While attending a fall festival in the area, I wasn’t surprised to see kids’ activities, funnel cakes, lemonade stands and a bingo tent. Kids competitively throwing hatchets in areas too close to strolling fairgoers? Oy. But what stopped me in my tracks was the proliferation of handbags for sale beneath signs shouting, “Got a carry permit? Buy a purse designed to hold your weapon!” Some were drenched in bling. Others dripped with bullet, pistol and rifle charms. Lots of red, white and blue, too. The selection left me speechless. Fashion forward? When this trend makes Project Runway, I’ll start worrying.