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My chest SWELLS with Pride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SHOOT1SAM, Sep 3, 2008.

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  1. SHOOT1SAM

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    My 14yo daughter had an impromptu speech assignment today, and the topic was "If I was a piece of sporting equipment, what would I be?"

    She stated that she would be a handgun!! :D :D

    Her reasons were : self-defense, the relaxation of target shooting, and hunting.

    The shirt is tight, as the chest is swollen with pride. :p

    Sam
     
  2. Zedo

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    And the teacher didn't have her expelled? Must be one of them there "radical neo-con" schools . . .
     
  3. W.E.G.

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    I hope you don't go from "swolen" to "crestfallen."

    Your kid gave this speech at a public school?

    Talk of guns in the classroom sounds like just the sort of thing that would be sure to get somebody's panties in a wad these days.
     
  4. VARifleman

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    SHOOT1SAM, good job on raising her right.

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  5. Loomis

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    VARifleman:

    You may have over reacted. How do you know the kid isn't 18 himself?
     
  6. john1911

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    Congrats on the daughter!

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  7. hankdatank1362

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    SHOOT1SAM; congrats on raising a fine young American woman. Tell her I wish her well.
     
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  8. cslinger

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    Good girl. Hooray for freedom. Hooray for parents like you.

    Let me know how the visit with local law enforcement goes.:neener:
     
  9. Duke Junior

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    SHOOT1SAM,congratulations.
    You are bringing your child up right!
    Thanks for sharing the story.
     
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    Good Job Shootisam. It seems entirely too common to me that younger teens often don't think about Guns as anything outside of hunting tools, or in some parts of the country, as things for Police Officers and Criminals. Glad to see that one more has been raised right. Congrats, and if any administrator at the school DOES try giving her a hard time for talking about guns, Give em hell.
     
  11. jmr40

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    I too have raised a daughter, she is 24 now, and she was complimented in the same way when she was younger. I took it as the compliment it was meant to be.
     
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  12. doc2rn

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    Sam congrats! Bravo Zulu, job well done.
     
  13. Zedo

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    On the other hand, when she turns 18, she's legal to purchase and possess a firearm.

    What were you thinking? Speaking of mis-reading . . .

    Let's focus at the discussion at hand -- which would be in-school discussion of guns. Public schools are expelling elementary kids because they draw images of guns, typically "ray guns" or other non-firearms sorts. (Which makes me wonder about kids drawing pictures of glue guns and staple guns . . . :what: . . . )

    Young children in public schools are being expelled for "making pistols out of their fingers/hands."

    There's a free speech clause in the Bill of Rights. It comes first, ahead of RKBA. Our founders and "We The People" understand the principles of Liberty. Free speech, RKBA, freedom from unreasonable search, self-incrimination, habeus corpus . . .

    The government serves the people and derives its powers from the consent of the governed. We The People are not servants of the government.

    It's time for the public schools to start teaching this stuff.

    I signed up for a class, at the UNIVERSITY, upper-division/graduate credit, titled "Civil Rights & Civil Liberties." You think the Second Amendment was discussed? Not just "no" but "hell no." I got upbraided for asking in the seminar that RKBA be addressed.

    "It's not in the syllabus . . . " And the "rationale" for exclusion was a "lack of SCOTUS case law."

    Yeah, well . . . now we have Heller v. Wash. DC. My reading of Scalia's majority decision in Heller is that it's lawful to discuss guns in school . . . to draw pictures of them, to curl your childhood fingers up into a "pistol" and hold off the pre-pubescent "bad guys." -- Second Amendment RKBA, First Amendment free speech . . .

    If I could be a sporting good.
    I think I'd be a gun.
    I'd load myself to SAAMI spec.
    'Cause shootin's just plain fun.

    Berma Shave :D
     
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    thats a good story. i just graduated high school. i loved doing projects that involved the shooting sports. my parents instilled that passion in me and i hope to be able to do the same for my kids one day just the way it sounds like u have done with your daughter
     
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    But what KIND of handgun??? :scrutiny:

    Good for her and good for you.
     
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    Shoot1sam, congrats to your daughter!! She sounds like a good kid!! ;)
     
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    SHOOT1SAM, congratulations on a great daughter...

    And in the spirit of this thread, let me know when she hits 50 years old...:)

    . . .

    Again, S1S, you should feel pride...

    Forrest
     
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  18. SHOOT1SAM

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    Gang,

    Thank you for all of the congratulations. Her wonderful mother & I are very proud of her.

    In answer to some of the uproar, we found ourselves taking SomeKid's comment along the lines of jmr40 (post # 10); we took it as the compliment we're sure he intended it to be. We didn't think of it the other way until reading the posts responding to it.

    That said, it's nice to know that there are so many of us here, looking out for each other and responding the way you all did when you thought the comment was inappropriate. Really, I think this was much ado about nothing; no harm no foul.

    In answer to some of the other questions:

    She is in a Catholic High School, and she did ask her speach teacher if she could consider a handgun a piece of sporting equipment. This actually surprised me because she loves her rifles, and is not into handguns at all.

    As far as what kind of handgun, well, hopefully she'd answer a 10mm.

    Sam
     
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    Priceless.Hopefully a Glock 29,Sam.:)
     
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    Good for her and may God have mercy on her soul. :D 12 years of Catholic school here and let me tell you I was in my third year of college before I started getting a work load equal to my Junior and Senior year of High School. :what: She will be well prepared for college.

    At any rate, so sounds like you have a wonderful daughter who will do well in life. Take care and God bless.

    Chris
     
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    Same experience here, only with 13 years of Catholic school. College was easy.

    And congratulations on her shooting and her presentation. I gave a speech opposing gun control in my freshman English class in high school (99-00), but that was back when "gun" wasn't a vulgarity in schools. My teacher being a gun nut helped, but I didn't find out about that until about 8 years later.
     
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    SHOOT, glad you took it for the intended compliment. Nothing like something over nothing, eh?
     
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    As for the OP, congrats on having a gutsy daughter. My hope is mine will be just as anxious to stand up for what she believes in when the time comes.

    WOW!
     
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    May I join the baying and ki-yi-ing?

    Er, ah, um, it was a Catholic School. :what:

    I wanted to merely observe, but I couldn't resist pointing that out. Hadda laugh at that one. :)

    Raisin' her right, SHOOT1SAM. Yer rightly proud.
     
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