This is becoming a daily event – new stories involving incompetent school officials and their anti-gun hysteria.
A kindergartner who brought a cowboy-style cap gun onto his Calvert County school bus was suspended for 10 days after showing a friend the orange-tipped toy, which he had tucked inside his backpack on his way to school, according to his family and a lawyer.
The child was questioned for more than two hours before his mother was called, she said, adding that he uncharacteristically wet his pants during the episode. The boy is 5 — “all bugs and frogs and cowboys,” his mother said.
“I have no problem that he had a consequence to his behavior,” said the mother, who asked that her name be withheld to protect her son’s privacy.
“What I have a problem with is the severity,” she said, and the way it was handled.
On the positive side, things weren’t as bad as they could have been. The principal of the school told the mother that things could have gotten much worse.
Had the toy actually been loaded with caps, it would have been treated as an explosive, and authorities would have been called in.
Last week, my son threw some snaps on the ground during a Memorial Day parade. Had we lived in Maryland, he would have been detained for throwing explosives.
What exactly is in the water down there?
It was another Maryland elementary school that suspended an 8-year-old boy for chewing a Pop-tart into the shape of a gun.
Another mass shooting event thwarted by the front line defenders at Oak Mill Pond Elementary in Massachusetts.
Via the Daily Caller:
Yet another student has landed in a heap of trouble for having something that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything like a real gun.
This time, the perpetrator was a six-year-old boy. The menacing weapon in question was a plastic Lego G.I. Joe gun roughly the size of a quarter, reports WGGB-TV.
The incident unfolded Friday morning on a school bus headed to Old Mill Pond Elementary School in Palmer, Mass. Another student on the bus spotted the Lego piece and promptly shouted to the driver.
Mieke Crane, the mother of the unnamed kindergartener who made the mistake of bringing the miniature weapon on the bus, is not happy.
“I think they overreacted, totally. I totally do,” Crane told WGGB.
Honestly, if we could just get these educators who punish little kids for making pop tarts into the shape of a gun or bringing in fake Lego guns, placed on security detail in Benghazi or Boston, we’d be a safer nation.
The child was forced to write a letter of apology to the bus driver, served a detention, and may be temporarily suspended from riding the bus.
All for being a kid.
When the educators are clearly less intelligent than the students they teach, then you know our school systems are in serious peril.
In New York, Governor Cuomo famously declared whilst developing his unconstitutional gun grab known as the SAFE Act, that “confiscation could be an option”. Then, Democrats respectfully requested that Republicans not reveal a document which showed that they actually did want to confiscate guns. Shortly after the SAFE Act went into effect, the government actually did confiscate guns.
So it really should come as no surprise to hear that New Jersey Democrats are expressing the same desires. And yet somehow, actually hearing them discuss it, and patronize gun owners by referring to their “little guns” is indeed a shock.
Via CNJ Politics:
Our friends at the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs sent out an e-mail alert earlier today that leaves no doubt that the liberal New Jersey State Senate wants to confiscate all legally owned firearms in New Jersey.
After yesterday’s Senate Budget Committee hearing, an open microphone caught several Senators openly discussing their contempt for gun owners, and their wish to confiscate your firearms, legally owned or not. (Audio links below)
This blatant contempt for the 2nd Amendment by our elected officials should outrage all law abiding citizens. If they feel this way about guns and the 2nd Amendment, what will they want to do away with next?
Oh, that dreaded after-meeting hot mic. Some relevant comments provided by Guns Save Lives:
“We needed a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate.”
“They [gun owners] want to keep the guns out of the hands of the bad guys, but they don’t have any regulations to do it.”
“They don’t care about the bad guys. All they want to do is have their little guns and do whatever they want with them.”
“That’s the line they’ve developed.”
The conversation appears to have involved Senators Loretta Weinberg, Sandra Cunningham, Linda Greenstein, and at least one member of Senate Democratic staff.
Have a listen for yourself…
Not sure what Mayor Bloomberg finds upsetting about a gun-shaped lighter. Does it have a bayonet attachment making it an “assault” lighter? Does it ignite 10 times instead of 7?
Via the New York Post:
The owner of a Midtown tourist shop is firing back at Mayor Bloomberg’s crusade against toy guns, filing papers to block a $60,000 fine from the city for selling lighters shaped like small pistols.
“We don’t have the money,” said Fred Shayes, 49, who owns US Camera & Computer Inc. near Penn Station. “I would have to take a loan out from the bank to pay that.”
Shayes filed a petition in Manhattan Supreme Court to vacate the fine. At issue is a bronze-and-silver colored 3-inch butane lighter shaped like a gun with a black handle and a red tip that was selling for $10 until investigators slapped the store with a fine and yanked it off their shelves.
Under city law, toy guns can’t be sold in the city unless they are bright green, blue, red or a neon color.
Toy guns are also supposed to have a legible stamp identifying the manufacturer or trade name.
Although the gun-shaped lighter can fit in the palm of a smoker’s hand, inspectors for the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs said in 2011 that the lighters could reasonably be confused with a real firearm, and hit Shayes with the fine.
The Albany Police Officers Union, a group that consists of approximately 370 members, has blasted Governor Cuomo’s recent gun-grabbing legislation as “flawed”, “shameful”, “purposely burdensome on law-abiding citizens”, and morally wrong.
According to the letter, it is the union’s belief that the law was passed for political reasons and ideology, not to make anyone safer.
But aside from that, it’s a great bill Mr. Cuomo.
Here are some excerpts from the letter, via Tom Bauerle of WBEN:
The Albany Police Officers Union condemns and opposes the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (the “SAFE Act”). Substantively, we believe that it violates fundamental constitutional rights, that it is unduly and puropesly burdensome on law-abiding citizens, and that it will not deter criminals or mentally ill individuals from plotting and carrying out bloodshed and violence. Procedurally, we believe that the way in which the bill was rammed into law vi an unjustified and expedient “message of necessity”, which circumvented the right and the ability of the citizens of this State to voice their concerns about the bill and have them addresses, is an outrage. This flawed law, and the way in which it was rushed and passed, shows the apparent contempt that those who govern have for the governed, and calls into question whether we truly have a representational government. Morally, we believe that this law is about ideology and politics and not about making anyone safer. We respectfully demand that you do the right thing and repeal the law.
We as police officers are on the front lines of public safety. Respectfully, none of you are. We see, feel, work, and live with the effects of gun violence in ways that you do not. We believe that you see gun violence as a means to move your agenda and your ambitions forward. You know that the SAFE Act will not work in the way that you pretend it will…
The letter then goes on to show statistics which indicate that “less than 1% of New York Homicides” committed in 2011 involved the use of a so-called “assault rifle”, the very target of this legislation.
The letter (seen below) was sent to Cuomo, as well as the state legislative delegation – both Republican and Demcorat.