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Even when guns are not used, guns are responsible

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by skidmark, Oct 18, 2006.

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  1. skidmark

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    "It was blunt-force trauma and sharp-instrument lacerations...." does not stop Kathleen Hoffman, deputy director of the Association of Social Work Boards, from saying "It's like a state trooper stopping somebody for speeding. Ninety-nine percent of the time it's fine. But there's always that chance that somebody has a gun."

    :what::cuss: :fire: :banghead: :barf: :eek:

    Now guns are responsible for killing someone, even though no gun appears to have been present. The Association for Social Work Boards can be reached at www.aswb.org.

    Association of Social Work Boards
    400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B
    Culpeper, VA 22701
    (800) 225-6880 toll free
    (540) 829-6880 phone
    (540) 829-0142 fax

    According to their website

    edited 10/18 @ 3:25 PM to add address & phone #
     
  2. Axman

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    She should have phrased it this way...

     
  3. skidmark

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    Axman wrote:
     
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    Does she have an email?
     
  5. skidmark

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    Needed to do a Google search, as ASWB does not list contact info on their website.

    Contact: Kathleen Hoffman, (800) 225-6880, Ext. 3006, khoffman@
    aswb.org

    stay safe.

    skidmark
     
  6. grimjaw

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    At least 50% of the time I'd get stopped there's a (legally carried) weapon. It should have been:

    jm
     
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    Social Workers should not be making Home visits alone nor should their office not know their wearabouts when they are out on home visits. Scheduled checkins should be a normal action.
     
  8. Eleven Mike

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    Thank you Mr. Grimjaw.

    She obviously didn't blame guns, but she did participate in the unfortunate confusion that having a gun is a bad thing that indicates criminal tendencies.
     
  9. Wiley

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    Even better, she should have kept her mouth shut.

    What's the quote? People may think you an idiot, don't open your mouth and prove them right.
     
  10. Erebus

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    Totally agree and am surprised that this could happen. I would have though they would have already had procedures and rules in place to prevent someone going somewhere like this and no one knowing.

    I think she was refering to the law of averages that eventually someone is going to encounter this kind of thing. Probably made the comment on the fly and the analogy made sence to her at the time. I doubt it's an attack on gun ownership. I think the message she meant to convey was more like "Ninety-nine percent of the time it's fine. But there's always that chance that somebody has malicious intent and the means to act on it." She chose her words poorly and fed the stereotype.

    I don't think calling her out on the carpet is in order. In fact I think it may be quite counter productive.
     
  11. Eleven Mike

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    What he said.
     
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