Gun question for parents
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Mama

Commerce, GA

#1 Dec 16, 2012
I've been reading a lot of parent's comments and complaints about GUNS, but I do have a question for parents.
How many parents of boys have given their child a toy gun, pellet gun, or the likes?
How many of your kids play(ed) cowboy and Indians wearing a little holster and pistol?
How many parents have really looked at the kids' cartoons or what your children are watching on TV?

I rest my case.
Mama

Commerce, GA

#2 Dec 16, 2012
Then, of course, I'm forgetting the super hero weapons.
GaGirl64

Blue Ridge, GA

#3 Dec 16, 2012
I allowed my so to have toys like this and we even bought him a couple of guns but you have to teach the about safty, respect and responsibility of a weapon

Since: Oct 11

not flarda

#4 Dec 16, 2012
I don't think toy guns, bb guns, etc. are the problem. Part of the problem is mommy and daddy letting their kids sit in front of games or movies for hours at a time where violence and killing is glorified, which gradually desensitizes the kids into thinking it's no big deal to take a life.
Bears Way

Hollywood, FL

#5 Dec 16, 2012
Slowpoks Boy wrote:
I don't think toy guns, bb guns, etc. are the problem. Part of the problem is mommy and daddy letting their kids sit in front of games or movies for hours at a time where violence and killing is glorified, which gradually desensitizes the kids into thinking it's no big deal to take a life.
You are absolutely correct. We teach violence as entertainment.
Mama

Commerce, GA

#6 Dec 16, 2012
Slowpoks Boy wrote:
I don't think toy guns, bb guns, etc. are the problem. Part of the problem is mommy and daddy letting their kids sit in front of games or movies for hours at a time where violence and killing is glorified, which gradually desensitizes the kids into thinking it's no big deal to take a life.
Mr. SPoke. I agree with you. Have you watched children's cartoons and shows, lately, or even seen the kids' video games? They are terribly violent. Mix together an unstable mentally ill child, like the murderer in CT, who had no sense of remorse, you might have a killer on your hands.
Georgia Idiots

Commerce, GA

#7 Dec 16, 2012
Mama wrote:
Then, of course, I'm forgetting the super hero weapons.
You forgot the video games these kids play now days.. To me that is where a lot of these ideas comes from... Have you ever watched some kids play these violent games? They get into them so much its as though they are right there. Not in my house that's for sure.

Since: Jul 10

Blue Ridge, GA

#9 Dec 16, 2012
I gave my son at 10 years old, his first gun for xmas. A 20 gauge single shot. Now in his 20's, he has several guns and is a good shot and very well rounded and responsible
Informed Opinion

Bonita Springs, FL

#10 Dec 16, 2012
Slowpoks Boy wrote:
I don't think toy guns, bb guns, etc. are the problem. Part of the problem is mommy and daddy letting their kids sit in front of games or movies for hours at a time where violence and killing is glorified, which gradually desensitizes the kids into thinking it's no big deal to take a life.
Good points, but we have to go further and admit that America is the most violent and aggressive culture on the planet.
We worship violence.
We take pride in bombing, invading and occupying sovereign countries.
Every since our illegal invasion of Mexico to steal their lands, and our invasion and stealing of Native American lands, we have worshipped violence and the violent, while ridiculing and demeaning anyone who encourages peaceful cooperation and tolerance.

We watch and cheer as our drones blast the hell out of people living a world away, and we spend a Trillion Dollars a year buying bigger and bigger guns to make war against nonexistent enemies.

We see bumper sticker bragging that the driver is armed, dangerous, and anxious to kill anyone that messes with him; that his kid can beat up your honor student; and it's hunting season and your particular political opponents are the game.

Hey, I gotta go - before those damn liberals try to pass a law making me buy a gun safe to keep my firearms secure. Real men don't negotiate, compromise, or reach a consensus- we shoot it out till they gotta pry our guns from our cold dead fingers.

Also, I am in a state of shock that any defective kid could believe real men use guns and violence to solve problems.
Unions suck

Dawsonville, GA

#11 Dec 17, 2012
Here is what we do know!
The guns the killer had were all legal.
The Principal and the school physiologist, tried to attack the killer and were both shot.
What if???
Both were required to carry a gun and received training every month? Good chance the gunman would have been stopped in his tracks.
Informed Opinion

Naples, FL

#12 Dec 17, 2012
Unions suck wrote:
Here is what we do know!
The guns the killer had were all legal.
The Principal and the school physiologist, tried to attack the killer and were both shot.
What if???
Both were required to carry a gun and received training every month? Good chance the gunman would have been stopped in his tracks.
I only wish poorly trained civilians, while experiencing adrenaline dumping, minor muscle groups clenching, tunnel vision creating, shock and disbelief, in the confusion and horror of a firefight, could rationally evaluate the ever-changing fog of battle, identify the target, and rapidly place accurate rounds on target in time to prevent or terminate these attacks.

Who knows, maybe they could.
Informed Opinion

Naples, FL

#13 Dec 17, 2012
Gun Safes:

big, heavy, secure, bolted into the concrete floor, combination locked, safes.

Only you have the combination.

Period.

Anything else, and you are simply storing your firearms for the next criminal who needs one.
Unions suck

Dawsonville, GA

#14 Dec 17, 2012
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
I only wish poorly trained civilians, while experiencing adrenaline dumping, minor muscle groups clenching, tunnel vision creating, shock and disbelief, in the confusion and horror of a firefight, could rationally evaluate the ever-changing fog of battle, identify the target, and rapidly place accurate rounds on target in time to prevent or terminate these attacks.
Who knows, maybe they could.
That is the problem with guns, you must stay on top of the training, I take my wife once a month for a couple of hours to shoot.
You cannot just have a gun and think it is going to save you, especially in a panic situation, like you pointed out.
Oh my

Young Harris, GA

#15 Dec 17, 2012
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
Good points, but we have to go further and admit that America is the most violent and aggressive culture on the planet.

We worship violence.

We take pride in bombing, invading and occupying sovereign countries.
Every since our illegal invasion of Mexico to steal their lands, and our invasion and stealing of Native American lands, we have worshipped violence and the violent, while ridiculing and demeaning anyone who encourages peaceful cooperation and tolerance.
We watch and cheer as our drones blast the hell out of people living a world away, and we spend a Trillion Dollars a year buying bigger and bigger guns to make war against nonexistent enemies.
We see bumper sticker bragging that the driver is armed, dangerous, and anxious to kill anyone that messes with him; that his kid can beat up your honor student; and it's hunting season and your particular political opponents are the game.
Hey, I gotta go - before those damn liberals try to pass a law making me buy a gun safe to keep my firearms secure. Real men don't negotiate, compromise, or reach a consensus- we shoot it out till they gotta pry our guns from our cold dead fingers.
Also, I am in a state of shock that any defective kid could believe real men use guns and violence to solve problems.
Yeah, that went over like a fart in church, with a wrinkled nose and politely not mentioning it when most folks just want to giggle and guffaw when it happens.

Must easier to blame the other manifestations of violence and dysfunction that we see everyday, then to address those things that we support with our vote.
citizen

Jefferson, GA

#16 Dec 17, 2012
Unions suck wrote:
Here is what we do know!
The guns the killer had were all legal.
The Principal and the school physiologist, tried to attack the killer and were both shot.
What if???
Both were required to carry a gun and received training every month? Good chance the gunman would have been stopped in his tracks.
Not both but 1 appointed person per building....
Unions suck

Dawsonville, GA

#17 Dec 17, 2012
citizen wrote:
<quoted text>Not both but 1 appointed person per building....
I think every teacher and administrator, in the school should have a side arm and training, every month.
froggy

Dawsonville, GA

#18 Dec 17, 2012
Unions suck wrote:
<quoted text>
That is the problem with guns, you must stay on top of the training, I take my wife once a month for a couple of hours to shoot.
You cannot just have a gun and think it is going to save you, especially in a panic situation, like you pointed out.
I guess that'll work until one day you piss her off.
Bored

Commerce, GA

#19 Dec 17, 2012
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Good points, but we have to go further and admit that America is the most violent and aggressive culture on the planet.
We worship violence.
We take pride in bombing, invading and occupying sovereign countries.
Every since our illegal invasion of Mexico to steal their lands, and our invasion and stealing of Native American lands, we have worshipped violence and the violent, while ridiculing and demeaning anyone who encourages peaceful cooperation and tolerance.
We watch and cheer as our drones blast the hell out of people living a world away, and we spend a Trillion Dollars a year buying bigger and bigger guns to make war against nonexistent enemies.
We see bumper sticker bragging that the driver is armed, dangerous, and anxious to kill anyone that messes with him; that his kid can beat up your honor student; and it's hunting season and your particular political opponents are the game.
Hey, I gotta go - before those damn liberals try to pass a law making me buy a gun safe to keep my firearms secure. Real men don't negotiate, compromise, or reach a consensus- we shoot it out till they gotta pry our guns from our cold dead fingers.
Also, I am in a state of shock that any defective kid could believe real men use guns and violence to solve problems.
Boring.
GaGirl64

Okeechobee, FL

#20 Dec 17, 2012
People, it is the person behind the gun, not the gun itself that kills, I am so tired of our rights to bear arms being put on the spot here. I have a gun and I go target shooting alot. I will not give my gun up. Informed Opinion if you dont like all this then go to a country where you are told what you can and cannot do. I dont ever want to have to live like that
Informed Opinion

Bonita Springs, FL

#21 Dec 17, 2012
Unions suck wrote:
<quoted text>That is the problem with guns, you must stay on top of the training, I take my wife once a month for a couple of hours to shoot.
You cannot just have a gun and think it is going to save you, especially in a panic situation, like you pointed out.
Great post.

Every time I thought I was a great shooter they made us run 200 yards, turned on sirens and overhead red and blues, and made us shoot at moving targets while searching for and using. cover.

Gotta admit, my accuracy was nothing to brag about under those conditions. It was only when I learned that according to John Pike, we expend over 250,000 rounds for every insurgent killed in our recent wars.

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