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Thursday, September 08, 2011

"...from my cold, dead hands..."

Found this at

Gun buyback for kids? It’s about toys . . . and pizza
By Gene Warner

This was a different kind of gun buyback program.

The guns being bought back from the streets weren’t 9 mm handguns or Glocks. Instead, they were Nerf guns or toy pistols.

And they weren’t being bought with cash. This time, the currency was pizza slices, notebooks and dress shirts.

The FATHERS group and Bona Pizza teamed up Monday for a buyback aimed at younger teens and preteens at the pizzeria at Bailey and Kensington avenues.

The idea was simple: Don’t let kids get used to firing weapons, even if they’re toys.

“It makes them too comfortable, holding that gun,” said Leonard Lane, president of Fathers Armed Together to Help, Educate, Restore and Save. “Then there’s no fear holding the real gun when they get older. We want to put that fear back into our children, teaching them what guns can do, how they affect their community.”

“A toy gun today, a real gun tomorrow,” said Charles Cina, owner of Bona Pizza. “That’s what we want to stop.”

So kids such as Tarence Callaham, 14, a Buffalo ninth-grader, brought in his green and orange Nerf gun. In return, Tarence got a piece of pepperoni pizza, a snazzy dress shirt and the chance to shoot some hoops in the pizzeria parking lot.

“I learned that you shouldn’t have guns and stuff,” Tarence said. “It gives kids an education not to play with bad things.”

Tynell Ruffins, 9, a fourth-grader at Community Charter School, got a bigger haul in return for his orange and black Nerf gun. He got the pizza, a soft drink, a notebook, a dress shirt and a Marvel Heroes folder.

Kids were encouraged to make the trades, Tynell said, “so they can stop playing with guns.”

Lane explained why the location of Monday’s buyback was appropriate.

“Bailey Avenue is an area where gun violence is up,” he said. “Let’s be real. The only way we can save this community is to work together—the residents, the businesses—to stop violence.”

Lane said the five-hour gun buyback was expected to take about 100 toy guns from young people.

“We’ve got to be willing to exchange everything and anything to get guns off the street,” he added.

So what will the FATHERS group do with the 100 or so toy guns?

“We plan on burying them in the next six months,” Lane said. “We’re going to get a coffin and put the guns in the coffin, and we’re going to close that coffin and pray.

“It’s symbolic — burying the guns that have been burying us.”

(End of story, my comments follow.)

Okay, if you're of the belief that boys (or girls) should never, ever play with toy guns then you may want to move on. My beliefs are slightly different.

Looking at this article, the first words out of my mouth were, "You have got to be shitting me!" Fortunately my kids were out of the room.

This is completely ridiculous, the fact that a fathers' organization is a part of this lunacy only underscores how pervasive the PC crap of our culture is.

IMO these kids who are in a high crime environment SHOULD be taught how to handle firearms, they should be comfortable with that means of self defense. Chances are they're more likely to have need of it than some kid in a gated community. That applies to both boys AND girls.

Really, the emphasis should be on raising morally upright and responsible citizens. Never mind if they're taught to play with water pistols and nerf guns. Being taught to act as decent human beings will go a lot further in cutting down the likelihood of a child becoming a felon than taking away a supersoaker.

I really wonder how much further the lunacy will go in this world?


Rick said...

VA has a gun safety program for children. And lots of hunting grounds for deer and turkey. I wonder what these guys want kids to use to kill game - perhaps some Liberal rhetoric?

Subvet said...

Liberal rhetoric is the weapon of choice for those wanting to bore us to death. As such I think it would be outlawed if anyone tried it on Bambi & Co.!

RandomThoughts said...

Eldest son grew up with Nerf guns, water pistols (the huge super soaker type) and cap guns (noisy fun).

He now is in the military and has learned how to use real, bigass guns.

I suppose both his childhood toys and his adult profession would be appalling to the tender liberal pansies bent on removing firearms entirely from our homes. They'd probably hate the fact that his older sister is an ever better shot than he is too.

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