National Elementary School Toy Gun Show-And-Tell Day
Here is a South Carolina 6 year old kicked out of school for bringing a toy gun to school (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/s-student-6-expelle...).
How about this Philadelphia story of a paper gun resulting in the same punishment(http://bungalowbillscw.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-paper-gun-gets...)?
Another child was kicked out for "threatening" to use her "Hello Kitty" gun - but she didn't even have it at school... she is 5 years old (http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics/Kindergartner-B...).
A pair of 6 year old boys in Maryland were playing "cops and robbers" and were suspended. Obviously, they are a serious threat (http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/01/15/parents-furious-aft...).
Have you had enough of this idiotic behavior? These administrators are completely out of control - and they are everywhere. These stories are all from the last few weeks - all in January 2013. There are plenty more, and there will be more in the future. The goal is to demonize the very idea of guns, instead of bad behaviors with weapons, or bad behavior in general.
Objects are not good or evil, people are.
In honor of this basic, undeniable fact, I propose National Elementary School Toy Gun Show-And-Tell Day. Children far and wide should take their Nerf guns, their water guns - make them from paper if you don't have one, draw a picture, use your fingers - just come up with some kind of TOY gun. NO REAL GUNS - you must be an adult to have one of those! Also, no BB guns or pellet guns - just non-firing toys.
Fire any administrator who suspends or kicks out a child for bringing a toy to school for show and tell.
Fire any school board who tries to ban toy guns.
Get a lawyer and sue them individually for all you can - this stupidity will stop, and quickly.
Publicize the names of those who attempt to enforce so-called zero tolerance policies for the idiots they really are. This is not about safety, it is about an agenda of control and fear, and turning schools into prisons. It is about disarming the population by demonizing weapons, not going after the real problem of "gun violence" - that would be those who infringe upon the rights of others.
They can't kick them all out - time for this insanity to stop. It is time for a return to common sense - these are children, treat them like it.
It wouldn't be a bad idea to look at the correlation between school shootings and anti-depressant or anti-psychotic medication, either - but that is for another column.