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Mods: My apologies if this isn't the right forum.

On to the letter to the editor: I'm not sure if this is real or if this is one of our guys using hyperbole to make a point, but I thought I'd share it.

Guns, teachers, and self-defense - The Boston Globe

I AM a math teacher at Brockton High School, the site of a school shooting earlier this month.

Current school security procedures lock down school populations in the event of armed assault. Some advocate abandoning this practice as it holds everyone in place, allowing a shooter easily to find victims.

An alternative to lockdown is immediate exodus via announcement. Although this removes potential hostages and makes it nearly impossible for the shooter to acquire preselected targets, it unfairly rewards resourceful children who move to safety off-site more shrewdly and efficiently than others.

Schools should level playing fields, not intrinsically reward those more resourceful. A level barrel is fair to all fish.

Some propose overturning laws that made schools gun-free zones even for teachers who may be licensed to securely carry concealed firearms elsewhere. They argue that barring licensed-carry only ensures a defenseless, target-rich environment.

But as a progressive, I would sooner lay my child to rest than succumb to the belief that the use of a gun for self-defense is somehow not in itself a gun crime.

DOUG VAN GORDER
Quincy
Edited to add: Yeah, it's a letter to the editor, not an editorial. Sorry, but I can't change the title of the thread.
 

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But as a progressive, I would sooner lay my child to rest than succumb to the belief that the use of a gun for self-defense is somehow not in itself a gun crime.
For a "progressive" thats about the most selfish,ill mannered,clueless and barbarian statement I've ever heard. That man needs to be fixed so that he cant breed.:scruntiny:

He would rather lay his child to rest, than to understand the truth.

Brilliant. Absolutley Brilliant.:rant:

My dog is more "progressive" than that fool.
 

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"ANTIs"

:rant: I have have discussions with people that have basically stated the same thing.:gah:

They went off on me when they saw that I was OCing. They were rude and disrespectful.:argue:

One of the statements that this person made was that they could never see anytime when having and using a weapon would be justified!:dead:
 

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Cool, Sign him up as a volunteer "Human Shield" at any and all "Gun Free Zones".

Edited to add - Just make sure he signs that liability waiver and a DNR.
 

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This has to be satire!!! :rant:

If it's not , the phrase "to stupid to be allowed to live" comes to mind.
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Notice that he said "I'd rather lay my child to rest......." rather than saying he'd lay down his own life for the safety of his child. Brave man, that. He should be emasculated with a pair of dull pinking shears.
 

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From some one who has "laid a child to rest":
I would be happy to let this "progressive" be the test piggy for the pacifist Vs. the pissed off parent (wont even use a gun) - Kid needs a new dad since he obviously doesn't have one now, I have an extra room at my house.
 

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Notice that he said "I'd rather lay my child to rest......." rather than saying he'd lay down his own life for the safety of his child. Brave man, that. He should be emasculated with a pair of dull pinking shears.
I picked up on that also.
 

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It is often difficult for one who reasons sanely to understand the progressive thought pattern; or stated in another way, You just can not fix stupid.
 

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From some one who has "laid a child to rest":
I would be happy to let this "progressive" be the test piggy for the pacifist Vs. the pissed off parent (wont even use a gun) - Kid needs a new dad since he obviously doesn't have one now, I have an extra room at my house.
Amen!
 

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I think it was established as satire in another thread. :yup:
Funny. Before I posted this, I searched for the guy's last name and the name of the HS. You'd think that would find it if it was previously posted. Teach me something--what should I have looked under?

HotGuns--Thanks for the assist.
 

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This is Satire. Another blog site I frequent had more of this guy's letters linked that were pro-gun and pro SD. It was written to proove a point, and well done at that.
 

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He's obviously not a dad. I was always taught you'd walk through the gates of hell with a smile on your face if it keeps your loved ones safe.:twak:
 

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This goes to show why anyone who calls them self a "progressive" should not be trusted in any position of authority! They do not have what it takes to be a leader. God help our country and protect us from progressives!

What an idiot!
 

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I love the part about more resourceful kids having an advantage in escape and evasion, and it shouldn't be allowed because the playing field needs to be equal. GENIUS satire.
 

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Brilliant.............

I love the part about more resourceful kids having an advantage in escape and evasion, and it shouldn't be allowed because the playing field needs to be equal. GENIUS satire.
+1.....The writer is, undoubtedly, a certified CC person, playing on the preposterous idiocy of effete, elitist, 'progressive/liberal', 'hip' mentality. Lol!
 

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This is Satire. Another blog site I frequent had more of this guy's letters linked that were pro-gun and pro SD. It was written to proove a point, and well done at that.
I, for one, was taken in by the satire. But the pity is that the reason I was taken in is because the whole statement was not surprising. Many "progressives" (isn't it ironic that those of us who are conservative don't mind being labled as such, but that a lot of liberals are embarrassed to the extent that they have to hide behind multiple lables?) do seem to have a similar mind set. Sacrifice someone else for their cause, but leave them alone; Make everyone but themselves subject to the new healthcare plan; ad nauseum.

So, while article was, in fact, satire, there is a certain ring of truth to it. Mores the pity.
 
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