Buy Your Child A Toy Gun, And You Can Guarantee He’s Going To Kill Someone

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If you had a Lone Ranger cap pistol, a dart gun or a firearm-shaped space blaster — or perhaps even the fabled stick shaped perfectly like a gun — to liven up your games of cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers as a child, chances are you grew up to be a pistol-packing maniac awaiting the opportunity to open fire on innocent civilians in a public square.

At least that’s the logic of school officials who felt the need to hold a toy gun buyback at a California elementary school on Saturday.

Bay News 9 in Hayward, Calif., reports that Principal Charles Hill of Stonebridge Elementary decided to hold a toy gun buyback at his school, giving children the opportunity to turn over their plastic-tipped peacemakers, water pistols and photon ray blasters in return for books and the chance to win a more Democrat-affable bicycle.

Explaining his logic, Hill said, “Playing with toy guns, saying ‘I’m going to shoot you,’ desensitizes them, so as they get older, it’s easier for them to use a real gun.”

While it may just seem like someone is still a little upset that Santa forgot his Johnny Seven One Man Army Gun, anti-gun sentiment throughout the United States has actually made Hill’s style of educator pants-wetting over children’s toys bearing any resemblance to guns quite common.

Late last month, the principal at Dowell Elementary School in Lusby, Md., carried out a hot lamp-style interrogation on a 5-year-old boy who brought a cowboy-style cap gun to school.

The following is an account of the insanity, via The Washington Post (emphasis added):

The mother was called by the principal at 10:50 a.m. and was told that her son had the cap gun and pretended to shoot someone on the bus. She said that both the kindergartner and his first-grade sister, sitting nearby on the bus, disputed that account.

The mother said the principal told her that if the cap gun had been loaded with caps, it would have been deemed an explosive and police would have been called in.

The child’s disciplinary referral said he was being suspended for possession of a look-alike gun.

The boy, described by his mother as “all bugs and frogs and cowboys,” was apparently questioned so rigorously by the principal that he “uncharacteristically” wet his pants. Reports indicate that the youngster has been allowed back at school, but that the incident will remain on his permanent record.

And there was the case of a 10-year-old boy in New York suggesting that a bully ought to be shot with a water pistol; the cops came to his house and confiscated his father’s concealed carry permit. John Mayer, the boy’s father, was told that his 2nd Amendment rights would be restored when his son turned 18 and moved out of the house.

These reports are just a few of the many extreme cases of toy guns being treated like deadly weapons by adults.

If the argument is that playing with toy guns increases the chances that a child will grow up to shoot people with real guns, does it apply to other children’s toys? Do youngsters who play with remote-control cars have a higher chance of being reckless drivers? If your child is allowed to play Monopoly, what are the chances of his running a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scam when he grows up, or perhaps even orchestrating the next sub-prime mortgage crises? Or if he watches liberally acclaimed cartoons about pint-sized transsexual superheroes, is little Johnny more likely to be found answering to “Jenny” on a sidewalk dressed in drag and looking for a good time?

Probably not. As an aside, however, people like Hill probably would encourage Johnny’s transformation to Jenny.

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • $9913635

    American children have been playing with guns, swords and cowboy and Indians and we grew the finest army in the world.

    Able to defeat Nazis, Communist, and Muslims all over the world and keep everyone free that we want. No army can challenge US.

    All because we let our children play with toy guns cowboy and Indian style. Keep doing that because I do not want a “sissy” army. We already have a “sissy” president and look where that is getting US!

    • Earth

      What a lot of [expletive deleted] crap.

      I grew up with guns.

      As a child a had two pellet guns.

      At the age of 12 I went hunting with my fathers .22

      I learned how to handle a gun responsibly.

      Never pointed a gun at a person. That was the very first thing my father taught me.

      I have never killed a person in my life.

      I now have children of my own. My son owns a pellet gun.

      But the criminal killers are in Government.

      They should be locked up and removed from society.

      Criminal scum that hey are.

      And to Kukye, you are wrong.

      The Americans have not defeated the Nazis. Far from it.

      The end of the American military ”might” is very near.

      Siding with Jews will get you killed.

      • chocopot

        I was with you until that last line. Where did you get that crap? What kind of anti-Semitic psycho are you?

        • 45caliber

          Earth and I aren’t against the Jews … like you appear to be.
          .
          Are you trying to insist that Oblama and Moochelle are Jews?

          • Jeff

            While many would liken this conversation to the Star Wars bar scene, I think it more resembles the big meeting scene in The Godfather. They come together to talk like reasonable men and then they spew the most vile, racist nonsense imaginable. Pure cinematic genius, but these conversations, especially with the obvious racist, Kooky, are simply beyond belief. Have any of you people actually emerged from Middle School?

          • chocopot

            You are not making any sense.

      • $9913635

        I don’t see Nazis out anywhere to round Americans up and put them in FEMA Le camps, do you?

        I do see a traitorous President and his czars doing that. I don’t think one of them is a Jew, the president seems to take his marching orders from what seems like other negroes.

    • Gary

      Unfortunately, we are already headed down the road to a “sissy” army.

      • 45caliber

        Thanks to our “sissy” President …

        • Jeff

          What makes him a sissy? Fathering daughters? Not being a bowler? Not having a big beer belly? What makes you so “manly” – your big gun?

      • Jeff

        I sincerely hope you put your theory to the test. Go show a Marine how tough you are. He’s just a sissy, after all, not a real man like you. I mean, how tough can a Marine be under a Democrat? And he’s on the Government payroll. Come on, you can take him!

    • 45caliber

      We need to encourage our children to play cowboys and muslims.

      • Jeff

        How about IRS agents and Tea Party Morons?

        • 45caliber

          Naah: IRS agents are Americans after all. I wouldn’t want our kids to grow up thinking that they need to shoot the IRS agents …

    • Jeff

      Right. Our army is strong because kids play Cowboys and Indians and right wingers have big guns. Could it have anything to do with the fact we spend as much on arms as the rest of the world combined?

      • Don 2

        Knowledge of firearms and how to shoot is what made the 13 colonies so effective against the British during the Revolutionary War.

        I would much rather have a right-winger with a big gun backing me up, than a liberal with his easy bake oven.

        • Jeff

          Might I suggest that when the Government comes after you for engaging in radical right wing politics, you’d do better to consult a liberal lawyer from the ACLU than to get nonsense opinions from the local gun shop.

          • Don 2

            So, now you have deemed right wing politics to be (a) radical, and (b) illegal.

  • Fixall

    Where did they find all these sissy principals and supertendents. They have to let these kids grow up and be normal. Most of these cases would not occur if they just used COMMON SENSE.

    • C Pierce

      Logic and common sense come from God, therefore, the “sissy” Marxist/communist administrators reject those sensibilities. These perverts have been with us for decades, waiting in the closet to jump out (and on) our children. (I’m using ‘jump’ in a literal sexual sense, too.) Its just ‘natural’ for them to turn little boys into sissies and little girls into penis-envying androgynous types. If evolution was a fact, I would classify them as newly-emerged bipeds with oral/anal personalities.

      • 45caliber

        It’s just that there are a large number of people in government who are sure that if they can teach the young children that any sex is okay (particularly with old people) that they might get a little without having to rape them and getting into trouble themselves …

        • Jeff

          Do you really think teenagers wait for government officials or teachers or parents or idiotic blowhards on the internet to tell them it’s OK to have sex? What adults can do is educate kids about consequences and be sure they’re prepared when they do indulge. What studies have shown is abstinence-only education might cause kids to begin having sex slightly later (like a month or 2 older, on average), but when those kids do have sex, they’re much less likely to use condoms.

      • Jeff

        Speaking of evolution, are you the 3rd or 4th generation in your family to walk upright?

      • Jeff

        Who is the “them” you’re talking about? Priests? Let’s ban Christianity because some of its practitioners are perverts. And that actually is more sensible than whatever you’re trying to spit out.

    • chocopot

      They are not sissies – they are brainwashed, indoctrinated Leftists produced by our teaching colleges, which are all run by Communists. I am not making that up – just go on line and read the mission statement of any teaching college in this country – it sounds like passages from the Communist Manifesto. Check it out yourself.

      • CatGman

        It is not only the educational system that is to blame. You can also blame mommy and daddy too.

        • 45caliber

          I can remember in college when an exposed Communist profesor was fired. And I remember a number of libs arguing that it wasn’t fair – that he needed a job too. Now days, I think that you can’t even get a job at most colleges unless you are a card-carrying member!

    • CatGman

      Common sense is an all too UNCOMMON thing these days.

  • lakersbruins

    why do you feel the need to denigrate a group of people to make your point–yea, “sissies,” that’s it—-

  • Harold Olsen

    Buy Your Child A Toy Gun, And You Can Guarantee He’s Going To Kill Someone
    _________________________________________

    What a load of crap! My older brother and I grew up with toy guns to play with through out our childhood. My brother had guns as an adult. I did not. I do not like guns. Neither of us has even had the urge to go out and kill people, though my brother — both of my brothers — were hunters. The difference between then and now was that I had a mother who made sure we knew right from wrong and what real guns could do. These days, parents could not care less about whether or not their kids know what’s right and what’s wrong. Parents don’t parent these days.l And then, when their kids get into trouble, they can’t understand why.

    • 45caliber

      Take a look at the violent tv and movie shows. In a huge majority of them, the BAD guy is the hero! And parents think it is okay to allow the kids to watch these things rather than teach them differently.

  • AesopsRetreat_Com

    Buy your daughter a Barbie and you’ll guarantee she’ll be a prostitute.

    • 45caliber

      Oh, gosh! I just bought my grand daughter one! I guess I’d better swap it for something safe … ah … what would be safe?
      .
      Wait a minute! I just realized that the libs WANT all young girls to grow up to be promiscuous. Take a look at their sex education classes in schools …

  • AesopsRetreat_Com

    Why is the Left so inexhaustibly stupid ?
    It must be totally embarrassing to admit your on the Left these days.

    • chocopot

      Sadly, they have no shame and are proud to tell you where they stand.

    • 45caliber

      It isn’t that they are stupid. It’s that they have this fantasy idea of what the world will be like if they are in charge of it. So all their acts like this are meant to bring about that fantasy. Psychologists say that this is a mental problem since you should live in reality rather than fantasy.
      Every time one of them starts talking about how (in their fantasy) everybody will be working at jobs they want to do for free to do the necessary work that must be done in any society, I ask them if they are going to be the ones who clean out the sewers and drive the “honey” trucks. For some reason none of them have yet volunteered for that …

  • rocco

    I grew up playing with water pistols, rubber band guns, cap guns, BB guns, etc….and as an adult I don’t ever own a gun, much less want to shot anybody. Of course nowadays I wouldn’t want my kids playing with anything that looked like a real gun–they might get shot by the cops.

  • bluejacket.

    Buy your child a Tommy Flanagan, Pathological Liar action figure, and you’ll guarantee he or she will be President.

  • Tag

    Just more Liberal BS floating out of California. There are hundreds of millions of people and decade upon decade of proof to the contrary and this kind of false teaching is still being embraced. Yep, ignorance is bliss and stupidity is alive and well.

    • chocopot

      So, Tag, when did anyone on the Left ever deal with reality? They have their ideology and their fantasies to go along with it, so why deal with reality? I had cap guns galore when I was a kid, as well as water guns, and so did all of my friends. Now I own firearms, as do many of my friends. I am about to turn 60 and I have not killed anyone yet – nor have I even come close. The same is true for my friends. But what these left-wing psychos have done is produce generations of wusses, where the girls are more masculine than the boys since, according to leftist standards, being a real boy is some sort of mental defect requiring psychotropic medication to cure it. These sickos need to be removed from any positions of power or authority, starting with the POS in the WH.

  • Don 2

    Considering the mentality of the left, I am surprised that the Stonebridge Elementary school principle didn’t give the children morning after pills and condoms in exchange for their toy guns.

    • 45caliber

      The girls there were too young to need them …

      • Don 2
        • 45caliber

          While the youngest “mother” I’ve heard about was about 5 years old, this is highly unusual. And I doubt if any five year old would have enough knowledge to use this. Further,I suspect the morning after pill would be too harsh for a 5 year old. And the kids at the school were basically 5-6 years of age from what I read.

          • Jeff

            If it’s an elementary school, the kids could be 10, 11, or even 12.

          • 45caliber

            That isn’t the age group mentioned above. And many larger school systems have one age per school. My grandson in Ft. Worth went to four different schools before he finished the sixth grade – without moving. The schools had only one or two classes per school.
            .
            Besides, is the Plan B safe for 10-12 year olds when it’s meant for adults? I doubt it. A FEW that old are active but not many. Those that are seldom worry about such things anyway. I stand by my original statement. The whole idea is to encourage young girls (and boys) to have sex at a young age – the younger the better – to encourage them to have sex with adults. Plan B is meant only to protect the adults.

          • Don 2

            Obama has removed age restrictions for purchasing the morning after pill.

    • Jeff

      It would be a good idea for those kids who have real guns. And educate them about the need for protection. You can moralize all day, but at day’s end, a lot of those kids at 12, 13, 14 will fool around sexually. And girls that young do get pregnant.

  • JimH

    I grew up with toy guns. I grew up watching The Lone Ranger, Danial Boone and Combat.
    As an adult I own firearms.
    Number of living animals or people I have killed, zero.
    I had Tanka trucks, but I still haven’t driven a bulldozer.

  • Falino

    To Fixall, “They” hire sissy administrators for the same reason “they” hire sissy police chiefs and prison wardens. So the left can control society.

    To Tag, It’s not just Californication that floats this out, it’s academia nationwide; it’s just that California has been controlled by the left the longest and therefore is the greatest example of the legacy of liberalism.

    The longer the left controls the colleges and universities unfettered the worse it’s going to be.

  • skippy

    I have to laugh!!!
    Makes me think of Arnold’s ‘girlie man’ comment years ago!!! LMAO
    Oh well….”you reap what you sow”…just let that sink in….OK??!!
    I am female, 61…own guns…and know how to use them!

  • Long Colt

    Not on my watch. My Dad was a WWII M.P. I will go to war against anyone stomping on my freedoms. I owned a bb gun at 5, a .410 at 7, traded to a .22 and a 12ga at 8. At 12 I outshot my brother with his .38, .45acp., .357, and his .44mag. I never want to kill anyone but will to preserve this country. I grew up putting food on the table and will do so again. When all us old cowboy types come down from the hills and pick up our guns, we will clean up this unpatriotic mess.

  • CatGman

    You have to wonder what childhood toys or activities are responsible for turning out such nitwits as this principal and other such morons all over the country. Just exactly what in the hell goes on in the minds of these people? How do they find their way into positions of authority? I guess they are elected or appointed by others with the same defect. On another note though, is there any wonder this happened in California?

    • Jake Thomas

      Probably that Hasbro easy bake oven. Probably “Baked” his brain.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Thank you, I could not have said it better.

    • mnkysnkle

      I have a “X” sister in law, who gave her sons’ Tonka Toys (Christmas gifts) to the church bizaar fund because, (as she stated); “They encourage them to play in the dirt.” Wonder why she’s an “X”?

  • Jake Thomas

    Pistols with caps or water, air rifles, shooting 22’s at YMCA camp at 8 years old. You’d think with all those weapons I would be a John Dillinger. Last time I know that I “Killed” was for the government and that was in the very earlier 70’s. Since then, zero kills. Maybe I need to start so the propaganda can become reality.

    • Jeff

      And many who started smoking marijuana at 12 didn’t become drug addicts. Does that mean it’s wise to let young kids do such things?

  • Chester

    All you people putting down this principal, and those like him, a little update. Seems most of them have been trained to AVOID lawsuits at all costs, and a child at school with anything resembling a gun is an almost guaranteed lawsuit from some parent who HATES guns, and even military people in general. Tell me true, if you thought you could avoid having to pay out multiple thousands of dollars a year for the rest of YOUR life, wouldn’t you be leaning a bit to the left as well?

    • Jake Thomas

      Maybe we need to change the laws so the person bringing the suit has to pay. Personally, I’m tired of all these lawsuits. You have a better chance at collecting money from a lawsuit or just threatening than you do playing the lottery.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      NO.

    • Observant_One

      I believe you have stated an excellent reason for this principal to be removed. He or she is gutless..

    • vicki

      just means the parents who don’t fear inanimate objects need to sue the school for multiple ten’s of thousands of dollars a year to help the school with perspective.

  • 45caliber

    The libs have the same idea about the military. To them, anyone willing to join the military has a secret desire to murder someone and only joins to be able to do that legally. That’s why they are so afraid of them and why the DHS lists vets as a “terrorist threat”.

    • Jeff

      That’s clearly baloney and you know it, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some people in the military who do meet that description. I have a cousin who joined the Navy, served a few years, and when he got out, he joined the Army because the Navy wouldn’t give him a gun. Not exactly the most stable of characters.

      Of course the vast majority of us who played with cap pistols in the 50s and 60s didn’t become gun-toting thugs just like most teenagers who use drugs don’t become heroin addicts. But the behaviors may be positively correlated. I mean, the cap pistol thing is silly, but what about BB guns and pellet guns? What about those geniuses who give their 6 and 7 year olds real guns?

      • Don 2

        Gun-toting thugs?
        In the words of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.”

        • Jeff

          In the modern world, your gun won’t mean much in the face of jets, missiles, and even old-fashioned tanks. When the founders wrote about “militias” as a substitute for standing armies, they were writing about a world that no longer exists. They may as well have been describing conditions on Mars.

          • Don 2

            Don’t be so ignorant Jeff. The term “militia” encompassed “all the people” and was not intended as a substitute for standing armies. The Founding Fathers were leery of a standing army, and the 2nd, Amendment was intended to protect the people from a tyrannical government.
            You’re making a silly assumption that a gun won’t mean much against a tyrannical government. Do you somehow think tyrannical politicians would not be vulnerable to small arms fire? As a tyrannical government member during a revolution, would you feel safe in your yard? How about sitting in front of a window watching television at night with your family? How about getting into your car the next morning and heading to KGB headquarters? Ask the Russians how they made out in Afghanistan with their tanks, helicopters, planes and missiles. You don’t think IED’s can be made in America? Are you assuming that all military personnel are going to jump on board and automatically side with a tyrannical government, as opposed to friends and family?

            During the American Revolution, there were only 3% of the people in the field fighting at any given time.

            Stop with your stupid liberal attempts to re-write history.

          • Jeff

            And who gets to determine who the tyrants are? You? John Wilkes Booth? Lee Harvey Oswald? What you are suggesting, that some bozo with a gun has the right to shoot a leader he considers a tyrant, is madness.

          • Don 2

            I was simply making a case that you do not fight a tyrannical government on the tyrannical governments terms. That would be pretty silly, and that is also where you always make the wrong argument…..oh, you can’t fight jets, missiles, and tanks with a gun.

            In an actual revolution, you would go after the plentiful soft and vulnerable targets, which in many instances can be easily taken out with something as simple as a bolt action hunting rifle, which by the way, is more accurate and more powerful than your despised AR-15 platform. And for the record, there are third generation night vision optics available on the market.

            Another argument idiots like Michael Moore, and you anti-gunners lose on is this B.S. argument that the Founding Fathers did not intend for citizens to own modern firearms likes an AR-15 because they did not know technology would advance. Well, if the Founding Fathers were not smart enough to know that technology would advance, then the 2nd. Amendment would not have said “right to keep and bear Arms” but instead would have said, “right to keep and bear Muskets.”

            Now, in the face of what you know to be a losing argument, you have chosen to change the subject to, “who gets to determine who the tyrants are?” As in the case of King George III, the people will decide.

          • Jeff

            The problem is not whether your little militia can have weapons the equal of the Army. It never will. The difference is the amount of mayhem a weapon then could inflict versus now. In 1790, if some lunatic wanted to shoot up the town square, he might hit one person – if he was a good shot. Now, any idiot with one of these guns can kill dozens, even hundreds, in seconds.

            If you can’t see the qualitative (not just quantitative) difference between those two scenarios, then maybe you think we all live in a John Wayne western. Most of us don’t.

            And I’d listen to Michael Moore over that aider and abetter of mass murder, Wayne LaPierre, any day.

          • Don 2

            Good for you Jeff, you just agreed with Wayne LaPierre that guns don’t kill, idiots do!

          • Jeff

            Yes. Idiots with guns. Had George Zimmerman not had a gun that night, he’d have stayed where he belonged – behind his mother’s skirt – and he wouldn’t have gotten his fat *ss kicked. And Trayvon would be home eating Skittles. The gun worked out really well for all concerned, didn’t it, Einstein?

          • Don 2

            So, according to your crystal ball, please tell us exactly how things would have worked out if Zimmerman had a knife, ice pick, baseball bat, or machete?
            Trayvon was far from the angel that the media tried to portray him to be with their use of an old photo, and more likely would have been up to no good again.

            Signed: Einstein

          • Jeff

            Why would Zimmerman need any of those items, none of which are nearly as deadly as a gun unless wielded by someone trained in their use? Trayvon was no angel as I’m sure you WERE at his age. He never got to grow up because a jack*ss wannabe cop stuck his nose where it didn’t belong, got his butt kicked, and used the gun he wasn’t supposed to have as a “neighborhood watch” guy. Why not say what he really was – a vigilante?
            Yes, Trayvon smoked marijuana and he got in trouble at school. He also liked Skittles. Do any of those things have anything to do with why that moronic vigilante followed him with a gun that night against all instructions of the police?

  • spyderdalton

    Further proof we need to get sociopathic malignant pesonalities out of teaching positions and out of political office…

  • Observant_One

    The principal at the McDowell Elementary School in Lusby, Md. needs to be removed from that position, and any record of this incident expunged from the child’s school records. If the local school board refuses to do that then a lawsuit against the school board would be appropriate. This nonsense just demonstrates the current state of liberal insanity.

    • mathis1689

      Not only does he need to be removed from his position but he needs to be permanently banned from working with kids ever again in any capacity. If he doesn’t have any more common sense than to come up with such idiocy as this article describes then he most certainly doesn’t need to be in any position to influence any child’s thought processes.

  • Paul Anthony

    If these idiotic do-gooders succeed in teaching an entire generation to be afraid of guns, how will they recruit for the Army?

    • vicki

      They expect to use the UN for the army.

  • Jeff

    Bet Mr. Hill had a toy gun when he was a little boy…..wondered if he murdered anyone yet?

  • bluejacket.

    This is knee slapping hilarious—an immature sock puppet trying to provoke posters with his puerile hate speech here, and everyone ignores him. Hope everyone continues to do so.

  • Guest

    So what are school officials going to do when a kid uses the old fashioned, thumb and first finger for a gun, chop his hand off?

  • mari

    When I was young, long, long ago, there were real guns and real bow and arrows everywhere. Every family had some kind of weapon for protection. Whenever a skunk or other rabies-carrying critter would wander into town, word spread quickly. Kids and pets were called inside and dads scoured the neighborhood, until the danger was eliminated.( It’s a good thing that PETA wasn’t around then.) Later when I was in high school, we had a firing range in the basement of the school, where gun use and safety was taught. Neither in our town or school was there ever a case of gun violence. Outside of war, I don’t think anyone ever became a murderer.

  • Falino

    I would bet the farm that if imprisoned gang-bangers were interviewed on whether they had toy guns growing up in the inner city, the large majority would say no. This pop psychology toy-crime connection is an attempt at mind games played by elites who really believe it and want to turn our children, and hence our future culture away from an acceptance of guns in general and hence make it politically easy to disarm the public which is their end game. They fear the political numbers they now face when they propose their schemes. They have the media and the low information voters on their side now but they want better control. Bring a kid shooting and teach them right.

  • ChuckS123

    Freak them out. Here’s a boy, about 6 years old, shooting a pistol:

  • Troo

    I was 7 years old when I saw the Johnny Seven One Man Army gun. It was love at first site. It was a testosterone monster of a toy. Pure heaven. I am a peace freak and anti-war now so it evidently did not warp my mind or make me violent. But reading bout this school does give me a violent case of stomach upset.

    I got a question, though. If they are so upset about toy guns, where is the outrage for violent video games? I have not noticed it.

  • Motov

    I had cap guns, squirt guns, and later in life paintball guns,..

    It was great fun running around and shooting at people.

    I never allowed a gun to jump in my hands, then make me rampage a school, or where I had previously worked. Like most people, I value life, so the thought of killing people doesn’t enter my mind.

  • Alan

    This principle, like so many other “educators” out there these days is demented. Perhaps he can’t separate fantasy from reality. Playing with toys does not desensitize most balanced individuals anymore than watching a violent movie or playing a violent video game does. Despite the scenarios created in the fictional world, I am well aware that a .45 caliber, hollow point bullet will make an extreme mess of it’s intended target. To say that I would have no problem with initiating such an egregious assault on some other poor souls body is akin to saying I could care less about my fellow man’s right to life. In other words, everyone who played with toy guns as a child should have grown up to become a mass murderer. How asinine.