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Discussion in 'In the News' started by Malum Prohibitum, Jan 26, 2007.
http://warwickonline.com/warwickonline/ ... Itemid=174
What is it with some people?
â€œIâ€™d like to ban all guns,â€ Mota-Costa said.
Superintendent Robert Shapiro said he was â€œextremely concernedâ€ about the location of the gun shop.
â€œIf I was superintendent when the store opened near Lippitt I would have fought against that as well,â€ he said.
School Committee Chairman Christopher Friel urged caution.
â€œIf someone is going to bring a gun to school, it doesnâ€™t matter if the gun was purchased across the street or 10 miles away,â€ Friel said.
Atleast there is one person interviewed with a brain..
Some parents are concerned about the schoolâ€™s handling of the matter. Parent Joanne Monroe said her fourth-grade son was told his homework assignment was to write a letter to Avedisian protesting the location of a gun shop near the school.
â€œI find it disturbing he would be forced to write a letter,â€ Monroe said. â€œHeâ€™s in the fourth grade, he doesnâ€™t have an opinion.â€
Let me write that for you son...
That is the kind of thing that ought to get a teacher fired.
My 5th grade daughter would fail that homework assignment. She would write a paper on why her teacher has no right to tell her what to protest and what to support. If she wanted to protest something, she would march in support of the store owner. She loves it when I take her to the range. She knows and respects the rules for safe gun handling, and she doesn't care if people disagree with the idea of a 10 year old girl shooting with her dad.
You got that right!
My child would hate me before they were done with that assignement. It would start out with why the gun shop has every right in the world to be there, why the teacher shouldn't be foisting their opinions on the classroom, and why everyone in the class should picket the school in support of the shop.
They when I called into the school for my child's attitude I'd start rantings about the teaching needing to be fired.
Hopefully I'll find a nice reasonable private school for my child when the time comes. Hopefully one run by a principle and a board that all have GFLs! (I shold probably just wake up now though... )
How utterly ridiculous.
Violence will happen when crazy people intend to do crazy things. How close was the nearest gun shot to Columbine? I am not sure, but I do know that it was not a factor in what happened that day.
That flimsy laminated piece of paper isn't going to protect our kids. Since GFL's aren't allowed to carry in schools, all of the adults are as defenselss as the kids.
My wife is a teacher. Her private school policy is to lock the doors and herd the kids into the closet ..... then wait..... and wait .... wait.
I won't tell you what her instructions are but lets just say RUN is the operative word. Shooting a moving target is alot harder than shooting a passive victim.
Hopefully, the cops will go in immediately and not sit around for hours like they did at Columbine.
In the event of another Colmbine style shooting, it may help to have a few well armed citizens accross the street.
Isn't Hot Shots on Austell right across the street from an Elementary school?
amen to that from all the bobbleheads
Yes, I believe you are correct. I don't recall any mass shootings there either.
My daughter's first grade school was in Smyrna on Spring road (don't remember the name of school). Right next door was a gunshop (which closed about a year ago), and I never once heard anyone panicking over it. *rolls eyes*
Yeah I know it won't help the safety issue, but at least it might help with being reasonable folks running the school instead of the average liberal nut case that thinks guns are the devils tools...
My wife is also a teacher &... well lets just say that the responses that she & I have discussed and those her admin have given differ.
Food for thought?
Gun store next to a school? No problem. They're only selling to legal adults, not kids. The guns aren't going to be USED there. Rarely will one even be seen, uncased. Signs and banners promoting guns in the windows, visible to the kiddies daily? So what? Let the kids know that when they're the right age, if they behave, they can enjoy guns too.
Okay, now let's look at another legal product. Booze. Liquor store opens across the street from a school. Yeah, they are supposed to sell only to 21+ adults. They don't allow public drinking on the sidewalk in front of the place. Sure, there are signs and banners promoting and glorifying alcohol use plastered all over the building, but that's not going to affect the kids. The kids know that alcohol is for adults only, and they'll have no interest in it until they turn 21.
How about a tattoo parlor next to a school? Would any of us object to that?
Okay, what about a head shop/ adult store. Where they sell bongs, little jewelry bags commonly used to distributing crack and meth, rolling papers, and pills that promise to "clean" your urine so that you'll pass any drug test. Oh, and of course they sell sex toys, too. Some of these places have their windows blacked-out so the kids can't check out the goodies while passing-by on a public sidewalk, but other stores of this type have big clear windows with plenty of funky neon lights to attract your eye... so your daughter can plainly see the twice-lifesize rubber phallus hanging on the wall....
Those products are, like firearms, perfectly legal for adults to, well, at least BUY and POSSESS, although possibly some are illegal to USE in this state... Should the school oppose such a business opening in its area?
Why? Because the products are inherently immoral? And guns are not, at least in the opinion of the overwhelming majority of Americans? How else can you distinguish between them? Or would any and all businesses, no matter what their product, be welcome to open up across from a school?
But gunsmoker, if you buy porn or sex toys, drink liquor, stain your body with ink, and smoke your tobacco out of a water pipe the baby jesus will cry.
Gunsmoker, I did not see a single morality argument made in the article. Rather, it was mainly panicky and hysterical safety concerns.
Frankly, I think the kids should have to go over there on field trips.
If free ammo is involved I think I'll need a little remedial education.
Sometimes I miss the mid-eighties. When I was in high school we had a 25 yard range under the gym. The ROTC rifle team practiced there. In fact marksmanship was part of the ROTC curriculum. We shot .22s in class and team competition.
My 5 and 7 year old sons love to go to the ( gun store ) and they behave better than at malmart or kroger
I don't see how this is different from dildoes, drug paraphernalia, and booze.