Elementary School Gone Berzerk over Conversation about Water Pistol
In the latest example of mass-media induced gun hysteria, police in New York State confiscated a man’s firearms and revoked his pistol license after his son threatened to use a water pistol against bullies who had previously intimidated his friends at school.  John Mayer, of Commack, N.Y., told TheBlaze that the incident occurred on March 1. It was like any other day, the father explained. He put his son on the bus and sent him off to school.. Later that day, Mayer got a call from school officials at Pines Elementary School informing him that his 10-year-old son and two other students were talking about going to a boy’s house with a water gun, “paint gun” and a BB gun. There had reportedly been a school yard pushing incident the day before involving the boys, excluding Mayer’s son, and they were seemingly talking about getting even in some way.  Despite the fact that the boys involved do not even own any of the guns mentioned, when the school principle found out about the conversation he suspended Mayer’s son for two days and filed a police report. “What the school did was atrocious,” Mayer’s lawyer, James Murtha told the Hauppauge Patch. “He’s a good kid, who has been discriminated against severely by the school district.”  We’ve grown to such an absurd point now with firearms where kids can’t even be kids,” he added. He also brought up the fact that there are now students getting suspended for pointing their fingers like “firearms.” [3a]
A few days later, Mayer received a call from the pistol licensing office informing him that his pistol license had been revoked and that police would visit his home to confiscate his weapons. Suffolk County Pistol License Bureau suspended his pistol license indefinitely with no other justifications than a perceived threat resulting of what his 10-year-old son and two of his classmates at school have said sometime somewhere and and was told it would only be restored when his son reaches 18 years of age and moves out of the home.  Commack resident John Mayer is now pursuing legal action after Suffolk County Police visited his home and threatened to embarrass him in front of his neighbors before confiscating Mayer’s handguns and rifles, firearms worth around $6,500 dollars.
I attempted to explain that this must be a mistake, no wrong doing occurred on my part. My son has no access to any of my guns. The officer that came to my residence saw that all my guns were secured. Pistol Licensing was not interested in my side of the story. They were only interested in what happened with my 10-year-old son in school. 
According to Mayer, he was harassed by police who also threatened to interrogate his 10-year-old son without Mayer’s permission. Suffolk County Police and the Hauppauge Public School District have refused to comment on the matter besides releasing glib statements. Mayer is now pressing charges against both Suffolk County Police and Hauppauge School District in federal court. Assuming Mayer’s facts are correct – and that’s what must be assumed since the school and the police have not responded to inquiries for further information – there is no possible way to explain away either the school’s or the police’s or the state’s conduct with regard to Mayer’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. None of the facts indicate that his son was inclined to or capable of gun violence, that the son had actual access to guns, or that Mayer had been anything but a responsible gun owner. This is merely the latest of a long list of incidents involving hysterical reactions to so-called gun “threats” made by children in schools since the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in December. Mayer is now urging citizens in New York to have their legislators – assuming any of them haven’t succumbed to gun grabbing madness – propose a bill similar to Maryland’s “Toaster Pastry Gun Freedom Act.” That bill, which Maryland State Senator J. B. Jennings proposed, the onus is on school administrators to prove that they’re not overreacting in response to kids being kids.