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They’re Banning Childish Play in the Gun Rights Battle

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Jul 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

P eople are desperate for control. Our government is desperate for control. How do I know this? Because they're making decisions normal people would laugh at. Early last year, a 7-year-old boy did what every other little boy has done since the beginning of time: He fashioned a make-believe weapon out of something harmless. According to a school official, the boy chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a A boy chewed his pop tart into the shape of a gun and was suspended from school. Why all the hype over childish play?gun and proceeded to point it playfully around him. What should be taken as child's play (because it was done in play, and he is a child) was blown out of proportion. It has become a debate over gun rights. The boy was suspended from school, and his story was broadcasted around the nation as the “Pop-Tart case.” This kind of thing happens across the country – even close to home in Denver, Adams, and Jefferson County. Let's look closer at this case of child's play and how it has progressed from innocent play to ridiculous governmental activism in the past few months.

Pop-Tart Case: Suspension Upheld

The boy's parents asked that the suspension be cleared from the boy's record. After all, who wants to be haunted for the rest of their time in school by an incident involving a pop tart? But, last week, a hearing examiner affirmed the suspension in a 30-page opinion. Teachers said the pop tart incident was disturbing to other students, and there is debate about whether or not he pointed the makeshift gun pastry at other students. The boy's father puts it well when he discusses the importance of this fact:

“In my eyes, it's irrelevant; I don't care

who he pointed it at. It was harmless. It was a danish.”

Gun Rights: Why We Fight to Protect Them

This brings me to my original point: Our schools and legislature are so scared they'll outlaw childish play and pastries. This isn't a solitary incident – there have been a slew of cases involving children and toy guns across the country. Why does our government fight so hard to punish our children for normal behavior? Because they understand that creating panic about nothing creates the perfect opportunity to take away the gun rights of people in Arapahoe, Larimer, and Douglas County. Gun control advocates use the time in the aftermath of devastating events (like Sandy Hook or Columbine) to create frenzy. They criminalize childish behavior. When people are scared, they give up their rights to the gun control crowd freely. And, that's what our government wants. That's why we fight to protect the gun rights of our clients.

We Value Your Rights

We value your right to own firearms, and we understand the government tries to hinder your right to protect your family whenever they restrict who can own firearms, or how many bullets you can carry. If your gun rights are being infringed by charges like Reckless Endangerment, Prohibited Use of Weapons, or Possession of a Weapon by a Previous offender, contact us to begin work on your defense.

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About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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