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School asks kids to trade in toy guns for a bicycle (Principal & photographer's brainstorm)
The Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2013 | Robby Soave

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 ‘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 in a statement to Mercury News.

The trade-in will take place on Saturday during the school’s “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 ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: banglist; barackhusseinobama; bhopublicschools; california; dumbliberals; guncontrol; kalifornia; liberallogic; nea; obama; secondamendment; unions
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What school has a full-time photographer? Creepy.
1 posted on 06/09/2013 4:04:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals are such fvcking idiots!


2 posted on 06/09/2013 4:05:51 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If anybody has a guns for new car turn in, I might just go out and buy a junk gun to turn in. LOL


3 posted on 06/09/2013 4:09:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"School asks kids to trade in toy guns for a bicycle"

And when they bring in their toy guns, arrest all of them! haha, an old Lib trick.

4 posted on 06/09/2013 4:10:14 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: cripplecreek

The kids only have a “chance” to win a bike.


5 posted on 06/09/2013 4:11:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: clee1

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.


6 posted on 06/09/2013 4:11:45 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

http://youtu.be/RXwo9lARAgg


7 posted on 06/09/2013 4:12:44 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s it. I want all sex toys traded in.


8 posted on 06/09/2013 4:13:33 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: bmwcyle

Now there teaching them to gamble! Trade your good stuff for a pipe dream!


9 posted on 06/09/2013 4:15:29 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: bmwcyle

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...

>???


10 posted on 06/09/2013 4:15:44 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
which may make them more likely to commit violence with real guns

This is not only absurd, but phuqing stupid.

11 posted on 06/09/2013 4:16:28 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I wonder if this will happen ON SCHOOL PROPERTY?

And I wonder if they have a zero tolerance policy?

12 posted on 06/09/2013 4:17:34 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: faithhopecharity

I want all those liberal to hand in their toys.


13 posted on 06/09/2013 4:17:45 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!!!


14 posted on 06/09/2013 4:19:20 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

You beat me to it.


15 posted on 06/09/2013 4:20:08 PM PDT by matt04
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To: bmwcyle

have you considered,
without their toys they could be even more dangerous?

(what kind of beemer?)


16 posted on 06/09/2013 4:20:39 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

17 posted on 06/09/2013 4:25:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hope they all bring in the oldest toy guns known to man - sticks.


18 posted on 06/09/2013 4:27:23 PM PDT by old and tired
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When will the first one have his or her bike stolen at gunpoint?


19 posted on 06/09/2013 4:27:51 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Any child who hands over his toy gun will receive a raffle ticket.”

Oh boy. A raffle ticket. Can you ride it?


20 posted on 06/09/2013 4:27:56 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The school will raffle off four bicycles, and also hand out books in exchange for the tickets.



21 posted on 06/09/2013 4:28:56 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Authorities will offer to take pictures and fingerprints of children to be used to help locate them in case they go missing. their parents for buying them a toy gun in the first place."
22 posted on 06/09/2013 4:30:31 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The kids only have a “chance” to win a bike.

Much like the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes.

23 posted on 06/09/2013 4:32:19 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would be interesting to see a bunch of parents show up OPEN CARRY.


24 posted on 06/09/2013 4:35:06 PM PDT by EBH (The government that sits in Washington, D.C. is not the United States government.)
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To: clee1
Liberals are such fvcking idiots!

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.

25 posted on 06/09/2013 4:38:10 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t they be getting monopoly money instead of a raffle ticket.

Sigh.

What about the really gruesome bully kid who brings in a hacked off index finger/thumb?

Another sigh.


26 posted on 06/09/2013 4:40:15 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They should bring in Chicken Fingers and Pop Tarts.


27 posted on 06/09/2013 4:45:33 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No, playing with toy guns properly will teach them respect for firearms. Should we not let kids use butter knives for fear of the kids seeing how sharp the blade by running it on their arm?
28 posted on 06/09/2013 4:48:55 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t you use a gun to get a bicycle ?

[Kids don’t try this at home]


29 posted on 06/09/2013 4:51:00 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Total insanity.

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.


30 posted on 06/09/2013 4:52:13 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The purpose of the trade-in is to stop children from playing with toy guns, ( quote from the article)
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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.

31 posted on 06/09/2013 4:57:25 PM PDT by wintertime
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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


32 posted on 06/09/2013 4:58:20 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: UCANSEE2

so I trade my useful thing for worthless paper?

good to see the schools are giving lessons on the American economy


33 posted on 06/09/2013 5:00:45 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

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.


34 posted on 06/09/2013 5:01:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“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 in a statement to Mercury News.

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.

35 posted on 06/09/2013 5:05:41 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: svcw

“Sofa-king stupid”.


36 posted on 06/09/2013 5:07:38 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: svcw

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.


37 posted on 06/09/2013 5:08:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Ezekiel
People like him are like swarming bees in our nation's K-12 schools and colleges of education.

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.

38 posted on 06/09/2013 5:08:41 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Ezekiel
You know he's getting orders from headquarters. What is that photographer, the political commissar?
39 posted on 06/09/2013 5:11:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Venturer
Total insanity.
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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!

40 posted on 06/09/2013 5:12:41 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: wintertime
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.)

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?

41 posted on 06/09/2013 5:14:55 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

School photographer Horace Gibson came up with the idea for the trade-in ...
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Likely a thoroughly “demoralized” product of our nation’s Marxist controlled K-12 schools and colleges.

(Please see my tag line.)


42 posted on 06/09/2013 5:22:23 PM PDT by wintertime (Yuri Besemov was a prophet.)
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To: clee1
Liberals are such fvcking idiots!
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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.

43 posted on 06/09/2013 5:25:15 PM PDT by wintertime (Yuri Besemov was a prophet.)
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To: Ezekiel
It isn’t about street thugs, either.

It is communist thugs that our nation’s children will face and be completely defenseless, spiritually, emotionally, and educationally.

44 posted on 06/09/2013 5:27:13 PM PDT by wintertime (Yuri Besemov was a prophet.)
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To: EBH

Not legal here as of January...


45 posted on 06/09/2013 5:31:30 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This country has become Maoist China of the 70s, for crying out loud.

I want my country back!


46 posted on 06/09/2013 5:37:10 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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This for a new bike? Hell, I bring in 12 of these if that's the case! Pay up!
47 posted on 06/09/2013 5:38:30 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: B Knotts

When will Dear Leader issue an instruction book for kids to carry around? Or is there already an app on the smart phones?


48 posted on 06/09/2013 5:39:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: VanDeKoik

Read the article. Your name goes in a hat for a drawing. PERIOD.


49 posted on 06/09/2013 5:39:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: wintertime
These tools - useful idiots - are children by choice, refusing to put away childish things.

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?

50 posted on 06/09/2013 5:44:36 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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