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In the aftermath of mass shootings like the murders in Newtown, Connecticut, one can expect two things with the certainty of death and taxes: copycats and overreaction. I’ll confine this article to overreaction, which is not confined to either side of the political spectrum.
Progressives–particularly those in education–tend to overreact by branding even the faintest hint of a firearm an “assault weapon,” and by treating six year-old girls the way they refuse to treat adult thugs. Thus in recent days, as I’ve chronicled on this scruffy little blog, we have seen very young children, children who cannot possibly understand the political and social implications swirling around the gun control debate, treated as felons, suspended from school, and even expelled from school for such crimes as threatening to “shoot” herself and a classmate with bubbles from a Hello Kitty bubble gun (it was pink, of course), having a paper gun
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