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A piece of news caught my attention this week, and reminded me of another contradictory story I ran about this time last year.  Taken together they rather well counterpoint the American schizoid attitudes to personal weapons.

This week an eight year old boy was threatened with expulsion from his school because he drew pictures of guns for his Halloween project.  This was for contravening the school’s stated policies on depictions of guns.  You can judge for yourselves the accuracy or otherwise of the eight year old’s drawings above.

His parents later removed him and his sibling from Scottsdale County Day School Arizona and the school was buried in a torrent of twitter flax.

Now leaving aside the child’s first and second amendment rights we may care to contrast this to last year’s Christmas Card from Scottsdale’s own gun club.


Nothing says America like guns.