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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    That would be
    Canadians. You get a special nickname because we are super best friends
    But 'yank' or 'yankee' is a term describing the northern Union. Why would the British use the term if they aren't Americans in the southern states? Silly Brit, you're not even on this side of the ocean. You're confused

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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    But 'yank' or 'yankee' is a term describing the northern Union. Why would the British use the term if they aren't Americans in the southern states? Silly Brit, you're not even on this side of the ocean. You're confused
    yeh im not sure so I googled it.

    "a term of contempt (1750s) before its use as a general term for "native of New England" (1765); during the American Revolution it became a disparaging British word for all American native or inhabitants. Shortened form Yank in reference to "an American" first recorded 1778. but the most likely source is the Dutch name Janke, meaning “little Jan” or “little John,” a nickname that dates back to the 1680s. Perhaps because it was used as the name of pirates, the name Yankee came to be used as a term of contempt. It was used this way in the 1750s by General James Wolfe, the British general who secured British domination of North America by defeating the French at Quebec. The name may have been applied to New Englanders as an extension of an original use referring to Dutch settlers living along the Hudson River."


    interesting stuff. Also something to do with the song yankee doodle.
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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    yeh im not sure so I googled it.

    "a term of contempt (1750s) before its use as a general term for "native of New England" (1765); during the American Revolution it became a disparaging British word for all American native or inhabitants. Shortened form Yank in reference to "an American" first recorded 1778. but the most likely source is the Dutch name Janke, meaning “little Jan” or “little John,” a nickname that dates back to the 1680s. Perhaps because it was used as the name of pirates, the name Yankee came to be used as a term of contempt. It was used this way in the 1750s by General James Wolfe, the British general who secured British domination of North America by defeating the French at Quebec. The name may have been applied to New Englanders as an extension of an original use referring to Dutch settlers living along the Hudson River."


    interesting stuff. Also something to do with the song yankee doodle.
    So you were being contemptuous and condescending when you said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    seems a little extreme to me but good to you yanks if that's what you think you need to do.
    ...implying that gun ownership is a bad thing.

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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I wonder how people would feel about putting armed guards in churches. Lots of easy targets, and it seems some people like to shoot up their parking lots so maybe people would appreciate an armed guard watching them as they pray?

    Many churches already have them. Two of the last three churches I attended did. My old home church allows anyone with a CCW to carry.


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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    So you were being contemptuous and condescending when you said:

    ...implying that gun ownership is a bad thing.
    no since as I said its more used as a general slang term for Americans now days (200 years later lol). Just as when you call us Limeys I'm sure Americans aren't implying we still eat limes to avoid scurvy lol.

    As for gun ownership no I don't think its a bad thing however I do think putting armed guards in schools is a little crazy. But like I said not my country so doesn't really affect me.
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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    no since as I said its more used as a general slang term for Americans now days (200 years later lol). Just as when you call us Limeys I'm sure Americans aren't implying we still eat limes to avoid scurvy lol.
    "Limeys" wtf I've never heard that one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    As for gun ownership no I don't think its a bad thing however I do think putting armed guards in schools is a little crazy.
    Well sure, why use taxpayer money to pay for armed guards when the regular adults in that school (parents, faculty, janitors, etc) are willing to bear arms for free? It doesn't make any sense.

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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Arm teachers? Sounds like a really great way for them to get shot when the police show up and mistake them for the shooter.
    Either I'm right or you're wrong.

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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Arm teachers? Sounds like a really great way for them to get shot when the police show up and mistake them for the shooter.
    I don't see how.

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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I don't see how.
    Without an accurate shooter description, the police, upon entering the school and clearing rooms, could mistake a gun-wielding teacher for the gunman. Though, perhaps the benefits outweigh the risks?
    Either I'm right or you're wrong.

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    Re: NRA unveils plan for armed guards in schools it says 'will save lives'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    "Limeys" wtf I've never heard that one.


    Well sure, why use taxpayer money to pay for armed guards when the regular adults in that school (parents, faculty, janitors, etc) are willing to bear arms for free? It doesn't make any sense.

    yeh Limeys is a pretty popular term for us Brits.

    Personally the idea of guns in a school is pretty alien to me! However if you were to require a teacher to carry would they get marksmanship lessons? Crisis control? Would they get "danger pay"?
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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