Skip to comments.Hayward school to sponsor toy gun exchange
Posted on 06/07/2013 2:16:47 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA
HAYWARD -- An elementary school will hold a toy gun exchange Saturday, offering students a book and a chance to win a bicycle if they turn in their play weapons.
Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill maintains that children who play with toy guns may not take real guns seriously.
"Playing with toys guns, saying 'I'm going to shoot you,' desensitizes them, so as they get older, it's easier for them to use a real gun," Hill said.
(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...
Well, they’d be real unhappy with my 9 year old girl’s scoped BB gun.
Yeah, teaching them that guns are inherently evil is perfectly fine.
Poor kids, my seven year old has a plastic arsenal
Overreach. Standard Operational Procedure of the Left. In Hayward I’d imagine it will work though.
Is this in Massachusetts?
This doesn’t verge on the ridiculous, It IS ridiculous.
I played with toy guns when I was a kid 60 years ago and I take guns very seriously.
Is this guy for real?
What a frigging idiot.
Now we have kids getting suspended for eating a cookie that looks like a gun and this fool is having a toy gun buy back.
Give me a frigging break.
I cannot believe the Bullshyt that some people put out.
So many Americans shooting up the place I’m these last 39 years right? All those kids raised around guns were so bad for us, eh?
I thought there was zero tolerance these days!!!!
How can these little squirms get away with bringing a toy gun to a school sanctioned event?
The local police should raid the event and arrest some teachers for contributing to the delinquency...
It’s a trap!
They’re going to arrest all the kids that show up - zero tolerance ya know. They want to justify holding cells at the school.
How about offering the kids a better deal than a “buy back”? I bet it would drive the gun grabbers nuts.
They can exchange their cheesy looking toy guns for better toy guns. It likely wouldn’t cost much, but would be purely for entertainment value.
LOL ... gmta, but you can type faster than I can :o)
The goal seems to be to bring each generation of children closer to the level of the Eloi in “The Time Machine.”
A new level of stupid. If a kid brings in his bright orange squirt gun to school. Does he get a book, a chance on the bike and suspension for bringing the toy gun to school?
Women run the education system, males are evil and need to be feminized.
What the school really needs is an educator exchange
Training them, eh?
I suggest that boys with dolls and dresses be encouraged to exchange them for footballs and baseballs. Think the school board would approve THAT? /s;)
Hey, that was my idea! :^) saw your note
I’d wager they don’t care if they get one toy gun. The important part is to demonize guns in the minds of these poor little kids.
I hope one of them doesn’t point a finger at someone. Swat could kill someone...
A book? ANY book? How about “1984” or “Atlas Shrugged” ?;)
100% of the comments at the link are ripping the school a new one!
All you kids, bring in your pop-tarts crumbs. Never know... some evil kid might get a hold of them, and put them together to form a weapon.
The bicycle is a lot more dangerous than the toy guns. And the book they receive may be of questionable subject matter.
Whew Thank God it was not my former elementary school.
And probably Cool Aid to complete the day.
It’s a trap.
When the kids bring their plastic toy guns to school, the principal will suspend them, and then demand the police search their parent’s house.
My son was expelled (on the day of the OKC bombing) for possession of a 2” fluorescent orange squirt gun (he found on the walk to school). He had given it to his middle school sweetie, because it was her last day - she was moving out of state, and he wanted to give her something to remember him by. Yah, dopey sentimentalism runs in the family.
We had to go to the safe schools program run by the district, where the district cop running the assembly told the audience that the only people who can carry a gun at a public school are cops (in contradiction to state CCW law). I grabbed my son’s hand and patted my SP101 on my hip, under my jacket.
We didn’t go back, and he went to private school. His younger siblings were home schooled, and yes, proper firearms cleaning, safe use, law, and target aquisition, ballistics, trajectory and reloading were included in the curriculum.
I could use your home school course on reloading.
I’ve never been exposed to that.
Can’t say enough good things about home schooling. Better to have less income and raise some good kids.
Our betters are always flapping their cake-holes in telling is the schools don’t have enough money to teach, but stupid and pointless giveaways are A-OK, as long as they fit the narrative of the Long March?
Translation: we at the public school are incapable of teaching our students to distinguish toys from the real thing.
And to think that this is a person who is supposed to understand child development and learning.
Hayward is Oakland’s ugly little sister.
You’ll get my Fanner Fifty from my cold dead hands.
My youngest is going to college two years prior to his govt school peers.
Oh, and welding/fabrication was in his schooling - he fabricated a stainless kiln to cast parts, and he’s mastered the machinist lathe. I suppose a 3D printer is next ...
Hey very good. I applaud your efforts.
What strikes me about Holder in the video is that his life experience is so unlike mine. I am inferring that, since he doesn’t talk about his life experience, but I intuitively know that his experience has led him to his stance on guns/violence. I seriously believe that people who grow up and live in cities have no idea what it is to be free. Holder completely believes what he is saying is good for every American. It is kind of ironic that people from areas where there crime and violence never look at the things people do from locations where there is no crime and violence. The same logic can be applied to poverty, illiteracy, and just about any negative behavior. In every case where things work best there is less government.
The purse-carrying, eyeliner, 70 IQ leftists are teaching everyone to be afraid of pistols and rifles. That’s good. When it comes time to take back California from the communists and Nazis, I expect there will little to no trouble.
This is over the top. Where is common sense and sanity?
yah, even with <10 rnd mags
basically, operations based upon “FU” likely aren’t going to be consulting anyone.
It may have been the kid's squirt gun that he had at home, which he never "threatened" anyone with, never took it to school, etc. But, no... "You go home, little Johnny like a thief in the night and steal something out of your parents' house and bring it here to us."
Eff that! That's what a fence or a pusher does when little Johnny is an all grown up little socialist, like his teachers, and is hooked on coke and needs a little extra cash to get more coke.
I'm sorry. I'm ******! Is there still such a thing as a class action lawsuit?
Damn.... Insanity personified by so called educators.
Friggin idgits ....
We need to start a freeper chapter of the Ernest T. bass Rock Chucking Society and start attending these stupid feats the liberals put on......
..... Right or wrong I’m here to fight. Unless you run away with fright . And if you wonder who I be, it’s me it’s me, it’s Ernest T. Whoo hoo.
Here is a quick summation of the process. I have been reloading ammunition for 50 years.
Same thing—one’s just warmer.....
Thank you for the link. I took at look at it and realize it will be a great resource. I bookmarked it, so I can use it later.
Great point! Your #42!
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