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7 Dec, 2020 23:20

Gun-control mall Santa makes boy cry after telling him no firearm toys of any kind for Christmas

Gun-control mall Santa makes boy cry after telling him no firearm toys of any kind for Christmas

A socially distanced mall Santa brought politics to the job, reducing a little boy to tears by declaring he wouldn’t deliver on the child’s request for a Nerf gun – or any other kind of toy gun, for that matter.

A video circulating on social media on Monday showed the boy meeting across a table with the Santa at an unidentified mall. When pressed for his wish list, the boy asked for a Nerf gun.

“No guns. Nope, not even a Nerf gun,” the stern Santa said. The stunned boy looked to the side at his mother, then back across the table at Santa. “Nope,” Santa continued. “If your dad wants to get it for you, that’s fine, but I can’t bring it to you.”

The Santa suggested other options, such as Lego or a bicycle, but the boy began crying. His mother, who was holding a baby, came over to comfort him. She assured him he would still get a Nerf gun, but the boy cried on her shoulder for more than 20 seconds as the video ended.

Social media users were outraged, suggesting derisive names for the anti-gun crusader, including “Beta Claus,”“Commie Santa,”“SJW Santa” and “the real Grinch.” Some said they would have decked Santa had he done that to their child, while others said they would like to send a Nerf gun to the little boy whose hopes had been crushed.

Some observers tweeted that the “woke” Santa was not woke enough, with one poster pointing out that his alternative gift suggestions included cars and trucks, which “normalize the burning of fossil fuels that are destroying the planet. Cancel him.”

Another sarcastic critic quipped that this Santa’s advice about Nerf guns should perhaps be heeded: “People, the choices he’s made have led him to being Santa at the mall. We should listen to this man’s wisdom.”

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