We’ve previously covered the gun-shaped breakfast pastry, a pencil pointed like a gun, and a Quarter-size Lego piece. Hot Air also has the story of the 5-year old who brought a cap gun to school.Such extreme over-reactions cannot be explained by logic. We have discussed this issue before in the context of Yale banning the use of toy guns in a university play. These all appear to be examples of 'sympathetic magic.' Read more here.
The zero-tolerance war on young children who innocently bring something that looks like a gun to school is pathological bordering on mental abuse.
Here are four more recent examples, including instances where the young child merely talked about things such as a Nerf or Bubble gun. . . . .
Sunday, June 02, 2013
What explains the liberal over-reaction to toys?
surveys some recent insanity as schools ban anything that looks like a gun: