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Opening Arguments

Toys 'R' dangerous

An idea that was pretty silly to begin with gets pushed to the silliest extreme:

Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill has a brilliant idea: he’s holding a toy gun exchange next Saturday in which students of the Hayward, CA school can turn in a toy gun to receive a book and a raffle ticket to win one of four bicycles.


Hill believes that children who play with toy guns may not think real guns are dangerous. “Playing with toy 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,” he claims.

Well, I guess they could go to a next level and start paying kids for their drawings of guns instead of kicking them out of school for having one. Hey, I'm having impure thoughts. Give me money, and I'll change them to clean thoughts. Promise.