Would you let your kid touch a machine gun?
Photos of officers from the Santa Rosa Police Department letting kids handle the departmentâ€™s SWAT team weaponry at a community event has sparked a debate over how much exposure to guns is healthy for kids.
The people who are getting hysterical really need real problems to worry about. It never ceases to amaze me, that there’s no problem so unimportant or trivial, that a busy body who doesn’t know enough to mind their owned damned business won’t worry about it. Personally, I have enough problems of my own to sit around worrying about other people’s problems. I’d love to be one of these people who has time and energy to worry about other people’s kids.
I’d not only let my kid touch a machine gun, I’d actively encourage the interest. But I do have to chuckle at this:
“Our goal is saying to people, â€˜hey, don’t be intimidated by the police.â€™ We want to break down that barrierâ€¦ Once these events are over, people will be more comfortable having conversations with officers.â€
Well, you might want to start by not sending the SWAT team in to take down grandma for growing a few pot plants in her backyard. Or for, “Sorry, wrong house. And we’re really sorry about your dog.”