Bay Area School Launches Toy Gun Buyback
Bill Quick

Hayward school to sponsor toy gun exchange – San Jose Mercury News

HAYWARD — An elementary school will hold a toy gun exchange Saturday, offering students a book and a chance to win a bicycle if they turn in their play weapons.

Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill maintains that children who play with toy guns may not take real guns seriously.

“Playing with toys 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,” Hill said.

At Saturday’s event, called Strobridge Elementary Safety Day, a Hayward police officer will demonstrate bicycle and gun safety, and the Alameda County Fire Department is sending a rig and crew to talk about fire safety.

Fingerprinting and photographing of children will be offered, with the information put on CDs for parents to use, if needed, in a missing child case. All youngsters attending will be given a ticket to exchange for a book, Hill said.

I’m watching the principal responsible for this travesty claiming that his intent is merely “educational.”

Of course, in today’s educational swamp, “education” and “brainwashing propaganda” mean the same thing.  And what’s up with that finger/photo mark of the beast thing?

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Bay Area School Launches Toy Gun Buyback — 6 Comments

  1. Bill,

    Re- fingerprints.

    When my children were small, we had their fingerprints taken and kept them, along with current photos, in my safety deposit box for years.

    Of course, back then, the prints were taken with ink on a card, and there was no electronic record at all.

    The point was that identifying a body, after a few days in the southern heat, can be difficult, or impossible.

    DCP

    • Understood.

      I’m sure parents continue to have that option today.  I don’t believe the almighty state should be doing it, though, especially since you know those prints are going right into a database somewhere.

  2. Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill maintains that children who play with toy guns may not take real guns seriously.

    This pointless, blowhard blivet is, sadly, all too typical of the sort who are “in charge” of the activities – often incorrectly referred to as “education”, rather than the proper term, “indoctrination” – at your local elementary school.

    “Playing with toys 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,” Hill said.

    The type of mind-set that can express such utter stupidity and simplistic disdain for children’s mental capabilities should, by default, disqualify this clown from having any direct contact with any kind of legitimate educational activity – much less being in any sort of position of authority over such activities. Such obvious lack of logical reasoning is dangerous.