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I Don’t Carry A Gun

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This is why myself and many people carry a gun.
I have taken a lot of flak because of my guns.
I get comments like He is John Wayne or Ronald Reagan.
I can only wish I was half the Patriot either of these men were.
I don’t carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.
I don’t carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.
I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry.
I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.
I don’t carry a gun because my sex organs are too small.
I carry a gun because I want to continue to use those sex organs for the purpose for which they were intended for a good long time to come.
I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m a cowboy.
I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.
I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.
I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.
I don’t carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.
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Concealed Carrier Rescues Hostage, Captures Naked Attacker

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This is from Bearing Arms.

Another case of a gun owner, saving someones life with a gun.

 

Henry Clinton Yancy Jr. was arrested and charged with criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, criminal trespass and a raft of other offenses after taking his ex-girlfriend hostage and assaulting her for 20 hours in Altoona, PA.

She finally managed to escape Friday morning, and only to be attacked by a naked Yancy yet again when a good guy with a gun stepped in and stopped the attack, saving her life:

On 05/15/2015 officers from our department were dispatched to the rear of the 1000 block of Lexington Avenue for a report of a naked man assaulting a female. Upon arrival officers located Henry Clinton Yancy Jr. naked, being held at gunpoint by a neighbor who had come to the female victim’s rescue. Yancy was taken into custody without incident. The investigation revealed that Yancy, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, had held his victim hostage for approximately 20 hours prior to her being able to escape. The victim reported that Yancy physically assaulted her throughout the night and stabbed her in the left leg. Yancy made several threats to the victim indicating that he was going to eventually kill her. At approx. 10:00 AM the victim believed she could escape and fled the residence. Yancy chased her and continued to assault her at the rear of the residence prior to neighbors intervening. Both the victim and the defendant were taken to UPMC Altoona for treatment. The defendant’s treatment stemmed from a pre-existing medical condition. At this time Yancy is awaiting arraignment for Criminal Attempt Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Criminal Trespass and lesser included offenses. We would like to thank all of the neighbors that came to the victim’s aid, stopping the attack and subsequently rendering first aid.

It’s not a very nicely formatted story, but then, the Altoona Police Department aren’t supposed to be journalists.

Unfortunately, the only media account of the rescue that we can find is from a small local news outlet, WTAJ-TV:

“There was a lot of ruckus,” said neighbor Tatiana Scriver. “They almost sounded like there was a stampede going through the building.”

Another neighbor Nicky Mimikos said, “He’s on top of her just punching her in the face. He got up and started stomping her in the face.”

That’s when another neighbor, Henry Oppenheim, saw what was going on and sprung into action.

“So I quickly ran into my room grabbed my gun and went out to defend her,” said Oppenheim “I said let her go. And then he finally did it.”

Oppenheim has a concealed carry permit and says he brings his gun almost everywhere he goes.

“And then we moved her to the front to get her safe and secure and away from him,” said Scriver.

“We all stick together and when we see a girl getting beat — we just don’t allow that,” said Mimikos

As for Oppenheim, he says he’d do it all over again.

“In a heartbeat. Not a second thought. No reservations.”

Once again, good people with firearms are saving lives, and the mainstream media is doing everything they can to downplay these incidents.

Considering their left-leaning, anti-gun biases, should we really be surprised?

 

Armed Kidnappers Take Man’s Wallet and Force Him to Drive to an ATM. But When One Talks of Going Back to Harm His Wife, Victim Pulls Out a Gun.

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This is from The Blaze.

There could have been a tragic ending for this Mississippi man if he did not have a firearm.

Guns do save lives.

 

A Mississippi man was putting things into his truck at his house near Jackson just before 7 a.m. Saturday when two armed men approached him, forced him into his house and took his wallet, police told WABT-TV.

Then they ordered him to drive them to an ATM, WLBT-TV reported.

But after one of the kidnappers talked of kicking the victim out of his Toyota truck so the pair could return to his house and harm his wife, the man did something they likely didn’t expect.

He grabbed his own gun from his truck and fatally shot one of the kidnappers, police told WLBT.

The other kidnapper got away on foot and was still at large Saturday night, police told WLBT. Authorities described him as a black male with a bandana and dark shirt possibly driving a tan SUV with no tags, the station said.

Police were calling the victim’s actions a justifiable homicide but said it will go to a grand jury, WABT noted.

Many residents in the neighborhood told WLBT the kidnapped man is a doctor, but police didn’t confirm that information.

 

http://www.msnewsnow.com/clip/11504491/police-kidnapper-at-large-possibly-armed-and-should-be-considered-dangerous

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Smith & Wesson

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This is from the American Hunter.

I knew some of these facts.

 

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Smith & Wesson’s origins can be traced to 1850, when Horace Smith and D B. Wesson first became acquainted while working as subcontractors supervising the manufacturing of different firearms at the Robbins and Lawrence Company in Windsor, Vermont. It is speculated that it is here where the two men first had the opportunity to discuss their dream of producing a firearm that was a “repeater” and would use a full self-contained cartridge. Now, after more than 160 years in existence, the company created by their eventual partnership is one of the most well-respected of its kind. As you might imagine, a lot can happen—and be forgotten—during such an expansive history. With that in mind, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Smith & Wesson.

The facts below were put together with help from Smith & Wesson and the company’s historian, Roy Jinks. For additional information, interested readers might consider picking up “History of Smith & Wesson,” which he authored, or “Images of Smith & Wesson” by Jinks and Sandra C. Krein.

1. Smith & Wesson failed in their first venture.
By 1852, the two men had a prototype lever action-repeating pistol and had formed a partnership to produce the new style firearm in Norwich, Connecticut. Although the design would later be recognized as an invaluable step forward, the firm failed, and by 1854, Horace Smith & D B. Wesson were forced to sell the company to Oliver Winchester, a shirt manufacturer from New Haven, Connecticut. The original design by Smith & Wesson reached its full potential in 1866when it emerged as the basic design for the famous Winchester Repeating Rifle.

2. D.B. Wesson worked for Winchester.
After their original firm had failed, Wesson agreed to stay on and work as a plant superintendent to help Oliver Winchester get his new plant operating. While in his employment, Wesson designed a small revolver that fired a rimfire cartridge that he and Smith would later patent. After discussing the design with Horace, the two decided to reform Smith & Wesson in Springfield, Massachusetts.

3. The Tip-Up Revolver
The first revolver models made by Smith & Wesson were called tip-up models. For the revolver to function, the barrel is tipped up and folded backward over the top strap. The cylinder is then removed for loading. Once all the cartridges have been fired, the barrel is again tipped-up, the cylinder is removed, and the cartridges are pushed out using the rammer rod underneath the barrel.

4. Smith & Wesson Cartridge Development
More commonly known for their production of firearms, Smith & Wesson has also played a leading role in the development of many of today’s most popular cartridges. Among those credited to the company include: .22 Short, .32 S&W, .32 S&W Long, .32-44, .38 S&W, .38-44 S&W, .38 S&W Special, .357 S&W Mag., .40 S&W, .41 Mag., .44 American, .44 Russian, .44 S&W Special, .45 S&W Schofield, .460 S&W Mag. and .500 S&W Mag.

5. Humble Beginnings
The first home of Smith & Wesson was a small shop at 5 Market Street in Springfield. At that time in 1857, Smith & Wesson was the smallest of four arms manufacturers in the city. The demand for the company’s new revolver and its cartridges would soon outgrow the capabilities of the 25-man shop, forcing Smith & Wesson to relocate to a new factory on Stockbridge Street in 1859. The move was well timed, as the demand for arms would skyrocket two years later, when the American Civil War began in earnest. Wartime production helped to establish Smith & Wesson as one of the leading gun manufacturers in the United States.

6. The modern day plant is built like a bunker.
The current Smith & Wesson plant resides at 2100 Roosevelt Avenue in Springfield, Mass. Construction for the plant began in the late 1940’s and was built entirely out of poured concrete with reinforced steel supports. The factory was designed with enough space so that operations could be moved to the underground level in the event of an attack without halting production. The enormous amount of press generated by the new plant and the bunker mentality of the 40s lead to numerous rumors about a duplicate underground factory at Smith & Wesson.

7. There’s an in-house historian.
In 1970 Smith & Wesson added Roy Jinks to the company roster as the official Smith & Wesson Historian. One of Roy’s duties as Smith & Wesson Historian is to send out official factory letters to individuals who inquire about a particular firearm. This service is available to any Smith & Wesson owner for a fee of $50.

8. The company has long been at the forefront of magnum cartridge development for handguns.
Long known for innovation, Smith & Wesson has also been at the forefront of cartridge development for decades. In 1935 Daniel Wesson’s grandson, Colonel Douglas B. Wesson, worked in conjunction with Winchester Ammunition, Elmer Keith and Phil Sharpe to develop the .357 Mag. cartridge and the Smith & Wesson .357 Mag. revolver. At the time the .357 was the most powerful handgun ever produced. Then, in early 1950’s, Keith pushed Smith & Wesson to produce a revolver that was capable of handling increased pressures. The end result was the Smith & Wesson .44 Mag., which, again, was known for years to come as the most powerful handgun in the world. It was, of course, later topped by the company’s .500 S&W Mag.

9. Big names painted some of the company’s earliest advertisements.
In the early 20th Century, Smith & Wesson commissioned several artists to create advertising artwork. Perhaps the most famous of these was Fredric Remington, a painter, illustrator, sculptor and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West. In 1902, Remington was commissioned to paint four black-and-white oil paintings of Western scenes that were used in advertisements. For 10 cents silver, customers could purchase a 14×15-inch poster of each advertisement. These ads ran in Collier’s Weekly, Cosmopolitan,Harper’s Monthly and Scribner’s, among others.

10. The company produces more than firearms.
Today, Smith & Wesson offers a variety of specialty services to external customers. The company’s expertise in forging, heat treatment, custom tool manufacturing and grinding, as well as plating and finishing, are contracted out by some of most well-know brands in the United States. These clients include companies in the automobile, aerospace and appliance industries.

The Top 10 Best Gun Quotes to Fire at Liberals

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This is from The Right To Bear Arms.

 

Even in light of the facts that prove gun ownership reduces crime, not everybody supports the right to bear arms. So when facts don’t work to persuade somebody of the value of guns, you might try a little social proof by sharing some of the quotes below.

With that in mind, here are the top 10 best gun quotes around that you can fire off at liberals…

1. “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them…”
~Richard Henry Lee

2. “Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.”
~George Washington

3. “A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.”
~Larry Elder

4. “One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.”
~Thomas Jefferson

5. “The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
~Alexander Hamilton

6. “The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.”
~James Earl Jones

7. “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
~Benjamin Franklin

8. “Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.”
~Unknown

9. “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.”
~Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

10. “I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”
~Clint Eastwood

I Don’t Carry A Gun

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This is why myself and many people carry a gun.
I have taken a lot of flak because of my guns.
I get comments like He is John Wayne or Ronald Reagan.
I can only wish I was half the Patriot either of these men were.
I have heard you carry a gun because you’re paranoid my response I carry a gun “So what in the Hell do I have to be paranoid about.”
I don’t carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.
I don’t carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.
I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry.
I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.
I don’t carry a gun because my sex organs are too small.
I carry a gun because I want to continue to use those sex organs for the purpose for which they were intended for a good long time to come.
I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.
I don’t carry a gun because I’m a cowboy.
I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.
I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.
I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.
I don’t carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

 

Man With Knife Approaches Father And Daughter — Father Pulls Gun

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This is from The Daily Caller.

It is very fortunate for this Idaho man was armed.

Not having a job would mean his death and unspeakable horrors for the daughter.

 

An Idaho man says he is glad he recently obtained a concealed weapons permit after he said he was forced to pull his gun when a man wielding a knife approached him and his two-year-old daughter on Wednesday.

“Me and my daughter were parked here and I was standing by the vehicle on the rail,” Anthony Broyles told KREM.

Father and daughter were spending the day together at Lake Coeur d’Alene.

“There was a van that was parked in that direction with two gentlemen sitting in it,” he said.

“I turned around and there was a guy that was sneaking up on me probably about 15 feet behind me and he asked me if I had any money,” said Broyles, who also told KREM that he thought the man wanted to kidnap his daughter.

“I pushed my daughter back, pulled out my weapon, cocked it and aimed it at him,” said Broyles, whose .380 LCP Ruger forced the man to flee.

“I believe in carrying weapons,” said Broyles, a former Marine who obtained his Idaho concealed weapons permit earlier this year.

“If I didn’t have my pistol today I’m pretty sure I would have been dead,” Broyles said.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/20/man-with-knife-approaches-father-and-daughter-father-pulls-gun/#ixzz35D98Osr7

 

Man calls for help during home invasion, gets voicemail

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This is from My Fox Tampa Bay.

911 is state sponsored Dial A Prayer.

I bet the homeowner shoots first and dials 911 after all is said and done.

 

 

PORT RICHEY (FOX 13)

A home invasion and robbery in Pasco County is exposing some problems in the 911 dispatch system.

It happened earlier this week on Gwain Road in Port Richey. A man called 911 after four robbers with guns broke into his home, demanded money and prescription drugs.

The dispatcher tried to transfer the call from the fire department to law enforcement side of things – but he got a voicemail just as the crooks returned to the home.

Chaos ensues. The man takes matters into his own hands and shoot one of the robbers.

He then tells the dispatcher that he’s been robbed, and two women in the home were physically hurt.

The county released a timeline showing deputies were dispatched more than three and a half minutes after the original call, but they say the transfer problems didn’t slow down their response.

They also say steps are being taken to make sure it doesn’t happen again, although they didn’t clarify what those steps are.

As for the robbers, three of them have been caught, including the guy who was shot by the homeowner.

Why I Carry: Suspect Beat Woman to Death (Possibly With Hammer) and Stole Her Car

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This is from Guns Save Lives.

People like the criminal pictured below is why I carry a gun.

Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 2.15.48 PM Howard E. Dibbern scumbag

 

 

While most of the stories we post here involve lawful use of firearms in self defense by law abiding gun owners, sometimes we need to look at stories that did not result in a defensive gun use in order to remember why we carry.

According to media reports, Howard E. Dibbern is charged with first degree murder after beating an Island Lake, IL woman to death and stealing her car.

The suspect then crashed the car into a home after being pursued by officers and had to be tazed in order to be taken into custody.

According to The Daily Herald,

Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther said as officers approached the car, the driver used a knife and hammer to inflict injuries to his arm, head and abdomen until officers used a Taser on the man to stop him

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and the residents of the Diamond Lake Road home were not there at the time, he said. Only the driver was injured.

Police have not stated if the hammer found in Dibbern’s possession was the murder weapon, but it does sound like a definite possibility.

According to MySuburbanLife.com, this isn’t Dibbern’s first run in with the law,

Dibbern is on parole after serving three years in the Department of Corrections on a weapons charge out of Cook County. He was released April 24, according to prison records.

His history of incarceration dates back to 1997, when he was sentenced to five years on a forgery charge out of McHenry County. Other felony convictions include those for theft, residential burglary and aggravated domestic battery.

In 2002, Dibbern was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, for which – according to McHenry County court records – he stabbed his girlfriend with a knife, choked her and punched her in the stomach. In that case, he also stole the woman’s car and was charged with theft. The domestic battery charge eventually was dropped, and he was sentenced to 30 months in prison on the theft charge.

Teacher Asks Second Graders To Draw What They See In Clouds, Boy Sees Gun, Teacher WRITES UP BOY

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This is from The Daily Caller.

Anti gun hysteria, Zero Tolerance and down right ignorance is very clear in this article.

This nonsense is why we homeschool our daughters.

 

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Another little boy has gotten in trouble at a taxpayer-funded public school for having something – or, in this case, drawing something – that represents a gun but isn’t actually anything remotely approaching a real gun.

This week, a second-grade teacher in Colorado filed a behavioral report on a boy after he drew a picture of a gun because she instructed him to go outside, look up at the clouds and draw what he saw.

The incident unfolded at Talbott Elementary School in Colorado Springs, reports local CBS affiliate KKTV.

“Draw a picture of what you see in the clouds from your imagination,” 8-year-old Kody said, describing the teacher’s assignment.

“And that picture is a gun,” he added, proudly pointing to the gun he drew — based on the cloud he saw.

Kody’s cloud portrayal was deemed wrong by his unidentified teacher, who marched him into the office and then filed the behavior report.

The boy’s crime, according to the behavioral report, was exhibiting behavior that is disruptive to the learning community at Talbott Elementary.

Kody’s parents were not pleased.

 

It hurts,” father, Jeff Smith told KKTV. “It hurts that he was so scared for being penalized for his imagination.”

 

The boy’s mother, Angel Rivers, flatly told the station she believes her son did nothing wrong.

 

In the image attached to this story, the drawing on the right is Kody’s drawing. The image on the left is not the cloud he saw. It’s just one of a dime-a-dozen fluffy clouds on earth that might look like a gun to an imaginative eight-year-old boy.

 

School district officials have promised the frustrated parents that the behavioral report will not show up on Kody’s permanent academic record. They also issued a statement proclaiming that they “exercised an age-appropriate reaction to an incident.”

 

Last year’s national frenzy of school officials suspending kids as young as kindergarten for having stuff that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything close to a real gun, has slowed down this year.

 

In November, an Arizona couple pulled their 8-year-old son out of a charter school after school officials threatened to expel the boy for his colorful drawings of a ninja, a soldier and a character from Star Wars. All three impressively-drawn figures are clutching guns and knives. (RELATED: Principal Threatens To Expel Third-Grader Over These Awesome Drawings)

 

In September, a Rhode Island seventh grader with a perfect school attendance record made the mistake of bringing a tiny, silver keychain shaped like a gun to his middle school. The two-inch keychain fell out of his backpack. A teacher impounded the roughly quarter-sized hunk of cheap metal. School officials sprang into action, suspending the boy for three days. (RELATED: Insanity: seventh-grader suspended three days for gun keychain the size of a quarter)

 

Last school year, school officials all over the nation were swept up in an epidemic of anti-gun hysteria involving things that somehow resemble guns but aren’t actually real guns.

 

In May 2013, school officials at Dowell Elementary School in Lusby, Md. allegedly interrogated a kindergartener for over two hours after the boy brought a plastic, orange-tipped cowboy-style cap gun on a school bus because he “really, really” wanted his friend to see it. Worried sick about the pop gun, school officials called the boy’s mother. By the time she arrived, he had wet his pants. (RELATED: Kindergartener interrogated over cap gun until he pees his pants, then suspended 10 days)

 

In April 2013, an eighth grader in West Virginia was suspended and, astonishingly, arrested after he refused to remove a t-shirt supporting the National Rifle Association. The courageous 14-year-old then returned to school wearing exactly the same shirt, which depicts a hunting rifle with the statement “protect your right.” Prosecutors later dropped the charges. (RELATED: Eighth-grader arrested over NRA shirt returns to school in same shirt)

 

In March 2013, school officials at Park Elementary School in Baltimore, Md. suspended an 8-year-old boy because he nibbled his strawberry breakfast pastry into something resembling a gun. School district officials later refused to remove the incident from the boy’s permanent academic record.(RELATED: Second Grader Suspended For Having Breakfast Pastry Shaped Like A Gun)

 

Also in March, officials at an elementary school in small-town Michigan impounded a third-grader boy’s batch of 30 homemade birthday cupcakes because they were adorned with “insensitive” plastic figurines representing World War Two soldiers. (RELATED: School Confiscates Third-Grader’s Cupcakes Topped With Toy Soldiers)

 

In February, a 7-year-old boy got suspended because he lobbed a pretend grenade – probably heroically far – toward make-believe bad guys on the playground during recess. (RELATED: Seven-Year-Old Boy Lobs Pretend Grenade During Recess, Gets Suspended)

 

In January 2013, school officials at D. Newlin Fell School in Philadelphia yelled at a student and then searched her in front of her class after she was found with a paper gun her grandfather had made for her. (RELATED: Paper Gun Causes Panic)

 

Also in January, a six-year-old boy at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland was suspended for making the universal kid sign for a gun, pointing at another student and saying “pow.” That boy’s suspension was later lifted and his name cleared. (RELATED: Pow! You’re Suspended, Kid)

 

Another January anti-gun hysteria story took place in rural Pennsylvania involving a kindergarten girl who was suspended after she told another girl that she planned to shoot her with a pink Hello Kitty toy gun that bombards targets with soapy bubbles. The kindergartener also had to submit to psychological testing before she could return to school. (RELATED: Kindergartener Suspended For Making ‘Terroristic Threat’ With Hello Kitty Bubble Gun)

 

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/24/teacher-asks-second-graders-to-draw-what-they-see-in-clouds-boy-sees-gun-teacher-writes-up-boy/2/#ixzz32gvETqVg

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