(H/t LC & IB Bill Quick).
The guns being bought back from the streets weren’t 9 mm handguns or Glocks. Instead, they were Nerf guns or toy pistols.
This is where we would like very much to be able to insert a facepalm of truly epic proportions.
The idea was simple: Don’t let kids get used to firing weapons, even if they’re toys.
Brilliant! Only that way can you be absolutely, abundantly, perfectly sure that, should they ever be threatened by a goblin scumbag with a real gun, they will have absolutely no fucking clue about how to defend themselves, even if there is a gun of their own nearby.
The organizers of this singularity of stoopid are like the flipping OSHA for burglars, rapists and murderers.
“It makes them too comfortable, holding that gun,” said Leonard Lane, president of Fathers Armed Together to Help, Educate, Restore and Save. “Then there’s no fear holding the real gun when they get older. We want to put that fear back into our children, teaching them what guns can do, how they affect their community.”
“We want to instill an irrational fear of an inanimate object, a tool, in our young impressionable children, a life long neurosis that they can cherish and nurture forever.”
Because only that way can Teh Children™ learn that it is a Bad Thing™ to Murder Thy Neighbor.
Teaching the kids to be responsible citizens respectful of life, law-abiding citizens both willing and able to protect themselves and other innocents from scumsucking goblins would just be too damn complex, after all.
And just as you think that Lane and his fellow GFW morons can’t get any more dense, they collapse on themselves and start sporting their own gravitational field of cretinous cluefuckedness:
So what will the FATHERS group do with the 100 or so toy guns?
“We plan on burying them in the next six months,” Lane said. “We’re going to get a coffin and put the guns in the coffin, and we’re going to close that coffin and pray.
“It’s symbolic — burying the guns that have been burying us.”
We’re sure all of the souls of the deceased, brutally cut down in their prime by Nerf guns, will appreciate the prayers.
Not to mention the future generation of victims reduced to cowering in helpless terror while a goblin prepares to send them to the afterlife and, of course, the hordes of therapists who will be making a cozy living off of treating your abused kids for their phobias.