violent types of re-enactments and shame on the Northern Gila County Fair staff who invited them.

Lynn Johnson

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(2) comments

Phil Mason

And, I'll bet your kids never watch any of the "games" targeting them with mind-bending horrific action - or any current "cartoon" offerings on TV or the internet.

More importantly, your rant seems to indicate that you were aware there was a Magic Show and Wild West re-enactment at the event. You could have taken the initiative and left with your snowflake if you desired. I presume you were not prevented from taking that action, so . . . .

Colleen Prettyman

Maybe she was expecting a bubble gunšŸ¤£

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