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Brian O'Neill
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Posted: 16 February 2018 at 5:37pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Ours, too...just put the toy in plastic to keep the crumbs off.;-)
And we do have 'plastic on the outside' toy eggs with the chocolate egg inside...but I think kids want a chocolat egg so they can eat the cholcolate, and then go play with a 'real' toy,
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And so they'll put up metal detectors at the school to keep guns out. They'll put up a fence to keep out unwanted visitors. They'll arm the teachers. School are starting to look a lot like prisons. They're going to put the kids in "jail" for America's right to bear arms.


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Over on Reddit, one of the students involved in the shooting is doing an Ask Me Anything thread. When asked if he had one wish on how the politicians would react, he responds:

"To stop letting the NRA control how our government handles gun laws. My friend who is a senior told me he learned in AP Gov class that the NRA is the main reason for some elected officials even being in office, and that was crazy to me."
Seventeen year old kid there.

As I'm reading the thread, it occurs to me that maybe his generation will finally do something about guns.
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`They're going to put the kids in "jail" for America's
right to bear arms`

I often see on American tv shows, houses with wrought
iron window grills and wrought iron grills on the
outside of exterior doors, and i think `Land of the
free, living in their own private little prisons`
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In the "Wild West" sheriffs and town marshalls often posted regulations that forbade guns within town limits. This did not bring about the downfall of American culture in those supposedly more "savage" times.

When did we lose that bit of common sense?

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When the Supreme Court essentially struck that down...it was a big
issue in Chicago and the results have been tragic.
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I was thinking on a broader, more encompssing terms.

Crazy to consider the vicious cycle that gets us here. We need guns to protect ourselves from guns....

I wonder how the "protection" measures against the murdered children? Meanwhile, Rump's solution to this gangrene is to give everybody nose gays.

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It seems to me where things stand just now we have trench lines at "If the FBI performed flawlessly we could have AR-15s, huge ammo clips, whatever available to any adult that wants them" vs. "Let's not have those things around, almost everyone believes they are a responsible owner but things aren't going to work out perfectly."

I watched some of these teens in Florida speaking and am seriously impressed. So that seems hopeful.

This is midgaard, middle earth, to me that means everything is half effed up. I've never felt I should have a gun around other than a rifle in the home when I was in rural Alaska where there were cougars, wolves and moose around (but no grizzlies known on the island I was on). I have wanted a decent knife while spending significant time in inner city Seattle, San Francisco and Vancouver though. Maybe even that's psychological and delusional on my part though.
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Who needs semi-automatic or military grade assault
rifles in civilian life? Nobody!
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Rebecca Jansen
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"Who needs semi-automatic or military grade assault
rifles in civilian life? Nobody!"

I don't think that will change the minds of those people who have a different opinion. They will probably just exclaim back "You just want to take something away from me! To judge me as not responsible when you don't know me... that's not freedom!"

On the positive side I believe there was a poll of NRA members who favored more controls/restrictions by a wide margin, which pretty much means it's down to many of your representatives are being bought and paid for.
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