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Gun-rights group writes 'wholesome' children's book on virtues of handguns

Thirteen-year-old Brenna Strong is just your average middle schooler. What makes her family unique, though, is that Brenna's parents lawfully open-carry guns for self defense.

This is the premise of the new picture book My Parents Open Carry, which was written by Brian G. Jeffs and Nathan R. Nephew, the co-founders of gun-rights group Michigan Open Carry. The picture book chronicles the Strongs as they have a "typical Saturday running errands and having fun together."

After searching in vain for a pro-gun children's book, Jeffs and Nephew decided to write their own. "We fear our children are being raised with a biased view of our constitution and especially in regards to the Second Amendment," they say on the book's website. "Our goal was to provide a wholesome family book that reflects the views of the majority of the American people."

They continue: "If you open carry and have a difficult time explaining why to your family and friends, or if you want to learn about the open carry of a handgun, or if you've wondered if open carry is right for you, then this book is what you need."

In a fitting promotion, for a limited time, purchases of My Parents Open Carry will come with a free copy of Doug Giles' book Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate.