The Gun Grabbing Gameplan

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The headline loudly proclaimed, “Kindergartener suspended 10 days for nerf, toy gun!” I couldn’t believe what I was reading. A 5-year old kid suspended for 10 DAYS for bringing a Nerf gun to class. I don’t know about you all, but I remember bringing my cool little, six-shooting capgun to school when I was a kid. We used to play cowboys and Indians in the courtyard.

Monday, Oct 8, 2012, Katie Sanders, principal of Duchesne Elementary sent a letter home informing parents of the incident. In her letter she said, “providing a safe environment that allows children to learn is our first priority. Please take this opportunity to remind your children that no weapons of any kind are allowed on school property and encourage them to report unsafe situations.”

Let’s face some reality here. Suspending a 5-year old for any amount of time has ZERO to do with safety. It has ZERO to do with preventing a child from learning. It has EVERYTHING to do with brainwashing our youth into thinking that guns are bad. They are obviously being taught from day one in Kindergarten that guns do nothing to ensure the safety of society, in spite of the opposite.

It wasn’t that long ago that kids used to be able to drive their pick-ups to class with a deer rifle and/or a shotgun hanging in the window and not a single eyelash was batted about it. These days, you can’t even draw a picture of a gun without getting into trouble.

The kid that drew the picture above earned himself a one-day suspension.

Kyle Walker, 7, was suspended last week for violating Dennis Township Primary School’s zero-tolerance policy on guns, the boy’s mother, Shirley McDevitt, told The Press of Atlantic City.

Kyle gave the picture to another child on the school bus, and that child’s parents complained about it to school officials, McDevitt said. Her son told her the drawing was of a water gun, she said.

A photocopy of the picture provided by McDevitt showed two stick figures with one pointing a crude-looking gun at the other, the newspaper said. What appeared to be the word “me” was written above the shooter, with another name scribbled above the other figure.

And these ignorant policies aren’t just happening in liberal, hippy-loving northern cities in Missouri or New Jersey. In Arizona, a 13-year old was suspended for thre days for drawing this crappy rendition of a sideways building with a trigger.

Chandler district spokesman Terry Locke said the crude sketch was “absolutely considered a threat,” and that threatening words or pictures are punishable.

Even to those idiots that would consider a Nerf gun in class to somehow being akin to a weapon of mass destruction, no moderately educated adult with at least a 2nd grade education can claim that a DRAWING of a gun threatening. I would have had to be home-schooled if these policies were in place when I was a kid. I drew some pretty awesome guns when I was younger. Anyone that considers such a drawing as “absolutely considered a threat” definitely doesn’t need to be teaching kids because they’re morons.

Where are these schools drawing the line? Are they suspending kids for drawing a tank? A fighter jet? Those are both weapons.

The gun control lobby has successfully created a stigma about guns in our children through the indoctrination/brainwashing of the public education system. What we SHOULD be teaching kids about is gun safety. Proper trigger squeeze and aiming techniques would go a long way to creating a polite society knowing that each and every child is educated about personal defense measures so they don’t one day become a victim.

This same lobby is responsible for all the “gun-free zones” that schools have become. Because we all know that putting up a sign and writing a law banning guns from schools works so well. Can you imagine how much worse Columbine, Virginia Tech, and other school shootings would have been if there was NO law against guns on campus? /snark

These cockamamie (look it up, it’s a word) schemes have contributed to the downfall of our society. We’ve turned even 5-year old children in potential felons. These “zero tolerance” should be properly labeled “zero brained” policies. I get not wanting children to have REAL guns on campus. I understand that. But, when a kid brings in a plastic, bright orange and yellow gun that shoots sponges, all the administration needs to do is call the parents and explain that they shouldn’t be bringing toys to school. Crap, I remember bringing worse stuff to “show and tell” days at school. They probably don’t do those anymore.

13 Responses to “The Gun Grabbing Gameplan”

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    My daughter and her husband got called in for a two hour lecture about Columbine when my grandson pointed his finger and said “bang, bang” at recess. That was when he was in Kindergarten, ten years ago.

    The only things there should be “zero tolerance” for in school are lawyers and teachers unions. We have not fallen as a society in the last thirty years, we have plummeted.

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    I drew sail boats and advanced into the “Man of War” types with cannons blazing at other war ships. It was great fun and no one thought I was off my rocker. My youngest son drew warriors and soldiers through history. He is a much better artist than me and I enjoy looking at his Samurai warriors with swords and bows, it is fascinating. He is a grown man now, and he and his brother are both begging me to take them hunting. I keep telling them soon, but I grow older. My point is, my sons grew up to be good citizens, they respect the law and their father, but they both drew a hundred thousand different weapons and warriors. Sort of like me, I was just fascinated with old sailing ships of war. Neither of them own a weapon, but one is a former boxer and the other is a Jiu Jitsu wrestler, they both can handle themselves. I’ve only owned one rifle, a few shotguns, and a pistol for the trap line, in over 50 years of gun ownership. Drawing weapons is a boy’s method of being a boy. Don’t try to make them into little girls because you don’t like guns, you will create a much bigger problem than you solve.

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    My 91 year old aunt just told me that the last time she saw her youngest brother-in-law was when her family left for CA, and he and a friend were sitting on the family porch steps, each with a gun. I commented that if they did that today, someone would call the police.

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    Nan G

    One school system actually had the gall to ask a male student to CHANGE HIS NAME because, when signed for the deaf, his name, Hunter, is a hand making a gun shooting sign.

    And Obama signed into law an executive order forcing all schools to equally punish students of every race.
    SO……IF a school wants to expel a very bad student (who is one color) the school must also expel a student of every other color among the classes!

    I have heard from a few teachers that this is leading to bad students being tolerated as they disrupt classes rather than good kids being punished just to get him out of the class.


    But this is Obama in action.
    Maybe it is a good thing Obama is a lazy as he has been.
    The more he does, the worse it gets for all of us.

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    Educators are so busy focusing on socialist indoctrination and increasing their pay and benefits, that they are failing to properly educate America’s children on the skills they need to prosper. It is they who should be lectured to and “read the riot act” for not sufficiently doing the job they were hired for. Democrats have had a stranglehold on the education system since Carter and things have only gotten worse. Educators work for us and need to be held accountable for their inability or unwillingness to do the job.

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    When I was going to high school in the early 70’s, one of our assignments in Speech class was to write and perform a how-to demonstration. One kid chose to demonstrate how to disassemble and clean a twelve-gauge pump shotgun. Yep, with a gen-yoo-wine shotgun.
    Two years ago for my 8-year-old niece’s “What I did last Summer” assignment, she wrote about my teaching her how to shoot and clean handguns. With photos of her shooting and cleaning handguns ranging from .22 target to .45 auto. Her mother got a visit from DFACS. With a bemused Sheriff’s deputy in tow.
    Times have certainly changed.
    (Sarah loves shooting the .45 more than any other firearm, by the way.)
    Side note for the liberal bedwetters: No child who has been taught gun safety in the NRA’s Eddy Eagle course has ever been harmed in a gun accident. None. Not ever. Not one. And the Eddy Eagle course has been taught for over 50 years (I believe it’s over 50, I may be wrong).
    Ignorance kills. Education saves.

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    I would have like to have known some defense skills,
    when I was seven years old, watching my uncle trying to rape my sister,
    as she manage to run away from him, and leave me alone with him,
    I was telling him that I would kill him, if he get close to me,
    and that evening dreaming of killing him.

    how about the young being abducted while going to school
    would have some defensive skills to try to kill the perpetrator
    with a good check on a most vulnerable part of his body

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    another vet

    The top priority for today’s schools is indoctrination not education. Just think what would happen if they learned about the Constitution and the hows and whys of why it was written. It would probably change the voting habits of future generations to the detriment of the left.

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    It is very fortunate that I don’t have any children in the public school system. I mean fortunate for the teachers and school administrators.

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    I never could draw very well, so, if I ever drew a gun in school, I’m sure it didn’t look like one. I live in a small town in Idaho that has several people who sell guns. I’m guessing it would be unusual NOT to have pictures of guns in the school, but I don’t know.

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    Hard Right

    A few decades ago back when I was in school, my dad nearly made the pricipal fall out of his chair when he told him I had every right to physically defend myself when attacked and he didn’t care if he didn’t like it. Even then you could get into trouble for merely fighting back. Things have only gotten worse since then.

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    @Hard Right: I had a similar conversation with the principal at my son’s last school. My sin was being bullied and the teacher wasn’t doubt anything to stop it. I told the principal that I had advised my son to lay the kid out the next time he touched him. The principal said that my sin would get suspended if he did that. I told him that he has to what he has to do, bur don’t expect me to punish my son for the suspension. I would actually reward him for standing up for himself. I guess the principal fixed it cause there were no more issues.

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    Mr. Irons

    Gees, if they think a picture of a gun or a badly drawn gun is considered threatening then how is Marvel or DC Comics going to be able to get their next generation of American comic panel artists. Especially if there’s growing demand for Marvel’s Deadpool versus Wolverine or DC’s Deadshot fights against Batman, how are they going to hire new artists if it’s a moral issue to even draw a gun?

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