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113. almost as bad as the ATF tackling christian ninjas in GA
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  -Alaska school goes insane - teaches 6th graders to shoot guns donsu  Nov-21-06 11:49 AM   #0 
  - gun safety is responsible, think "abstinence vs sex ed"  melissinha   Nov-21-06 11:59 AM   #1 
  - like sex education in public schools is really working well  donsu   Nov-21-06 12:16 PM   #12 
  - Sex Ed in school is mostly abstinence now - so 'abstinence from  BR_Parkway   Nov-21-06 01:12 PM   #40 
     - Abstinence from Guns?  smirkymonkey   Nov-21-06 04:46 PM   #80 
        - Isn't that what the poster I responded to was advocating? No guns  BR_Parkway   Nov-22-06 07:41 AM   #137 
  - this is absolutely nothing like abstinence vs sex ed  ComerPerro   Nov-21-06 12:58 PM   #28 
  - I thought it was a good analogy.... n/t  PistolSteve   Nov-21-06 01:16 PM   #42 
     - Yes, I thought of the same analogy myself. n/t  I Have A Dream   Nov-22-06 10:03 AM   #143 
  - good analogy! nt  aikoaiko   Nov-22-06 07:57 AM   #138 
  - I think you need to see the context.  hedgehog   Nov-21-06 11:59 AM   #2 
  - you don't need a gun to be in the wilderness  donsu   Nov-21-06 12:18 PM   #13 
     - That may be, but it is clear that these kids are around guns a lot.  hedgehog   Nov-21-06 12:22 PM   #15 
     - ROFL  Mythsaje   Nov-21-06 12:44 PM   #25 
     - I've camped in the wilderness (bears, snakes) and none of us  donsu   Nov-21-06 01:15 PM   #41 
     - You were lucky...  Mythsaje   Nov-21-06 01:25 PM   #51 
     - If your child or relative lived around guns, would you want them to learn safety?  uppityperson   Nov-21-06 11:06 PM   #112 
     - Not in Alaska  michreject   Nov-21-06 07:03 PM   #104 
        - I wasn't aware of that...  Mythsaje   Nov-22-06 01:26 AM   #122 
           - Most do, some don't. Read "Alaskan Bear Tales" for more  uppityperson   Nov-22-06 01:33 AM   #123 
              - I would suggest a minimum of .375 H&H  michreject   Nov-22-06 10:23 AM   #147 
     - You do too if there are bears around  AngryAmish   Nov-21-06 01:17 PM   #44 
     - LOL...  Mythsaje   Nov-21-06 01:26 PM   #52 
     - how much continuous time have you spent in the wilderness...  Jeffersons Ghost   Nov-22-06 10:06 AM   #144 
  - Nonsense  Mythsaje   Nov-21-06 11:59 AM   #3 
  - please explain what makes Alaska different then any other place  donsu   Nov-21-06 12:20 PM   #14 
  - Please, there must be an Alaskan here that can answer with authority!  hedgehog   Nov-21-06 12:26 PM   # 
  - I did...  Mythsaje   Nov-21-06 12:37 PM   #22 
  - This is one  michreject   Nov-21-06 12:44 PM   #23 
  - I took a gun class a few years ago.  CrispyQGirl   Nov-21-06 05:32 PM   #91 
  - Nothing. Which is why this would be a good idea everywhere.  ieoeja   Nov-21-06 12:58 PM   #29 
  - Bingo :)  spoony   Nov-21-06 01:06 PM   #34 
  - I disagree - Alaska is different  PistolSteve   Nov-21-06 01:11 PM   #39 
  - My Grandfather signed the Alaskan Consitution...  PistolSteve   Nov-21-06 01:09 PM   #36 
  - Again, how is this different from most of the rest of the country?  ieoeja   Nov-21-06 01:30 PM   #54 
  - Of course  Mythsaje   Nov-21-06 01:34 PM   #56 
  - PistolSteve, a big thank you to your grandfather....  Blue_In_AK   Nov-22-06 12:28 AM   #118 
  - They haven't reintroduced bears and wolves  Mugu   Nov-21-06 03:26 PM   #66 
  - Well, the wolf thing is probably more  Mythsaje   Nov-21-06 03:29 PM   #67 
  - I don't think they are that different. more kids in the lower 48 should be taught gun safety  aikoaiko   Nov-22-06 08:04 AM   #139 
  - This.  TX-RAT   Nov-22-06 11:20 AM   #151 
  - That's simply not true.  Donald Ian Rankin   Nov-21-06 05:54 PM   #93 
  - Learning safety of any dangerous thing is a good, responsible thing.  uppityperson   Nov-21-06 11:03 PM   #111 
  - I got to use them at camp when I was in 6th grade  Hippo_Tron   Nov-22-06 12:25 AM   #117 
  - Yes, yes...  Mythsaje   Nov-22-06 01:53 AM   #125 
  - snakes should rarely be killed and in a pinch are quite tasty i hear  Jeffersons Ghost   Nov-22-06 10:14 AM   #145 
  - Makes sense to me.  Fierce   Nov-21-06 12:00 PM   #4 
  - Can't say I agree.  cali   Nov-21-06 12:03 PM   #5 
  - Sorry, don't see what the hysteria's about  distantearlywarning   Nov-21-06 12:03 PM   #6 
  - I agree... n/t  phusion   Nov-21-06 12:07 PM   #9 
  - Don't see anything "insane" about it: seems like common sense to me.  T Town Jake   Nov-21-06 12:05 PM   #7 
  - 6th grade was the usual age to take a firearms safety course back home...  dicksteele   Nov-21-06 12:06 PM   #8 
  - Right, in the 6th grade I brought my Pa's gun in for "Show-n-Tell"  Nabia2004   Nov-21-06 03:42 PM   #71 
  - I think that was awful and the teacher and principal should have sent  donsu   Nov-22-06 11:10 AM   #148 
     - I think you are judging people and situations you know little about, based on your experiences.nt  uppityperson   Nov-22-06 07:20 PM   #158 
  - YOU GO DICK... YOUR POST SAYS IT ALL! CHECK HIM OUT FOLKS  Jeffersons Ghost   Nov-22-06 10:19 AM   #146 
  - Not sure about your comments.  madinmaryland   Nov-21-06 12:11 PM   #10 
  - There are two types of people who look at this argument:  PistolSteve   Nov-21-06 12:12 PM   #11 
  - I fired my first gun at age 10  Options Remain   Nov-21-06 12:26 PM   #17 
  - We had riflery at camp when I was 12 years old, and there were no incidents  Hippo_Tron   Nov-22-06 12:29 AM   #119 
     - Great correlation!  Mythsaje   Nov-22-06 01:54 AM   #126 
        - UPJr wanted a gun, pleeeeze? Said no, finally bought a tiny bb gun  uppityperson   Nov-22-06 01:59 AM   #127 
           - Yeah... I was allowed to play with sticks  Mythsaje   Nov-22-06 02:01 AM   #129 
              - invisible guns almost drove me nuts  uppityperson   Nov-22-06 02:06 AM   #130 
                 - I usually made bzzzting noises...  Mythsaje   Nov-22-06 02:27 AM   #131 
  - Very true!  ieoeja   Nov-21-06 01:24 PM   #49 
  - I agree, was raised in ND and MN  recoveringrepublican   Nov-21-06 03:45 PM   #73 
  - I was on Amtrak going through CO right before hunting season  XOKCowboy   Nov-21-06 04:44 PM   #79 
  - Well this city person thinks that this class is a good idea  Hippo_Tron   Nov-22-06 12:31 AM   #120 
  - Okay.  MamaBear   Nov-21-06 12:23 PM   #16 
  - Seems like a very level headed program..  ruiner4u   Nov-21-06 12:27 PM   #18 
  - Hell, I wish we had one of those courses where I'm at!  Fierce   Nov-21-06 12:28 PM   #19 
  - Guns are pretty important in Alaska.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-21-06 12:29 PM   #20 
  - Sounds like a good idea  GDAEx2   Nov-21-06 12:33 PM   #21 
  - We had hunter safety courses offered to middle-schoolers  Sabriel   Nov-21-06 12:44 PM   #24 
  - Most high schools in Chicago had rifle teams in the 50s  AngryAmish   Nov-21-06 01:22 PM   #47 
     - Yep! My dad told me that in his high school in the early fifties in Kansas City...  T Town Jake   Nov-21-06 03:32 PM   #68 
        - Armory at U of I in the late 80s had a rifle range  AngryAmish   Nov-21-06 03:48 PM   #74 
        - That was before gang violence and Columbine style school shootings  pstokely   Nov-22-06 03:00 AM   #132 
           - Which is apropos of.....what, exactly?  T Town Jake   Nov-22-06 07:24 PM   #159 
  - I was taught gun safety and how to shoot at age 12.  Eugene   Nov-21-06 12:49 PM   #26 
  - I learned about guns when I was about that age.  Withywindle   Nov-21-06 12:55 PM   #27 
  - There had better be written parental approval before this "class"...  roamer65   Nov-21-06 12:59 PM   #30 
  - The GunGuys site is a propaganda engine  slackmaster   Nov-21-06 02:26 PM   #62 
  - they are not a 'propaganda engine' they tell and show the truth of  donsu   Nov-22-06 11:14 AM   #149 
  - There shouldn't be a parental "opt out" option for sex education,  bluedogyellowdog   Nov-21-06 05:03 PM   #86 
  - I don't see the problem with this.  Odin2005   Nov-21-06 12:59 PM   #31 
  - I first shot a gun at 12. Many people are killed by bears in Alaska.  patcox2   Nov-21-06 01:01 PM   #32 
  - "many" are killed by bears? how many?  donsu   Nov-21-06 01:17 PM   #43 
     - Here is some information  Dunedain   Nov-21-06 02:13 PM   #58 
  - Great idea!  Book Lover   Nov-21-06 01:03 PM   #33 
  - alot of Alaska is wilderness and kids hunt and gun safety is a good idea  WI_DEM   Nov-21-06 01:08 PM   #35 
  - I'm an Alaskan weighing in here...  Blue_In_AK   Nov-21-06 01:10 PM   #37 
  - What about the urban wilderness?  DemoDemoCratCrat   Nov-21-06 01:10 PM   #38 
  - I strongly support making gun safety training available to all kids  slackmaster   Nov-21-06 02:24 PM   #61 
  - I'm anti weapons in most situations,  Crim_n al   Nov-21-06 01:21 PM   #45 
  - "DU member goes insane; teaches children to use knives."  dicksteele   Nov-21-06 05:17 PM   #89 
  - True, and false. Gun safety classes save lives. Shooting guns in class is a bit much.  Hobarticus   Nov-21-06 01:22 PM   #46 
  - Ah, a crosspost from a ban-more-guns lobby website...  benEzra   Nov-21-06 01:22 PM   #48 
  - INSANE????  warrens   Nov-21-06 01:25 PM   #50 
  - A question for Donsu.  greyhound1966   Nov-21-06 01:29 PM   #53 
  - was born in Wash., D.C. have always been against guns, military, war  donsu   Nov-22-06 11:17 AM   #150 
  - Firearm safety was a required class in the 8th grade here/then.  greyhound1966   Nov-21-06 01:34 PM   #55 
  - This is insane. I thought schools were supposed to be gun free.  Xenotime   Nov-21-06 01:36 PM   #57 
  - "We"? "Types"???  slackmaster   Nov-21-06 02:19 PM   #60 
  - My stepfather taught me to respect and safely handle firearms at age 10  slackmaster   Nov-21-06 02:16 PM   #59 
  - I don't see how this is insane  Ariana Celeste   Nov-21-06 02:31 PM   #63 
  - It was a required class in 7th grade in Idaho, and I believe it still is  jmowreader   Nov-21-06 03:04 PM   #64 
  - I think it's a good idea too, especially since in rural Idaho you  Cleita   Nov-21-06 03:39 PM   #70 
     - I really think it does.  jmowreader   Nov-21-06 04:16 PM   #75 
        - Been over the grade in a travel trailer and it is treacherous.  Cleita   Nov-21-06 04:39 PM   #77 
           - There is a running joke in St. Maries...  jmowreader   Nov-21-06 04:58 PM   #84 
           - You should ride a motorcycle in ID, OR, WA....  XOKCowboy   Nov-21-06 04:59 PM   #85 
  - Why are you all complaining about this? I think it's a great idea!  napi21   Nov-21-06 03:10 PM   #65 
  - As someone who grew up in NYC, and  Book Lover   Nov-21-06 03:43 PM   #72 
  - In Alaska guns are a fashion accessory. Kids in the more remote  Cleita   Nov-21-06 03:36 PM   #69 
  - HOORAY for Tom Milliron! We need more like him  XOKCowboy   Nov-21-06 04:35 PM   #76 
  - If you believe that guns don't kill people  Donald Ian Rankin   Nov-21-06 06:02 PM   #95 
     - Good to know your opinion is in the minority here, Donald  slackmaster   Nov-21-06 06:16 PM   #97 
     - Nor would I, alas.  Donald Ian Rankin   Nov-21-06 06:27 PM   #100 
        - I am not pro-gun  slackmaster   Nov-21-06 06:30 PM   #101 
     - Stuff and nonsense. HYSTERICAL much?  dicksteele   Nov-21-06 06:18 PM   #98 
     - Ah, but a person still pulled the trigger. The person (you) did it.  uppityperson   Nov-21-06 10:43 PM   #108 
     - Because abstinence worked so well for sex education  Hippo_Tron   Nov-22-06 12:38 AM   #121 
     - Young people have bucket loads of hormones encouraging them to "have sex".  Donald Ian Rankin   Nov-22-06 05:31 AM   #133 
        - Alright, you go ahead and change that cultural pressure  Hippo_Tron   Nov-22-06 05:42 AM   #134 
     - Thank God  Mythsaje   Nov-22-06 01:59 AM   #128 
  - I LOVE this idea!  Alfalfa Wolf   Nov-21-06 04:42 PM   #78 
  - I don't see anything wrong with this; I learned to shoot when I was younger than that.  Spider Jerusalem   Nov-21-06 04:53 PM   #81 
  - me too  kineneb   Nov-22-06 11:26 AM   #154 
  - What's the problem with this?  bluedogyellowdog   Nov-21-06 04:54 PM   #82 
  - SexEd is one thing, for schools must find ways to educate pregnant girls  WinkyDink   Nov-21-06 04:55 PM   #83 
  - I'd hope that the sex ed class  scrinmaster   Nov-21-06 05:49 PM   #92 
  - Guns are an environmental hazard for American children  slackmaster   Nov-21-06 06:18 PM   #99 
  - I think it is an excellent idea. I got my first gun for my 9th birthday  karlrschneider   Nov-21-06 05:10 PM   #87 
  - Did he do this?  madmusic   Nov-21-06 05:13 PM   #88 
  - LOL Oh the irony! The DEA should know better  XOKCowboy   Nov-21-06 05:28 PM   #90 
  - Too, too, funny! Was he bleeding on the floor?  madmusic   Nov-21-06 10:18 PM   #105 
  - almost as bad as the ATF tackling christian ninjas in GA  piedmont   Nov-22-06 12:05 AM   #113 
  - I remember that.  madmusic   Nov-22-06 01:49 AM   #124 
  - Hey, nobody messes with Ninjas! Ninjas are totally awesome and flip out and kill people.  Minnesota_Lib   Nov-22-06 07:46 PM   #161 
  - LMFAO... that is hilarious  walldude   Nov-22-06 12:23 AM   #115 
  - "I'm the only one in this room professional enough..."  benEzra   Nov-22-06 07:33 AM   #136 
  - The best part is that he wanted another gun  spoony   Nov-22-06 08:19 AM   #141 
  - Learning is good.  MUSTANG_2004   Nov-21-06 06:00 PM   #94 
  - At least half of my 6th graders take a  LWolf   Nov-21-06 06:10 PM   #96 
  - I took a gun safety class when I was about 10  geniph   Nov-21-06 06:48 PM   #102 
  - I remember training for marksman  slaveplanet   Nov-21-06 06:56 PM   #103 
  - Sounds about the age I learned to shoot  RGBolen   Nov-21-06 10:22 PM   #106 
  - Actually I See No Problem With This Whatsoever.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Nov-21-06 10:24 PM   #107 
  - Sounds like a good idea to me  Redneck Socialist   Nov-21-06 10:55 PM   #109 
  - Students have access to guns, teaching them safety is good. Former AK resident here  uppityperson   Nov-21-06 10:55 PM   #110 
  - Sounds great. Practical, useful knowledge that may prevent injuries.  piedmont   Nov-22-06 12:14 AM   #114 
  - I shot guns at camp when I was 12 years old, riflery was an activity, and I'm 19  Hippo_Tron   Nov-22-06 12:24 AM   #116 
  - ZOMG! THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!!!1!!1  REP   Nov-22-06 07:31 AM   #135 
  - I just noticed that this was snipped from the "gunguys" == they are anti-intellectual freaks.  aikoaiko   Nov-22-06 08:07 AM   #140 
  - LOL what a silly thing to say  donsu   Nov-22-06 11:22 AM   #152 
  - dad first began teaching me gun safety at that age... let's get rid of some more rights...  Jeffersons Ghost   Nov-22-06 09:59 AM   #142 
  - I was doing target shooting when I was 10.  Javaman   Nov-22-06 11:24 AM   #153 
  - guyguys = gun control AstroTurf organization  davepc   Nov-22-06 11:40 AM   #155 
  - Not insane at all. My school had an NRA rifle club.  Katzenjammer   Nov-22-06 11:46 AM   #156 
  - So? A lot of schools used to have shooting teams.  JHB   Nov-22-06 11:49 AM   #157 
  - All you folks should have seen the FITS pitched  northofdenali   Nov-22-06 07:33 PM   #160 
     - UPjr, 2 1/2, standing on a box with a stick (in AK)  uppityperson   Nov-22-06 08:46 PM   #162 
 

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