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  • Toy Gun Safety (Vanity)

    12/27/2015 7:34:16 AM PST · by Altariel · 60 replies
    I thought young Freeper parents could use a reference thread for "everything your child should know about toy gun safety/ gun safety. For instance: 1) Don't point toy guns at children too young to play with them. 2) Play with toy guns with an adult present. 3 ) Toy guns are outside toys. Your house rules may vary, but I think having a conservative resource for this information would be a welcome response to more statist notions. What are your house rules? What do you teach (or have you taught) your children?

    02/08/2015 12:26:50 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 11 replies ^ | February 8, 2015 | Merrill Hope
    A nine-year-old Texas schoolboy was suspended from his elementary school for posession of a “magic ring.” Remember the poptart gun? The Nerf gun? The Lego gun? The pointed finger gun? In another time, these typical childrens’ toys would have gotten as little notice as the old fashioned cap gun but in a world where the list of childhood offenses also includes possession of a novelty pen or a Hello Kitty bubble gun, it comes as little surprise that a Lord of the Rings “magic ring” would land Aiden Steward in suspension from his elementary school in Kermit, Texas. The story...
  • 575 Administration Drive, Room 102 A Santa Rosa CA

    01/17/2015 6:50:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 1 replies
    wherevent ^ | Tuesday 27 January 2015 | Organized by : Justice For Andy Lopez
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors make a mockery of the attempts of the Task Force and its Subcommittees to initiate change in response to the killing of Andy Lopez by Deputy Erick Gelhaus... Now they make plans to move forward with a park for Moorland, on the site where Andy was killed, with no mention of Andy Lopez.
  • OH: Focus on Gun Color is Farcical

    12/18/2014 5:48:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Someone painted this Cobra FS 380 for unknown purposes.  The police claim that it was to make it appear to be a toy, but people have been customizing and adorning the appearance of weapons for centuries.  From CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Orlando Lowery was in court this weekend for allegedly painting his .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun to look like a toy. It is only in recent times that firearms could easily be made in many different colors.  As the capability to do so has emerged, more and more people are taking advantage of it.  Here are some pistols...
  • Cleveland police officer shoots 12-year-old boy carrying BB gun

    11/23/2014 3:10:20 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 140 replies ^ | 11/23/14 | Corey Schaffer
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A rookie Cleveland police officer shot a 12-year-old boy outside a city recreation center late Saturday afternoon after the boy pulled a BB gun from his waistband, police said. Police were responding to reports of a male with a gun outside Cudell Recreation Center at Detroit Avenue and West Boulevard about 3:30 p.m., Deputy Chief of Field Operations Ed Tomba said. A rookie officer and a 10-15 year veteran pulled into the parking lot and saw a few people sitting underneath a pavilion next to the center. The rookie officer saw a black gun sitting on the...
  • 5-Year-Old Shooting a Crayon 'Gun' Forced to Sign No-Kill Contract

    10/12/2014 11:55:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies ^ | 10-11-2014 | Trey Sanchez
    An elementary school in Mobile, Alabama forced a 5-year-old student to sign a "safety contract" promising not to kill herself or anyone else because the girl allegedly pointed a crayon at another student and said, "pew pew." The girl's mother was summoned to E.R. Dickson Elementary school and told that her daughter had drawn something that resembled a gun and pretended to shoot with the crayon. The mother told Local 15 News that while she waited in the lobby and without her consent, the school gave her daughter a questionnaire evaluating her for depression and suicidal thoughts, and finally forced...
  • Teen Arrested, Suspended for Shooting a Dinosaur (In a Story He Wrote)

    08/20/2014 5:05:34 PM PDT · by bamahead · 102 replies
    Reason ^ | August 20, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Now that summer is over and school is starting up again, it's time for the torrent of ridiculous "zero tolerance" suspensions and arrests to resume. Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina, is wasting no time: A 16-year-old student was arrested and suspended for writing a story in which he used a gun to kill a dinosaur. The student, Alex Stone, was assigned by a teacher to write a story about himself. Stone chose to embellish his story with obviously fictional details, like dinosaurs. But the teacher saw the word "gun" and the rest is history, according to NBC-12: Stone...
  • CA:A Woman, Fake Gun, Warning Shot, Criminals and Justifiable Homicide

    08/20/2014 5:05:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A career criminal has an out of wedlock child with a woman.  He shows up for the child's first birthday, only to find another man present, who also has a criminal record, but no felonies.   The first criminal, enraged to find another man with the mother of his child, threatens to kidnap the one year old.   The man without felonies fires a warning shot from a .38 to stop the threat.   The  career criminal goes to his car, pulls out a handgun, and points it at the man with the .38, who promptly shoots him in the chest, killing...
  • Man shot dead by police in Walmart 'after he picked up a toy gun'

    08/07/2014 3:41:25 PM PDT · by Altariel · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 7, 2014 | Julian Robinson
    Relatives of John Crawford, pictured, believe he was holding a toy gun when police shot him dead at a Walmart store A man shot dead by police in a U.S. supermarket may have been killed after picking up a toy gun, his relatives have claimed. John Crawford was gunned down at a Walmart store in Beavercreek amid reports that he was waving a rifle at customers, including children. But relatives of the 22-year-old have contacted civil rights organisations after claiming he was holding a toy gun in the toy section of the shop when the incident unfolded. LeeCee Johnson, who...
  • Little Boy Expelled From School For Rolling Up A PIECE OF PAPER, Pointing It Like A Gun

    06/17/2014 7:15:23 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 17 2014 | Eric Owens
    Another little boy has gotten in trouble at school for having something that represents a gun but isn’t actually anything like a real gun. This time, eight-year-old Asher Palmer rolled up a piece of paper, called it a gun and pointed it at other kids, reports the New York Post. Officials at the special-needs school in New York City which Palmer attended then expelled him. The school is the Lang School, a ritzy private bastion which specializes in educating students with language difficulties. Annual tuition is $51,500. “Asher is exactly the type of student Lang is supposed to be serving,”...
  • ABC News Video: First-grader suspended after toy gun found in backpack

    06/08/2014 7:57:31 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 54 replies
    WTAE Pittsburgh, ABC News copied by Top Right News Blog ^ | June 5, 2014 | Marcie Cipriani, ABC News // Gina Cassini Top Right News Blog
    by Gina Cassini | TopRight NewsOnce again, the anti-gun fanatics are running loose in our children's schools. And this time they are punishing a kid who did the right thing! As a mom, this one has steam coming out of my ears. First-grader Darin Simak goes to Martin Elementary in New Kensington, PA. On Wednesday he went to school just like any other day but, when he arrived, he realized there was a toy gun in his backpack. What did Darin do? Darin tried to do the right thing by immediately bringing the toy gun to his teacher and explained that “he...
  • First Grader Turns Himself In for Having Toy Gun, Faces Expulsion

    06/07/2014 8:31:19 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/06/2014 | UPI
    Darin left his backpack at a friend's house and had to be sent to school with a backup. When he discovered the toy in the bag, knowing it was illegal, Darin turned the contraband into his teacher. "He found the toy gun on the outside pocket," Darin's father Chris Simak told local reporters. "He took it straight to the teacher and said that he wasn't allowed to have it." Darin's teacher followed protocol and brought the first grader to the principal, where he was immediately suspended pending an expulsion hearing. According to the school charter, the punishment for bringing a...
  • Parents sue California deputy who shot boy carrying toy assault rifle

    11/05/2013 7:29:58 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 81 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 5, 2013 | Ronnie Cohen
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The parents of a 13-year-old California boy killed last month while carrying a plastic replica of an assault rifle filed a civil rights lawsuit on Monday against the sheriff's deputy who shot him ... Deputy Erick Gelhaus, 48, shot Andy Lopez Cruz as the eighth grader was walking near his home in the wine-country town of Santa Rosa carrying an imitation gun he planned to return to a friend, relatives and officials have said..... On Monday, attorney Arnoldo Casillas filed the federal lawsuit against Gelhaus and Sonoma County in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on...
  • Deputy who shot and killed toy gun-carrying teen, 13, allegedly pulled gun

    11/03/2013 8:18:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 348 replies ^ | 3 November 2013 | STEVE NOLAN
    Deputy who shot and killed toy gun-carrying teen, 13, allegedly pulled gun Deputy who shot and killed toy gun-carrying teen, 13, allegedly pulled gun on a driver during traffic stop two months earlier A driver has come forward saying the deputy who shot dead a 13-year-old California boy after mistaking his fake AK-47 as real pulled a gun on him also, after he failed to signal a lane change during a carpool. Jeff Westbrook, 57, of Santa Rosa said he was mistreated by Deputy Erick Gelhaus after being pulled over Aug. 21 in Cotati, so much so that at one...
  • Boy, 13, fatally shot by police holding toy rifle

    10/23/2013 6:03:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 139 replies
    RT ^ | 10/23/2013
    Two sheriff’s deputies in Northern California shot and killed 13-year-old boy who they thought was carrying an assault rifle, only to find out that the gun the teen was holding was a toy, police and family members have said. The officers, on patrol Tuesday in Sonoma County, reported seeing the boy carrying what appeared to be a black AK-47, reports the AP. A photo made public after the tragedy show a toy weapon with a black magazine cartridge and brown butt.  Sheriff’s Lieutenant Dennis O’Leary told reporters the deputies called for backup and repeatedly ordered the boy to drop the...
  • Video: Student suspended, possibly expelled for playing with toy gun in his own yard

    09/24/2013 8:08:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    When do schools assume legal responsibility for your children? At the school, on the bus, or at the bus stop? The latter is likely the best answer, but no one believes that it starts in your front yard, seventy feet away from the bus stop. Nobody, that is, except perhaps the Virginia Beach City Public School System, which may expel Khalid Caraballo today for shooting a non-lethal pellet pistol in his own front yard last week:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of...
  • 7th-grader suspended for playing with airsoft gun in own yard

    09/24/2013 7:26:10 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 63 replies ^ | September 24, 2013 | Staff
    A seventh-grade student in Virginia Beach, Va., has been suspended from school for playing with an airsoft gun with a friend in his front yard while waiting for the school bus. WAVY-TV reports that 13-year-old Khalid Caraballo will find out soon if he will be expelled for "possession, handling and use of a firearm" because the guns were fired at two others playing in Caraballo's yard. snip The school's so-called "zero-tolerance" policy on guns extends to private property, according to the report. snip "It's on your school record. The school said I had possession of a firearm. They aren't going...
  • Woman's toy gun scares off masked intruder in Deerfield Beach

    06/26/2013 8:27:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 26, 2013 | Brett Clarkson, Erika Pesantes and Robert Nolin
    When Jane Rainboth was awaken from her sleep by a masked man peering into her bedroom, she reached for the black, semi-automatic pistol on her nightstand. "I got a gun! I got a gun!" she hollered. But it was a trick — Rainboth's gun was a plastic toy. The would-be burglar turned heels and ran out the patio door, with Rainboth in hot pursuit down the hallway of her Deerfield Beach apartment.
  • Charge dropped against 10-year-old who carried toy gun on school bus

    02/26/2013 5:33:32 PM PST · by eagleye85 · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 26, 2013 | Donna St. George and Allison Klein
    Three weeks after a 10-year-old Alexandria boy was arrested for showing a toy gun to another student on a school bus, prosecutors dropped charges against the child Tuesday and his record was scrubbed clean. “We did not feel it was appropriate or productive to proceed with criminal prosecution and believe the matter can be best handled administratively within the school system,” said Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney S. Randolph Sengel. The child’s mother, Nakicha Gilbert, said that she was glad her son’s courtroom travails had ended but that “it should’ve never happened” in the first place. The fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary...
  • girl, 5, suspended for threatening to shoot girl with pink toy gun soapy bubbles

    01/19/2013 7:42:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 19, 2013 | Edmund DeMarche
    Pennsylvania girl, 5, suspended for threatening to shoot girl with pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles By Edmund DeMarche Published January 19, 2013 | A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink Hello Kitty toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten. Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days for issuing a 'terroristic threat.' But her punishment was reduced to two days after her mother met with school officials and had the incident dropped to 'threatening to harm...
  • Hawaiian Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Sales of Toy Guns to Children

    02/07/2011 4:29:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies ^ | Feb. 3, 2011 | Glenn Church
    If Hawaiian State Rep. Scott Saiki gets his way, guns will be outlawed in Hawaii. Toy guns for kids, that is. Adults can still buy toy guns. Presumably, it is still safe to give them to children. The bill has had its first reading and has been referred to the judiciary committee where, hopefully, it dies.
  • Disarming the toy box - Providence program destroys children’s toy guns (Barf alert!)

    12/20/2010 9:59:24 AM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 19, 2010 | Maria Cramer
    PROVIDENCE — Dominic Johnson, a 10-year-old fourth-grader with a fledgling Mohawk, brandished his black, long-nosed toy gun and caressed the muzzle appreciatively. “It’s like a shotgun mixed with a rifle,’’ he said, as his mother, April, told him to stop pointing it at nearby children. Soon it would be junk. Dominic joined dozens of children yesterday at the annual Toy Gun Bash in the gymnasium of Pleasant View Elementary School. There, they lined up to toss their toy guns, from dainty purple water guns to camouflage-painted pistols, inside the Bash-O-Matic, a large black, foam creature with churning metal teeth and...
  • Teen dressed in fatigues while hiking arrested

    08/13/2009 11:22:30 AM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 41 replies · 2,156+ views
    AZ Family ^ | 8/11/09 | KTVK 3's Marissa Wingate reports a teen went hiking in full military fatigues with a fake gun and prompted women to call 911.
  • Woman shot by police during robbery (She had a TOY GUN!)

    05/15/2008 9:03:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 78 replies · 70+ views
    A woman who was robbing a pharmacy at gunpoint was shot by a police officer early Thursday morning after she refused to drop a weapon that turned out to be a toy, San Antonio police said. Officers responding to a robbery in a Walgreens at 6901 San Pedro arrived about 1:00 a.m. to see the female suspect wearing a ski mask and holding a gun as she ordered the manager to give her money from the pharmacy cash register. Police said the woman did not comply with orders to drop the weapon from Officer Roy Naylor and other officers. “At...
  • Boy, 12, with toy gun shot, killed by police

    06/24/2007 9:03:49 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 58 replies · 2,777+ views
    Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | 24 JUN 07 | Jacob Quinn
    Boy, 12, with toy gun shot, killed by police W. Memphis officers were on stakeout BY JACOB QUINN SANDERS ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE A West Memphis police officer shot and killed a 12-year-old boy late Friday night, mistaking the child’s silver toy gun for a real handgun, authorities said Saturday. The shooting occurred about 9:53 p.m. while two officers were on a stakeout hoping to break a string of convenience-store armed robberies near North 24th Street and Goodwin Avenue. The officers waited in the dark parking lot of the Steeplechase Apartments just south of Interstate 40 and Interstate 55. They saw two...
  • Boys arrested for aiming toy gun at woman (Montgomery County Nanny State Alert!)

    08/02/2006 9:42:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies · 1,386+ views
    The Gazette (Mont. Co.) ^ | Aug. 1, 2006 | Olivia Doherty
    Two Potomac teens were arrested for flashing a toy gun at a woman last week... (snip) At about 9:55 p.m. on Thursday, a 29-year-old Rockville woman reported that two boys had aimed a gun at her while driving near the intersection of Westlake Drive and Tuckerman Lane in Bethesda... (snip) The brothers were arrested and charged as juveniles with first-degree assault and released to the custody of their father, police said. Under state law, first-degree assault is a felony that can carry a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison. Using a toy weapon in a crime carries the same...
  • Third grader back in school, Suspension canceled over G.I. Joe pistol

    02/27/2004 4:34:39 PM PST · by mylife · 11 replies · 150+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 2/27/04 | HANNAH WOLFSON
    Third grader back in school Suspension canceled over G.I. Joe pistol 02/27/04 HANNAH WOLFSON News staff writer A third-grader suspended for bringing a tiny toy gun to class was back at Birmingham's Sun Valley Elementary School on Thursday and will have the incident wiped from his disciplinary record. Nine-year-old Austin Crittenden expected to be out of school for at least a week and was awaiting a Monday hearing to determine his punishment for bringing a plastic G.I. Joe handgun to school earlier this week. But on Thursday, school officials changed their stand, allowing him back to class. School Superintendent Wayman...
  • 'Inch long' toy gun causes big trouble

    02/26/2004 5:23:52 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 54 replies · 1,342+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 2/26/2004 | HANNAH WOLFSON
    A third-grader at Sun Valley Elementary was suspended this week for bringing a G.I. Joe toy handgun to school. Austin Crittenden, 9, and his family say the school in eastern Birmingham went too far by sending him home for bringing a tiny plastic handgun that accompanied a G.I. Joe action figure. "It's about an inch long," said Vicki Stewart, the boy's grandmother and guardian. "(The principal) had to tape it to a piece of paper to keep from losing it." The length of the suspension has yet to be determined, said Birmingham City Schools spokeswoman Michaelle Chapman. Possible punishments for...
  • Boy Pulls Toy Gun at Starbucks (Cop pulls real gun. Boy goes to jail.)

    02/24/2004 6:15:12 PM PST · by mhking · 42 replies · 589+ views
    RESTON -- An off-duty Fairfax County police detective arrested a 15-year-old boy at a Starbucks in Reston over the weekend after the boy pulled out a handgun that turned out to be a toy. Police say the boy walked into the coffee shop about 7 pm Saturday and pulled a gun from his waistband. The detective, who was a customer inside the store, then pulled his weapon and ordered the boy to drop the gun. Authorities say it's not clear what the boy intended to do with the gun, which turned out to be a nickel-plated toy. The suspect was...
  • Gone gun crazy: Another school administration overreacts

    02/15/2004 4:47:57 AM PST · by billorites · 22 replies · 226+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | February 15, 2004 | Editorial
    CAN A student get suspended from school for bringing a toy? He can if it’s a toy gun, even one that can’t possibly be mistaken for a real firearm. In Hampstead last week, two eighth-graders were given 10-day suspensions for playing with a plastic pistol on the school bus. The toy was loaded with plastic pellets, which the boys threw at the other children. The suspensions came shortly after an 8-year-old Sandown boy was suspended for 10 days for carrying an old, inoperable pistol in his book bag. “We concurred it was more serious than what was initially presented,” Assistant...
  • Spokane school suspends students over toy guns

    01/29/2004 12:27:21 AM PST · by Thornkin · 30 replies · 246+ views
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | 1/27/2004 | Sara Leaming
    Terry Wilson-Spence thinks administrators at Spokane Public Schools may have jumped the gun when it comes to her 8-year-old son. The third-grader, along with two other boys, was suspended Friday from Bemiss Elementary School for bringing toy guns to the northeast Spokane school. But, according to Wilson-Spence, the toy guns her son carried in his pocket were for GI Joe action figures. The guns are from only 1 inch to 3 inches long -- half the size of a pencil. "I don't think any child would look at it and be threatened," Wilson-Spence said. But the school district is standing...
  • The boy and his gun

    11/07/2003 7:34:26 AM PST · by Gritty · 89 replies · 753+ views ^ | November 6, 2003 | Rich Lowry
    Where's Charlton Heston when you need him? All across America, 12-year-old boys should be grasping their toy chests and vowing, in the words of the former National Rifle Association president, "From my cold, dead hands."The recent scare caused by a toy gun that closed down a congressional building has prompted Brooklyn Democratic Congressman Ed Towns to declare a new urgency to passing his proposed ban on "realistic looking" toy guns. His bill would "ban toys which in size, shape or overall appearance resemble real handguns." Next Towns will be after "realistic looking" daggers, bows and arrows, battle axes and lightsabers...
  • Toy gun sparks US Congress alert

    10/31/2003 11:53:58 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 2 replies · 80+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-31-03
    Police in Washington say a major security alert on Capitol Hill turned out to be a false alarm triggered by a Hallowe'en costume. Police initially said they were hunting two intruders armed with a revolver who had breached a checkpoint at an office building belonging to the US House of Representatives. A security guard at the Cannon Office Building reported that a man had gone through the X-ray machine with a suspicious object in his backpack. But police later explained that two women staff members bringing in Hallowe'en costumes had caused the panic. "It was just an unusual set of...
  • DC-Cannon House Bldg on lockdown-MSNBC [Update: gun was plastic]

    10/30/2003 10:38:23 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 467 replies · 230+ views
    MSNBC | 10/30/03 | MSNBC
    Searching for a lone gunman
  • Gun in Capitol Scare Plastic, Police Say

    10/30/2003 12:09:00 PM PST · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 175+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thu, Oct 30, 2003
    A female worker brought a Halloween costume and a plastic gun into a congressional office building on Thursday, prompting an extraordinary shutdown of the House of Representatives, police told local television. The woman walked away from the security checkpoint before an officer was able to stop her, Chief Terrance Gainer told WRC-TV. He said there was no danger. The Cannon Office Building was shut down more than an hour, as police searched for two suspects — a man and a woman. Officials had said the man ran after security checkpoints detected a gun in his bag. The incident prompted the...
  • Toy Gun Blamed for Capitol Frenzy

    10/30/2003 12:22:27 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 103+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/30/03 | Limbacher
    A Halloween costume and plastic gun are the culprits in today's shutdown of the House of Representatives, Capitol police say. "Capitol police also said they had apprehended a suspect, according to an aide who said he heard the information via a pager system operated by security officials," the Associated Press reported. The hullabaloo lasted two hours or less.
  • 9-year-old arrested for waving toy gun

    10/29/2003 10:18:32 AM PST · by proud_member_of_ VRWC · 94 replies · 471+ views
    LORAIN -- A 9-year-old boy was arrested at gunpoint and handcuffed Saturday because he was waving a toy gun over his head while seated on a bench outside a store, according to a Lorain police report. His mother, Tamyka Saunders of Sheffield Lake, said her son, Thomas Clark Jr., told Lorain police when they approached him outside a Broadway business that the gun was a toy. An officer aimed his weapon at the boy's head, ordered him to the ground, handcuffed him and arrested him for juvenile delinquency by reason of inducing panic, according to the police report. Saunders, 28,...
  • 9-year-old arrested for waving toy gun [arrested at gunpoint and handcuffed]

    10/28/2003 11:28:38 PM PST · by ambrose · 148 replies · 6,674+ views
    The Morning Journal ^ | 10-28-03 | The Morning Journal
    9-year-old arrested for waving toy gun MICHAEL C. FITZPATRICK , Morning Journal Writer 10/28/2003 LORAIN -- A 9-year-old boy was arrested at gunpoint and handcuffed Saturday because he was waving a toy gun over his head while seated on a bench outside a store, according to a Lorain police report. His mother, Tamyka Saunders of Sheffield Lake, said her son, Thomas Clark Jr., told Lorain police when they approached him outside a Broadway business that the gun was a toy. An officer aimed his weapon at the boy's head, ordered him to the ground, handcuffed him and arrested him...
  • Parents Protest Toy Gun Giveaway Outside Harlem School

    02/07/2003 3:07:57 AM PST · by gaucho · 14 replies · 371+ views
    NY1 ^ | 02/07/2003
    Parents and other East Harlem residents protested a controversial toy gun giveaway outside a neighborhood school Thursday. After testifying against a City Council ban on all toy gun sales in the city, the Manhattan branch of the Libertarian Party handed out toy guns to children leaving P.S. 72. "This is a freedom issue" said Jim Lesczyski of the Libertarian Party. "This is about kids" freedom and parents" freedom to make choices, and not about government interfere with those choices." "This law won't save one life. It won't prevent one crime. All it will do will impose unnecessary costs throughout society"...