When I was kid, we often played cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers, where we were always shooting at each other with our toy cap guns or pointing fingers. When I was in high school, it was common for a number of students to have a gun rack in their trucks and one or two rifles in the gun rack. No one thought anything about it, nor do I ever recall any reports of stolen guns.
Today, too many Americans are getting paranoid about anything to do with guns. After the tragedy of Sandy Hook, teachers and school administrators across the nation have become over reactive to kids being kids.
It was reported earlier that a Maryland 6 year old student had been suspended for pointing his finger at another student and acting like he was shooting him. A 3 year old deaf boy was told that he had to change his sign language sign for his name, Hunter, because it resembled a gun.
In the latest report of scholastic paranoia, a five year old girl in Pennsylvania has been suspended for threatening to shoot another kindergartner with her Hello Kitty Bubble Gun. The toy generates a flow of soapy bubbles and is totally harmless, but school officials say that her actions were against their no tolerance policy.