California school holds toy gun exchange
California schoolchildren lined up Saturday to trade in their guns -- the toy kind, made out of plastic.The principal thinks that children who play with toy guns go on to want real guns later on in life. And people that huff paint cans often lead productive lives - apparently some of them get employed as elementary school principals in California... Listen, you drum-circle participating, self-hating nimrod, kids like to play with toy guns. Period. It doesn't make them grow up to be mass murderers any more than letting them play with plastic food turns them into Julia Childs.
In exchange for the colorful toy firearms, Strobridge Elementary School students received books and a chance to win a new bike, Bay News 9 reports.
Isn't that nice and tolerant of principal Hill? Imagine if he banned dolls because girls might grow up and get pregnant? Or if he banned Legos because kids might grow up to be engineers? Toys exist because children want to play with items similar to those they see. We have entire pretend worlds out there, and this chucklehead wants to remove certain elements because he doesn't agree with them. What a lovely little dictator. I look forward to the next "Heather Has Two Mommys" buyback.
Because, you know, once you establish that one set of irrational fears based on personal preference is acceptable, you open the door to all of them...
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