Did you ever get into a 'play fight' with a friend when you were a kid? You start slapping each other around, like you're fighting. And then before you know it, one of you lands a real blow - one that hurts?
Then suddenly it turns real.
To say this only affects "4 folks" is an understatement. This article says it affects 50,000 in Chicago alone:
Now, all of Arizona is probably smaller than Chicago, but it is still more than 4 folks.
They're playing with fire here. Even if Jan & Barry are playing politics, the supporters on either side likely won't understand that (just take a look at how the battle lines are drawn around Rand Paul). And those crazies are the ones who are going to start shooting, not Jan or Barry.
allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
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