You Won’t Believe The Stupid Reason This Kid Was Arrested

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What do your kids do when they get a new toy for their birthday? They show it to their friends, don’t they?

Unfortunately, in our anti-gun hysteria society, ignorant people who, apparently, can’t read, call in law enforcement to traumatize a teenager because those ignorant people don’t know the difference between a toy gun and a real firearm [hat tip to here for the lead]. Rachel Blevins writes,

A teenage boy was arrested and detained for the crime of posting a photo on social media of a toy gun he received as a birthday gift. Despite the fact that the photo included a “Warning” sticker on the gun, which stated that it was a toy, the student was suspended from school and treated as a criminal.

Now, if that isn’t ridiculous enough, the picture that this kid posted showed that it was unloaded and that the chamber was empty. But some busy body decided to call the police anyway.

And, frankly, the police should have known better. They should have looked closely enough to realize that this was an airsoft gun not some kind of “assault rifle” (which means a gun that looks really scary to people who don’t know anything about guns).

But that didn’t stop the cops from waiting until the kid got to school where he was arrested and searched. And, then, only at that point did the school or law enforcement call his mother about her son’s arrest. Why did they call her then? To have her meet them at her home so that they could search the house (Think they had a warrant? I doubt it.).

This is simply a travesty of justice. The law enforcement officers in this situations should have paid attention to the gun in the picture to see that it was unloaded and was a toy, and this issue shouldn’t have gone any further than possibly talking to the kid to advise him that posting pictures of any guns on social media gets ignorant people in a panicked frenzy, so don’t do it.

But that’s not what happened. In my opinion, this mother should sue both the school and the law enforcement in her community for harassment and for not doing their jobs. Shouldn’t they be teaching kids and catching criminals instead of harassing teenagers about toy guns? It’s just ridiculous.

40 COMMENTS

  1. The stupid queer illegal muslim obama and hillary clinton and biteme ass wipe biden all need to be put in prison and meet bubba.

  2. The anti-gun crowd is generally ignorant of guns other than they are used by sick people to kill other people. They have no knowledge of bolt-action, semi-automatic , revolver or differences in calibers. Ignorance breeds fear and this seems to be the case. The police know better and if they don’t, they should be fired immediately.

    Freedom of Speech violation by the authorities?

  3. OMG. It’s a water pistol. Look closely people. Advising the kids it’s not a good idea to post thing like that should have been good enough. Just don’t do it again. When we were kids in the 70’s we always played Cops and Robbers and Cowboys and Indians with cap guns and bows and arrows. You can still buy those toys. Nobody got hurt. It’s all in fun.

    • The gun he posted an image of wasn’t the water pistol, which is a terrible image to use in an article like this. Airsoft are replicas. They look real, if you don’t look closely, and you don’t see the orange tip of the barrel or suppressor, and/or read the warning labels, and even at that, if I want to show someone my pistol on social media or anywhere else, nobody else has a right to infringe on my freedom to do so. Therefore, I’m damn sure this kid has a 4th amendment rights case, if not a 2A rights case, as well as a 1st amendment rights case to slap their local police department and school district with. This entire situation is asinine.

  4. Common sense is criteria not found often in political liberals. Just blind, strait ahead “which way did they go, George direction!

  5. No, Dan, it WAS an Airsoft AR-looking plastic “thing” with an open chamber with the obvious mech for discharging little plastic balls. Some IDIOT couldn’t be bothered to search for the original (again IDIOT) photo to top the column (IDIOT!!!!) and YOU didn’t bother to READ the story which makes clear that it was NOT a photo of a water pistol. That IDIOT was fishing for trout and caught YOU.

    Bottom line is cops are WORSE idiots, but you knew that.

  6. This has gone just too far. I agree the mother should sue and make a real big deal about it. The cops should have checked out the photo before doing anything and then should have told the complainer that it was not a real gun and not a threat being made by the teenager. There is a difference between this and what should have been happening with the Florida school shooter. The authorities let the ball drop and now they want to punish everyone who even thinks “gun”. They should reprint the story of the little hen who panicked when she thought the sky was falling and had everyone in a panic over that. Or the boy who cried “wolf” too many times and when the real thing came no one paid attention. Too many with no common sense anymore.

  7. I find several things interesting about your article. The picture displayed looks nothing like any air soft weapon I’ve seen. I also question that the only thing this young person posted was a photo of his new toy. For the school, police and everyone to react in such an aggressive manner I suspect there were some comments made that sound like or were deemed threats. Unfortunately the police and everyone are forced to err on the side of caution. Anything ignored these days and everyone is an expert and jumps up and down and plays Monday morning quarterback and shouts you should have seen this coming. I would love to know the story source. Keeping all my comments in mind I have seen people over-react. A young child at one of out local middle schools was suspended for bringing a GI Joe gun the size of a thumb nail to class. I questioned the school resource officer and was informed the school had a zero tolerance policy. My response was I guess the school also has a zero common sense policy. We do live in strange times, but all stories should be given the benefit of both sides

  8. How dumb can they get. If it was one of my kids, I’d be doing whatever I could to the idiots. So FED UP WITH THE LEFT!!!

  9. And there are the people who are supposed to educate our children, who are supposed to see to the safety and peace of our cities, who are supposed to be leaders of our communities? Wow. What’s even worse, these people reproduce, and these people have the right to VOTE! We are doomed, we are doomed, we are all doomed……………..

  10. THIS IS INCREDIBLY STUPID! BUT THIS WAS WHAT WE GET WHEN WE LET LIBERALS TEACH OUR KIDS. I BET THE KID DOEN’T KNOW WHAT GENDER HE IS, NEEDS A SAFE SPACE WHERE HE CAN EXPRESS HIS FEELINGS, AND WILL BE OVER PUNISHED BC HE’S WHITE!

    WHEN WE LET LIBERALS EXPRESS THEIR RETARD OPINION. WE START PROSECUTING OUR CHILDREN FOR WEAPONS CHARGE OVER A PLASTIC WATER GUN!

  11. People see what they want to see! The police are NOT being cautious, they are being “politically correct”. Cops are gradually being turned into enforcers of the liberal agenda. Men are being ‘sissyfied’, women are being ’empowered’, children are being ‘dumbed down’.
    Is it any wonder everyone is getting their panties in a bunch over this concocted gun issue.
    People are controlled and manipulated through fear.
    If you relinquish your liberty for security, you have neither!

    • David I agree whole heartily with you cause this politically correct crap goes beyond stupidity and yes they want men to explore their feminine side when I say men of America need to grow a pair man up and let’s take our damn country back so David thanks for your very accurate comment

  12. This makes me wonder about law enforcement? Why were they so quick to go after someone’s firearm? He said it was a birthday gift even if real, what I can’t give my son a weapon? To late, I gave him a bb rifle at five, taught him the rules every time we brought it out. By 7 we had shooting contest at 20 yards, at ten bought pellet rifle hunted jackrabbit in west Texas and first shotgun at 15 now at 24 he out shoots me has couple weapons and an avid hunter that schools these rednecks on what not to shoot to have better and more deer in area. So to me these cops did a very stupid thing, and they need to learn to respect the people or find another job. I’m not going to say what really think, because I do know that there is good cops that believe in the constitution.

    • You are right — there are some really good cops out there, the problem is the young new recruits are being brainwashed by their politically correct(moronic) supervisors. There was absolutely zero reason to go search this kid’s home but my guess is they were told to do it by some wannabe politician supervisor. I believe SOME law enforcement agencies want to see storm troopers instead of “serve & protect” !!!!

  13. OK Let me see if I get this right. The story says that the toy weapon involved was an airsoft pistol (Right?), but the photo with it is obviously a Buck Rogers (for those old of us enough to know who Buck Rogers was). And a Starwars style water pistol (For all of the kiddies out there not old enough to know who Buck Rogers was). Either way it was and is a TOY!. The pic was posted to this kids personal web page (Right?). So the person or persons who were upset, the school and the cops involved. VIOLATED!! this persons rights under the Bill of Rights under our Federal US Constitution. Both he, and his mother should further sue all of these idiots involved. For additionally VIOLATING! both of their rights. For a warrantless search of their home, by the cops as well. The story doesn’t say if any thing in the home search turned up anything illegal in nature. So the cops were just on a fishing expedition. As for the comment about not posting pictures of that nature on a personal web page. Because it just might offend some snowflakes sensibilities? SCREW THEM!! It was a TOY Gift for his birthday. That this proud young man wanted his friends to see. No harm or threats of harm to anyone or anything were involved. So he had a legal protected right to post that picture of himself with his birthday present. Maybe if enough of us were to sue these thin skinned morons when our rights were violated. It would put a stop to the vast majority of this kind of BS.

    • EXACTLY RIGHT !!!! There is no reason NOT to be able to put the picture of a toy ob his web page. Turning it in to the police is total BS and that person also needs to be sued by the kid and his parents. We can’t cave in to these dirt bag gun grabbing libtards or we will lose every right in our Constitution.

    • CORRECT. The person posting the article obviously knows nothing about the different TYPES of guns. The article was about an airsoft gun, but the picture was of a squirt gun. There is little hope for a person infected with ignorance and idiot. Most major media likes to sensationalize any “story” about anything that might LOOK scary.

  14. In what state did this happen? California is my best guess…

    Absolutely outrageous.

    William Putnam
    CDR (05) USN (Ret.)

  15. Unless I missed it, the article failed to mention where this fiasco took place. That said, legal action against the police department, the officers involved, possibly the school district, and if it can be determined,against the idiots whose paranoia precipitated this travesty seem all to appropriate.

  16. IB RAD THROUGH THE COMMENTS AND DON’T HAVE MUCH TO SAY EXCEPT, WHAT WAS WRONG WITH EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH THIS TOY GUN??? ALSO WHERE DID THIS TAKE PLACE? I HAVE HEARD OF MANY STORIES ABOUT GUNS BUT THIS ONE TAKES THE CAKE!!! ALL OFFICERS AND STAFF AT THE SCHOOL SHOULD GO GET THERE HEADS AND EYES CHECKED. RIGHT? PLUS THEY DID VIOLATE ALL PARTS OF THE US CONSTITUTION. WHY??? DO THEY EVEN KNOW THE CONSTITUTION AND WHAT IT SAYS??????? THEY ALL SHOULD BE HUNG AND THIS STORY SHOULD GET ON NATIONAL TV.

  17. Look here it was loaded. Watch out he might put a cigarette out or something wrong man. They say young people are endanger of losing a high paerventage of testosterone from environmental poisoning and emotional attacks against any attempts at practicing bravery.
    Don’t know exactly all I am trying to articulate here but it has more overtones than just the apparent.

  18. The anti-gunners only know what they see on TV, or video games where you get points for stealing something or kill somebody, and guns never run out of bullets. The SAME “LOGIC” is that cars make drivers drunk and spoons make people fat.

  19. I do not understand how a child can be arrested for photographing, or possessing a water gun, every state law I know describes a firearm as a weapon that requires an explosion to expel a projectile to be a firearm, without using the toy in a threading way or passing it off as a real weapon in the performance of a crime. What crime has he committed on the net or anywhere else. stupid liberal dickweed.

  20. THE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE LOST COMMONSENSE !! MANY YEARS AGO IT IS VERY SAD BUT THERE IS NO LACK OF STUPIDITY !!!!

  21. THE SCHOOL STAFF RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ARREST SHOULD BE FINED FOR A FALSE ALARM !!!! AND SUSPENDED FROM THEIR DAILY JOB FOR A WEEK W/O PAY !!!! THAN MAYBE THEY WILL THINK NEXT TIME !!!

  22. Bring a 100 million $$ civil suit against the idiot who complained& the PD who obviously didn’t do any due diligence here.

  23. In my opinion this is all being purposely done as small steps that lead to the end…which is disarming American citizens. The liberals out there are nothing more than communists who want the entire country to become a police state….they try to use the softer terms of socialism or fascism but what ever ism they put with it doesn’t matter…it’s still communism where the government controlls the states and the states control the people. We have to be careful who we talk to and what we say……here in Oregon our liberal piece of #%&@ governor passed a bill that will allow police to invade our homes and seize any and all firearms if a family member or police petition the court as you being unstable and a risk. So if a neighbor who is really mad at you calls the police then that officer can petition the court and say that you are a threat to yourself or others and this is without search warrants or due process…so if you make your neighbor mad they can simply call and ruin your life for at least a year or more just for spite. Just another small step….we need to stick together out there and be sure of who our true friends are….

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