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High School Student Ordered To Remove NRA T-Shirt Because It Promotes Gun Violence
CBS Los Angeles ^ | October 2, 2013

Posted on 10/03/2013 7:25:24 AM PDT by billorites

A student at a high school in Anaheim Hills said administrators ordered her to change out of a T-shirt that promoted the National Rifle Association.

Sophomore Haley Bullwinkle said when she wore her NRA shirt to Canyon High School last month, she landed in the principal’s office for violating the school’s dress code that forbids offensive, violent or divisive clothing.

“They were treating me like I was a criminal,” she said. “I was not allowed to wear that at school because it promoted gun violence.”

The shirt, which was a gift from Bullwinkle’s father when he became a card-carrying member of the NRA, features a buck, an American flag and a hunter’s silhouette. It also has the words “National Rifle Association of America: Protecting America’s Traditions Since 1871” written in the center.

Bullwinkle’s father said he emailed the school’s principal to find out why his daughter had to change her shirt.

Principal Kimberly Fricker responded in an email, which said, in part, “The shirt had a gun on it, which is not allowed by school police. It’s protocol to have students change when they’re in violation of the dress code.”

The girl’s father, who has retained an attorney, now wants to know how the school defines violence. He said the drill team is allowed to twirl fake rifles and the mascot is a Comanche.

“I think that if you consider the hunter, the image of the hunter to be offensive, certainly there are groups that would consider the Comanche Indian chief to be offensive,” he said.

CBS2′s Stacey Butler was unable to reach Fricker for comment.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrats; govtabuse; guncontrol; liberalfascism; publiceducation; publicschools; rapeofliberty; secondamendment; tyranny

1 posted on 10/03/2013 7:25:24 AM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

There’s not just zero tolerance for guns in schools. There is zero tolerance for the IDEA of guns in schools.


2 posted on 10/03/2013 7:26:52 AM PDT by DManA
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To: billorites

In our overpriced government school district, they basically allow a double standard based on race. If you were white the dress code was enforced if you were black do then no dress code enforcement. These people are evil


3 posted on 10/03/2013 7:27:26 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: billorites

There is zero tolerance for education in schools these days..................


4 posted on 10/03/2013 7:28:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Red Badger

any one want to bet that the dress code really does not have that statement on guns in it ?


5 posted on 10/03/2013 7:31:27 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: DManA
"There’s not just zero tolerance for guns in schools. There is zero tolerance for the IDEA of guns in schools."

Not all of the time. In good old Central Minnesota - just as recently as 2008, my senior year of high school - I was actually allowed by the school principal to bring a rifle into my speech class in order to give an instructional speech on how to properly clean and maintain it. I had to leave the actual bolt in his office until the end of the day, but that was the only restriction he gave me. There ARE conservative teachers out there...they're the ones that give you the history and the facts the way it really happened.
6 posted on 10/03/2013 7:32:10 AM PDT by MN.Gruber06 (A besieged constituent in the beautiful Star of the North. Vote OUT Franken, Klobuchar and Dayton.)
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To: billorites
. . . offensive, violent or divisive clothing.

Wonder how many "students" were wearing Che t-shirts.

7 posted on 10/03/2013 7:32:27 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: billorites
Principal Kimberly Fricker

HAHAHAHA.

8 posted on 10/03/2013 7:32:40 AM PDT by glock rocks (No comment.)
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To: Red Badger
Principal Fricker?

Haley Bullwinkle?

9 posted on 10/03/2013 7:34:25 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: glock rocks

Fricker? I barely knew her...


10 posted on 10/03/2013 7:35:37 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

I agree the attacks are one sided and pro leftist.

The classic t shirt promoting the serial murderer Che Guevara would most likely be more than tolerated.

I Believe the solution is uniforms. As a former parochial school student there was never a clothing issue. Of course if one bites his grill cheese sandwich into he shape of a gun the uniform would not help that.

I would be more than happy to have my kids attend school where other kids did not have a Che or 99% shirt on.


11 posted on 10/03/2013 7:38:03 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: DManA

>>>There’s not just zero tolerance for guns in schools. There is zero tolerance for the IDEA of guns in schools.<<<

Definitely in this case. It is not everywhere though. My daughter has worn her NRA shirt to middle school without incident and I live in a liberal sinkhole.

We shouldn’t let these stories demoralize us, but rather stir us up to fight for our rights and our children’s rights.


12 posted on 10/03/2013 7:39:41 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: billorites
Haley Bullwinkle?

Hey Rocky. Watch me pull an AR-15 outta my Hat.

13 posted on 10/03/2013 7:41:08 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: DManA

Government schools are in the brain-washing business.

Parents: Protect your children. Get them out of government schools and place them in private schools or homeschool them.


14 posted on 10/03/2013 7:41:19 AM PDT by Oak Grove (H)
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To: billorites

The thing missing here is the monolithic irony of a school chief executive having zero understanding of the Constitution of the United States, and any of the case law around the 1st Amendment.

To me, its grounds for firing. My wife works in a school where one of the vice principals cannot communicate in written English.

Misspellings, bad grammar, bad punctuation. Employed since there since 1990.

I think its time the country went Galt. My heart goes out to the poor, and to people who work their butts off and have little to show for it.

I have no tolerance for people that have options, yet opt for a parasitic existence.


15 posted on 10/03/2013 7:41:25 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: billorites
The banned shirt here:


16 posted on 10/03/2013 7:42:05 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: billorites

Why is it against the school rules to wear a t-shirt with a picture of a gun? Why can a t-shirt do?


17 posted on 10/03/2013 7:43:53 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: billorites

If there is Anything the NRA promotes, it is gun SAFETY!

And that is a good point about the drill team, or color guard. Never thought about that. Nor did the school!


18 posted on 10/03/2013 7:46:12 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: DManA

First Amendment? We don’t need no steenkin’ first amendment! Frickin’ sad situation that kids today are being subjected to these didiots. And too many panty wasted parents aren’t much better. Pretty soon the word “gun” will be as offensive to them as the “N” word (if it’s not already). How sad for this once great nation. Probably okay to wear j-z shirt or “black power fist”, or che queervera shirts though. Maybe even some la raza shirts would be okay too. Planned parenthood shirts? Commie code pinko shirts?


19 posted on 10/03/2013 7:47:55 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: DManA

It’s a whole new generation bred to believe guns are only for authorities.


20 posted on 10/03/2013 7:48:53 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: rawhide

At my kids’ school, no printed messages or illustrations are allowed on any clothing. No team logos, etc. The only exception is that the name of school itself is permitted.


21 posted on 10/03/2013 7:49:39 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Is that “sinkhole”, or “STINKhole”? LOL! Glad you support your daughter and allow her to think for herself and stand up for her rights.


22 posted on 10/03/2013 7:51:17 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: billorites

Not this sh#t again. Geeze!


23 posted on 10/03/2013 7:54:21 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: billorites

I wonder what they would say to a T-shirt with a picture of the Battle of Bunker Hill or D-day.


24 posted on 10/03/2013 7:55:33 AM PDT by wfu_deacons
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To: billorites
He said the drill team is allowed to twirl fake rifles

That right there pretty much sinks the school's stupid argument and claim of "zero tolerance".

That said, if the picture is the girl and that's the shirt in question, it must have looked like a tent on her...

25 posted on 10/03/2013 7:57:12 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: rawhide

That shirt looks way to big for her!


26 posted on 10/03/2013 7:59:53 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: jpsb

It is a present from her dad from when he joined the NRA.


27 posted on 10/03/2013 8:07:26 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Exit148

The NRA was founded in 1871 by Republicans, in part, to insure that the newly freed slaves in the South had 2nd Amendment Rights to access arms to defend themselves from the KKK founded by Southern Democrats.


28 posted on 10/03/2013 8:09:08 AM PDT by vortec94
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To: DManA

Our five year old came home with a squirt gun that he picked from the prize box a few weeks ago. I was SHOCKED. Really. He was so excited and proud.


29 posted on 10/03/2013 8:10:36 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: billorites

It’s a public school...In California...Surely the father isn’t surprised by the abject dip$#ittery that proceeds from the principal.


30 posted on 10/03/2013 8:11:00 AM PDT by opus86
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To: Arm_Bears

...or “Stop Global Warming” ones. Equally “offensive” and “divisive.”


31 posted on 10/03/2013 8:15:27 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: billorites

Principal Frickert?

32 posted on 10/03/2013 8:15:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: DManA
"There’s not just zero tolerance for guns in schools. There is zero tolerance for the IDEA of guns in schools."

Nah. If the kid wore a shirt looked like this:



With a shool district-approved pro-communist message, the image of the rifle would be allowed.

What is being attacked is the NRA political speech.
33 posted on 10/03/2013 8:16:26 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: billorites

People need to stop sueing only the schools and school districts and start also naming as individuals the principals, teachers and school board members in the law suits.


34 posted on 10/03/2013 8:25:19 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Looking for my generations Lexington and Concord.)
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To: billorites
So the 1st Amendment covers G-strings on strippers, “artists” using federal grants to mock religion and not T-shirts on young men? Who would have thought!
35 posted on 10/03/2013 8:42:15 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: billorites
“They were treating me like I was a criminal,” she said. “I was not allowed to wear that at school because it promoted gun violence.”

Wow, I didn't know the NRA promoted gun violence. That would explain all those shootouts that break out at NRA meetings I guess. Wait, what...?

36 posted on 10/03/2013 8:46:54 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: billorites

Yep..we all know that gang bangers are all members of the NRA.


37 posted on 10/03/2013 8:57:30 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Hey Barry...close this!)
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To: billorites; mylife

This is as good a thread as any to share lefty writer and gun-hater Stephen King’s latest gun guffaw.

The book is his latest, `Dr. Dreams’. An elderly fellow has been guarding a girl who is sought by a traveling band of eternally steam-sniffing quasi-vampires.
Of course, they want to sniff her steam
“Billy raised his shirttails and revealed an automatic pistol in a battered black holster. “One-nine-one-one Colt,” he said. “Full auto. World War II vintage.”

Now, I can see using the phrase “automatic pistol,” but can you imagine firing a “One-nine-one-one” on “full auto”? Snort, guffaw, chuckle, hee-haw.

He cracks me up. Another “We’re not so much laughing with you as at you, Steve ... “-gun moment that I thought I’d share.


38 posted on 10/03/2013 9:02:00 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Red Badger

There is zero tolerance for education in schools these days..................


It’s all about indoctrination.


39 posted on 10/03/2013 9:13:34 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Jewbacca

I’m surprised that poster hasn’t been turned into a t-shirt already. Or maybe it has.


40 posted on 10/03/2013 9:13:55 AM PDT by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: billorites

It’s right about the time for that young lady to gather together EVERY student she knows and trusts, and have them ALL wear NRA t-shirts and show up at school.

Imagine ... 25, 50 or 60 kids showing up at the school in NRA shirts just to say “F*** you” to the administration.

Push back, or the other side wins. Can’t let this crap go unanswered.

Or better yet... what if NRA bumper stickers magically just started ... appearing ... on school officials’ cars - particularly on the car of the asswipe that started hassling this young girl?

And KEPT appearing on the car week after week...

Just saying...


41 posted on 10/03/2013 9:16:20 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: DManA

I’m sure a TUPAC shirt is just fine.


42 posted on 10/03/2013 9:18:19 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: DManA

There is also zero tolerance for learning. What is disguised as such is actually the “absorption” of islamo-communist thought processes.


43 posted on 10/03/2013 9:30:42 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Exit148

But Guns just get up and kill innocent children on their own. /s


44 posted on 10/03/2013 9:40:04 AM PDT by matt04
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To: billorites
She'd probably get the same treatment if she wore a USMC T-Shirt.
45 posted on 10/03/2013 10:16:30 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Exit148
Eddie the Eagle is good , unless there's a windmill farm nearby. Then the EPA leftists grant a waiver for him to be chopped to pieces as an animal sacrifice to Gaia.
46 posted on 10/03/2013 10:54:52 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Jewbacca
The kid should have worn something everybody agrees on:

I mean not even communists like fascists, right?

47 posted on 10/03/2013 3:54:29 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: DManA

I’m glad he’s taking legal action. They should be made to put up or shut up. If they claim an NRA t-shirt “promotes violence” then they should be able to produce some verifiable quote from an NRA officer inciting violence. If they can’t, then not only should the prohibition not stand, but they should have to pay some kind of penalty for thinking they can make agenda-driven policy with no basis in actual facts.


48 posted on 10/03/2013 4:55:09 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: billorites
Fricker? I barely knew her...

Rectum? Damn near killed em!

49 posted on 10/03/2013 4:59:25 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 4yearlurker

Actually if they were it might do them some good, they’d be less likely to shoot those persons the gang leadership tells them to shoot and more likely to shoot the gang leaders.


50 posted on 10/03/2013 6:19:47 PM PDT by Drake_Burrwood ("It happened because I wasn't there, I am NRA")
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