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Attorney General's Office encouraging kids to destroy toy guns
AP ^ | 10/11/05

Posted on 12/11/2005 4:43:34 AM PST by bloggodocio

They're going to be destroying guns in Providence today -- toy guns, that is.

The Attorney General's Office is holding another "Toy Gun Bash" at one p-m.

Kids will get free toys in exchange for destroying their toy guns in a machine called the "Bash-O-Matic." And they'll also be able to challenge Attorney General Patrick Lynch in a three-point shooting contest.

The Bash-o-Matic was designed and built by students at the Rhode Island School of Design.

The Attorney General's Criminal Prosecution Unit organized the event along with the U-S Attorney's Office, the city of Providence and other departments and agencies.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: bang; toyguns

1 posted on 12/11/2005 4:43:34 AM PST by bloggodocio
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To: bloggodocio

Scrappleface?


2 posted on 12/11/2005 4:44:59 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: bloggodocio
Authorities expect pretend crime to plummet.

Remember: When pretend guns are outlawed, only pretend criminals will have guns.

3 posted on 12/11/2005 4:49:24 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: bloggodocio

It's hard to tell elected Democrat officials from kooks.


4 posted on 12/11/2005 4:54:05 AM PST by Tarpon
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To: atomicpossum

My two boys were forbidden from having toy guns or pointing any shooting device toward another person in "play".

Both, however, have won awards in rifle marksmanship and archery.


5 posted on 12/11/2005 4:56:54 AM PST by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Tarpon

Candy store holdups will plummet as a result of this well-reasoned, intellectual policy of love.


6 posted on 12/11/2005 4:57:35 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (9-11 is your Peace Dividend)
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To: bloggodocio
*leans over and shakes head with astonishment*

And this is the best way that Democratic politicians know how to prevent the next Columbine-esque massacre????

They're TOTALLY missing the Heart of Mankind, the emotions, the Anger, the Hatred, the Insanity that characterizes the personality of the most infamous criminals who've gone on shooting sprees.

7 posted on 12/11/2005 4:58:29 AM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: bloggodocio
The Attorney General's Office is holding another "Toy Gun Bash" at one p-m.

Is the 'p-m' another POS from the AP Style Guide? I thought that it was 'P.M.'.

8 posted on 12/11/2005 4:59:19 AM PST by Looking4Truth (Sick and tired of being sick and tired of being screwed over.)
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To: bloggodocio

Do they get to blow them up?


9 posted on 12/11/2005 5:03:30 AM PST by Cvengr (<;^))
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To: bloggodocio
I sure hope this is the central campaign issue for the democrats in 2006.

It'll be fun to watch.

These people never get out of their all night focus groups to see how the rest of us live.
10 posted on 12/11/2005 5:03:49 AM PST by AlGone2001 (He's not a baby anymore...)
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

My boys and girls had toy guns, pointed them at each other in play, had great fun. They were also taught how to kill four legged and two legged quarry. My kids now love an opportunity to give a little "help" to a misguided Iraq terrorist. My brothers and sisters teethed on a revolver.


11 posted on 12/11/2005 5:04:04 AM PST by Modok
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill
My two boys were forbidden from having toy guns or pointing any shooting device toward another person in "play". Both, however, have won awards in rifle marksmanship and archery.

Similar story with my kids. Alas, now my son is a Marine. Go figure.

12 posted on 12/11/2005 5:13:05 AM PST by Ben Chad
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To: Tarpon
It's hard to tell elected Democrat officials from kooks.

No it isn't. The kooks don't wear suits.

13 posted on 12/11/2005 5:21:05 AM PST by freespirited
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To: bloggodocio

This is the silliest thing i've ever heard of!!My old drill instructor used to say,"in Kentucky they put a gun in the crib to keep the baby quiet".A better idea on this would be for the police to carry cap pistols and ban actors(murder of policeman by actor from sopranos).


14 posted on 12/11/2005 5:23:33 AM PST by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: Fester Chugabrew
Sadly, no. It's Rhode Island.

I saw the headline and just knew that the clueless idiots there were at it again. And RISD built the Bash-O-Matic?
For their next trick, they might want to consider banding together and producing one single decent piece of art. That'd be a refreshing change.

RI...home of the scoreless soccer game!
15 posted on 12/11/2005 5:28:38 AM PST by ishabibble
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

I, and every kid I knew, grew up playing with toy guns and pretend shooting each other. All the ones I have kept track of have become law abiding citizens. I have also won awards for shooting in both archery and handgun events, altho I am a little past my prime now. I don't think being allowed to play with toy guns in anyway contributes to people being criminals or serial killers. These Dimwits are full of it.


16 posted on 12/11/2005 5:33:33 AM PST by calex59 (Seeing the light shouldn't make you blind...)
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To: bloggodocio
The Attorney General's Criminal Prosecution Unit organized the event along with the U-S Attorney's Office, the city of Providence and other departments and agencies.

...and while the great crime fighters collect and destroy toy guns organized crime still owns and operates Rhode Island.

17 posted on 12/11/2005 5:35:10 AM PST by Boston Blackie
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To: bloggodocio
"Kids will get free toys in exchange for destroying their toy guns in a machine called the "Bash-O-Matic."

The Bass-O-Matic?


18 posted on 12/11/2005 5:44:54 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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To: bloggodocio

Now, isn't that sweet?


19 posted on 12/11/2005 5:59:54 AM PST by libertylover (Abortion is a crime against humanity.)
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To: bloggodocio

Maybe instead they will give the children violent video games where the kids join gangs, steal cars, deal drugs, rape women and shoot cops. We are too progressive to be very judgemental about that but heaven forbid a child should have a toy gun and play soldier!


20 posted on 12/11/2005 6:03:22 AM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill
My two boys were forbidden from having toy guns or pointing any shooting device toward another person in "play".

Both, however, have won awards in rifle marksmanship and archery.

I was similarly not allowed gun toys or "bang bang" playing. I am now in law enforcement and serve as a firearms instructor and armorer. One of my last jobs before going into policework? Archery instructor at a Catholic boys camp

21 posted on 12/11/2005 6:05:15 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Billy Tauzin about Louisiana: "half the state is under water, the other half is under indictment")
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To: Ben Chad
Similar story with my kids. Alas, now my son is a Marine. Go figure.

Of course, in the leftist world view, Marine = bad! An American Imperialist tool! But a violent criminal with a gun = good (a "good" if "misunderstood" person who is merely redistributing wealth).

22 posted on 12/11/2005 6:10:05 AM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: bloggodocio

Imbeciles.


23 posted on 12/11/2005 6:23:05 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: Wilhelm Tell

Of course, the liberals think that one day they will rule the world. They can't have country loving marines standing in the way, they need criminals that will do their dirty work without question so they can stay in power.


24 posted on 12/11/2005 6:37:59 AM PST by Ez2BRepub
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To: Tarpon

...It's hard to tell elected Democrat officials from kooks...

Not that hard. The elected dems are the crazy ones.


25 posted on 12/11/2005 7:51:18 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud, hatch out!)
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