Forget The Giver, The Diary of a Young Girl, A Separate Peace and, especially, that subversive Catcher in the Rye. Expect the Legislature to make this Utah's required-reading junior-high book: My Parents Open Carry.

In case you've been living under a rock, open carry is the most aggressive, fringy gun-rights initiative that refers to packing a pistol, as Willy and Merle would sing, outside your pants for all the honest world to feel. 

The theory being that the Second Amendment doesn't allow anyone to tell you how or where to carry a gun (or, theoretically, submachine gun). 

But how do righteous parents explain to their kids, who were born with common sense, why mommy and daddy feel it necessary to carry a deadly weapon 24-7 and look like complete nutjobs?

My Parents Open Carry: And Open-Carry Adventure is how! According to the promotional material:

"Come join 13-year-old Brenna Strong along with her mom, Bea, and her dad, Richard, as they spend a typical Saturday running errands and having fun together. What's not so typical is that Brenna's parents lawfully open carry handguns for self-defense. The Strongs join a growing number of families that are standing up for their 2nd Amendment rights by open carrying and bringing gun ownership out of the closet and into the mainstream." 

With any luck Brenna will miss the entire point of To Kill a Mockingbird