My Daugter's homework sent back, contained "WEAPONS"

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  1. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    My daugter Samantha had an assignment to cut out pictures of things that start with the first letter of her name. My wife tells her to have Daddy help, so Sam comes over with one of my hunting mags. I tell her to get one of Mom's magazines, she insist on my magazine. So knowing better I let her pick out pictures of things she finds that start with S. When we are all done we have a collage that contains the pictures of; One unarmed soldier, a vintage picture of a ww2 soldier holding a 03 sniper rifle, silver coins, a scope, a over under shotgun, and to top it off she picks the Kahr Arms add with the slogan SLIM IS SEXY. I told her she couldn't use that picture, well she insisted on having the girl pic, so I cut that picture down to exclude the text and the womans lower half.

    Today she brings the work home and says she has to redue it. Low and behold the teacher left me a note saying "the silver coins and soldier are great, but exclude any picture containing weapons." Well I guess I expected as much.

    The new collage contains pictures of Scoby-do, salad, a girl swimming, shrimp, and 2 bowls of soup with spoons in them. Her new assignment will have a note attatched that says.

    " Mrs. Heinzen, I am sorry you did not approve of the content of the first assignment. The items were picked by Samantha, I tried to sway her towards using one of Mommys magazines but she insisted on one of mine. This leads me to wonder what my child is being exposed to in the public school system, that she would be led to pick pictures of men and women engaged in the patriotic act of protecting our Country, and practicing their right as bestowed to them by our founding fathers. I have marked out the soup spoons in the new assignment, as I could easily fashion these into "weapons". I would hate to have to help her with this assignment a third time."

    Respectfully yours,
    Jim See
     
  2. nathank

    nathank Well-Known Member

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    haha nicely done . teachers are rediculous nowadays
     

  3. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    Silly indeed, but it will get much worse than that soon.
     
  4. Shawn Carlock

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    This whole scenero is sad and scary. Several years ago the son of a friend used to clean my shop and learn about guns. I had a magazine article written by Jacob Gottfredson on the 338 Edge in Precision Shooting. I gave a copy to JR and it was a very treasured item to him. He took it ot school (Jr. High) to show some friends the article written about the guy he worked for. He was seriously deflated when the school siezed said magazine called his dad (a law enforcement officer whom I worked often with) to come and get it. He was told that this was a warning and futher violation of the schools "firearms" policy would result in disiplinary action with his son. The freedom of speach and press must not really mean much in the public school system today. I personely would much rather has my kids reading Hunting or Guns & Ammo than listening to rap music that promotes the use of drugs and shooting of police officers and anyone else who does not wear the right colors. Maybe they should have to take down their no weapons signs because they have the outline of a firearm on them.:mad: Or better yet maybe we should stop teaching US History because our kids might get the idea that some things like freedom are important and worth fighting for and we used firearms to do it. We would have to phase out the industrial revolution out since it was firearms manufacture and the idea of mass produced parts assembled in line fashion that spurred the whole thing on to begin with. Lewis & Clark would just be out of the question because not only did they protect themselves, but they shot and provided food to eat so they did not starve to death and we just can't have that now can we? This stupid crap really sets me off. I'd like to know exactly where school districts have the right to ban certain literary items at their discression that don't violate vulgarity laws. Hopefully someone will take them to tsk on this sooner than later.
     
  5. James Jones

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    Sadly this is the downward spiral the US is in , slowly heading to a "Socialist State" where we won't be allowed to think for ourselves. The current population of "Sheeple" in the world believe what they hear on CNN (Communist News Network) and the talking heads all over the media. Its all starts with the children who are slowly and steadly being tought what the Government wants to think is right and fair , that guns are bad and only used to kill innocent people ,not that our Second amendment has kept our country on the top of the food chain for a couple hundred years now. One of the only reasons that the US has never been invaded is that everybody knows that ALOT of the population is armed greatly increasing the "armed forces" that they would face.

    Its a cycle that every socity goes through and sadly enough its gonna get worse before it gets better.

    Jim , if it were me I'd have to see that "Weapons Policy" in black and white , I'm sure that it says somthing to the effect of the way that weapns are used in pictures. Do they let the military recruters come in the "skool" with their posters , I've never seen a Marine poster that diden't have a man and rifle on it
     
  6. SES50

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    In recent months I have heard of similar situations with this happening in California and Iowa. Now Wisconsin. Now I expect this stuff to happen here in California and I am not looking forward to the day when my daughter, who asks to watch hunting shows with me, goes to school in this overly P.C. Liberal state. But to hear it is happening in the Midwest does not give me much hope where there is a lot more hunters than out here on the coast. We are totally F*&?ed if Obama gets into office. Get ready for the men to come looking for you firearms and for the federal gun laws to start becoming like the laws here in California.
     
  7. kcebcj

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    The public school system in this country has been slipping to left for years and the note cowboy, you received from your daughter’s teacher is the result of that. Most of my grandkids are in private schools which have been picked by their parents and are being taught the things that the family group approves of. I don’t like the direction that the public school system in this country has taken. I think there is a subtle brain washing going on and most teachers today don’t realize it because they have came through the system. If you tell a young child that a gun is a bad thing often enough and they learn nothing different at home it’s going stick and that’s what’s going on and more.

    Shawn Carlock is right when he stated it’s sad and scary and I totally agree it’s sad and scary!
     
  8. Eaglet

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    :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  9. dogdinger

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    my twin sons are 23 now. when they were in the second grade i came home one day to the darndest mess of cut up magazines scatterred across the living room floor. all of my NRA magazines and peterson hunting were in tatters. seems they had a homework assignment to make a poster of things they liked. one was doing guns and the other was doing knives. i was pleased when they came home a few days later and both had "A's" on their assignments. i guess this would prob not be 'PC' today, but you know what i would say? F**K'm....let them get an F or whatever the school thought appropriate and then explain to them that we dont play by those rules. the only hope we have to keep any of our sanity is to fight back against this PC bullshit. AJ
     
  10. tackb

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    Just look at the state of the once great britain !!!

    you must all absolutly stand up and be counted , this is only the thin end of the wedge, mark my words............

    every one of you must take this nonsense and stop it every time it happens or your freedoms will slowly be eroded and before you know it it's too late .

    you've been warned !
     
  11. SES50

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    kcebcj,

    So you are saying that the private schools are not as bad when it comes to this type of issue? I may have to consider that as an option.

    dogdinger, I like your response about to the school. You would just need to sit down with the child and really let them understand that they did nothing wrong even though they are the ones getting punished for the situation. Thing to do would be to turn the assignment in again unchanged but go in with the child to school and work the teacher over.

    The issue that I heard about in California recently went something like this. I probably do not have the story 100% correct but you will get the jist of what happened.

    It was Easter break and this guy took his son out to the dessert for the week. While they were out there they did a lot of shoot and the son was getting pretty proficient with his 22LR. When they got back to school the following week the assignment was something like show and tell of what you did the week before. The son brought in a zip lock bag of spent 22LR cases and a target that had good groups on it. The school suspended the kid for bringing gun paraphernalia to school and called the parents.

    So the father went into the school and tried to explain that there was nothing that was of any danger. The school of course had a zero policy on guns. The father took his son out to ice cream and explained to him he did nothing wrong. The father then started having the NRA pamphlets delivered to the school about being safe with guns and all that info. Not promoting the NRA just guns safety. I guess a couple months later he got a call from the principle that he need to stop having the information sent to the school or they were going to get some sort of legal council. So I guess he backed off.

    Jump forward a year or two and a kid in the same school did bring a pistol to school and it was found by one of the teachers. The teacher dropped the magazine and handed the pistol to another kid to hold while she dealt with the situation with the first child. Well, she did not know about gun safety and did not check the pipe. The second kid shot another kid because the teachers were too ignorant to learn about gun safety. I would think that with all the school shooting going on out there the teachers would at least want to know how to make a firearm safe. So incase you have an issue you understand what you need to do.

    Anyway, it is pretty depressing.

    SES50
     
  12. ebd10

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    So I have to ask; what do we do about it? This is OUR country, it didn't get like this over night, how do we turn back the tide? If you think that it's going to end there, forget it. It won't be long until people that are interested in long range shooting are viewed with suspicion. After all, think of the danger of having people with high powered rifles and the ability to hit dinner-plate-sized targets out past 1000 yards running around?

    Something you must remember, the people that enacted policies like the aforementioned "zero tolerance about guns" policy do not understand us. They believe that the government is the logical choice to solve the ills of the world. They fear and hate anyone that shows individual initiative enough to learn the discipline of shooting, especially those that have mastered LRH. Why? It's because we remind them that there are people around that can still think and act for themselves, that can provide for their own families, and can walk unafraid through life because they have learned to deal with life's tests as they come up.

    At best, these people suffer from low self-esteem because they are inadequate. That's why they feel that anyone who shows an independent streak must be controlled.

    At worst, they know that we have a line that we will not allow the government to cross, and they are doing their best to insure that that independent streak is "educated" out of our children.

    Sorry for the rant, but this really steams me.

    OK, I'm better now.
     
  13. gamedog

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    I remember in 6th grade I took my new Birthday gift into school for "Show and Tell"
    It was a Savage 110 chambered in 30-06 that my father had bought me.
    Granted it was 24 years ago, but it shows you how things are changing for us.
     
  14. Shawn Carlock

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    I built my first muzzlebrake in high school shop over 20 years ago (ouch that hurt just to say)