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December 31, 2012
Toy Gun ‘Ban’ Re-Launched In California - 4

Peace activist Jerry Rubin has re-launched his "No Toy Guns Merit Award Project" that offers a “personalized merit award” to all the children and families that write a letter explaining, “Why I will not buy toy guns for my children” or for children, “Why I do not like to play with toy guns.”
               
As reported on Fox News on Dec. 27, the anti-toy guns project was first established by Rubin and the "Alliance for Survival" peace group in California in 1987. Rubin decided to re-launch the toy gun removal program after the Dec. 14 shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
                
"After the recent tragic gun violence killings of so many children, isn’t it crucial to focus on all aspects of stopping further gun violence, including how so many children are learning at an early age, through the toy guns they play with, that it’s okay just to pretend to kill their friends and fellow schoolmates,” Rubin told the Daily Mirror on Dec. 26.
               
Of course, the only reason why this small California anti-toy gun program warrants any publicity is because it is led by Jerry Rubin. But this Jerry Rubin is not the Jerry Rubin you're probably thinking of -- the 1960′s anti-Vietnam War protester and radical who co-founded the Yippies and was one of the Chicago Seven. That Jerry Rubin died in 1994.
               
This Jerry Rubin is not that Jerry Rubin.
               
This Jerry Rubin has reportedly spent years working on environmental and anti-violence causes in Southern California, the Fresno Bee reports. This Jerry Rubin runs an information table on the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade as a community gadfly and perennially unsuccessful city council candidate.
               
Rubin not only enjoys incidental name-recognition but espouses similar ideologies with the other Jerry Rubin. And hopefully they’ll both share the same fate: Obscurity.
               
For more, go to:
-- Toy Gun ‘Ban’ Re-Launched In California
-- Anti-toy gun campaign re-launched after Connecticut tragedy
-- Santa Monica Activist Jerry Rubin Resumes Anti-Toy Gun Campaign
-- Jerry Rubin
-- Aww, how sweet! Jerry Rubin is after toy guns again [Darleen Click]
-- Santa Monica Activist Jerry Rubin Resumes Anti-Toy Gun Campaign
-- Anti-Tea Party Man

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from DavidOH wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

When are the going to do a Toy Gun buyback program? I could make a small fortune selling a truckload of toys! Maybe make enough $$$ to buy real ones!

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from jcarlin wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

Finally the scourge of Nerf(tm) violence will come to an end! ..except in my house, where it's the norm. My 4 year old didn't get any new toy guns this Christmas, but they're around along with swords and nine kinds of toy military vehicles.
On the other hand my 15 and 9 year old daughters got thier first air rifle and bow respectively. I wouldn't call them, nor are they allowed to treat them as, toys.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

California, go figure. It won't be many years until that entire state is owned by the Federal government through bailouts. Then we can auction it off as we see fit!

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

Way to go, I'm sure this will save many lives.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

California, go figure. It won't be many years until that entire state is owned by the Federal government through bailouts. Then we can auction it off as we see fit!

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from jcarlin wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

Finally the scourge of Nerf(tm) violence will come to an end! ..except in my house, where it's the norm. My 4 year old didn't get any new toy guns this Christmas, but they're around along with swords and nine kinds of toy military vehicles.
On the other hand my 15 and 9 year old daughters got thier first air rifle and bow respectively. I wouldn't call them, nor are they allowed to treat them as, toys.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 15 weeks ago

Way to go, I'm sure this will save many lives.

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from DavidOH wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

When are the going to do a Toy Gun buyback program? I could make a small fortune selling a truckload of toys! Maybe make enough $$$ to buy real ones!

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