No. Not really.
This one is actually a toy buyback program.
Instituted by a handful of mush-for-brains liberals up in New York, where such stunts are popular and mush-for-brains is the norm.
Gun buyback for kids? It’s about toys . . . and pizzaIt's worth mentioning that the population of Buffalo, New York has declined dramatically in recent decades, what with no intelligent life having been found there.
By Gene Warner, Buffalo News
This was a different kind of gun buyback program.
The guns being bought back from the streets weren’t 9 mm handguns or Glocks. Instead, they were Nerf guns or toy pistols.
And they weren’t being bought with cash. This time, the currency was pizza slices, notebooks and dress shirts.
The FATHERS group and Bona Pizza teamed up Monday for a buyback aimed at younger teens and preteens at the pizzeria at Bailey and Kensington avenues.
The idea was simple: Don’t let kids get used to firing weapons, even if they’re toys.
“It makes them too comfortable, holding that gun,” said Leonard Lane, president of Fathers Armed Together to Help, Educate, Restore and Save. “Then there’s no fear holding the real gun when they get older. We want to put that fear back into our children, teaching them what guns can do, how they affect their community.”
“A toy gun today, a real gun tomorrow,” said Charles Cina, owner of Bona Pizza. “That’s what we want to stop.” [link]
So a kid turns in a Nerf gun for a slice of pizza? And the world will be a better place for it?
Yeah. That'll work.
Me? I went out the other day and bought young Kaid and Chase (both nine years old) a pneumatic .177 caliber pellet rifle (Daisy Powerline) (with scope). Kaid spent the day firing at targets mounted in a BB trap across the driveway.
Great time had by all.
With lessons learned along the way about proper gun safety and the importance of being very careful with a loaded weapon.
You decide. Pizza slices in exchange for Nerf guns or mentoring offered that engenders a healthy respect for the machinery in hand?
I don't think there's even a decision to be made.