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Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
17th Mar '13

There's a part of me that suspects this renewed gun fanaticism, the cultural infighting (over this and everything else), the "culture wars," the backlash against progress, and the refusal to let go of stupid/insane ventures, is the death rattle of a fading republic.



America has subconsciously recognized that it is no longer king of the anthill and must now share with emerging superpowers. All this noise and nonsense is a pathetic demonstration, like a cat puffing itself up and hissing at a doberman, even though it knows it's done for if the dog decides it's what's for lunch.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
17th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Interrobang!?:</b>" There's a part of me that suspects this renewed gun fanaticism, the cultural infighting (over this and ... [snip!] ... a cat puffing itself up and hissing at a doberman, even though it knows it's done for if the dog decides it's what's for lunch."</blockquote>



What a pompous, assinine post.

Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
17th Mar '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Interrobang!?:</b>" There's a part of me that suspects this ... [snip!] ... though it knows it's done for if the dog decides it's what's for lunch."</blockquote> What a pompous, assinine post."

History says otherwise. These are all symptoms of the decline of empires, and America is not immune.



What goes up, must come down. It's the way of the world.

Nymphadora 98 kids; Arizona 3120 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Interrobang!?:</b>" There's a part of me that suspects this ... [snip!] ... though it knows it's done for if the dog decides it's what's for lunch."</blockquote> What a pompous, assinine post."


I'm an American citizen and I agree with her. Have you ever watched the show Preppers? People stock pile guns and all kinds of shit because they are afraid of a changing political and cultural environment.

peekin3 Racine, Wisconsin 289 posts
19th Mar '13

That's what happens when you have too many "rights"... He'll criminals have more rights than their victims now, it's sickening. It's also led to the society of entitlement that we now live in.



Children/adults have been bullied since the beginning of time... Now it's just cause for violence. We are so busy playing their "it's not their fault they were abused" excuse that nobody is held responsible for their actions anymore. Parents are paying attention to their kids or are so busy that they aren't seeing to it that their children are receiving the emotional support that they need that we end up with all of these shootings.



I grew up in the Midwest with guns all around me. I was bullied and by today's standards was abused, never once did I have a violent thought towards anyone (though I did put gum in my bullies hair on the bus, and told her I loved her super short haircut the next day ;-)) but I was 11... And part if me still felt bad for doing it.



Parents need to turn off the tv, computer, phones and tablets and spend some good old fashioned quality time with their kids and so much of this could be avoided.

Nymphadora 98 kids; Arizona 3120 posts
19th Mar '13

Whelp, looks like Arizona is going to legalize teachers being armed. Not that I wanted my kids to go to school here. Arizona ranks something like #49 in its education level, but this has pretty much cemented that I will be moving out of state prior to my children reaching school age. Funny how the states that legalize this crap are some with the poorest education standards.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
19th Mar '13

I find the pic a little creepy as it's far from the culture i grew up in, BUT these girls are PROBABLY growing up to be comfortable with guns (unlike myself), confident in their abilities to use effectively and respectful of how to safely store them.

I plan on taking up shooting and teaching our daughter.... put i cant see taking a picture in a similar pose :-)

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
19th Mar '13
Quoting Nymphadora:" Whelp, looks like Arizona is going to legalize teachers being armed. Not that I wanted my kids to go ... [snip!] ... to my children reaching school age. Funny how the states that legalize this crap are some with the poorest education standards."


My brother is a teacher in NY. NY would never allow teachers to be armed but my brother would love to be the school's trained "air marshall." His school would be much safer that way.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31554 posts
19th Mar '13

They're not of legal age to carry a gun, so no.

peekin3 Racine, Wisconsin 289 posts
19th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" My brother is a teacher in NY. NY would never allow teachers to be armed but my brother would love to be the school's trained "air marshall." His school would be much safer that way."</blockquote>




I can guarantee you, legal or not, there ARE teachers carrying guns to school and I don't blame them. Nobody else will either when they take down a shooter and save the children.



It's controversial but I do feel its a viable option. Our schools have brought in volunteer dads for years to patrol during the day just as an extra measure. I see a lot of soldiers that have recently returned from the Middle East doing it. I think it's wonderful. Even the positive impact that having their HEROES there to protect them . Such good role models for the little ones.

Nymphadora 98 kids; Arizona 3120 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting TheNuge:" My brother is a teacher in NY. NY would never allow teachers to be armed but my brother would love to be the school's trained "air marshall." His school would be much safer that way."


You see, I am ok with the idea of armed security on school campuses whose soul job is to protect the safety of students and staff. They wouldn't be preoccupied with other obligations, so it would be less likely that someone could steal their weapons while they are distracted. I am just not ok with armed teachers and, especially, armed students (even at a high school level).