Well I’m uncomfortable with what the Santa Rosa…

Well, I’m uncomfortable with what the Santa Rosa police did, but not for the reason Nagy cites. I can’t endorse “allowing children to touch and handle unloaded SWAT firearms”, because there is no such thing as an unloaded gun.

Children should become familiar with guns, yes — by being taught gun safety and learning to shoot. Just letting kids handle guns while remaining ignorant about them is not useful or wise.

And if the cops would like for citizens to be less intimidated by them, perhaps they should stop doing things like this and this.