School Shootings TOY?! Major Retailers Selling Toy School Bus with Guns
Updated: Nov 1, 2019
Selling School Shootings? School Bus with Guns Toy
Shame on Lego for making LEGO Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus 3000, and shame on Walmart, Target, Amazon,Apple,Kohls,BestBuy,and Books-a-Million for selling this!
Gardian Angel, LLC is calling on the Nation to please encourage these retailers to permanently pull this "toy" from all shelves (physical and digital)!!
Since when do we associate a school bus with guns, especially after all of the school shootings? This is NEVER okay either in fantasy play or in real life.
Gardian Angel, LLC heard arguments that a boycott for this item is preposterous as it features ghosts and clearly says paranormal on it. We would like to respond by stating we believe the words SCHOOL BUS and it's likeliness should be removed from this "toy", or even better yet to omit the violent gun accessories for the mini-figures for this particular set. It's important to note that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lists the school bus as the safest form of transportation on the road. We would like to keep it that way and keep guns away while we are at it.
Gun violence and school buses SHOULD NEVER mix; that goes for the commercial level to everyday real life situations. This is absolutely unacceptable as the school bus is all about safety, not shootings.
We all know the company Nerf and their toy guns. Nerf's concept design team has the intelligence NOT to include their guns alongside foam models of school buses as it would promote unnecessary tensions to an already emotional and controversial topic for many.
More arguments point out the "toys" mini plastic guns don't have bullets. We would like to respond by stating thousands die yearly because they too, thought the guns didn't have bullets either.
Anti-violence Back to School Gun violence PSA
The world has already heard our call to stop this kind of violence. One of the most influential campaigns to prevent school shootings is the Sandy Hook Promise commercial. Watch it below.
Even after these terrifying events, we are teaching kids to get on the bus with a weapon, and get off the bus shooting? This is appalling on every level imaginable.
2019 School Shooting Stats
According to CNN there have been 22 school shootings in the United States so far this year, in 2019 in which someone was either shot or killed. See article here:
Have you ever stopped to wonder how many guns are brought on school buses leading to these horrific school shootings?
Guns on School Buses
Read about some of the latest issues of kids bringing guns onto school buses from School Bus Fleet Magazine. This is very concerning, and these "toys" certainly don't help matters.
Mass School Shootings
Here at Gardian Angel, LLC we would like to reflect on some of the deadly mass school shootings since Columbine.
1. Virginia Tech – April 16, 2007 – 32 victims
2. Sandy Hook Elementary School – Dec. 14, 2012 – 26 victims
3. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School – Feb. 14, 2018 – 17 victims
4. Santa Fe High School – May 18, 2018 – 10 victims
5. Umpqua Community College – Oct. 1, 2015 – 9 victims
6. Red Lake Senior High School – March 21, 2005 – 7 victims at the school
7. Oikos University – April 2, 2012 – 7 victims
8. West Nickel Mines School – Oct. 2, 2006 – 5 victims
9. Northern Illinois University – Feb. 14, 2008 – 5 victims
10. Santa Monica College – June 7, 2013 – 5 victims
11. Marysville Pilchuck High School – Oct. 24, 2014 – 4 victims
We are beyond disgusted with this "toy" idea. It is WAY past time for tinker toys, Lincoln Logs, Etch a sketches, and toys that sharpen and develop creative little minds, instead of planting seeds to destroy precious life.
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS: KNOW THE SIGNS
If you are interested in learning about the warning signs of youth violence see this article from the American Psychological Association
School Shooter: The Warning Signs by Psychology Today
Take a stand and tell these merchants this was a bad idea, and even a worse to promote, especially around the holiday time when all of these victims' families are without someone special at the table this year due to school shootings.
Kindly remove this item in honor of all the past victims of school shooting tragedies. School buses and guns NEVER mix!
Gardian Angel, LLC