By: Ted Nugent
Just when you think the world can’t get any more loony, more dishonestly politically correct, more stone-cold stupid, along comes school Principal Charles Hill of Strobridge Elementary in Hayward, Calif.
Surely a National Education Association member and poster child for the bizzarro world of California, Hill told the Hayward Daily Review, “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.”
Mr. Hill has initiated a toy gun buy-back program to save lives and reduce crime. No, really, a toy gun buy-back program. Toys. Buying them from the children.
I nominate Charles Hill Czar of Denial, Emperor of the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Fascinating stuff. Does Mr. Hill punish his kids for playing cops and robbers on the playground, cowboys and Indians, for drawing a picture of a gun on their Big Chief paper, for wearing a shirt that has anything related to guns on it, or for playing that vicious dodge ball game of violence?
If playing with toy guns desensitizes kids and encourages them to misuse a real gun later in life, there would be no Americans alive today.
Prior to video games, every American kid played with toy guns for decades. Kids also used sticks, baseball bats and even their fingers to emulate guns and shout “Bang! You’re dead!”
When I was growing up there were rifle clubs in America’s schools. There were no mass murders. No one got hurt. No kid went on a shooting spree. We also watched the Three Stooges, and no kid got his eyes poked out.
What Mr. Hill and all the gun control obsessed freaks have in common is an intellectually bankrupt anti-gun agenda in total defiance of facts and statistics regarding crime. They blindly hate all things related to guns and gun owners, and believe the good families of the NRA are somehow complicit in the violence across America.
And sadly, they believe that indoctrinating children with anti-gun propaganda will lead to peace, love and happiness. The Age of Aquarius. Give peace a chance. Give me a break.
I’m sure Mr. Hill has not allowed the NRA’s very successful and proven Eddie Eagle gun safety educational program into his public indoctrination school.
If Mr. Hill were genuinely concerned with the dangers of desensitizing his little charges to violence, one has to wonder if he is going to institute a computer video game buy-back program, as the most popular computer games are typically extremely violent.
The real long-term violence problem in America can be attributed, in part, to the public indoctrination school system of which Mr. Hill plays an integral part.
The dropout rate in some areas of the country is 50 percent, thereby setting up these young people for a lifetime of poverty. How about them apples, Mr. Hill? Got tenure yet?
If the dropout rate isn’t abysmal enough, far too many kids are graduating high school unable to read or write at the eighth-grade level. This is the real pathway to violence implemented and endorsed by the NEA.
A toy gun buy-back program is more left-wing symbolism over substance. The left isn’t interested in solving problems but rather masking them with idiocy such as this. The left always flunks the course in common sense.
Even more fascinating than a toy gun buy-back program is that real gun buy-back programs have never worked. What works is locking up violent punks who use guns to commit crimes. I doubt Mr. Hill has informed his students of this.
Mr. Hill should focus his efforts on arming the kids under his control with an education, not his own anti-gun ideology.
Here’s a fact for you, Mr. Hill: Without guns, America wouldn’t be here. Tell your students that.