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THE DANGER OF GUN-FREE SCHOOL ZONES

 
 
Dartagnan
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 12:38 pm
It's funny how whenever someone opens fire on innocent people, it somehow becomes an argument for MORE guns in the community.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 12:57 pm
The perp is a milk-tank-truck driver, and a sportsman who had these rubberized deer bow targets in his yard. He was known as Chuckie in georgetown where he lived with his family. He picked up milk at the dairy farms and Ive never known him to be in the slightest other than just a normal(albeit loud) outdoorsey guy. Id see him at the fire company and Ducks Unlimited dinners and he was well known in the Amish community.

I'm beginning to wonder who becomes the arbiter for ownership of any kind of guns. Ive seen hunters kill pets and then try to exact some retribution for the pet owner being aggreived and now this totally irrational act against a community that only loves and respects peace and to be left alone. The world of violence comes crashing in so that my little home town area is thrust on National TV for something that Im sure we will never live down.

Maybe some kinds of gun controls are warrented. I have to rethink my position as a gun owner . Im somewhat embarrassed that any whacko can own a gun and do something as heinous as this and then others , like me, clueless to the possible damage they can witness, try to make up lame arguments that "if the victims would only own guns, they wouldnt become victims"
That type of thinking just wouldnt work for plain sects (over 400000 people nationwide)


The thing that just occured to me was that the killer here aways spoke in a large voice so that he could be heard anywhere in the firehall. He sort of boomed out just like Om Sig writes, all large bold letters.
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 01:01 pm
dlowan wrote:
farmerman wrote:
WOW- ICAN TALK BIG TOO


Indeed you can, my dear Baldrick, but we all wish you wouldn't.


It would be awful if OSD's awful habits took off.


Would it also be awful if OSD took off? Laughing
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 01:06 pm
farmerman wrote:


The thing that just occured to me was that the killer here aways spoke in a large voice so that he could be heard anywhere in the firehall. He sort of boomed out just like Om Sig writes, all large bold letters.


I am not sure whether you say this tongue in cheek. But, it is a scary thought and one that has not gone unnoticed by myself.
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 01:11 pm
Re OSD: On the other hand, all the bragging and noisy typing may just be his way to compensate for shortcomings in, um, other areas...
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 01:13 pm
Pity and sympathy should abound in any case.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 03:10 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
I think, every child should at least take two in school: one to protect against teachers, the other against other children. (Both could be used against others than.)

Why are there schools, if you can't go there without guns?

From the age of 8,
I took a small framed 2" .38 revolver
with me to school, in Arizona.

I never needed to use it defensively,
but I felt comfortable in having it available
in case it became necessary.

Many schools had rifle or pistol teams
within competitive athletics.
That was the philosophy behind
the US Director of Civilian Marksmanship Program
that was established around World War I.
( Thay were selling war surplus .45 caliber 1911 pistols for $12;
I bought a mint condition M-1 Carbine from them
for $20: very sweet )

Some years ago,
I remember watching Peter Jennings
on the ABC World News Tonight
showing a film clip of
" The School Where Students Must
Bring Guns to School ";
it was a school in the Northwestern USA,
where thay had apparently had some trouble
with the local fauna attacking kids,
on their way to school.
Hence, thay enacted a rule whereby
the students had to bring shoulder weapons
to school, inasmuch as handguns were not
sufficiently powerful to defend them from predatory animals.

I remember a group of wholesome looking,
mostly blonde young students, between ages 8 - 12
telling of how thay go to school,
put their hats on the hatrack,
put their coats on the coatrack,
put their guns in the gunrack,
study arithmetic and geografy
( sadly, thay did not have fonetic spelling )
and at the end of the day,
thay took their stuff and went home,
in an ambience of tranquility.
David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 03:20 pm
dyslexia wrote:
Yes, of course every student should be able to strap on the 44 mag

Well, this can be useful
in protection from large
predatory animals going to n from
school; I don 't favor it
as an anti-personnel weapon
( unless u load with hollowpointed .44 special )
because of its strong tendency to overpenetration.




Quote:

along with his lunch pail then attemd school but, you know,
here in New Mexico it's even illegal to carry firearms into your favorite saloon
on sat night for a round of beers, a few shots of tequila and an argument
over the merits of Chevy Cameros vs Ford Mustangs.
It's a sad world we live in innit?

Yeah; I guess u can point out
that too many guys have gotten killed
in such unarmed disagreements, getting hit
by chairs, or by the floor.
Thay may indeed NEED some defensive firepower
to survive the night, right ?

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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 03:27 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
You're so right, dys. That was really the only thing, I've deeply missed when being on visit there. (Colorado is the same sad situation, isn't it? They have to exercise biathlon in Aspen when they want to duel.)

Next time, America will be glad
to welcome u to Vermont, Walter.
It has never had any gun laws,
and has been America 's safest
( or approximately safest ) state,
with very little crime.

In the alternative,
u can visit the State of Alaska,
which a couple of years ago has
repealed and nullified all of its gun laws,
so that everyone can freely be well armed.
Like Vermont,
it has not experienced trouble with crime
after rejecting gun laws.
David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 03:35 pm
Dartagnan wrote:
Re OSD: On the other hand, all the bragging
and noisy typing may just be his way to compensate for shortcomings in, um, other areas...

What BRAGGING is THIS ??
Bragging about WHAT ?

I have always been a modest n humble fellow;
I take PRIDE in my humility.



Additionally, my keyboard is silent;
quieter than a paradigmatic typewriter.

David
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 03:41 pm
OmsigDAVID,

Your typing shows up on a2k as loud blasts, incredibly annoying loud blasts.

I know you said you do it for those with failing eyesight. I, who have failing eyesight, said that all I have to do to see letters in bigger form is to click on View in my browser to enlarge the type. As it is, you make all suffer visual blasting repeatedly.

I rarely read your posts because of the type.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 03:42 pm
Intrepid wrote:
Maybe they should have machine guns mounted in cases throughout the school. Everybody has an instant opening code to access the weapons. Sounds like a great idea.
Shocked Shocked Shocked

Maybe David should arm himself with some common sense.

I saw a big motorcycle
with a .22 caliber belt fed machinegun,
as a tailgun; looked cool.

I don 't know whether it was functiional.
David



P.S.:
( Intrepid does not sound very intrepid, to me. )
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 03:43 pm
Intrepid wrote:
Maybe they should have machine guns mounted in cases throughout the school. Everybody has an instant opening code to access the weapons. Sounds like a great idea.
Shocked Shocked Shocked

Maybe David should arm himself with some common sense.

I saw a big motorcycle
with a .22 caliber belt fed machinegun,
as a tailgun; looked cool.

I don 't know whether it was functiional.

Machineguns and submachineguns are TONS of fun;
thay really are.

David



P.S.:
( Intrepid does not sound very intrepid, to me. )
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 03:45 pm
Intrepid wrote:
Maybe they should have machine guns mounted in cases throughout the school. Everybody has an instant opening code to access the weapons. Sounds like a great idea.
Shocked Shocked Shocked

Maybe David should arm himself with some common sense.

I saw a big motorcycle
with a .22 caliber belt fed machinegun,
as a tailgun; looked cool.

I don 't know whether it was functiional.

Machineguns and submachineguns are TONS of fun;
thay really are.

David



P.S.:
( Intrepid does not sound very intrepid, to me. )
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 03:46 pm
Intrepid wrote:
Maybe they should have machine guns mounted in cases throughout the school. Everybody has an instant opening code to access the weapons. Sounds like a great idea.
Shocked Shocked Shocked

Maybe David should arm himself with some common sense.

I saw a big motorcycle
with a .22 caliber belt fed machinegun,
as a tailgun; looked cool.

I don 't know whether it was functiional.

Machineguns and submachineguns are TONS of fun;
thay really are.

David



P.S.:
( Intrepid does not sound very intrepid, to me. )
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 03:47 pm
Intrepid wrote:
Maybe they should have machine guns mounted in cases throughout the school. Everybody has an instant opening code to access the weapons. Sounds like a great idea.
Shocked Shocked Shocked

Maybe David should arm himself with some common sense.

I saw a big motorcycle
with a .22 caliber belt fed machinegun,
as a tailgun; looked cool.

I don 't know whether it was functiional.

Machineguns and submachineguns are TONS of fun;
thay really are.

David



P.S.:
( Intrepid does not sound very intrepid, to me. )
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 03:55 pm
Is posting the same foolishness multiple times yet another way to get your point across? It's not working...
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 04:07 pm
I sae Oy me sung david tied to the back of a Ford F-150 4x4, it was really cool except he wouldn't stop yelling.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 04:13 pm
OSD, all we see are these large crayon messages that many of us read like those newspaper clipping ransom notes. You may be a mild fellow, but your typeface is loud. Noone cares about the differences between a typewriter and a keyboard. But your messages are printed like a Brother P-Touch (remember them?).

Oh well, if you have to be told...
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 2 Oct, 2006 04:13 pm
OSD, all we see are these large crayon messages that many of us read like those newspaper clipping ransom notes. You may be a mild fellow, but your typeface is loud. Noone cares about the differences between a typewriter and a keyboard. But your messages are printed like a Brother P-Touch (remember them?).

Oh well, if you have to be told...
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