Friday, July 13, 2007

Must be nothing more important going on in Jersey...

I used to get angry now I just laugh. How can you do anything but laugh at this latest proposed legislation seeking to ban toy guns in New Jersey

The ban (yep, another ban folks!) would make it illegal for anyone under 18 to purchase a toy gun. Violators would be subject to $1,000 fine or six months in prison.

The esteemed NJ moron senator who is backing this would rather ban the item altogether than encourage parents to talk to their children about the proper use of toy guns. The moron Senator Nicholas Scutari said, "We need to stress to our children that guns are not toys, but deadly weapons which should always be regarded with extreme caution and handled with respect. Restricting access to imitation firearms will help to drive that point home."

Really?

So how many crimes were committed with toy guns last year Senator?

Yes we know that some stupid kids bring toy guns to school and it can be difficult to tell if it's real or not to a teacher. So why not create a rule, a strict one that states bringing a toy firearm to school will result in extreme punishment? How about kicking the kid out of school? I mean hell we kick boys out of school now for more serious offenses like oh--telling a girl she is pretty, or wearing a cross on a necklace, or accidentally leaving a butterknife in the back of their car or the ultimate sin of having a key ring that might God-forbid have a point on it.

This ban is yet one more attempt to take away from parents the responsibility of parenting and lay it in the hands of the government.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous7/13/2007

    Oh you are so right on this one. Where does the insanity end?

    The one thing that stands out here is the age requirement. No one under 18 can purchase a toy gun. First of all, parents could still by them for their children so it really doesn't fix the supposed problem? Second of all the punishment. Anyone violating the ban would be fined or sentenced to prison. The only violators would be children. Are we going to start sending children to jail for buying toy guns? Why don't we first try sending them to jail for real crimes like car theft?--ST

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  2. You got all that right!
    Common Sense just runs all over this place.

    When I was small, we all had cap guns, if you know what they are. Anyway, they were everywhere, most kids were not allowed air rifles in my neighborhood.
    No one thought about grabbing Dad's or the older brothers firearms for any reason because well, you'd get the crap beat out of you.
    No one ever thought about taking a gun to school, I never saw one. Why? Discipline was a part but there was more than that.
    When we got tired of using the cap gun we'd get a hammer and beat the caps, we never took a hammer to school either.

    School districts are scared to death of being sued, with cause. It's a wonder they haven't implemented a rule that all kids wear strait-jackets.

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  3. Anonymous7/14/2007

    OK. let me understand this...

    If no one under 18 can purchase toy guns, then only parents or other adults can purchase them. Great idea. This should cut down tremendously on the number of toddlers who stroll into WalMart to pick up a six-shooter. And gee whiz, if the little guy gets past the cashier, how the heck is he going to pay a $1000 fine if he is 15 years ways from gainful employment?

    This is a BRILLIANT piece of legislation.

    Is it still OK for me to purchase a real gun for my minor child? ~RQ

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  4. Anonymous7/15/2007

    Does this mean that fat Irishmen in Massachusetts can't drive cars over bridges, since they can't seem to keep them on the road, and want to drive in creeks instead?

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