Something for the "Oh, for pity's sake!" file from the Philadelphia Daily News. What I love is the way the newsies twist it around to where Elmo's threatening someone…
NRA -Sesame Place tie draws gun-foes' fire
By GLORIA CAMPISI
Put the gun down, Elmo.
That's the war cry of gun-control advocates after learning that a National Rifle Association Web site is offering discounted tickets to Sesame Place and other kid-friendly theme parks – in return for donations to the NRA's political arm, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA).
"This is a very strange thing, the connection between guns, the NRA and Sesame Place," said Bryan Miller, executive director of Ceasefire NJ. "It looks to me like a PR nightmare."
"There is no conflict of interest by having the theme-park tickets available," said NRA spokeswoman Ashley Varner.