IMHO I think kids need to be taught that guns are NOT scary things but tools to be treated and handled properly. We need to teach our kids gun safety as early as possible, much like teaching them to be safe around water with swimming lessons, or street safety by teaching them to look both ways before venturing out into the road to retrieve their ball.
The liberals in this country have themselves made kids fearful about every little thing with actions like this after school program treated this Lego thing. They coddle them, heap false self esteem on them and make everybody winners with no losers, instead of teaching them the real lessons of life’s hard knocks. Kids come out of schools nowadays thinking life is fair, when it is not and that leaning to spell, do math and be able to read efficiently are secondary to “feeling” good about themselves.
What’s “scary” is not this kid’s Lego gun, but the way liberals have ruined the educational system in this country that was number one in the world rankings when I was a kid in the 50’s and 60’s to number 25th on the list today. There is too much emphasis on zero tolerance in schools today instead of working with the kids to teach them right and wrong and what is acceptable in society and what is not. Teaching them their basic lessons properly in math, language, science and reading, will make kids better adults and citizens when they grow up, instead of these feel-good-about-themselves, scared little bunny rabbits where they don’t know how to function in the real world.
I work with an adult who is one of the feel good crowd. I schedule the work assignments and he is constantly complaining that I am not doing it fairly. I’ve asked for examples and he never could come up with any.
In the past when the work was not assigned he would pick out the easiest jobs for himself. The supervisor caught on and that is why I was given the tasking.