Eric Holder said it himself; that if we want to ban guns then we need to do to guns what we did to cigarettes. And part of that campaign against people having a small smokey bright spot in their days was a program in elementary schools called “D.A.R.E.” in which students were instructed on the ills of smoking. I have fond memories of attending the lecture about how smoking was bad, then walking outside to see the instructor taking a smoke break. Kinda put the whole thing in perspective. Anyway, an elementary school in California is trying to get kids to accept the concept of turning in their private property to the government voluntarily by staging a gun buyback… for toy guns . . .
An elementary school will hold a toy gun exchange Saturday, offering students a book and a chance to win a bicycle if they turn in their play weapons.
Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill maintains that children who play with toy guns may not take real guns seriously.
“Playing with toys guns, saying ‘I’m going to shoot you,’ desensitizes them, so as they get older, it’s easier for them to use a real gun,” Hill said.
“If we want older kids to not think guns are cool, we need to start early,” he said.
See, here I was thinking that schools are supposed to give students the information they need to think for themselves and make their own decisions. Not to crank out drones that believe what they are told to believe.
In addition, I completely disagree. Guns ARE cool. In the same way that muscle cars and airplanes are cool. And even though both of those things can be deadly if not used properly, somehow schools still find time to teach rudimentary safe driving habits instead of simply telling people that cars aren’t cool.
“Abstinence only” education never works, folks.