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Ultra Sensitive Consumer Group Criticizes Nerf for Selling “Assault Weapons” Toys

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A consumer group is demanding that toy brand Nerf discontinue selling “assault weapon toys” to children. The group, the Empire State Consumer Project, argues that the company is promoting a culture of fear where children are becoming scared of mass shootings taking place at their schools.

The Empire State Consumer Project penned a letter to the board of Hasbro, the company which makes Nerf products, asking why the company markets these toy guns so heavily.

“When your products themselves violate most of your proclaimed corporate values, something is very wrong,” the letter stated. “How does promoting play with huge automatic weapons create joy, creativity and connection around the world, and across generations, and make the world a better place for children? How do these weapon products use your business as a force for good? Who would this child be shooting with his cache of assault weapons?”

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The letter cites a specific Walmart commercial that depicts family members buying progressively larger Nerf guns for a kid. The clip ended with the family buying the child a Nerf Ultra One toy guy gun which holds 25 foam darts.

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“As we watch holiday toy commercials, we see the Nerf Ultra One and other extreme Nerf machine guns for children and are reminded of mass shootings that have devastated American children and families for decades now,” the letter noted. “In these times, the TV ad for this product plays like a Saturday Night Live parody, except that it is not at all funny.”

The letter took the toy company to task for targeting a susceptible segment of young consumers and creating an artificial demand for toy weapons. In the consumer’s group view, this demand would not exist under normal circumstances.

“It’s a matter of this being a very vulnerable consumer group,” the letter added. “Children buy what they see and we’re not sure this is driven by market demand for assault weapon toys by children or the industry creating the demand.”

It looks like some organizations are far too sensitive.

America is a free country, so people can hold whatever views they want without having to fear about blowback from politically correct outrage mobs.

However, claiming that toy guns are somehow linked to mass shootings or promote fear is a dubious assertion at best.

Hasbro should not give into this consumer group’s pressure and continue selling the products that its consumers desire.

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Trouble in Paradise: Establishment Democrats Working to Eliminate AOC’s House Seat

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According to an article from Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, Democrat leadership is making an effort eliminate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s house seat.

Elected in 2018, in New York’s 14th congressional district, AOC has become the face of a new generation of Democrat radicals.

Jarret noted however that AOC’s extreme politics is creating a “divide amongst her own party, even with the head honcho herself, Nancy Pelosi.”

From radical open borders policies to Medicare for All, AOC is pushing the legislative envelope. She has also set up a PAC “Courage to Change” that is currently funding seven House candidates. On Twitter, AOC declared, “it’s time to elect a progressive majority in Congress accountable to strong, grassroots movements that push support for issues like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, racial justice, & more.”

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However, The NY Post noted that Democrat leadership are making efforts to derail her hype train. In the article, the Post noted that AOC “may not last in Congress.” The freshman congresswoman is “Already in hot water for refusing to pay dues to her caucus’ fundraising arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, she’s now devoting her resources instead to defeating Democrats.”

The Post concluded, “Don’t be surprised when the established Democrats who’ll control redistricting after the 2020 Census does their best to eliminate her seat.”

This recent struggle shows how the culturally radical wing of the Democrat Party is starting to butt heads with the establishment gatekeepers.

This is indicative of a cultural and political realignment where old school Democrats are likely to be eaten alive their radical offspring thanks to demographic shift.

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