Rachel Lucas has a few words about the Canadian mother who didn't want her 7 year old spelling "gun", as does Eugene Volokh.
On the Michael Medved show yesterday the woman in question, Mrs. Sousa, appeared as a guest to discuss the situation. Mr. Medved asked her if the word "bomb" would be objectionable. As well as sword, God, death, etc...
The one that stuck out was "tank". Mrs. Sousa said she wouldn't find "tank" objectionable because people wore tank tops.