Charles Hil, the principal of Strobridge Elementary School in Hayward, California. Hill, likely drunk on anti-gun Kool-Aid, thinks having toy gun buy back programs will serve society somehow
Strobridge Elementary School in Hayward, California will host a toy gun buyback this Saturday. Children who turn in their toy guns will be entered for a chance to win a bicycle, so it’s less of a buyback and more like an expensive raffle.
Charles Hill, the school’s principal, explained, “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.”
Two things here. First off playing with toy guns has been going on in America for decades upon decades. Before their were toy guns, kids used sticks, fingers and anything else that looked like a gun. See kids play games, it is natural and normal, which is probably why Hill takes issue with it. Secondly, Hill apparently thinks using a real gun is necessarily bad. But that is absurd. Millions of Americans have used real guns to protect themselves. Yes, including many kids. That is not a bad thing, that is a good thing, and Hill should have the ability to see that. But, moral clarity and objective thinking is not something Liberals excel at. It interferes with their emotion-driven opinions, and that makes them fussy.
Now, I am not saying that we should not teach kids about gun safety, that is a major priority, and groups like the NRA are at the forefront of that effort. Of course, I would wager that Hill loathes the NRA, and would never opt for having them talk gun safety to his students. He would likely prefer to cast blame on the NRA, as well as the millions of responsible gun owners than actually learn from either. That is sad.
The other sad aspect of programs like this one is that they are used to indoctrinate kids to hate guns. The message is simple, guns are bad, even guns that are not guns. Even the word gun is now bad somehow. We know the many stories of kids suspended because they pointed a chicken strip and said “bang”, or drew a picture of a soldier with a gun, or brought a water pistol to school, or chewed a Pop Tart into the “shape of a gun”. These cases amount to child abuse, and nothing more. This must be stopped, and now. If state legislatures want to do something positive, they can start by cracking down of such school policies. As Stacey McCain puts it, why aren’t you home schooling yet?
Years ago, someone explained to me what’s wrong with the system: Government school bureaucrats are not interested in teaching facts.
What they are interested in teaching is attitudes.
Once you understand that, everything else makes sense.