Wishful thinking do-gooders love gun buybacks, deluding themselves into thinking the cause of public safety is somwhow being served when good people turn in their guns and bad people keep theirs. Now they've gone to the next logical step of indoctrinating our children with their delusion:
Dominic joined dozens of children yesterday at the annual Toy Gun Bash in the gymnasium of Pleasant View Elementary School. There, they lined up to toss their toy guns, from dainty purple water guns to camouflage-painted pistols, inside the Bash-O-Matic, a large black, foam creature with churning metal teeth and the shape of a cockroach spliced with a frog.
Prodded by Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch, who wore a fuzzy Santa hat, the children stared curiously as the Bash-O-Matic mashed up their guns and digested them into a plastic bin near its tail.
“He ate it,'' squealed one delighted little girl.
'Tis the season for joy, peace, and grinding up plastic, orange-tipped AK-47s.
For seven years, Providence municipal and law enforcement officials have organized the event around Christmastime as a way to raise awareness of the dangers of playing with guns, real or fake. The event is a mix of the macabre and the playful, a children's version of the gun buyback program in which adults trade firearms for gift certificates.
(Via Instapundit, which has a lot of fun mocking this "gun control as child abuse."