Guns, Kids, Candy, and Propaganda

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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 10:29 AM
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So I came across a video on YT of a (scientific) study done where someone outs a gun in a classroom to see what kids would do.

Anyway of the statistics that they say a kid is shot 1 time every hr and that something like 7000 kids are injured and 430 something kids are killed with guns I think this is a well..... ahh... Pretty good (scientific) study if I say so myself.

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Meanwhile in another part of reality ... Prescription drugs statistics.

www.cdc.gov...


100 people die from drug overdoses every day in the United States.


My stance on guns is I really don't like them but I am glad I have the ability to get them in case something may arise where I need it.
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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 10:40 AM
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So the answer ladies and gentlemen, is lock up your weapons, away from prying hands. Do not forget to lock the cabinet, drawer, or other storage medium, in which you keep your firearms. It is very simple, not at all hard to do.

Children are inquisitive. If they were not, they would not learn anything. They are GOING to investigate things in a tactile manner, that is the JOB of a child, to learn the physical parameters of the universe in which they live, the better to navigate themselves through it. So the only correct response to kids having accidents with guns, is to never forget to lock them up, ever, for any reason. If you are not capable of doing this extremely simple thing, then simply do not purchase one in the first place.

Rocket science? Nope.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 10:41 AM
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It's pretty sad statistics. But if I lived there. I would get a gun. A decent chain gun would do
. Hope people fight to keep there guns over there despite this, Or you will be cannon fodder like us here!...Defenseless and doomed..I do have a sledgehammer though if this counts...And yes lock them away!!!!!



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 10:45 AM
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What's the point of this? That kids will mess with guns? They couldve taught gun safety instead of tossing a unloaded gun into a group of kids. Propaganda is correct, this video contributes nothing to stats of injured or killed children due to gun owners failing to secure their weapons..


Eta: it's not hard to lock a gun up. I do it every day.
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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 10:53 AM
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Teach your children what gun safety means, and keep your weapons secure.
Thats all you have to do people.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 10:56 AM
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www.breitbart.com...

It was the ploy used by ABC to entice the kids to go over to the firearms.

Propaganda Media at its best.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 11:14 AM
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Another solution is just to maintain a "kid-free" environment, no kids, no problem. Dogs help a lot to ensure a kid-free yard.

ganjoa



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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What do you think about guns that are decorated, say with pink and diamond studs with the "Barbie" logo printed on it? I ask this because I know a girl that had this done recently, and she is a mother. She didn't see the problem with decorating guns like children's toys, and the reason she gave was that she keeps it in a safe. I said fine, but what happens that one day where you forget to lock the safe properly, or you leave the gun somewhere you shouldn't have? What happens that one day where an accident happens, and maybe it got left out or the safe didn't click all the way when you shut it? It only takes that one day, that one time, and if a child sees the word "Barbie" in pink with stupid diamon studded bull crap all over your little gun, they're going to be attracted to it, and they are going to pick it up. Don't you think it raises the chances of an accident happening to a child with a gun that has been customized as such?



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 12:36 PM
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Kids also tend to make everything they get their hands on into guns. At least my 3-year-old does. If it's small and he can hold it easily, it goes "bang, bang!"

If we had a gun, it's not ever where he can see it and always secured.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 01:49 PM
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What if? what if the sun explodes? what if a asteroid hits the planet? Living life for What if is not a life at all. Worrying too much is the quickest way to the grave.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 01:57 PM
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TrueBrit
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Children are inquisitive. If they were not, they would not learn anything. They are GOING to investigate things in a tactile manner, that is the JOB of a child, to learn the physical parameters of the universe in which they live, the better to navigate themselves through it. .


If you are not already some childs father, you need to be. I like the idea of a world of people raised with the above thought process on nurturing children.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 06:26 PM
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That entirely depends ScrufferMcGruffer, on whether or not the lady in question is the sort of person who frequently leaves her keys in the door of the car, or accidentally leaves her front door open when leaving the house!

See, this part depends on your ability as a human being to prevent distractions. Let's look at a possible scenario, that might result in an accident. Dude is sat at a desk in his and his wife's bedroom, cleaning a pistol. Just as he is about to clear the gun away, and place it in the safe, he hears a bloodcurdling scream from downstairs, a howl of pain. He places the gun hurriedly on the desk, and scrambles down the stairs to find his daughter with a wasp sting glowing on the back of her hand. Just as they enter the bathroom so that the father can apply ointments and so on to the injury, a flat bang issues forth from upstairs....

Obviously what's happened here, is that his son has seen the door fail to close, and has gone adventuring, but somehow managed to insert a container of bullets into the gun, and managed to fire it. However, this could have been avoided entirely, if father had been trained to ignore any and all distraction, even the pain of his daughter, when cleaning and correctly storing his weapon. Another way to avoid this kind of mishap, would be to have a lock on the bedroom door, which locks when the door swings shut, on a closer mechanism. Forward planning, training...

Obviously, to be any use for home defense a weapon, whether it be a blade or a gun, it must be within easy reach of the intended user, and ready to use at little more than a moments notice, so obviously a broom cupboard sized weapons supply cupboard would be a) over the top and b) not very effective. But there is nothing stopping people taking decent measures against these things.

If the person you are talking about wants to get involved with modifying her weapon to make it look like it was a freebie with a Barbie doll, then why the hell not? But if she is not going to make damned sure, every time, that her weapon is out of the sight of, and reach of her children, then she should think twice about getting any gun, let alone one with such a garish paint job. If she is responsible enough to have the gun as it is, then I do not see a problem with it. Seems daft to me, but I have testes so I suppose it would!
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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 09:39 PM
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Did no one else catch it.

Those stats include teenagers and are for the whole US.

That would include teenage gang warfare and such like. Of course the numbers are high!

Typical MSM reporting. Why not separate the stats based on say location. Then you would see a pattern emerging.

They make it seem like every case is just an accident.

Can we get hold of the figures to tear them apart.

Seems to be to be typical anti gun lobby crap.

P



posted on Jan, 30 2014 @ 10:37 AM
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Well let me just go ahead and say that she is not the type of person that would be disciplined enough to avoid distractions. She's a redneck idiot actually and her whole mentality is what scares me. You're right though, if it were a respectable person doing this I probably wouldn't have a problem. But because I know how this person is, I know that it's just a ticking time bomb waiting to happen.





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