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Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
9/3/2014 2:33:29 PM
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Re: Technology in the Classrooms
@Alan, i'm not saying they need to shoot the guns in the schools Gun Safety Program, just be taught about them, how to be safe around them and what they can actually do. Yes parents should have the final say in wether or not they get to shoot them.

But safety courses should be taught, in my opinion

Alan Reiter
Alan Reiter  
9/3/2014 2:18:31 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: I know that this will stir some up
Hi jopfer (Jim),

The right to bear arms was designed so farmers and shopkeepers in the 1700s could become part of a militia against tryrany. The times have changed now.

jopfer
jopfer  
9/3/2014 1:59:04 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: I know that this will stir some up
I'm retired Military, conservative, support the right to bear arms. But I DO NOT own a real gun, never did.  However, I fired some BIG guns including an RPG while in the Air Force.

Alan Reiter
Alan Reiter  
9/3/2014 1:58:50 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: Animals
Hi CitySolver,

Agreed. There are rare situations, such as on ranches, where having a gun as a precaution makes sense. But the crazies (yes, crazies) demand to have guns whether they are in the wilds of Wyoming or a New York apartment.

Too many Americans haven't been able to exorcise the "old West" and "guns = freedom" mentality.

Alan Reiter
Alan Reiter  
9/3/2014 1:53:40 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: I know that this will stir some up
Hi jopfer (Jim),

Okay, I can see where shooting a BB pistol and gun is "fun" -- for a responsible adult. But it's still risky for kids.

And, philosophically, should we be teaching kids about using guns or should we teach them that there's almost never a reason to have a gun? 

Alan Reiter
Alan Reiter  
9/3/2014 1:53:39 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: I know that this will stir some up
Hi jopfer (Jim),

Okay, I can see where shooting a BB pistol and gun is "fun" -- for a responsible adult. But it's still risky for kids.

And, philosophically, should we be teaching kids about using guns or should we teach them that there's almost never a reason to have a gun? 

CitySolver
CitySolver  
9/3/2014 1:52:07 PM
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Animals
I see. Yes I agree that they should be allowed as the US can have some pretty big animals raidi ng bins etc and causing disease. I am just amazed at the obsession with the right to bear arms as you say, not many citizens truly need a gun.

jopfer
jopfer  
9/3/2014 1:50:48 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Re: I know that this will stir some up
Need the BB pistol and the BB Rifle with scope for fun!

Jim

Alan Reiter
Alan Reiter  
9/3/2014 1:48:44 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: I know that this will stir some up
Hi jopfer (Jim),

Well, if you live in a very safe area, you don't need a BB gun! Got ya!

Alan Reiter
Alan Reiter  
9/3/2014 1:47:27 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: Guns and safety oxymoron?
Hi CitySolver,

The right to bear arms is codified in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and in several state constitutions. The Constitution says that a "well regulated militia" is necessary for a free state -- and that has been used by gun proponents as the right to keep guns. Of course, this has nothing or little to do with these proponents being part of a formal militia.

And you state my position clearly: Offering gun safety classes in schools would help "normalize" using a gun. Weapons should never be considered a normal part of life.

There are some times where having a gun, especially a rifle, can be useful in areas of the U.S. with dangerous animals. But that's a special case and, frankly, the number of animal attacks is very low. The bottom line is that almost no one should have a gun.

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