Menace 2 Society

Not the “offenders”, the so called “authorities”:

In the latest example of anti-gun hysteria, police in New York State confiscated a man’s firearms and revoked his pistol license after his son threatened to use a water pistol against bullies who had taunted his friends at school.

This is merely the latest of a long list of incidents involving hysterical reactions to so-called gun “threats” made by children in schools since the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in December.

– In March, police rushed to Malden High School in Massachusetts after reports of a gun only to discover a neon-colored water pistol.

– Last month a third grader in Michigan was reprimanded by school officials when he brought a cupcake to school adorned with a plastic toy soldier holding a gun.

– A ten year old Virginia boy who was arrested for taking a plastic toy gun to school is now facing a potentially permanent criminal record over the incident.

– A student in Florence, Arizona was recently suspended because he had a picture of a gun on his computer.

– A six-year-old kindergartner in South Carolina was suspended for taking a small transparent plastic toy gun to school for a show and tell.

– A day before that incident we reported on the five-year-old in Massachusetts who faced suspension for building a small toy gun out of lego bricks and play-shooting his classmates.

– We also reported on an incident that erupted when a discussion between two children about a toy nerf gun caused a lock down and a massive armed police response at two elementary schools in the Bronx.

– In another incident, a Long Island high school was also placed on lock down for 6 hours in response to a student carrying a toy nerf gun.

– In yet another recent incident, a five-year-old girl was suspended after a three hour grilling, and described as a “terroristic threat” when she brought a pink bubble gun to school.

– A South Philadelphia elementary student was searched in front of classmates and threatened with arrest after she mistakenly brought a “paper gun” to school.

– A 6-year-old boy was suspended from his elementary school, also in Maryland, for making a gun gesture with his hand and saying “pow”.

– Days after that incident, another two 6-year-olds in Maryland were suspended for pointing their fingers into gun shapes while playing “cops and robbers” with each other.

– In Oklahoma, a five-year-old boy was also recently suspended for making a gun gesture with his hand.

– And finally, a 13-year-old Middle School seventh grade student in Pennsylvania was also suspended for the same hand gesture.

11 thoughts on “Menace 2 Society

  1. And yet, when a guys shrink tells his university he IS a threat to society, they do nothing…

    What I want to know is, if children belong to society, why did they take the father’s guns? Why didn’t they take Obama’s guns away (i.e. ALL govt. guns), since he is the proverbial father figure of society???

  2. I can think of another hand gesture that could be used in place of the “gun hand gesture” . Instead of suspension they would likely receive praises from the teachers and administrators for diversity of hand gestures.

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