This is a discussion on Paper Gun Justifies Searching School Girl in Front of Class? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Jeanlouise That was then , this is now . Most of us 55++ ers can't even imagine a school reacting this way. ...
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I just cringe when I read stories like this one. I know we boys brought cap guns to school. The teachers
did get a bit concerned about the occasional spark and the smoke, so we were allowed to play with them but not
use the caps.
For those too young to know, there were rolls of paper, like a roll or tape, which had a percussive embedded
every 1/2 inch or so. Each time you pulled the trigger the paper advanced and the hammer hit the
percussive "dimple" on the tape--- emitting a tad of flame and a bit of smoke, along with a loud "bang" sound.
These were permitted for play whereas water pistols were not-- since they caused real problems with kids
getting soaked and then getting mad about being soaked.
Oh my how we have changed. From that to giving kids grief over a pointed finger or a piece of paper.
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A paper gun? that looks like she tore a corner of a piece of paper to write a note and changed her mind. Searching a child over that?
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...we brought shotguns to school...on the school bus...uncased...put them in the coat closet(unlocked) during the day...then home with a friend on his bus...hunted...then repeated it Monday...teachers didn't even ask if they were loaded...no zipties...no accidents, either...and no traumatized quivering...
This little girl's face is heartbreaking. Looks more like an "L" than any gun I've ever seen! What the hell are people thinking?!?!?
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EDIT: The schools would ban them saying that they looked like Chinese throwing stars.
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