Another Anti post


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Rimmer
September 19, 2004, 10:07 PM
I was thinking about the other thread here at dinner tonight and it prompted the following.

It started out as a friendly discussion with my long time friend and Anti-gun buddy and ended up with a confrontation between him, his wife and myself. The “for the sake of the children” theme kept repeating itself and I finally had a moment to regroup and hit them with the following…

“In the average household you’ll find gasoline in the garage, nail polish remover in the bathroom and a can of paint or two in the basement and were not even going to mention the Drano, propane tank, lighter fluid or the drawer full of Steak Knives in the kitchen. God forbid your 3 yr old chews on your turn of the century windowsill with lead paint on it and please do keep your child’s feet away from the lawn mower when running.

Lets not forget about what’s in your refrigerator, a child’s diet can’t be overlooked. This single issue will continue to cost us much more than any single malady. From childhood depression to adult health concerns and all the medical costs associated with them.

I’ll be the first to agree there are numerous objects in and around the house that will do serious harm to any child if left unattended or uneducated of their dangers. Please don’t assume that a firearm on the premises is any more or less of a hazard”.

Or words to that effect, anyway, I made my point I guess cause they both needed another drink and the discussion seemed to turn my way. I don’t know that they’ll ever own a firearm but at least they have a better understanding of gun ownership and the self imposed safety issues that comes with it. I do know that the media, from movies to anti-lies have given so many the wrong impressions of who we are and what we want.

Ah well, one person at a time I guess….

<rant off>

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Mulliga
September 19, 2004, 10:27 PM
Probably been posted here before, but I was reading this article today and I found it interesting.

http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/ayoob68.html

"Don't childproof your guns, gunproof your children."

Nightfa11
September 19, 2004, 10:50 PM
As I said before, I grew up around guns. I'm not sure if they were secure or not, I don't really remember. I knew all about them and not to touch when dad wasn't around. They were never really anything I even cared about. Much to my dad's consternation, I wasn't interested in guns. Not until I had a kid of my own did I take up the hobby :)

Denver
September 19, 2004, 10:57 PM
'Asked a mother or two if they would be willing to post a sign in the window of their home that says something to the effect of,

"There are no guns on these premises. Criminals go away or we will call the police."

The answer has invariably been a resounding,"No! that would be foolish!" (Demonstrating that common sense still lurks in places where it was once thought to be extinct!)

Would it make sense to say your good-hearted neighbor's gun keeps YOU (the gun-loather) safer because criminals don't know YOU don't have it? Hence, your children are safer.

(My apologies and thanks to Oleg. I'm certain I stole the material from his wonderful site!)

I've seen the lights come on in every case. 'Even took one to the range! Had another instruct her teenage boys to save their money and buy guns for the defense of the homestead! She was disappointed when I had to tell her that they would have to wait until they were 21! Why she wouldn't get one or two for herself, I don't know, but at least her heart is heading in the right direction!

Standing Wolf
September 19, 2004, 11:12 PM
People who care about their children teach them to stand up against criminals, terrorists, and tyrants.

Tharg
September 20, 2004, 04:13 AM
OMG that ayoob article is powerful - of course - most of the stuff i've read from him is....

That argument is great btw... the posting of the sign ... that says come get me...

heh

have to remember that one.

J/Tharg!

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