"Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill said he hopes rounding up the toy guns will stop kids from growing up to play with real ones.
Playing with toy guns, saying Im going to shoot you, desensitizes them, so as they get older, its easier for them to use a real gun, Hill told the Mercury News."
Really? Playing with toys guns and water pistols makes you think it would be fun to actually murder someone? Really? You really honestly believe that?
Like Dennis Prager once said, "The stupidity of that statement I can only attribute to higher education. You have to have gone to college to say something that stupid."
If kids and teenagers are the same as they were when I was young, the very best way to get them interested in something and want it, is to absolutely forbid them from having it.
“”Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill said he hopes rounding up the toy guns will stop kids from growing up to play with real ones.
Playing with toy guns, saying Im going to shoot you, desensitizes them, so as they get older, its easier for them to use a real gun, Hill told the Mercury News.”
If one wants a clear demonstration of the vapidity and lack of intellect in our modern public school officials, this dork is a prime example. “Education”...the college major for those who cannot possibly pass anything else (except for perhaps womyn’s studies).
How can they expect kids not to laugh at this when they are subjected to a continuous show of guns on the TV news, TV programs, the movies, and of course, video games? It only decreases respect for those in authority when they act stupidly and hypocritically.
a snippet from a book I read by John Eldredge.......... Capes and swords, camouflage, bandannas and six-shootersthese are the uniforms of boyhood. Little boys yearn to know they are powerful, they are dangerous, they are someone to be reckoned with. How many parents have tried in vain to prevent little Timmy from playing with guns? Give it up. If you do not supply a boy with weapons, he will make them from whatever materials are at hand. My boys chew their graham crackers into the shape of hand guns at the breakfast table. Every stick or fallen branch is a spear, or better, a bazooka. Despite what many modern educators would say, this is not a psychological disturbance brought on by violent television or chemical imbalance. Aggression is part of the masculine design; we are hardwired for it. If we believe that man is made in the image of God, then we would do well to remember that “the Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name” (Ex. 15:3). Little girls do not invent games where large numbers of people die, where bloodshed is a prerequisite for having fun. Hockey, for example, was not a feminine creation. Nor was boxing. A boy wants to attack somethingand so does a man, even if it’s only a little white ball on a tee. He wants to whack it into kingdom come. On the other hand, my boys do not sit down to tea parties. They do not call their friends on the phone to talk about relationships. They grow bored of games that have no element of danger or competition or bloodshed. Cooperative games based on “relational interdependence” are complete nonsense. “No one is killed?” they ask, incredulous. “No one wins? What’s the point?” The universal nature of this ought to have convinced us by now: The boy is a warrior; the boy is his name. And those are not boyish antics he is doing. When boys play at war they are rehearsing their part in a much bigger drama. One day, you just might need that boy to defend you.
Every moment in school was liberal indoctrination: We had guitar-playing hippies singing 'One Tin Soldier' to our classrooms, we read books about boys playing with dolls, science fairs were all about wind power and solar energy, a busybody liberal teacher got our whole 3rd grade class to petition the city council to register bicycles (I was chosen as the spokesman, of all people), we learned that Cinco De Mayo was the most important day in the history of mankind, we were taught that Governor Jerry Brown and President Jimmy Carter were the most important people on Earth, and when California's Prop 13 passed into law when I was in 6th grade they had a teacher's strike and the teachers got us to make little handmade signs with loops of yarn to wear around our necks in support of the teachers who walked a lap around the school yelling union slogans while TV news cameras taped the event. How exciting!
None of this liberal horseshit worked on me or anyone else I know. We all pretty much grew up to be conservatives.
I credit the Heavy Metal music of the '80s for saving our teenage souls from the demonic clutches of liberalism.
Public schools will continue to deteriorate as taxpayers, parents and finally kids learn this and take the actions that humans always take.
People are pulling their kids out of public schools or not bothering to enroll them at all, and I bet that’s due in large part to zero tolerance rules. No parent in his right mind is going to want his kid’s life ruined because of some stupid, brain-dead administrator’s “handling” of a “gun” matter. Public schools are not worth it.
Kids who suffered under these policies themselves are probably going to think really hard about whether they want their kids to attend these schools.
Since this has been going on since the 90’s, I would imagine a lot of parents have children who are ready for public school or soon will be. I would imagine there will be a huge increase in homeschooling. I know there is in my town where our schools are just absolutely positively wonderful.
It works the opposite way with me.
I spent a lot of time in SE Asia "playing with" real weapons, shooting at real people. Because of that, I will not play at shooting people with paintball play guns.
I grew up playing "cowboys & indians", even using an old hammerlock double barrel shotgun at times. (obviously NOT loaded)
just my 2 cents worth on the subject.
BTW, I am very pro-2nd Amendment.
Yep. Its messed up. How is one supposed to feel the pride in teaching his son to shoot great grandpa’s old squirrel gun? A gun that is passed down and will eventually be passed to the son? How is one supposed to take his kid on his first duck hunt? How is one supposed to teach their children how to be responsible gun owner? ...when the kid goes to school and hears “guns are bad, guns are bad, guns are the boogie man”.
They treat guns like poison or drugs. “don’t touch them, don’t look at them”
Its stupid and ridiculous.
Yes they are psychotic. They are meant to criminalize the thought of a gun.
Wut? Neurotic overbearing manipulative mind control of children is losing popularity!?! Say it ain't so!