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A bubble gun?? School overreacts...

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

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  1. SigSour

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    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:

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/kitty-bubble-gun-year-suspended-18263233

    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    "Your first amendment rights have not been revoked...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

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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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:;)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_manual_alphabet
     
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  9. cfullgraf

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

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    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

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    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?

    Stupid.
     
  12. Deltaboy

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    .This is a bad day for Common Sense.
     
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    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:
     
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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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....
     
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    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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    The world is going crazy. Hang on to your seat.
     
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    No....this is the LLW plan......since they can't take our guns away and do away with 2A....they're going to make it a moral issue and garner public support to ensure gun owners are viewed as cigarette smokers......Anti Social Dirt Bags....starting with our kids in school.....if you tear a corner out of a piece of paper and hold it up....it's automaticallly a gun and your suspended.....anything Gun gets you put out of the social norm....this is how to change societies values by threatening our younger generation.....their master plan.
     
  23. black_powder_Rob

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    JohnnyK as a teacher, I would think maybe the kid brought the bubble gun to play with at recess.
     
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  24. beatledog7

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    Insanity. We need to do everything we can to free our children from these public school weenies and stop them from perpetrating these travesties on the innocents whom they are charged to educate.

    Private schools and home schooling are the answer, and opt-out vouchers are a means to get there. Of course, whenever I mention them here I get cut off by a moderator telling me school vouchers are irrelevant in THR's realm. But this sort of madness in the public schools (and in some private schools as well) proves that vouchers are very relevant.

    Competition for the education dollar is something the teachers' unions do not want, and that fact alone is enough for me to know it's exactly what we need.
     
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    As usual, zero tolerance policy = zero common sense.
     
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