Well, it seems that school officials in Tamaqua Middle School (in Tamaqua PA) are getting a tad over-zealous. A 13-year old boy made a gesture with his fingers resembling a gun. The principal called in the state troopers to investigate a gesture that kids have been making for decades and will continue to make (sorry, "code pink" types! That's reality! Deal with it!).
For this high crime and misdemeanor the boy will be suspended and be charged with disorderly conduct. We can be grateful that his "gun" wasn't loaded with a high-caliber rubber band; otherwise he'd be in jail at this moment. But hey! If we're going to go down that primrose path, should we not be consistent about it? If this boy is going to suffer legal consequences, how about the fellow occupying the White House who once said "if they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun"? And he made a whole slew of these remarks!
"But Obama was just being rhetorical!" you say? Well, if that's the case, what about that poor kid in PA who was just being a kid? Let's have some return to common sense and balance here, shall we?