Brickbat: Banned with a Bullet

Officials with California's El Dorado Union High School District ordered Ponderosa High School to hide an advertisement for the Ammo Depot on its football stadium scoreboard. District officials say the sign isn't appropriate in a school setting. But owners of the Ammo Depot say they may sue for breach of contract.

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  • Whiterun Guard||

    Inappropriate? I would assume, from all the gangsta rap that I listen to, that the CA highschool football crowd would be one of the target demographics of Ammo Depot.

    Completely inappropriate for the school to advertise something that's, you know, laid out in the Constitution as a basic right.

    The good news is that now everyone in the community can pay Ammo Depot for the breach of contract! Congrats!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The good news is that now everyone in the community can pay Ammo Depot for the breach of contract!

    A small price to pay for the innocence of a child. Let them go on believing in a world without projectiles just a little bit longer.

  • ||

    "Let them go on believing in a world without projectiles just a little bit longer."

    First laugh of the day.

  • Lord Peter Wimsey||

    You're joking, right? This is a California High School. "Projectiles"? WTF.

  • ||

    I am sure they redacted the second amendment from all of the history and civics textbooks as well.

  • ||

    No surprises here - public schools are not known as havens of free speech, and the kids are subject to search and seizure without probable cause. And going to some of them is a form of cruel and unusual punishment

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Cruel, yes. There's nothing unusual about it, though. Every single authoritarian nation has some sort of indoctrination program.

  • RBS||

    You're assuming they even teach anything about the Constitution which is far from clear, at least here in SC. My best friend is a history teacher and while we out eating some wings and watching the race sunday night I asked him when they teach the important stuff. His response "we don't."

  • Rich||

    I trust they hid the *Home* Depot ad, too, so as to not offend the homeless students.

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