Just a couple weeks ago, a 6-year-old student was suspended for pretending to “shoot” another student with his hand and saying, “Pow!” He was playing of course, but the school officials were alarmed by the boy’s behavior and suspended him. In the assistant principal’s letter to the student’s parents, she wrote that their son “threatened to shoot another student.” After the parents secured a lawyer, they appealed the decision of the school, and the school overturned the student’s suspension.
This very thing just happened again earlier this week to two other 6-year-olds in a Talbot County, Maryland school. A local CBS affiliate reported:
“There’s controversy at a Talbot County school after two 6-year-old boys were suspended while playing cops and robbers during recess and using their fingers to make an imaginary gun.”
And these gun control zealots claim that gun owners are the paranoid ones. They love to poke fun of us for thinking that our government will become tyrannical to the point that we’ll need only the most powerful guns to defend ourselves. How silly, naïve and paranoid we must be to think that our government would plan to completely oppress us once they leave us defenseless. Never mind the fact that this very scenario has played out many times in history, but America is different, they say. To say that America would ever follow in the footsteps of tyrannies of the past is un-American. Actually, the naivety falls on those that deny that such oppression would ever happen here as it has in many other countries.
They continue to call gun owners paranoid conspiracy theorists, while they advocate suspending first-graders for fashioning their hands in the shape of a gun.
And on Tuesday, a school went under lock-down because a teacher spotted a “suspicious” teen student wearing a black jacket, carrying a black back pack and wielding a neon green Nerf gun. A SWAT team was dispatched, the school was locked down and all the rooms were searched for this neon green toy. Finally, they spotted the toy in one of the lockers:
“They eventually found the toy lime green and yellow lever action Nerf gun in a student locker. Police did not make any arrests and the lockdown was lifted. School officials confiscated the toy gun and say it will be returned to the parents. Inspector Kenneth Lack says the heightened response was due to ‘an abundance of precaution.’”
Yeah, and we’re the paranoid ones. That “abundance of precaution” that the Inspector mentioned is why we have the 2nd Amendment and why gun owners own guns. It was Thomas Jefferson who said, “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.”