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GRAV - anti-violence education means anti-gun propaganda.

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posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 06:16 PM
At school today, we were shown a video about this GRAV program. Its supposed to be anti-violence and to teach kids to not fight. However, ithad many fake numbers such as "A gun in the home is 43 times more likely to kill a family member than an intruder" and "Gunshot wounds are the leading cause of death in boys," in addition to other stuff about gun ownership and how bad guns were. I know these are not true. It also showed Hitler and Nazis immediately after pictures of shootings and robberies, as if to associate the guns and Nazis. I think all violence is bad unless its justified. However, I dont think that ALL violence is bad. The video made self defense sound wrong, and that using guns for it is even worse. It seemes a lot like the Two Minutes Hate from the book 1984, except this was directed against guns and their owners, and lasted 15 minutes. It's a sad thing, because it was forced on us by our public school and most kids thought self defense and guns were wrong, the other students actually watched the video, probably because of the blood and gore. Also, why should a school be showing 14 year olds this stuff? Should they really show videos of store robberies and shootings, or pictures of peaten people? It makes me sick, that our government is trying to make its citizens think this way.
Why would the government influence children?! They have a right to believe whatever they want, and its up to them to decide, what they want to think. I have no problem at all if some kid thinks guns are evil. But to have the government make them think that?

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 09:33 PM
DanD9, good evening.

Keep your thinking hat on and don't let others dictate what you think or feel. The most important thing you can do as you go through life is to make your own decisions. You are the only one responsible for your actions.

Governments are greedy entities. They do not want to be put in the position of having to be answerable to the people. It is a constant "war" or game of keeping the people under their thumbs. Firearms in the hands of civilians is seen by most governments as a dangerous thing.

Many governments throughout the world have succeeded in disarming their populace, and convincing that populace that people who have, keep and cherish the right to keep and bear arms are lunatics. See many of the anti-gun biased threads here.

Funnily, many of the people on this forum who bash on pro-gun people aren't even US Citizens. They simply have a one way view of the way the world should be and if you do not fit that view then you are obviously a moron, a nitwit, or worse, in their eyes. Their use of lopsided logic is relatively easy to either see through or refute.

My salute to you for keeping your own head about you and thinking your own thoughts.

Take care.

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