Really. A group of moms advocating sensible gun laws at the Virginia capitol were told they must remove the little dowels from their American flags because sticks are considered weapons. Meanwhile, gun advocates carrying all sorts of guns were ushered into the capitol past the flag- waving potential terrorist moms. Because the Virginia legislature in its wisdom allows guns on the capitol grounds.
But not sticks. Because a stick could put your eye out while a gun, why that's a sacred symbol of freedom.
I am reminded of Bizarro World where everything is backward. I never much liked these comics as a kid -- too disturbingly irrational. And I'm appalled to find myself living there now.
When I first saw THIS ARTICLE on Facebook yesterday, I checked on Snopes to see if it was a spoof. Surely, I thought . . .
But Snopes had nothing and then a second site reported it HERE.
Look at the picture below and just imagine how much safer you'd feel if those folks were waving guns instead of flags . . .