Update: A California school is sponsoring a “toy gun buyback.” The principal even bluntly stated that “If we want older kids to not think guns are cool, we need to start early.”
More and more often we are seeing in the news examples of “zero-tolerance” insanity by schools against even mentioning that such a thing as a gun exists. Just a few of the egregious examples of late include:
- A deaf preschooler was asked to change how he signed his name using sign language because it kinda looks like a gun.
- A middle-school student was suspended for 10 days for uttering the word “gun” on the bus ride home despite the student neither bullying nor threatening anyone.
- A kindergartener was interrogated for hours without his parents knowledge or presence for brining an obviouly fake cowboy toy gun.
As insane as these examples are, there is a reason for this madness. It is about conditioning children to associate anything and everything to do with guns with punishment and pain. That way, when these children become 18 and can vote, they will likely vote against the 2nd Amendment and against our and their fundamental freedoms. This is a textbook example of Pavlov’s “conditioned reflex,” albeit with the children being treated like the dog.
And now for a palate cleanser: A Japanese maid shooting a Barrett M82A1 .50ca: