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Elementary School Beginning Toy Gun Turn-In Program
breitbart.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | William Bigelow

Posted on 06/10/2013 1:24:59 PM PDT by grundle

Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill has a brilliant idea: he’s holding a toy gun exchange next Saturday in which students of the Hayward, CA school can turn in a toy gun to receive a book and a raffle ticket to win one of four bicycles.

Really.

Hill believes that children who play with toy guns may not think real guns are dangerous. “Playing with toy 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,” he claims.

Hill was inspired by a school photographer, Horace Gibson, who was upset about the number of police shootings of young people in Oakland.

At Strobridge Elementary Safety Day, a local policeman will demonstrate bicycle and gun safety, (does he get to use a real gun?), while the Alameda County Fire Department will speak about fire safety. Just to show that local governments can do surveillance too, there will be opportunities for the children to be fingerprinted and photographed, with that information transferred to CD’s if it is ever needed for a missing child case.

Hill, defending his take-away program, asserted that police are justifiably afraid when they face armed suspects, and toy guns have been mistaken for real ones.

But Yih-Chau Chang, spokesman for Responsible Citizens of California, said, ”Having a group of children playing cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians is a normal part of growing up.”

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: arth; banglist; dopeydems; guncontrol; napl; secondamendment; toyguns; wartoys; zerotolerance
More children die from bicycle accidents than from toy guns.
1 posted on 06/10/2013 1:24:59 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

words fail.


2 posted on 06/10/2013 1:26:20 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: grundle
“Playing with toy guns, saying ‘I’m going to shoot you,’ desensitizes them...

So I guess the murder rate was 10,000% higher back in the 1950's when EVERY boy was playing Cop's and Robber's or Cowboy's and Indian's with a realistic gun....Right?

3 posted on 06/10/2013 1:27:33 PM PDT by apillar
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To: grundle

I was lucky to have had a Daisy Pump Gun as a kid. And I never came close to shooting my eye out either.


4 posted on 06/10/2013 1:31:17 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: grundle
More children die from bicycle accidents than from toy guns.

Conditioning and indoctrinating them young for the real thing later.

5 posted on 06/10/2013 1:33:23 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: grundle

More children die fro bicycle accidents than gun accidents.


6 posted on 06/10/2013 1:39:09 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: grundle

So if a kid brings a toy gun to the school for the program should they be arrested for violating the schools zero tolerance policy on guns?


7 posted on 06/10/2013 1:44:31 PM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Autonomous User

Only if they chew a pop tart into the shape of a gun.


8 posted on 06/10/2013 1:46:12 PM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: grundle

Send the kid with an issue of Shotgun News.

Should be good for LOTS of raffle tickets.


9 posted on 06/10/2013 1:49:20 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: grundle

Fingerprinted, photographed, guns taken away. Welcome to America kids.


10 posted on 06/10/2013 1:51:23 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: grundle
Just to show that local governments can do surveillance too, there will be opportunities for the children to be fingerprinted and photographed, with that information transferred to CD’s if it is ever needed for a missing child case.

Transferred to CD's? Bullsh!t, who do they think we are? Just more government intrusion and tracking of YOUR children.

11 posted on 06/10/2013 1:56:14 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: grundle

This is idiotic.


12 posted on 06/10/2013 2:01:59 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: grundle
Hill believes that children who play with toy guns may not think real guns are dangerous. “Playing with toy 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,”

what about young girls who watch TV shows that show professionally promiscuous women? Using Hills line of reasoning means young girls are in danger of becoming whores.

13 posted on 06/10/2013 2:03:57 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: grundle
When I was a kid, the Man from U.N.C.L.E. was a popular TV show, and for Christmas one year my parents gave me the cigarette case gun. Could I get a tofer for it, I wonder???


14 posted on 06/10/2013 2:13:47 PM PDT by Conservative_Rob
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To: grundle

Some devious person in CA should buy some ultra cheap toy guns (China produced $.01 sold at Big Lots) and cover the area with them.


15 posted on 06/10/2013 2:14:36 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (But for an ignorant electorate Slow Joe would have become a circus clown or union thug.)
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To: grundle

Too many adults can be fooled by toy guns...Can’t have toy guns falling into the wrong hands, right?


16 posted on 06/10/2013 2:27:17 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: grundle

I would send my kid to school with a peanut butter sandwich gnawed off into the shape of a gun and try to win a bicycle...


17 posted on 06/10/2013 2:40:22 PM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: grundle; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
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18 posted on 06/10/2013 3:50:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Pete-R-Bilt; Travis McGee; Jim Robinson; Eaker

It’s a trap!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3028685/posts?page=55#55


19 posted on 06/10/2013 5:30:17 PM PDT by glock rocks ("They who don't speak against evil are just as guilty as those who do the evil..." -GraceG)
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To: grundle

How are this principal’s kids performing on standardized tests?


20 posted on 06/10/2013 5:33:19 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

Don’t fret, I’m sure at least some of that plastic can be melted into bust implants for Barbie.


21 posted on 06/10/2013 7:36:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: johniegrad
How are this principal’s kids performing on standardized tests?

I'd be interested in knowing how well the principal did on HIS standardized tests!

22 posted on 06/10/2013 7:42:51 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: glock rocks

It wouldn’t surprise me.


23 posted on 06/10/2013 8:35:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: grundle; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

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24 posted on 06/11/2013 5:39:02 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: grundle; All

It’s a toy. Where will they draw the line? So far there is no drawing of lines. Making a gun-like shape with your HAND is just as bad as having a little green plastic army guy.

This is a crazy waste of time and money. If I lived in that district, I would not allow my children to participate ~ toy guns or just toys in general.

I am thankful for having the option to choose how I educate my children.


25 posted on 06/11/2013 10:46:14 AM PDT by Peanut Gallery
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