Now I'm definitely not going to state my opinion on the gun laws in the US! I've already been beat up online enough for that in the past... 'right to bear arms' and all that - from the US Constitution - which is interpreted in many different ways.
What I do want to highlight though, is an incident that occurred at a childrens' birthday party in a southern part of the United States on Saturday night... Clementine, in South Memphis to be precise.
When a father found out this his kids didn't receive any birthday cake and ice-cream at the party, what the good ol' boy did would have made his righteous shooting buddies proud.
According to police, Joseph Hayes was angry that his children didn't get any treats, so he went home, retrieved his firearm and returned to threaten the host.
Mr Hayes became extremely upset and, with the gun in his possession, began yelling at the victim, "Y'all didn't save my kids no damn ice cream and cake."
He faced court in Memphis, Tennessee today, after being arrested and charged with aggravated assault, and was held on a $30,000 bond.
Somehow I don't think that his kids will get all that many birthday party invitations in the future!