New Reality TV From TLC and the NRA: Baby's Got a Gun

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(I just received this press release from a PR flack at TLC. A new reality show about America's armed and dangerous toddlers? WTF?? Is this for real?!?)

WASHINGTON, DC. Nov. 23, 2015 / PRNewswire -- Discovery Communications announced today the launch of Baby's Got a Gun, a new reality television series coming to American homes this Spring, from the team at TLC who catapulted the nation's sassiest sweetheart to fame in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

The new show explores a precocious cast of all American characters passionate about the Second Amendment. The series is part of a new partnership with the National Rifle Association (NRA), America's premiere organization for sport shooting enthusiasts.

Baby's Got a Gun follows a fast-growing but deeply misunderstood American demographic; one that's received a bum rap in recent sensationalist media coverage.

But don't believe the hype! These American toddlers are standing their ground with the best of them, taking part in target practice and Open Carry demonstrations across the country, and having a blast all the way. Discovery Communications is thrilled to unveil a sneak peak of the new network trailer:

"With Toddlers in Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, TLC pulled back the curtain on pageant culture and introduced us to a pint sized American icon," said Raquelle Simmons, Vice President for Acquisitions at Discovery Communications. "Viewers will no doubt be equally bewitched by this intimate tag-along with a group of rootin tootin shootin American youngsters."

Gun owning toddlers have received an unusual amount of attention in the American news media recently, not all of it positive. Baby's Got a Gun is a corrective to some of that biased reporting.

The program is the brainchild of the National Rifle Association's "Eddie Eagle" program, the wildly successful GunSafe® curriculum for children. The NRA is providing some of the program's more high calibre props.

"The liberal media has been having a field day with inaccurate depictions of young Americans shooting their parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, and even babysitters," said Dr. Lisa Monroe, NRA spokesperson and child firearm safety expert. "We are thrilled that this show is leaving the politics behind, and letting these kids speak and shoot for themselves."

Baby's Got a Gun premieres on Thanksgiving on November 26, at 8:00 pm ET on TLC, available in most major cable markets. A pre-launch party is scheduled Wednesday November 25, 6pm ET, at Kissimmee Florida's new all ages amusement park, Machine Gun America.

To learn more about Baby's Got a Gun contact the NRA at:
1-800-231-0752 or eddie@nrahq.org

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PS) This is a work of satire, though just barely: "Senate Democrats want to know why American toddlers keep shooting people" The Washington Post recently reported. The author is working on a new play about American gun culture, with a particular focus on America's increasingly armed tots.