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Anybody else see the hypocrisy here?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by deen_ad, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    PB&J still OK at Portland elementary school | The Columbian

    So, don't "Gun Free" school zones lull students and parents into a false sense of security?
    And wouldn't teaching gun safety to the students be a better course to help students and parents handle guns and their illegal use?

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  2. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    No, I do not. Completely different issues.
  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Really? OK, let me spell it out for you:
    Putting signs on a school saying it's a "peanut free zone" might cause the students to be lulled into a false sense of security but putting "gun free zone" signs on the same school wouldn't lull the students into a false sense of security?
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  4. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I saw a post on another forum, where some child had died by drowning. A tragedy. The community response was one of banning access to lakes and rivers and,.... no it wasn't. It was one of education, ensuring every child learned water safety and had a chance to learn how to swim.

    From the CDC
    "Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States."

    "From 2005-2009, there were an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day. An additional 347 people died each year from drowning in boating-related incidents.

    About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger.2 For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.

    More than 50% of drowning victims treated in emergency departments (EDs) require hospitalization or transfer for further care (compared with a hospitalization rate of about 6% for all unintentional injuries).1,2 These nonfatal drowning injuries can cause severe brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities such as memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning (e.g., permanent vegetative state)."
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  5. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    They're not exactly serving pistols and ammo at lunch time.
    Nor are the kindergartners and first graders going to whip out their CC should something bad go down.

    I can't quite make that reach.