Skip to comments.School asks kids to trade in toy guns for a bicycle (Principal & photographer's brainstorm)
Posted on 06/09/2013 4:04:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
An elementary school in Hayward, Calif. will sponsor a toy gun trade-in, encouraging kids to swap their harmless toy weapons for a chance to win a new bicycle.
The purpose of the trade-in is to stop children from playing with toy guns, which may make them more likely to commit violence with real guns, said Strobridge Elementary principal Chris Hill.
Playing with toys guns, saying Im going to shoot you, desensitizes them, so as they get older, its easier for them to use a real gun, Hill said in a statement to Mercury News.
The trade-in will take place on Saturday during the schools Safety Day, which will also feature talks on safety tips from police officers and firefighters. Authorities will offer to take pictures and fingerprints of children to be used to help locate them in case they go missing.
Any child who hands over his toy gun will receive a raffle ticket. The school will raffle off four bicycles, and also hand out books in exchange for the tickets.
School photographer Horace Gibson came up with the idea for the trade-in after expressing concerns about gun violence and school shootings, Hill said....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Liberals are such fvcking idiots!
If anybody has a guns for new car turn in, I might just go out and buy a junk gun to turn in. LOL
And when they bring in their toy guns, arrest all of them! haha, an old Lib trick.
The kids only have a “chance” to win a bike.
LOL! As long as Hollywood makes movies and TV series’, “gangsta” rappers glorify violence and video games exist, kids will want guns. The stupidity engulfing our so-called “educational” system is almost infinite.
That’s it. I want all sex toys traded in.
Now there teaching them to gamble! Trade your good stuff for a pipe dream!
you want all sex toys traded in?
I thought the public schools were going to offer free sex toys if the kids turned in their toy guns...
This is not only absurd, but phuqing stupid.
And I wonder if they have a zero tolerance policy?
I want all those liberal to hand in their toys.
What morons! Kids have been playing with toy guns ever since the first gun, it’s not playing Cowboys and Indians, Cops and Robbers or Army that causes violence. It is stupid liberals and disconnected parents that cause violence!!!
You beat me to it.
have you considered,
without their toys they could be even more dangerous?
(what kind of beemer?)
Hope they all bring in the oldest toy guns known to man - sticks.
When will the first one have his or her bike stolen at gunpoint?
“Any child who hands over his toy gun will receive a raffle ticket.”
Oh boy. A raffle ticket. Can you ride it?
Much like the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes.
It would be interesting to see a bunch of parents show up OPEN CARRY.
Yeah, but they seem to be the ones running the country, and the schools. They aren't audited by the IRS. They don't get put in jail. They get filthy (literally) rich. Must be nice to be stupid.
Shouldn’t they be getting monopoly money instead of a raffle ticket.
What about the really gruesome bully kid who brings in a hacked off index finger/thumb?
They should bring in Chicken Fingers and Pop Tarts.
Can’t you use a gun to get a bicycle ?
[Kids don’t try this at home]
This is beyond the pale.
How can they turn in their toy guns when they have a no tolerance policy to bring them to the turn in spot.
WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!
The purpose is DEMORALIZATION, Followed by DESTABILIZATION, CRISIS, AND COMMUNIST NORMALCY!! ( as Yuri Besmenov warned!)
Yes! I am shouting and jumping up and down!
The purpose is to make our children hate guns, hate the Constitution, and viscerally HATE CONSERVATIVES! It's purpose to raise up a generation of completely befuddled hairy Peter Pans who are utterly incapable of defending themselves, their nation, or their families ( if they aren't so brain addled that they can form one.)
If the NRA and its members MUST MUST MUST not only deal with immediate legislation it MUST MUST MUST take action against the demoralization aimed at our nation's kids!!!! If it doesn't it will ultimately LOSE!
The Marxists are laughing at us.
lil johnny should run down to the drug store, buy 5 water guns, and trade them in for 5 bikes.
then sell 4 of them for some nice summer time spending money
of course, at no point should the money for this plan be connected to state / federal money. unfortunately, ALL money spent by schools is, either directly or indirectly
so I trade my useful thing for worthless paper?
good to see the schools are giving lessons on the American economy
He’d have to win the 4 bikes in the raffle, and what are the odds of that. And you know a principal like that would make him give 3 of them to more deserving (read poorer or minority/LBGTQ2 kids) so he’d be out the money for the water pistols.
It's not that he believes this, but that he believes it to be *a problem*. The Founders surely understood that the security of a free state has something to do with the right of the People to keep and bear arms. That this guy desires to deceive, disarm, and reprogram the innocent sure says a lot about him, and none of it good.
My late father retired from the Marine Corps when I was in kindergarten. I had a down-sized khaki uniform, a toy bolt-action rifle, a machine gun, lever action rifle, a derringer, a cowboy-style holster and belt with my initials on the holster with chaps (custom-made in Okinawa), his packs, web gear, ammo cans, etc. I’ve never been arrested in my life.
As stated previously this isn't about guns. It is about demoralizing our youth, followed by destabilization, crisis, and normalcy.
Yuri Besmenov was a prophet.
It isn't insanity. It is well planned communist **demoralization**!!!!
Yuri Besmenov was a prophet and unless conservatives WAKE UP and understand what is fundamentally happening in our nation's schools ( private, public, and college level and every other area of the culture) our nation is LOST!
Exactly. I posted #35 without seeing yours first. A generation or three of mentally disarmed victims is easy prey. What thug wants to meet armed resistance?
School photographer Horace Gibson came up with the idea for the trade-in ...
Likely a thoroughly “demoralized” product of our nation’s Marxist controlled K-12 schools and colleges.
(Please see my tag line.)
No, they are not idiots.
This is all part of the carefully planned communist demoralization of our nation's youth. And...It will not matter in the end whether or not the children of individual Freepers were “deprogramed” or homeschooled, or attended private school, etc. The ocean of demoralized kids ( like zoombies) will overwhelm the voting booths.
It is communist thugs that our nation’s children will face and be completely defenseless, spiritually, emotionally, and educationally.
Not legal here as of January...
This country has become Maoist China of the 70s, for crying out loud.
I want my country back!
When will Dear Leader issue an instruction book for kids to carry around? Or is there already an app on the smart phones?
Read the article. Your name goes in a hat for a drawing. PERIOD.
1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
The simple are unwilling or unable to act as adults and process information responsibly, falsely believing that there is virtue in (and a free pass for) intentional naivete.
No wonder their handlers will dispatch them in a heartbeat. Who respects the unprincipled?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.