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Getting a bang out of school's toy gun exchange

Strobridge Elementary School, of Hayward, California, is holding a toy gun exchange today. Pupils packing play pistols have been invited to turn them in for raffle tickets. The prize is a brand-new bicycle.

One might call the event a Saturday Morning Special. (Ba-dum-bum.)

School administrators apparently claim toy guns desensitize kids to weapon usage.

Could playing cops and robbers actually contribute to future violence?

And what’s next? Super Soakers?

OK, school safety is serious business. And recent events of violence against kids in schools is a critical issue.

But c’mon. Who thinks this action is on-the-mark, and who wants to argue that it takes aim at the wrong targets?

Either way, the Strobridge Elementary School is sticking to their guns.

Well, shoot.

Hey, it might be one way to get more bike for your bang.


Adapted from pistol clipart – public domain

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