Is it time to stop selling toy guns?

This has nothing to do with gun control! 

Jacksonville, Florida, Police Shoot 14-Year-Old Boy Carrying Airsoft Gun 

A 14-year-old carrying an Airsoft gun was shot by police in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday night after an officer mistook his BB gun for a real weapon. He has a non-life-threatening injury in the leg.

Officers were called to a woman’s house just after 11 p.m. after she said there was an “armed prowler” shooting at her window, said Tom Hackney of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Officer Josh Livingood, who has been on the Jacksonville police force for two years, approached the teen and told him to put his hands up, authorities said. The boy then pulled out an Airsoft gun and pointed it at Livingood, Hackney said.

When I was a kid back in the late 50’s early 60’s my playmates and I would play war throughout our neighborhood. We had everything from machine guns to rifles and we hid in trees and under bushes.  

Today’s world is so much different and with all the shooting and violence many people and most of all , police are on edge. Our police have split-seconds to decide on deadly force. If they call it right, they are heroes and if not, they are abusive. As far as the orange tip barrel on toy guns, whose to say the bad guy won’t paint the tips of their guns orange?

But when it comes to real guns, parents can take the time to teach kids gun safety and “responsibility.” Parents allowing their children to run around the neighborhood with real looking guns need to think twice. Let them do their shooting on Xbox.

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3 responses to “Is it time to stop selling toy guns?

  1. lastDEconservative

    “Parents allowing their children to run around the neighborhood with real looking guns need to think twice.”

    Punish the innocent. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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  2. lastDEconservative

    And speaking of “shots,” oh, no, not more charter schools!! In my mail today:

    Dear last,
    How do you conquer a nation without firing a shot? Leading Progressives like John Dewey came up with the answer over a century ago. Just embed your agenda into the educational system, and in a few generations you will transform the country.

    Political Progressives had little use for America’s founding principles. Woodrow Wilson, the first progressive president, complained that “some citizens of this country have never got beyond the Declaration of Independence,” and said the Declaration was “of no consequence” to modern Americans. This view now dominates in our public schools.

    And educational Progressives had little use for traditional teaching methods and purposes. Rather than teaching the Great Books of the Western tradition, Dewey recommended education as social development. The past century has seen curricular and teaching excellence replaced with short-lived theories rarely lasting more than a generation.

    As a result, many public schools are no longer effective at teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic. They also no longer teach young Americans the history of their country—how it was founded on the principle of equal rights, and how it grew to become the freest and most prosperous nation in history.

    Good citizenship is impossible without this knowledge about America, and as a result our liberty is fading fast.

    That’s why Hillsdale has launched the Barney Charter School Initiative: to answer the urgent need for fundamental reform of American K-12 education. After just five years, the initiative has helped found 13 charter schools nationwide, with a goal of opening fifty schools by 2022—each one based on a classical liberal arts curriculum, and each one including a strong history and civics component.

    This initiative is flourishing—but the need for expansion is great. Your year-end donation is crucial to furthering this critical mission.

    Thank you for your partnership and all you do for liberty.

    Warm regards,
    Larry P. Arnn
    President, Hillsdale College
    Pursuing Truth • Defending Liberty since 1844

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  3. If you turn off your tv… suddenly your world is not fearful or scary anymore…..

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