NY officials host toy gun buyback: ‘Saying no to guns is important — even toy guns.’ Police agree.

Hempstead, New York, children participated in a toy gun buyback program this Christmas because local officials believe that it's important to even take "dangerous" toy guns out of the hands of children.

What are the details?

Officials encouraged children who received toy guns for Christmas to bring the toys into a local park to swap them out for other, clearly less dangerous toys.
Hempstead Village Trustee LaMont Jackson told WABC-TV that Hempstead officials don't want children "playing with guns."

"The purpose is to offer safe alternatives to toy guns," Jackson explained. "We don't want the kids playing with guns. Guns are dangerous."

Hempstead Village Mayor Don Ryan echoed Jackson's sentiments to the station.
"Saying no to guns is important," Ryan stressed. "Even toy guns."
Hempstead Village Police Department Lt. Derek Warner told the station that parents could be putting their kids' lives at risk by gifting them toy guns for the holidays.
Warner added that police officers can often mistake toy weapons for real ones.
"Toy guns can be a dangerous item to give your children," Warner explained.
Sean Acosta, a former New York Police Department officer who purchased the toys, reportedly told children earlier in December that he wants "to make sure when you grow up, nothing happens to you."

The buyback program began in 2015, according to a report in the Washington Times, and was designed to keep toy guns off the streets — specifically because of shootings related to children in the Hempstead area.
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  1. There has never been a government that banned it's own ARMED FORCES from "Keeping and Bearing" ARMS.
    Find one government in the history of humanity that felt a need to document a "RIGHT" for it's ARMED FORCES to possess ARMS.
    Oppressive Governments are ALWAYS banning the People'S RIGHTS to arms.
    The claim that the Founding Fathers wrote the 2nd Amendment to give Our ARMED FORCES a "right" to keep and carry ARMS is S-T-U-P-I-D.
    The only reason for the Second Amendment is to clearly spell-out the GOD GIVEN RIGHT of INDIVIDUALS to keep & bear ARMS.
    The only reason for the BILL(list) of RIGHTS was to codify INDIVIDUALS' GOD GIVEN RIGHTS.
    Has there ever been a government that was not chock full of it's "rights" up to and including declaring itself to be the Lord God Almighty?! (Rome, Egypt, Israel,etc)
    Does the 1st Amendment mean the GOVERNMENT is allowed to give speeches? Try shutting up any Politician. But THEY would LOVE to shut YOU up, hence the FIRST Amendment.
    Anyone who tells you the 2nd Amendment applies to the Army or State Militia, is telling you they think you are STUPID.
    There has NEVER been a government that felt it had to codify it's army's/soldier's "RIGHT" to "Keep and BEAR ARMS" because there has NEVER been a government that refused to allow It's own soldiers to KEEP and BEAR ARMS!
    The Second Amendment was written for the People, like the other 9 Amendments in the Bill of Rights. This was confirmed by the SCOTUS in the DC vs Heller decision, where they stated that the "People" in the Second Amendment were the same "People" that are mentioned in the First and Fourth Amendment.
    The 2nd Amendment clearly codifies the “right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms”, and certainly not “the Militia”.
    Why would "the Militia", a type of army manned by citizen-soldiers as opposed to full-time "regulars", need a constitutional amendment to guarantee they have the right "to keep and bear arms"?
    Is there any specific statement anywhere in the Constitution that the army Congress is empowered to raise has the “right to keep and bear arms"? Of course not. ............. That is assumed.

  2. Where are the MANDATORY firearms safety classes for Children? "They" insist mandatory sex education is indispensable.
    They sure are obsessed with CHILD SEX but have no concern for CHILD SAFETY.
    To protect YOUR child .......ALL children should be vaccinated?????? WELL ......
    To protect YOUR child .......ALL children should be firearm educated.
    ............ Our "Great Educators" push MANDATORY sex education in all schools as the cure for teenage pregnancy and STDs among the young. Where are their strident voices demanding FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION in all schools !?
    The real abuse of children........ is in the American Public Schools....... not at the southern US border.

  3. ....legally arrest, legally charge and legally convict these people for treason. Then start legally hanging them from lamp poles across the country. See if their replacements can't have a bit more respect for the rights of the people they claim to represent. If not, legally hang their replacements as well.
    RJ O'Guillory

  4. We need Gun Control, but for the police. We as citizens demand our public servants hand in all of their guns, but let them keep pepperspray, nightsticks, and tazers. BAN ALL POLICE GUNS NOW.


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