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    Elementary School Beginning Toy Gun Turn-In Program

    Elementary School Beginning Toy Gun Turn-In Program

    Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill has a brilliant idea: hes holding a toy gun exchange next Saturday in which students of the Hayward, CA school can turn in a toy gun to receive a book and a raffle ticket to win one of four bicycles.
    Let me guess, the book choices in the exchange were "My Two Daddies", "Global Warming and Me", "and "A child's introduction to Saul Alinsky."

    In California, this isn't even considered shamless.

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    Gotta indoctrinate those kids early!
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    Re: Elementary School Beginning Toy Gun Turn-In Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Gotta indoctrinate those kids early!
    We are being gradually conditioned to be an essentially passive society. That's gonna suck when the day comes that it gets people needlessly killed.
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    Re: Elementary School Beginning Toy Gun Turn-In Program

    My kids were never interested in toy guns - of any type. Though my husband did make them cut out AK 47's from wood (which they don't play with because they just don't care that much) Because if it propels it - they have to retrieve it . . . I'm not spending my money on a load of nerf darts. LOL

    They love shooting the bow and arrow . . . and playing with toy swords. Yet I don't see them wanting to arrow someone to death - or hack each other with real meat cleavers anytime soon.
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    Wonder if Lego guns count? I could almost guarantee a bike for a kid if they did!
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    Re: Elementary School Beginning Toy Gun Turn-In Program

    What does this have to do with schools? Schools can't even prepare people for careers, and now it's involved gun control?


    I grew up with toy guns galore. Replica 1911s on my side, Uzis, M16s, 38 special cap gun, automatic water gun that has a "clip" similar to a real gun, bandoliers, army surplus paraphernalia. And somehow I still am very cautious around real guns to the point where only recently have I allowed one to be in my home, and under strict conditions (locked safe and nothing ready to fire, my choice).

    My colleague's parents refused to allow him toy guns, very specifically that was their goal. So he picked up sticks and went "Bang bang bang", they were aghast. Of course, he grew up to collect guns and hobby shoot all the time. Go figure.

    Liberals bash conservatives for catholic school indoctrination and the later backlash, can they see they do the same thing on different issues?

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    Re: Elementary School Beginning Toy Gun Turn-In Program

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    Let me guess, the book choices in the exchange were "My Two Daddies", "Global Warming and Me", "and "A child's introduction to Saul Alinsky."

    In California, this isn't even considered shamless.
    I would remove my children from such a school. I have never said that before, but that's exactly what I would do. These school administrators are full of ****. Can't pointie finger a gun, can't eat a freakin' Poptart in the shape of a gun. These people are shameless; and the only way to show children what's right is to act against them.

    And we'd better get busy.
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    Re: Elementary School Beginning Toy Gun Turn-In Program

    In my day they encouraged reading by giving us Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas after we read for a while.

    This is a stupid idea. The only real thing this does is make a social and political statement.
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    Re: Elementary School Beginning Toy Gun Turn-In Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    In my day they encouraged reading by giving us Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas after we read for a while.

    This is a stupid idea. The only real thing this does is make a social and political statement.
    I'm assuming that you mean the OP gun thing is stupid - and not the Pizza Hut thing.

    People push against food as incentive because they like to think that encouraging eating is why everyone's fat.

    And handing out candy encourages poor dental habits and tooth decay.

    And so on - and so forth.

    Really - I need to end birthdays, no more christmases, definitely no more St Patrick's Day - and put my kids in a box.
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    Re: Elementary School Beginning Toy Gun Turn-In Program

    The toy gun exchange, yes.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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