It’s funny. Normally, taking children to Disney World keeps them from throwing hissy fits.
But not the residential anti-gun crowd, who’re planning to ruin some poor five-year-old’s family dream vacation to see Mickey Mouse with their incessant moaning about gun control.
A National Die-In Twitter page (yeah, there’s one of those now) hinted that the movement in which people literally just lay down on the floor is heading to an unnamed Disney-owned location.
Can you guess where we’re going next? pic.twitter.com/hQ58aFm29w— National Die-In (@NationalDieIn) June 13, 2018
While the actual location wasn't named in the tweet, most are speculating it’s Walt Disney World in Orlando, near the scene of the Pulse Nightclub shooting two years ago this month.
So here’s where we’re at. Anti-gunners have decided that clogging up the walkways of the Happiest Place on Earth and wrecking little kids' chance to hug Goofy is the best way to protest law-abiding people's constitutional right to own firearms.
And Twitter wasn’t happy about it.
You're going to ruin the vacation of a family who saved up for years to go.— Wizzkid (@LeggozR) June 13, 2018
Yes because traumatizing very young children is going to make a point... not a way to support your cause.— 🇺🇸 “The Human” 🇿🇦 (@LearningSAfrica) June 13, 2018
Yes, I love when people want to ruin a place where people want to vacation at and have fun.— Jensen (@whitesoleh) June 13, 2018
@davidhogg111 Just what Disney needs. Another group of kids taking tantrums because they aren't getting what they want.— Joey Fahey (@JoeyFahey2) June 13, 2018
Even some gun control proponents were quick to point out that this is pretty messed up:
I'm a big supporter of gun control, but this is messed up. A very large chunk of the people who travel to Disney are little kids. The 'happiest place on Earth' shouldn't be the site of a die-in.— Danny Murnin (@DMurnin_57) June 13, 2018
Many victims of the Pulse shootings were a part of the Disney family, or had family/friends who are a part of it. I don’t know what point you think you’re making in taking this protest to Disney where nearly everyone working there is very clearly already on your side.— Katey McGregor (@thekateyproject) June 13, 2018
I’m strongly against this location. Yes this issue affect children and this is a mecca for children but it is a safe place for kids who are dealing with things to escape their issues. When my father died as a kid, Dland was a place I finally laughed again. Reconsider— Paul Turner (@mr_paul_turner) June 13, 2018
Gun control activists have already held similar “die-ins” in front of public buildings, in the streets, in front of the White House, at Ted Cruz's office, at Trump's property in Mar-a-lago, and at a Publix supermarket (that one really backfi—uh, never mind).
They’re also planning to lay on the ground in front of Republican politicians’ offices. Interestingly, the one place they’ve said they won’t “die in” is at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, ostensibly the one place that could have done something to prevent the Parkland massacre…but didn’t.
So, Disney it is.
This is why we can’t have nice things.