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(11 Alive)   Today's "school forced into panic-stricken lock-down over toy gun" story brought to you by Clayton County, Georgia   (11alive.com) divider line 24
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2014-03-22 12:33:15 AM  
I used to pack this to school for Assassin games.

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And mine didn't even have the red thing on the end of the barrel.
 
2014-03-22 03:00:46 AM  
I'm shocked that Georgia is anti-2nd amendment
 
2014-03-22 04:09:01 AM  

Bucky Katt: I'm shocked that Georgia is anti-2nd amendment


They're not. Just pro-zero tolerance.
 
2014-03-22 04:15:01 AM  
what is that gun? I want one
 
2014-03-22 04:28:30 AM  
Fusillade762

I used to pack this to school for Assassin games.



Yup.  I brought this Entertech beauty one day to my junior high.  Lunch hour. I'm sure the teachers saw it and really could care less.  This was the 80's, so it was pretty much whatever.

www.i-mockery.com
 
2014-03-22 05:20:16 AM  
The one toy they showed, the green with purple and orange all over it. If you can't tell that's a fake gun... oh geeze.

Now to be fair, the second one they showed in the video, looked like a real pistol, maybe a starter pistol, or some kind of .22 revolver, and I can see why that would cause a scare. But seriously, these people need to man up nancy and damn sure teach these school administrators what is and is not an actual gun.

CSB:

I worked an armed detail in a housing project many years ago, and this was a largely black community, needless to say they weren't very welcoming of white guards. But I remember walking by a group of young kids playing on a stoop, and one of them pulled out a toy gun and was yelling "bang! bang!" in my general direction as his friends ran around playing with toy guns pointing at each other as well, they weren't trying to antagonize me, they just happened to be playing there. His toy had the orange cap on the barrel, otherwise it looked pretty similar to the revolver in the video.

I politely told him to please be careful, because not everyone may realise that's a toy. I made it a point to tell him that, as some of the other guards on that detail, well, I knew they were trigger happy and not very friendly to folks with dark skin. He seemed a little confused, but put the toy away. Hopefully he survived the hood.

/thankfully have never had to shoot anyone.
 
2014-03-22 05:52:40 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Fusillade762

I used to pack this to school for Assassin games.


Yup.  I brought this Entertech beauty one day to my junior high.  Lunch hour. I'm sure the teachers saw it and really could care less.  This was the 80's, so it was pretty much whatever.

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Yup.  We used to run around the neighborhood playing cops and robbers, cowboys and indians, storm the Nazi stronghold, whatever.  Neighbor's yards, alleys, parks, on the street, all dressed in camo with realistic looking weapons that made sounds like real firearms.  10-12 of us at times.   Nobody said a word but "get off my lawn!".

Today we would all have been killed by SWAT snipers.  Drones soon in the future.  It's very sad.
 
2014-03-22 06:42:33 AM  

strangeluck: The one toy they showed, the green with purple and orange all over it. If you can't tell that's a fake gun... oh geeze.

Now to be fair, the second one they showed in the video, looked like a real pistol, maybe a starter pistol, or some kind of .22 revolver, and I can see why that would cause a scare. But seriously, these people need to man up nancy and damn sure teach these school administrators what is and is not an actual gun.

CSB:

I worked an armed detail in a housing project many years ago, and this was a largely black community, needless to say they weren't very welcoming of white guards. But I remember walking by a group of young kids playing on a stoop, and one of them pulled out a toy gun and was yelling "bang! bang!" in my general direction as his friends ran around playing with toy guns pointing at each other as well, they weren't trying to antagonize me, they just happened to be playing there. His toy had the orange cap on the barrel, otherwise it looked pretty similar to the revolver in the video.

I politely told him to please be careful, because not everyone may realise that's a toy. I made it a point to tell him that, as some of the other guards on that detail, well, I knew they were trigger happy and not very friendly to folks with dark skin. He seemed a little confused, but put the toy away. Hopefully he survived the hood.

/thankfully have never had to shoot anyone.


So if one wants to go ape in a school, all one has to do is paint a real gun to look like a toy?
 
2014-03-22 07:00:12 AM  
knuckledraggin.com
 
2014-03-22 07:17:43 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: strangeluck: The one toy they showed, the green with purple and orange all over it. If you can't tell that's a fake gun... oh geeze.

Now to be fair, the second one they showed in the video, looked like a real pistol, maybe a starter pistol, or some kind of .22 revolver, and I can see why that would cause a scare. But seriously, these people need to man up nancy and damn sure teach these school administrators what is and is not an actual gun.

CSB:

I worked an armed detail in a housing project many years ago, and this was a largely black community, needless to say they weren't very welcoming of white guards. But I remember walking by a group of young kids playing on a stoop, and one of them pulled out a toy gun and was yelling "bang! bang!" in my general direction as his friends ran around playing with toy guns pointing at each other as well, they weren't trying to antagonize me, they just happened to be playing there. His toy had the orange cap on the barrel, otherwise it looked pretty similar to the revolver in the video.

I politely told him to please be careful, because not everyone may realise that's a toy. I made it a point to tell him that, as some of the other guards on that detail, well, I knew they were trigger happy and not very friendly to folks with dark skin. He seemed a little confused, but put the toy away. Hopefully he survived the hood.

/thankfully have never had to shoot anyone.

So if one wants to go ape in a school, all one has to do is paint a real gun to look like a toy?


It's not just learning what different guns look like, it's learning how to react to a possible gun. The way a lot of these stories read, someone finds a gun, either toy or real, and they freak the Fark out.

Example: If you're checking bookbags and you see what you think is a gun, pick the bag up and take it out of view of the kids and examine the item. If it's a toy, then time to call the parents for a long talk. But don't call 911 and lock down the school.

Now, if it turned out to be a real gun, unload it! Separate the ammo from the weapon and, then yes, call for assistance.

There's many different scenarios to go through, but the two biggest things that these educators are lacking is common sense and staying calm.
 
2014-03-22 07:36:18 AM  
what I don't understand about this stupid state is that we freakin legalized it so that you could bring real guns into churches and bars , but couldn't have medical marijuana for kids with seizures.

what the fark....
 
2014-03-22 07:48:33 AM  
Typical Second-Amendment-knuckledragging poutrage. Schools need to take reasonable precautions to keep our children safe. Reasonable. Safe!! CHILDREN!!!
 
2014-03-22 08:05:14 AM  

GoldSpider: Typical Second-Amendment-knuckledragging poutrage. Schools need to take reasonable precautions to keep our children safe. Reasonable. Safe!! CHILDREN!!!


40 years ago, high schools had shooting teams.  They carried and stored their weapons on campus.  School shootings were almost unheard of.

Today, there are millions of people allowed to carry weapons on the streets.  Millions.  And firearm violence has fallen 50% in 20 years.

As hard as you want to correlate firearms ownership to the rate of violence and anti-social behavior, it isn't going to happen.  It doesn't matter one way or the other when you're talking about legal firearms ownership.

Maybe if we weren't so busy turning our schools into authoritative indoctrination facilities where we tell kids that they are all special and the world is all rainbows and unicorn farts, fewer students would snap and shoot the places up when they realize that life is hard.
 
2014-03-22 08:19:18 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Bucky Katt: I'm shocked that Georgia is anti-2nd amendment

They're not. Just pro-zero tolerance.


Yes, yes they are.

It started about halfway through high school for me in Cobb County.

I can't wait to leave Georgia.
 
2014-03-22 08:35:45 AM  
the schools should remove the highly imaginative kids.
there isn't anything more dangerous than a group of kids
that arn't allowed to play and get it out of their system...
 
2014-03-22 10:36:55 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Bucky Katt: I'm shocked that Georgia is anti-2nd amendment

They're not. Just pro-zero tolerance.


The middle school (or was it the high school) in Banks county, Georgia, (way North of Atlanta) raffled off a rifle to raise money for their track team.

Don't confuse all of Georgia for those Atlanta metro pussies.
 
2014-03-22 11:41:37 AM  
I wonder how freaked out they would get by finding a copy of Guns & Ammo in a kids book bag.

www.gunsandammo.com
 
2014-03-22 11:44:13 AM  
Bucky Katt [TotalFark]


I'm shocked that Georgia is anti-2nd amendment

They aren't, it's the liberal idiot teachers that panic when they see something black.

// democrats have a long history of hating black things.
 
2014-03-22 11:46:55 AM  
GoldSpider [TotalFark]
2014-03-22 07:48:33 AM


Typical Second-Amendment-knuckledragging poutrage. Schools need to take reasonable precautions to keep our children safe. Reasonable. Safe!! CHILDREN!!!

So much derp. So little logic.

// as always.
 
2014-03-22 12:15:52 PM  

Bucky Katt: I'm shocked that Georgia is anti-2nd amendment


Yeah, big city school administrators and teachers are known for being staunch conservatives.
 
2014-03-22 02:03:40 PM  
No children were exposed to nuclear radiation or mutilated by terrorists, so the school was successful at that as well. Good job!
 
2014-03-22 02:07:18 PM  

OnlyM3: So much derp. So little logic.


Irony, thy name is OnlyBSM3.
 
2014-03-22 11:20:10 PM  

AngryDragon: GoldSpider: Typical Second-Amendment-knuckledragging poutrage. Schools need to take reasonable precautions to keep our children safe. Reasonable. Safe!! CHILDREN!!!

40 years ago, high schools had shooting teams.  They carried and stored their weapons on campus.  School shootings were almost unheard of.

Today, there are millions of people allowed to carry weapons on the streets.  Millions.  And firearm violence has fallen 50% in 20 years.

As hard as you want to correlate firearms ownership to the rate of violence and anti-social behavior, it isn't going to happen.  It doesn't matter one way or the other when you're talking about legal firearms ownership.

Maybe if we weren't so busy turning our schools into authoritative indoctrination facilities where we tell kids that they are all special and the world is all rainbows and unicorn farts, fewer students would snap and shoot the places up when they realize that life is hard.


Ah but don't you dare suggest a psych profile on gun owners would help any.
 
2014-03-23 08:08:24 AM  

Shadowtag: AngryDragon: GoldSpider: Typical Second-Amendment-knuckledragging poutrage. Schools need to take reasonable precautions to keep our children safe. Reasonable. Safe!! CHILDREN!!!

40 years ago, high schools had shooting teams.  They carried and stored their weapons on campus.  School shootings were almost unheard of.

Today, there are millions of people allowed to carry weapons on the streets.  Millions.  And firearm violence has fallen 50% in 20 years.

As hard as you want to correlate firearms ownership to the rate of violence and anti-social behavior, it isn't going to happen.  It doesn't matter one way or the other when you're talking about legal firearms ownership.

Maybe if we weren't so busy turning our schools into authoritative indoctrination facilities where we tell kids that they are all special and the world is all rainbows and unicorn farts, fewer students would snap and shoot the places up when they realize that life is hard.

Ah but don't you dare suggest a psych profile on gun owners would help any.


Everyone with a concealed carry permit has to have no mental health issues in their background.  And the weapons used in these shootings are almost never obtained legally either.
 
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