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A bubble gun?? School overreacts...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SigSour, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. SigSour

    SigSour Well-Known Member

    Banning guns is not the right solution.
    Schools and government overreacting is also not the right solution but it's been on my mind, if the government starts with the "this person cannot have a gun because *we think* they are mentally unstable" - then where would it stop??

    I'm afraid they will screw this up too. Authorities already have:


    Ridiculous. Kids can't even be kids anymore - and I won't even talk about adults.

    "Your first amendment rights have not been revoked... just don't say "bomb" in an airport under ANY circumstances" - and it goes from there.
  2. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Wow. This country is so seriously screwed up.
  3. TRX

    TRX Well-Known Member

    Wait until they see my old Sears timing light!
  4. jamesbeat

    jamesbeat Well-Known Member

    A kid go thrown out of school a couple of weeks ago for making a gun shape with his hand.

    I think the teachers genuinely believe that they are preventing kids from growing up to be gangsters.
  5. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    There absolutely needs to be a phychological evaluation...on the school administrators.
  6. jeepnik

    jeepnik Well-Known Member

    And I thought it was bad when a fellow was shot by the cops when he had a timing light in his hand. Seems his neighbors didn't like him reving his engine early in the morning and called the cops to complain. Cop shows up, fellow turns with a timing light and bang. On the plus side, the cop almost missed and the fellow survived.

    But that was decades ago, and since most folks don't even know what a timing light is anymore, I doubt that will ever happen again.
  7. chipcom

    chipcom member

    I still have a timing light...and they'll take it out of my cold dead hands, dagnabbit!
  8. Manco

    Manco Well-Known Member

    Largely because of who is educating our children, apparently.

    No wonder so many deaf children can't spell "Linda" or "Lisa" or "Larry" these days--they'd get arrested for terrorism! :eek:;)

    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  9. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Well-Known Member

    I guess it is not politically correct to play cowboys and indians anymore.
  10. Black Knight

    Black Knight Well-Known Member

    What was it that Jack Nicholson said about Gotham City in the first Batman movie. "What this town needs is an _________." Maybe the country needs one.
  11. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    If they ever come for my joint compound, they'll find me with a caulked gun in my hands, ready to take somebody grout.

    Are these people mental or something? What, did the kid have a dangerous high-capacity bubblesoap reservoir?

  12. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    .This is a bad day for Common Sense.
  13. StrutStopper

    StrutStopper Well-Known Member

  14. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Well-Known Member

    I wonder what would happen if a student put the lethal combination of straw and small paper ball together to shoot a spit wad? I bet an immediate lockdown would be the proper thing to do in their manual... what a sad state of affairs... I'm a teacher and when we have the wonderful shelter in place drill... we are to lock the door, turn off the lights and hide in a corner... what a sad state of affairs... I can be trusted to teach the future generation but not protect them... atleast I have a couple of metal staplers to throw at a bad guy... but i can't be trusted with my Glock I'm licensed to carry :banghead:
  15. jamesbeat

    jamesbeat Well-Known Member

    I read a quote once, can't remember where.

    It's more of a mathematics joke about the way averages work, but it also has a more serious philosophical message:

    'Remember, half of all people are below average intelligence.'

    It helps calm me down a little when something really dumb happens.
    I thought that it would be fitting to share it on this thread...
  16. jamesbeat

    jamesbeat Well-Known Member

    Wow, reading this thread just unlocked a distant memory for me!

    This would have happened when I was maybe 9 or 10 years old, so it would have been around 1985 or '86.

    Many of you will remember 'Megatron', the leader of the evil 'Decepticons' in Transformers.
    For those of you who don't know, Megatron could transform from a robot into a surprisingly accurate (though child scale) Walther P38 pistol.

    I remember being scolded by a teacher when I brought the toy to school, and she told me to transform it into its robot form and leave it that way.

    Seems that this type of hysteria isn't as new as we thought, although we did used to form our hands into a gun shape and pretend to shoot each other without getting into trouble...

    ETA: I imagine an anti would read this and point out that such behavior has led me to become a 'gun nut', thus proving their point :(
  17. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    MY GOD!!...a High Capacity Assault Bubble gun!!!! i can just imagine the carnage!!

    good god, a psych eval and suspension over bubbles??.....seriously?

    how the hell do these school administrators still have jobs?
  18. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    I keep my timing light by the bed stand at night. It really disorients the bad guys.:neener:
  19. sonick808

    sonick808 Well-Known Member

    I have an old Sears timing light as well! Probably a 1962-63 model; bright chrome pistol profile with trigger, and bright flash... i can see how a LEO would mistake this for a pistol, for a split second anyway....
  20. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Well-Known Member

    to play devils advocate... as a teacher, why would a student need a bubble gun at school? for what class would it be useful? if they were disrupting class have them put it away... suspension is way overboard penalty.

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