In the wake of the recent Supreme Court victory over the Second Amendment and a new Florida law, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is taking on the mouse. Disney is refusing to allow employees and guests to bring guns to their parks — claiming a rather stretched exception to a Florida law allowing citizens to take their guns to work. Universal Studios has also refused to comply. SeaWorld, however, has said that it will allow its workers to pack and play. The NRA is irate over Disney’s effort to keep guns out of “The Happiest Place on Earth.” It seems that if guns are outlawed in the Magic Kingdom, only the Pirates of the Caribbean will have guns.
Gun advocates insist that arming Grumpy will not increase crime or take away from that mystical element of the Magic Kingdom. Indeed, when Disney and Universal Studios announced their continuation of the policy, NRA dropped the hammer. Marion Hammer, that is. NRA official Hammer insisted that “It’s typical of Disney. They have no regard for the safety of their customers or their employees.” Indeed, beyond the Pirates of the Caribbean, there is the Safari ride and Frontier Land where real guns are simply matters of self-protection.
Disney is trying to claim an exception from the law as a business that handles large amounts of explosives — given their firework displays. It will likely end up in court, but in the interim, gun owners are taking aim at the fish of SeaWorld as a much happier place on Earth for the lock-and-load crowd.
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