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Miami Herald calls out hypocrisy over finger gun suspensions

Resource: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/11/3988638/funny-how-fake-guns-send-us-into.html
A refreshing article from writer Leonard Pitts of the normally anti-gun Miami Herald. Leonard talks about the over reaching punishments for kids.

Some of the better quotes from the article:

"There is a stark disconnect when we spend so much time making guns seem deeply cool - and then punish a child for being enticed by them."



"...remove human judgment from the equation. Pretend all infractions are created equal. Treat the girl who brings Midol to class like a heroin dealer. Treat the kindergartner who kisses a classmate on the cheek like a sexual predator."

"There are many things we could do if we were serious about combating school violence. We could beef up mental-health services and in-school counseling for troubled kids, we could require real gun-safety training and real background checks for gun owners, we could mandate they carry insurance on their weapons.

Instead, we crack down on boys making finger guns and shooting sounds
."