Anti-gun hysteria: from the ridiculous to… Maryland

Posted by: Phineas on March 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"Watch out! He's got a Pop-tart!!"

“Watch out! He’s got a Pop-tart!!”

And here I thought my beloved California was insane. Well, it looks like Maryland is trying to give us a run for the title.

You may have heard about 7-year old Josh Welch, a potentially dangerous proto-terrorist who was suspended from school in Anne Arundel County for the shocking crime of… breaking his pastry into something vaguely resembling a gun and, allegedly, saying “bang-bang.”

The horror.

But wait, it gets better!

Fearful that students may have been traumatized by a little boy acting like, well, a little boy, Park Elementary school is offering counseling to those who may be just too upset to go on after being threatened with junk food:

“I am writing to let you know about an incident that occurred this morning in one of our classrooms and encourage you to discuss this matter with your child in a manner you deem most appropriate.


If your children express that they are troubled by today’s incident, please talk with them and help them share their feelings. Our school counselor is available to meet with any students who have the need to do so next week. In general, please remind them of the importance of making good choices.”

This is how Rome fell, isn’t it? Far from being “troubled,” I’m willing to bet Josh’s friends were about to make their own “improvised food guns” and join in the fun.

Maybe they should offer them self-defense classes, instead:

This is the natural, ridiculous, and pathetic outcome of the anti-gun hysteria that the Democrats, the Left, and their allies in the media (but I repeat myself) have tried to generate nationwide in a shameless exploitation of the mass shootings at Aurora, Newtown, and elsewhere, in order to push their gun-control people-control agenda. Far from contributing to a rational discussion of the facts about gun violence in general and the likely causes of mass shootings, in particular, they instead use fear to try to rush through useless legislation — unless the intended use is the gutting of our natural right to keep and bear arms.

And in the course of using fear and misinformation press their agenda, they also create a climate in which children get suspended for carrying a loaded Pop-tart, packing a pink bubble-gun, and saving a busload of their classmates.

The only good I can see coming out of this is that these and other incidents will make the anti-gun left look so ridiculous that their anti-2nd amendment initiatives lose steam.

I hope.

via Legal Insurrection

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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14 Responses to “Anti-gun hysteria: from the ridiculous to… Maryland”


  1. Zippy says:

    It’s my understanding there was no smoking poptart..and the darn thing jammed!

    These people are idiots to the nth degree!

  2. Jen says:

    This is indoctrination, pure and simple. Drum into kids day after day how evil and dangerous guns are, so that once they are 26 and possibly out of the house, they will never support gun ownership.

    What the real scandal is , however, is that little Josh was in possession of a Pop Tart. A sugary, white flour, and preservative containing Pop Tart in a school. Besides the caloric nightmare and ADD inducing carbohydrates that he was going to ingest, he was exposing other kids to the same empty calories. And, OMG, did it contain peanuts?

  3. Well, I’ll tell you somethin’, my lad. When you’re walkin’ out in the night and a maniac comes at you with a half-eaten Pop-Tart, don’t come cryin’ to me!

  4. Zippy says:

    Francis.. may I quote you? Thats hysterical!

    Jen.. you make it!

  5. ST says:

    Oh, for crying out loud! Talk about ridiculous! o=>

  6. Carlos says:

    Simply one more indication that 1) the once great nation is in severe decline – fast rise, fast fall, and 2) the object of all the gun-fear-mongering by the leftists/statists/teachers/Democraps/socialists/idiots really has nothing to do with banning guns but rather creating a climate where, when they say “Don’t!!!” the automatic response will be to follow their instructions.

    That goes for government indoctrination camps (a.k.a., public schools), colleges/universities and, especially, Democraps in power locally, statewide or nationally. (And by Democraps I mean anyone on board with their tactics, which includes a high percentage of Republican “leadership.”)

  7. Drew the Infidel says:

    Whatever you do, do not let your kids watch re-runs of “Andy Griffith”. It is highly deceitful. Though Andy carries no gun and Barney only has one bullet on the one hand, Opie and his classmates busy themselves playing “Cowboys and Indians”.

  8. Carlos says:

    Drew, that has to be as racist as “Song of the South” (which, BTW, is banned from sale in the United States). Cowboys and Indians indeed! But if I recall, Opie never used a Pop Tart to shoot anyone, only a bb gun to kill some innocent little bird once.

    And the race baiters can’t even admit the whole story lines in “Song of the South” are about how much more clever African Americans are than the stupid whites. It’s a wonder people were killed any time before the 1950s when Pop Tarts were invented.

  9. @Carlos–And your point?

  10. Carlos says:

    @Drew-That Pop Tarts are such menacing and dangerous weapons, especially in the hands of children, and that our history is replete with racism of the worst kind, attempted genocide of both “Native Americans” (who are no more native than I, BTW) and former slaves, all with vicious Pop Tarts!

  11. Michael Quinney says:

    I am just so proud to live in the Fee state.(SARCASM) And I suggest that as a nation we ban the state of Maryland, because its geographic borders do resemble a gun.:-@

  12. Drew the Infidel says:

    My left-handed attempt at humor was that kids will be kids and boys will be boys, so let them. The good guy/bad guy motif is the salient thematic element taught in certain parts of the Bible, dramtized through Shakespeare (among others), and overhyped in WWE matches (“The Miz” vs “The Undertaker”). It is something kids learn on their own without having it pointed out to them, thus pretend “shoot ’em up” games like “cops and robbers”. My retiring from teaching was one notch below orgasm.

  13. Sefton says:

    And I suggest that as a nation we ban the state of Maryland, because its geographic borders do resemble a gun.

    That’s the next insane move… Dems in the Maryland legislature push to have visuals of the state removed from public schools because of possible psychological trauma via mental image suggestion… or some such b.s.

  14. Carlos says:

    If Maryland has to go because of its shape, Oklahoma for certain dies. I mean, look at the size of the handle for a clip on that sucker! I’ll bet that clip could hold 20 bullets, and where would that leave some poor 7-year-old traumatized by it? And it’s not even a Pop Tart!