An amusement park in Pennsylvania pulled bullet keychains that are engraved with personalized names from their gift shop after someone complained on social media.
Sarah Keller at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in South Whitehall Township, when her youngest child spotted the keychains. The “Personalized Rifle Bullet” looked like a bullet in a leather holder with the words “The Right to Keep and Bear Arms” along with an image of an eagle.
“This is not OK. We shouldn’t normalize this.” Keller complained in an email.
Her friend Lisa Boswell also Tweeted a complaint saying, “Offering kids a bullet with their name on it at an amusement park gift shop is already the most ill-advised thing to happen this summer. Who greenlit this? Imagine a shooting survivor encountering this?”
The Tweet has now been deleted.
“Further, it showed a lack of sensitivity toward gun violence survivors.” Boswell also said in an email.
Dorney Park responded by saying the key chains would be removed.
Dorney Part stated, “We ceased offering the merchandise because we believe we can offer our guests products that are more suitable for our family friendly environment.”
But it seems the move actually backfired on the amusement park as people are convinced the park gave in to social pressure.
“Lots and lots of Pennsylvanians participate in shooting sports, especially in the ‘flyover’ sections of the state where hunting is king. I doubt it’s as offensive as you think it is.” said one Twitter user.