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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    that sounds like its bordering on paranoia
    Or a side effect of having been a police officer and having seen some crazy ****. I've got a few friends who are cops who are similar.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    that sounds like its bordering on paranoia
    If you've seen the aftermath of a couple of bad home invasions you might think I'm not paranoid enough.


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    I also keep a fire extinguisher next to the bed... is that also paranoia?
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    To show how out of touch I am. I just found out that in Texas we can legally carry a pistol in our cars, as long as it is out of sight. This has been on the books since 2007.-Ha, nobody bothered to call and tell me.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    that sounds like its bordering on paranoia
    No.

    It's called "prudence".

    When the situation comes that you will need a gun, you're going to need it NOW, not "in a little while".

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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Absolutely not. When all public schools start requiring driver's education as they once did then maybe. But gun safety is best left to parents and it is certainly way down on the list of what government schools should be concerned about. Except maybe DC and NY city schools where packing a gun is a requirement.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reality Land View Post
    Absolutely not. When all public schools start requiring driver's education as they once did then maybe. But gun safety is best left to parents and it is certainly way down on the list of what government schools should be concerned about. Except maybe DC and NY city schools where packing a gun is a requirement.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    that sounds like its bordering on paranoia
    Ah yes...
    Crime -is- so bad that we need more and more and more gun control, but NOT so bad that you do not need a gun for self-defense, and if you have one, you're paranoid.

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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    In the past, when I had guns,--I would have neighbors tell me they were glad I had them, cause they didn't want them in their homes. They expected me to protect them, since I was a gun owner already, and doomed to go to Hell. So I had nothing to loose. --I got rid of my guns soon after that.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    In the past, when I had guns,--I would have neighbors tell me they were glad I had them, cause they didn't want them in their homes. They expected me to protect them, since I was a gun owner already, and doomed to go to Hell. So I had nothing to loose. --I got rid of my guns soon after that.

    Did they actually tell you that, or are you engaging in hyperbole to make a point?

    I live in a rural area in the South. Probably over 80% of my neighbors have guns. My preacher got a snubnose revolver as a birthday present from the Deacon board, and brought it to church Sunday morning to show it to the congregation. My church also hosted a concealed-weapons-permit class in the Fellowship building one year to make it convenient for any members who wanted to get their carry permits. Members with permits are allowed to carry on church grounds and into the sanctuary... we take Luke 22:36 rather literally.

    Police response time in my area can be anything from a few minutes to most of an hour, depending on where the nearest cruiser is at the moment. People around here arm themselves first, when they suspect trouble, then call 911.

    My state has castle law and no duty to retreat, "shall issue" CCW and strong self-defense precedents, and anyone not a felon can keep a loaded gun in the glovebox or trunk, locked or unlocked as you please.

    This is what I grew up with, for the most part...it is normal to me. I have lived elsewhere, in other states... it is not an accident that I came back to SC to settle down. Most people around here are polite, friendly and helpful... aside from the nearby Interstate highway, you pretty much have to go into the city to encounter serious criminal activity.

    I'll take it over what I've seen in big cities with draconian gun control anytime, thanks.

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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reality Land View Post
    Absolutely not. When all public schools start requiring driver's education as they once did then maybe. But gun safety is best left to parents and it is certainly way down on the list of what government schools should be concerned about. Except maybe DC and NY city schools where packing a gun is a requirement.
    I see.

    SEX! That has to be taught by professionals. After all, everyone is equipped by nature to have sex and the preservation of the species is just too damn important to be left in the hands of rank amatoooors.

    Guns are just mechanical manufactured things that fling bullets and just anyone can teach a child gun safety. Hell, the kid can pick up a gun and learn how to be safe with it eventually.

    It's kinda rough on his friends, but what the hell, at least they won't die of AIDS.

    Of course. Makes perfect sense....to someone.
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