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Posted: 1/15/2006 7:50:27 PM EDT
who here brought toy guns to school as a kid?

Buncha zero-tolerance bs.
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First Graders Suspended For Bringing Toy Guns To School
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First Graders Suspended For Bringing Toy Guns To School

January 15 - An Arkansas City family is ready to take on the school district after their first grader is suspended for taking a toy gun to school. Clayton Jenkins got the broken paintball gun from his older brother. The 7-year-old was proud of the toy and took it to school for show and tell.

Clayton's parents Leah and Chris Jenkins say his teacher and principal understood the boy didn't mean any harm and told him wasn't in trouble. That all changed the next day when the Jenkins say one of Clayton's classmates was kicked off the bus for the rest of the year after getting caught with a plastic squirt gun.

The principal reportedly tried to get the boy back on the bus and called the superintendant for help. Instead the superintendant gave the order to suspend both boys for five days.

Under the district's policy a student shall not knowingly posses any weapon or facsimilie of a weapon at school. The Jenkins say the key word is "knowingly" and Clayton didn't know it was wrong.

The Jenkins plan on appealing the decision. They've started a petition to change the policy that punishes a 5-year-old the same as it would an 18-year-old. They're also considering contacting an attorney.

School officials say they can't legally comment on a student's disciplinary issues. Meanwhile, the Jenkins are waiting to hear when their appeal will be heard.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:53:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
who here brought toy guns to school as a kid?

Buncha zero-tolerance bs.
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First Graders Suspended For Bringing Toy Guns To School
KAKE News


First Graders Suspended For Bringing Toy Guns To School

January 15 - An Arkansas City family is ready to take on the school district after their first grader is suspended for taking a toy gun to school. Clayton Jenkins got the broken paintball gun from his older brother. The 7-year-old was proud of the toy and took it to school for show and tell.

Clayton's parents Leah and Chris Jenkins say his teacher and principal understood the boy didn't mean any harm and told him wasn't in trouble. That all changed the next day when the Jenkins say one of Clayton's classmates was kicked off the bus for the rest of the year after getting caught with a plastic squirt gun.

The principal reportedly tried to get the boy back on the bus and called the superintendant for help. Instead the superintendant gave the order to suspend both boys for five days.

Under the district's policy a student shall not knowingly posses any weapon or facsimilie of a weapon at school. The Jenkins say the key word is "knowingly" and Clayton didn't know it was wrong.

The Jenkins plan on appealing the decision. They've started a petition to change the policy that punishes a 5-year-old the same as it would an 18-year-old. They're also considering contacting an attorney.

School officials say they can't legally comment on a student's disciplinary issues. Meanwhile, the Jenkins are waiting to hear when their appeal will be heard.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
anyone else think ARFcommers might just need there own country?
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:56:28 PM EDT
Good decision.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:57:09 PM EDT
It'd be interesting to see the text of the rule or statute. A paintball gun is neither a firearm nor a replica or facsimile firearm.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:00:38 PM EDT
Man, why do liberals have to ruin every fucking fun thing I had as a kid?
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:02:42 PM EDT
HE'S A FUCKING FIRST GRADER YOU DUMB FUCKS!!!!!! This is reason 9,842 that my kids will go to a private school or be homeschooled, no matter what.

Fuck.

Fucking idiots.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:07:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
HE'S A FUCKING FIRST GRADER YOU DUMB FUCKS!!!!!! This is reason 9,842 that my kids will go to a private school or be homeschooled, no matter what.

Fuck.

Fucking idiots.



Private schooled and homeschooled kids are some of the most socially stupid, ignorant, retarded people I have ever seen.

Don't mean to be harsh. I'm just saying, homeschooling and private schools are not really the way to go.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:10:51 PM EDT
I have meet some strange homeschoolers , but explain to me how someone from a privaste school would be a more socially retarded than a public schooler
I went to public school for 3 years (3rd-6th grade public)all the rest was private hell i did not even know there was a diffrence at the time
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:12:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 8:13:17 PM EDT by jpman7]

Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
I have meet some strange homeschoolers , but explain to me how someone from a privaste school would be a more socially retarded than a public schooler
I went to public school for 3 years (3rd-6th grade public)all the rest was private hell i did not even know there was a diffrence at the time



And we see it was worth the money!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:32:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 8:33:09 PM EDT by PeteCO]

Originally Posted By dajini:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
HE'S A FUCKING FIRST GRADER YOU DUMB FUCKS!!!!!! This is reason 9,842 that my kids will go to a private school or be homeschooled, no matter what.

Fuck.

Fucking idiots.



Private schooled and homeschooled kids are some of the most socially stupid, ignorant, retarded people I have ever seen.

Don't mean to be harsh. I'm just saying, homeschooling and private schools are not really the way to go.



That's been proven as one of the most ignorant myths going. I don't have kids yet, but I have met homeschooled kids of friends, and they are quite well adjusted, and pretty damn smart for their age. There are a shitload of homeschoolers in this area so maybe that has something to do with it - they socialize with each other.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:36:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jpman7:

Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
I have meet some strange homeschoolers , but explain to me how someone from a privaste school would be a more socially retarded than a public schooler
I went to public school for 3 years (3rd-6th grade public)all the rest was private hell i did not even know there was a diffrence at the time



And we see it was worth the money!


i never took typing there
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:15:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AKLover_91:

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
who here brought toy guns to school as a kid?

Buncha zero-tolerance bs.
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First Graders Suspended For Bringing Toy Guns To School
KAKE News


First Graders Suspended For Bringing Toy Guns To School

January 15 - An Arkansas City family is ready to take on the school district after their first grader is suspended for taking a toy gun to school. Clayton Jenkins got the broken paintball gun from his older brother. The 7-year-old was proud of the toy and took it to school for show and tell.

Clayton's parents Leah and Chris Jenkins say his teacher and principal understood the boy didn't mean any harm and told him wasn't in trouble. That all changed the next day when the Jenkins say one of Clayton's classmates was kicked off the bus for the rest of the year after getting caught with a plastic squirt gun.

The principal reportedly tried to get the boy back on the bus and called the superintendant for help. Instead the superintendant gave the order to suspend both boys for five days.

Under the district's policy a student shall not knowingly posses any weapon or facsimilie of a weapon at school. The Jenkins say the key word is "knowingly" and Clayton didn't know it was wrong.

The Jenkins plan on appealing the decision. They've started a petition to change the policy that punishes a 5-year-old the same as it would an 18-year-old. They're also considering contacting an attorney.

School officials say they can't legally comment on a student's disciplinary issues. Meanwhile, the Jenkins are waiting to hear when their appeal will be heard.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
anyone else think ARFcommers might just need there own country?



Some of us are working on it. Still trying to find some referances to certain international laws though.

-Ben
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:18:42 PM EDT
Man, half the shit I did at that age would get me arrested now.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:30:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By dajini:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
HE'S A FUCKING FIRST GRADER YOU DUMB FUCKS!!!!!! This is reason 9,842 that my kids will go to a private school or be homeschooled, no matter what.

Fuck.

Fucking idiots.



Private schooled and homeschooled kids are some of the most socially stupid, ignorant, retarded people I have ever seen.

Don't mean to be harsh. I'm just saying, homeschooling and private schools are not really the way to go.



That's been proven as one of the most ignorant myths going. I don't have kids yet, but I have met homeschooled kids of friends, and they are quite well adjusted, and pretty damn smart for their age. There are a shitload of homeschoolers in this area so maybe that has something to do with it - they socialize with each other.



Yeah, a BS myth indeed. There are many other ways in which a homeschooled kid can get social time with others: Scouting, Little League sports, church, neighbor kids...
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:39:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dajini:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
HE'S A FUCKING FIRST GRADER YOU DUMB FUCKS!!!!!! This is reason 9,842 that my kids will go to a private school or be homeschooled, no matter what.

Fuck.

Fucking idiots.



Private schooled and homeschooled kids are some of the most socially stupid, ignorant, retarded people I have ever seen.

Don't mean to be harsh. I'm just saying, homeschooling and private schools are not really the way to go.




That is the most retarded thing that I have heard in a while.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:42:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cjk1:

Yeah, a BS myth indeed. There are many other ways in which a homeschooled kid can get social time with others: Scouting, Little League sports, church, neighbor kids...



The Founders and the millions of other Americans who lived before public schools came along were not exactly social retards.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 9:49:35 PM EDT
Besides, I would rather have a 'socially retarded' son/daughter then have a libtard one brought up to be a socialist by a public school.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:14:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
First Graders Suspended For Bringing Toy Guns To School

who here brought toy guns to school as a kid?



Yep.

Of course you panseys, we brought 'toy' guns to school.

We also brought .45's (or at least displayed parts of 'em) for show-n-tell that are worth thousands now, that we wish our dad's hadn't traded off. ......





Buncha zero-tolerance bs., bla, bla, .......

Bullshit.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 10:26:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
who here brought toy guns to school as a kid?
<snip>



For a couple of years, I took a rifle to school (.22 S/L/LR semi) It was allowed and in fact, it was encouraged. The lunch hour was used for target practice.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:37:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cjk1:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By dajini:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
HE'S A FUCKING FIRST GRADER YOU DUMB FUCKS!!!!!! This is reason 9,842 that my kids will go to a private school or be homeschooled, no matter what.

Fuck.

Fucking idiots.



Private schooled and homeschooled kids are some of the most socially stupid, ignorant, retarded people I have ever seen.

Don't mean to be harsh. I'm just saying, homeschooling and private schools are not really the way to go.



That's been proven as one of the most ignorant myths going. I don't have kids yet, but I have met homeschooled kids of friends, and they are quite well adjusted, and pretty damn smart for their age. There are a shitload of homeschoolers in this area so maybe that has something to do with it - they socialize with each other.



Yeah, a BS myth indeed. There are many other ways in which a homeschooled kid can get social time with others: Scouting, Little League sports, church, neighbor kids...



I was homeschooled 3rd through 5th grade and 8th through 11th grade, skipping my senior year and getting an eight month vacation from school because the college courses I took dual credit in 10th and 11th grade gave me enough credit to skip my senior year of highschool and most of my college freshman requirements. When I wasn't homeschooled, I went to two different private schools. There was no challenge; I didn't learn anything I hadn't learned already at home and I developed the bad habit of just coasting through on ability since it didn't take any effort to blow past the rest of the class. Heck, my grades alone ruined the curve for the rest of the class. Now I'm struggling to overcome the laziness I developed so I can excel in college too. Homeschooling was the only time that education ever challenged me.

And I'm sure I was soooo socially challenged, going to all those 4-H meetings, competing in entomology and public speaking projects, and hanging out with a bunch of other homeschoolers. That robotics club I was in for four years probably kept me from learning how to interact with other people in my age group too. Dang. I shoulda just gone to public school, learned nothing but got passed along to the next grade anyway so my precious self-esteem wouldn't be damaged, and become indoctrinated by the socialist nanny-state moonbats running the classrooms. Then I'd be so much more capable of social interaction as I screwed every slut in the school and got ten STD's and a paternity suit. Yeah.

I plan on homeschooling any children I may eventually have. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, it's math, science, and history. Tuesday and Thursday, we do literature and help daddy field-strip all his guns and go through some of that ammo that's laying around. Who WOULDN'T want an education that well-rounded? Add in boy/girl scouts, 4-H, and other social/educational activities, plus the neighborhood kids, and I think they'll get plenty of social interaction.

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:40:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
Man, half the shit I did at that age would get me arrested now.





+1
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:42:23 AM EDT
People who are defending homeschooling, and at the same time flaming me, are only proving my point about homeschooled people being social retards.

Who else would get so worked up over how to educate someone?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:51:07 AM EDT
I graduated in '97 and I had a kid in my class do a speech on cleaning a shotgun, they let him bring his 12 gauge into the classroom.

Also there were a lot of us that went hunting before or after school and had rifles or shotguns in their vehicles in the school parking lot. You can't do that now but I am willing to bet that a lot of kids still do it anyway.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:54:36 AM EDT
We all brought pocketknives and whittled at lunchtime.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:56:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rwinn625:
I graduated in '97 and I had a kid in my class do a speech on cleaning a shotgun, they let him bring his 12 gauge into the classroom.

Also there were a lot of us that went hunting before or after school and had rifles or shotguns in their vehicles in the school parking lot. You can't do that now but I am willing to bet that a lot of kids still do it anyway.



I graduated in the mid 80's and I brought Dad's shotgun to school to use as a prop in a play. He disassembled the trigger mechanism for me, though, just to be on the safe-side. Funny, I never even thought twice about it then.
My kids make guns out of Play doh. I'll be sure the little blue and green non-toxic AR's do NOT make it into school in their ruck sacks!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:58:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

Originally Posted By cjk1:

Yeah, a BS myth indeed. There are many other ways in which a homeschooled kid can get social time with others: Scouting, Little League sports, church, neighbor kids...



The Founders and the millions of other Americans who lived before public schools came along were not exactly social retards.




Anyone who thinks that social retardation is the result of home-schooling should try going to a conference filled with Ph.D.'s

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:58:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rwinn625:
I graduated in '97 and I had a kid in my class do a speech on cleaning a shotgun, they let him bring his 12 gauge into the classroom.

Also there were a lot of us that went hunting before or after school and had rifles or shotguns in their vehicles in the school parking lot. You can't do that now but I am willing to bet that a lot of kids still do it anyway.



Guns are no longer allowed at my university (they banned them shortly before I enrolled- coincidence, or spite?), but Texas law says we can still store them in our cars. I kid you not, probably half the campus keeps a rifle, shotgun, or both in the back of their car. My roommate during my freshman year disappeared nearly every weekend. Squirrels, dove, deer, turkey, pigs, audads, if it moved and had a season he went after it every chance he got.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:00:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:

Originally Posted By cjk1:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By dajini:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
HE'S A FUCKING FIRST GRADER YOU DUMB FUCKS!!!!!! This is reason 9,842 that my kids will go to a private school or be homeschooled, no matter what.

Fuck.

Fucking idiots.



Private schooled and homeschooled kids are some of the most socially stupid, ignorant, retarded people I have ever seen.

Don't mean to be harsh. I'm just saying, homeschooling and private schools are not really the way to go.



That's been proven as one of the most ignorant myths going. I don't have kids yet, but I have met homeschooled kids of friends, and they are quite well adjusted, and pretty damn smart for their age. There are a shitload of homeschoolers in this area so maybe that has something to do with it - they socialize with each other.



Yeah, a BS myth indeed. There are many other ways in which a homeschooled kid can get social time with others: Scouting, Little League sports, church, neighbor kids...



I was homeschooled 3rd through 5th grade and 8th through 11th grade, skipping my senior year and getting an eight month vacation from school because the college courses I took dual credit in 10th and 11th grade gave me enough credit to skip my senior year of highschool and most of my college freshman requirements. When I wasn't homeschooled, I went to two different private schools. There was no challenge; I didn't learn anything I hadn't learned already at home and I developed the bad habit of just coasting through on ability since it didn't take any effort to blow past the rest of the class. Heck, my grades alone ruined the curve for the rest of the class. Now I'm struggling to overcome the laziness I developed so I can excel in college too. Homeschooling was the only time that education ever challenged me.

And I'm sure I was soooo socially challenged, going to all those 4-H meetings, competing in entomology and public speaking projects, and hanging out with a bunch of other homeschoolers. That robotics club I was in for four years probably kept me from learning how to interact with other people in my age group too. Dang. I shoulda just gone to public school, learned nothing but got passed along to the next grade anyway so my precious self-esteem wouldn't be damaged, and become indoctrinated by the socialist nanny-state moonbats running the classrooms. Then I'd be so much more capable of social interaction as I screwed every slut in the school and got ten STD's and a paternity suit. Yeah.

I plan on homeschooling any children I may eventually have. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, it's math, science, and history. Tuesday and Thursday, we do literature and help daddy field-strip all his guns and go through some of that ammo that's laying around. Who WOULDN'T want an education that well-rounded? Add in boy/girl scouts, 4-H, and other social/educational activities, plus the neighborhood kids, and I think they'll get plenty of social interaction.







w00t!

Well said!

CMOS
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:04:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
It'd be interesting to see the text of the rule or statute. A paintball gun is neither a firearm nor a replica or facsimile firearm.



Hate to tell you this, but a paintball gun is a firearm. Although it is a non-lethal firearm. It is a tool used to fire a projectile. Therefor, it is a firearm.

Still, the schools are way too out of whack. It wasn't nothing for us to bring cap guns and squirt guns to school when I was a kid. All this hypersensitivity is taking the boy out of childhood. Of course, the next thing they will ban is toy soldiers. You know the little green plastic guys. Because some of them have rifles......I.E. a replica....
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:07:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dajini:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:
HE'S A FUCKING FIRST GRADER YOU DUMB FUCKS!!!!!! This is reason 9,842 that my kids will go to a private school or be homeschooled, no matter what.

Fuck.

Fucking idiots.



Private schooled and homeschooled kids are some of the most socially stupid, ignorant, retarded people I have ever seen.

Don't mean to be harsh. I'm just saying, homeschooling and private schools are not really the way to go.



Gee, publicly schooled kids who are ignorant, socially inept, intentionally cruel people are the norm. Home schooled children tend to mature more slowly, because they don't have to deal with all of the crap from their peers, tend to be more stable adults.

But that is just my personal experience. YMMV.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:08:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PsyWarrior:

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
It'd be interesting to see the text of the rule or statute. A paintball gun is neither a firearm nor a replica or facsimile firearm.



Hate to tell you this, but a paintball gun is a firearm. Although it is a non-lethal firearm. It is a tool used to fire a projectile. Therefor, it is a firearm.

Still, the schools are way too out of whack. It wasn't nothing for us to bring cap guns and squirt guns to school when I was a kid. All this hypersensitivity is taking the boy out of childhood. Of course, the next thing they will ban is toy soldiers. You know the little green plastic guys. Because some of them have rifles......I.E. a replica....



All firearms are projectile weapons. Not all projectile weapons are firearms. Is a crossbow a firearm? No. Is a BB gun a firearm? No. Is a rocket launcher a firearm? No. Is a catapult a firearm? No. Is a paintball gun a firearm? No. Is a slingshot a firearm? No.

You sound like a dumbass liberal with your first comment there. Try looking up "firearm" in the dictionary instead of deciding all projectile weapons, lethal or nonlethal, are firearms. The rest of what you said is pretty much spot on.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:52:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 9:54:37 AM EDT by skeeterh]

Originally Posted By dajini:
People who are defending homeschooling, and at the same time flaming me, are only proving my point about homeschooled people being social retards.

Who else would get so worked up over how to educate someone?


Anyone with the intelegence to understand that education is the most important thing you can do for your children.

I brought several of my fathers rifles to school to refinish in woodshop.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 10:03:24 AM EDT
Meandering back to the subject of the post, I recently heard of some 1st graders suspended for making a "gun" with their thumb and index finger and "shooting" each other. The feminization continues.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 10:06:42 AM EDT
We used to make toy guns and real knives in shop class.

If school administrators want the kids to respect them later in high school (when kids can do real damage) and in adulthood, they need to stop the zero tolerance BS.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 10:09:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 10:11:40 AM EDT by KNYTE]
You aren't supposed to bring toy guns to school (for that matter you shouldn't be taking toys of any kind to school, you go there to learn, not play). This is nothing new, they had that rule on the books when I was in grade school.

You can't suspend one kid for having a toy gun on the bus (which is still technically "at school") and not suspend the other kid who had one, you have to have a blanket policy and enforce it across the board.

It is how it is, the kids shouldn't have had the toys at school, their parents should have known better, period.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 10:22:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 10:23:12 AM EDT by CZ75_9MM]
I remember one day we brought cap guns to school in the 2nd grade. We were dressed up as cowboys and indians and we had a drawing contests where we would get up in front of the class to see who could draw the fastest. This was at a private Christian School of course.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 10:34:54 AM EDT
You folks know that "Zero Tolerance" really means that the school admin's have zero tolerance for having anything happen during their time at work that will cause them to have to:
a) THINK
b) MAKE A DECISON
c) GET SUED
d) LOSE JOB
e) ALL THE ABOVE


Link Posted: 1/16/2006 10:48:47 AM EDT
I think some of the most retarded things I have ever seen posted on Arfcom, are in this thread...


Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:08:21 AM EDT
I brought a cap gun to school for show and tell in kindergarten. Such a long time ago...
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:23:54 AM EDT
The Soccer Mommies squeeked and the oil was applied. Thanks for making schools "safe".
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:31:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 11:32:48 AM EDT by Grunteled]

Originally Posted By KNYTE:
You aren't supposed to bring toy guns to school (for that matter you shouldn't be taking toys of any kind to school, you go there to learn, not play). This is nothing new, they had that rule on the books when I was in grade school.

You can't suspend one kid for having a toy gun on the bus (which is still technically "at school") and not suspend the other kid who had one, you have to have a blanket policy and enforce it across the board.

It is how it is, the kids shouldn't have had the toys at school, their parents should have known better, period.





Yes, 5 year olds at school are typically there from 8 to 2 doing NOTHING but work. When their little fingers blister from writing you just tape it up and get 'em back to that learning. Why they never play or take breaks where they play with toys or anything. No sir, if they aren't carried out, too exhausted to move, they aren't learning enough or working enough.

Play time in K, and 1st grade. What kind of non-sense is that. Lazy F'n kids.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:49:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 6:55:19 PM EDT by FLAL1A]

Originally Posted By PsyWarrior:

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
It'd be interesting to see the text of the rule or statute. A paintball gun is neither a firearm nor a replica or facsimile firearm.



Hate to tell you this, but a paintball gun is a firearm. Although it is a non-lethal firearm. It is a tool used to fire a projectile. Therefor, it is a firearm.




Your mouth has overloaded your ass. You have made a fool of yourself. You are wrong. While this may be attributable to the fact that you live in a state which does not define "firearm" in its criminal code (although its definition of "rifle" is consistent with what you are about to read), one can only marvel at the sort of mind that would post on a gun board a definition of "firearm" that would manifestly include a pea shooter, a plastic drinking straw once a spit ball had passed through it, and an atlatl. Here is what people with good sense consider a good definition of a "firearm:


The term “firearm” means
(A) any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive. . . .



That's from the US Code, and most jurisdictions use a similar definition. Because paintball guns operate on compressed gas rather than by the action of an explosive, they are not firearms, just as you are not a person to be consulted when one wishes to know what is and isn't a firearm.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:11:05 PM EDT
Rant on.....

Why couldn't the PARENTS have given the situation a thought before sending junior to school with the CO2 mechanism for discharging projectiles in linear path with a specific acceleration over a given period? In loco parentis means what it says. If you send junior to school with a device listed in the school's policy as a suspendable offense and junior then gets suspended who's to blame; the bus driver for picking the kid up, the teacher for reporting the device, the principal for acting on the incident, the superintendent for following the written policy, the board of education for instituting the policy or the GD "parents" who let him out the door in the first place? Sometimes people need a swift kick in the a** where their brain resides to jumpstart the cognitive process. Blame the school. Go ahead, its easy to blame society's great social experiment, the public school, for all the ills of the world (liberalism, conservatism, communism, socialism, whatever "ism" you care to add) while the rest of the world boils over due to their lack of an educated populace. OBTW homeschooling is allowed by law in my state and that means that any parent who wishes to homeschool their child can do so without interference from the public sector. I'm glad that people have a choice and do so with the greatest of care. Remember, public schools great challenge is not to select those that enter the doors it is to educate EVERY child that enters the doors.

Rant off...

Flame suit on.....
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