This is absurd. The technology is getting advanced. In today's market, toy guns are playing a major role. Be it any sports event, cultural event or anything else. Yes these toy guns should be handled with care but they are harmless. These toy guns are replicas of actual Airsoft guns
Really? Toy guns? What a joke. We now have a nation of limp-wristed wimps for males.
The good news is, when all this is over and the Second American Revolution begins, the puzzys in the East and far-West will be totally unarmed and armed real men and women patriots shouldn't have as much trouble restoring the Republic.
Our country began with pioneering and that entailed, hunting, defending against predators, human or animal and it still exists today. To not teach your child defense and hunting skills goes against our very own humanistic survival skills. Does America think we are immune from the forces out there that could throw us right back into the stone age? Teaching a child correctly about weapons is the ONLY answer. We teach them respect, usage, timing, and patience when introduced to guns. Taking away the "toy" does nothing....it is educating the parent so they can pass this down to their children. Try to take away my son's toys...and you will meet the same resistant when you come back and try to take away my "toy"!
Are slingshots included in his ban? He'd better not do any preaching on nasty old David and that weapon of destruction he used on Goliath.
Kids playing with toy guns when playing cowboys and indians, or Army, or Duck Hunt , isn't the problem. People with real guns who use them to commit real crimes are the problem. Teaching kids guns are bad is wrong and for all the wrong reasons. It's the same as saying the SUV is bad not the drunk driver that kill another driver in the car accident.
Pastors good intentions are misguided. Not wishing to be direspsectful to any man of GOD, but he should be going to the prisons and teaching the prisoners that there is evil in this world and that's what caused them to commit a gun crime, and that they need Jesus Christ. Pastor could be visiting his flock at their homes and speaking with the parents about gun safty, not tring to disarm a godly family that may need a gun to protect their lives.
Removing guns or talking down gun ownership is everybit a crime as those who use a firearm in a crime. Consider that if a family went to a meeting and was told they should join a gun buy back program for all the liberal reasons, so they sale their guns, now being disarmed a burglar breaks into their home killing a family member, shouldn't the family of the victom have a good cause to sue whatever group it was that convinced them to give up their weapons, since had they kept their loaded weapon it could have saved their family members life?
Buy back programs are great for law abiding citizens, but it's Wrong Headed Thinking, it's stinking thinking, because it leaves American citizens at the mercy of a gun wheeling criminal or group of dangerous criminals, and that is the real crime.
It's my hope if and when this happens to a family they will file the law suit to try and put a end to these liberal cowardly position of A Gun Buyback program. It's evil in it's reason.
A- Charles Mason: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7G_Z_D_cNE
B- Flash Mobs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0csUi_QEk4
C- Hate Crimes on The Raise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd2IbuN5ym0
D- Muslim terrorist, No link, because I'm sure we know who they are.
Still want to give up your Guns?
Someone needs to bring this to the Pastors attention who is obviously living in a comfortable bubble.
Joel 3:10; Beat Your plowshare into Swords and your pruninghooks into Spears.
Mathew 24:43; Jesus said,"But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. (NOTE) Sounds like protecting life and property, was a good thing to Jesus Christ. Jesus didn't mention anything about turning the orther cheek, while they rob, steal, and kill.
When needed, A gun in your hand is better than a gun in the proverbial lockbox.
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You're sweet TIMERUNNER. Yes, we are in for the fight of our lives here. We need to stick together- and I am so glad Scoop has a perfect "family room" to encourage each other!! :-)
That's good news, patriots such as you and TG are hard to score , so it's good to hear the good news. Remember my friends, we're all still in this fight for American freedom and liberty.
I think he was taking a break. He's been on a little lately. Catching a glimpse of him every now and then :-)
I know, alls cool. and by the way, a couple of weeks ago I was skimming throught the posted comments, seems like a couple weeks ago ?, you were wondering what happened to toongoon. I haven't look around for any postings by him but it just crossed my mind so I thought I'd ask. Not meaning to intrude. But I haven't noticed any new comments, but I miss a lot, times to much.
lol I'm just messing with you. But I have to admit, I'm seeing a lot more references to duck hunting lately.... dang duck hunters lol.
There were praises of Obama's gun control efforts on Commonweal, a conservative Catholic blog today.
Pacifism and non-violence are one thing, but defense of your family when gangstas are being incited to racist hate by the likes of Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton are a whole different matter.
Some of these people do not believe in the death penalty, despite the clear direction in Scripture.
I doubt God wants His church wasting His money in this manner. Win souls not liberal approval.
God commands us to be good stewards with what He has given us. This is foolish.
It's sad that this Pastor has bought into the lies. What a rube.
The liberal disease continues to smear across America.
My generation shot each other with BB guns, fell out of tree houses, and swam in Polio infested canals. We could take our dad's M-1 Garand to school for 'show and tell' and the teacher would know exactly what it was, because he probably carried one in WW2 as well. We stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of class. We lived in houses full of '2nd hand smoke' and watched 'Victory at Sea' on television, when we weren't playing 'Cops and Robbers' outside.
To hear the libs tell it, none of us should have survived. ;-) ;-)
I've got the full series on disc at the Museum. As well as 'The World at War' series by the BBC. ;-)
It would be worth your time. We have some 'politically incorrect' artifacts that you will never see in the history books. ;-) ;-)
We not only have American military artifacts but British, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Middle East artifacts, as well. Our displays are in a constant state of rotation because we have something like 50,000 artifacts, some in storage, and not enough room to display them all at once.
Cool! I've been to the museum sunny! It's awesome! You'd definitely love it (and tinlizzieowner!) :-D Planning on going again hopefully in a couple of months!
Thanks! I was born in Bradenton. We try to get down there at least once a year to see family. Next time we visit, this will definitely be on my to do list.
Click on this link.
We are a very small museum. Created by Vets, almost totally run by Vets, for Vets. We're not a 'War' Museum so to speak but more of a place that documents the service of those who served in wars from the beginning of America, right up to what is going on in the Middle East right now. We have artifacts the big museums only wish they had.
Where is your museum? It sounds like a place I would like to visit one day. I need to add it to my list. :)
I`m Blessed to be counted as a baby boomer. And after we put up our bb guns, on those summer nights, the neighborhood kids got together to go "Knock on Doors and Run" !!!!
We all drove or rode in cars without seat belts, rode bikes with no helmets. We played dodge ball, kick ball, baseball with no batting helmets, and walked to school 2 plus miles in snow up to here without a school bus. You're right. How in the world did we live to tell about it?
These days the morons try to give the kids drugs for being kids.
Hyperactive, short attention spans, screaming cause they don't want this or that, or DO want this or that. There must be something wrong! They need to be given something to HELP them!
*shakes head* Boy I would have been doped up to the gills.
The 18 year old is still up in Indiana with his parents and working in a Burger King.
The 19 year old is down here living with my oldest daughter. He's beginning to get the picture that down here with us, he has 2 options. Get a flunkie job like his younger brother did, or join the military. ;-) He has extensive computer skills and could easily 'fly a Drone' for a living.
I'm glad they graduated :-) I know the core subjects bore mine too- but he's still got to learn them. I'm just glad we can supplement them or find other creative ways on those 'specially hard days!!
I often have to remind myself (when I get frustrated with him) that while I loved learning- I did always want to be elsewhere ;-) Done most of my learning since graduating. He may be one of those types too.
My 2 oldest grandsons (19 & 18), are high school graduates. It was a real struggle to get them to go to school and finally graduate. School bored them to tears and often, the baloney they were being taught at school conflicted with what they were being taught at home. The same situation your son was in, before you dispensed with the school baloney and started home schooling him.
We've got the Victory at Sea DVDs and they are excellent! And yes he has watched them! :-)
I have a hard time (always have) to get him to settle down to do his school work, but I thank God there are other ways of learning. I was the same way. So are so many kids.
Exactly. A boy raised with at least the basic mechanical skills, will always be able to find a job. I had 3 daughters, my girls can change a flat tire if they absolutely have to and can't talk some man into getting all dirty, doing it for them.
My uncle has taught his grandson how to work in his auto shop. He can take the lugnuts off a tire and all kinds of other stuff and he is 5. My nephew's favorite birthday present was different size boards to build with in the backyard. By his reaction, you would have thought he was given gold. People need to let boys be boys and stop treating them like they will break if they fall.
Exactly. My 6 year old grand son is a little power house. He has to have his nose into everything. When his father and I are working on the cars, he has to be right in the middle of everything, saying "what can I do daddy, what can I do?". This goes on until we put a wrench in his hands and point him at something. We could scream at him and send him into the house, so we can get something done but he's going to learn a whole lot more about how mechanical things work in the garage, than he ever will sitting in front of a TV. If the school can't keep his attention, it's not his fault and the days of drugs are never going to happen for him. We'll home school him first, just like you do your very intelligent and inquisitive son. He had access to more real American history in 4 hours at the museum, than he could get in 12 years in the present school system.
And like Texas said above, the Victory at Sea series is available. They are way too 'politically incorrect' to be on TV these days, because they demonstrate what it takes to whip totalitarianism, something this country hasn't had the will to do since Korea. I'm positive you son would find them very interesting.
Oh crap, me too! I was very hyper when I was a kid. (believe me, I have settled down a lot since!) and over imaginative. People don't want to deal with inquisitive and active kids so they drug them. It's pitiful. My son drives me crazy because he's just like me, but at least he's got personality and not a drugged out zombie!!
"Francis says parents would be able to trade their toy guns, swords, or other weapons in for a more “wholesome” toy."
Like what? A couple of 'Ken Dolls'? ;-) ;-)
Okay, I happen to disagree with the people who say that violent video games and whatnot are the cause of these shootings. Back in the 18th century and earlier young kids would be able to go hunt, and some were even eligible for joining the military. It's not what is presented, but how it's presented. If someone showed a video of the slaughtering in Cambodia and said it was good that it happened, then I bet young kids that see it might grow up and attempt a mass shooting. On the other hand, if you show something violent to kids and say why fighting is necessary under certain conditions to fight evil, then there shouldn't be any problem. Immaturity doesn't rest in any certain age, it can be present in adults as well as teens. If a parent never teaches their child right from wrong while the child is in their house, then the kid will be left to learn for themselves. Teach 'em right and teach 'em good, parents!
You are absolutely spot on.
The problem is not the violence per se, but how it is presented. Showing the effects of a gunshot in an authentic way versus trying to romanticize it produces very different results, I believe. It's the difference between The Wild Bunch and John Woo movies.
Growing up in the 50's, right after WW2 all we kids ever did was play war. We heard the stories of our fathers and uncles who served. We (understood) that someday we too would join a branch of the military and protect America. Guns were anything. We actually had woods and hills to play in so we played hard. We parroted what we saw on the tube, the war movies, the cop and robber shows. It was, to us, as normal as walking. I've never committed a crime, although I did have to shoot someone a long time ago. There was no doubt to me that if I didn't, I would've been the one who was taken away by the coroner. That was a either him vrs me, and I choose to live. If you libs think it's easy to take a life, you would be wrong. I later found out that the guy I shot had already killed 4 people over his long criminal life. All of that notwithstanding, I can still, to this day, close my eyes and see his face when he saw me draw him down. I will never outlive that. Don't get me wrong, I know that I did what I had to do, but that still doesn't negate the fact that I took a life. Guns are not for show, they're not for bragging rights, they are a tool to kill. I used that tool to save my life, but, sometimes I still wonder what would've happened if I didn't.
Ditto here. I remember comparing toy soldier sets.
Growing up in East Tennessee, about twenty miles from Alvin Yorks' home, you might say I grew up in a very American atmosphere. I also remember later graduating from pellet rifles and .22s, finally to deer rifles-I kind of skipped toy guns for the most part. The local hardware sold rifles and ammo- I remember being taught how to operate a Marlin .336 right there in the store, being impressed when they showed me a cartridge for it...and then my Dad got a .30-06 cartridge out for comparison purposes. I was impressed, since I was all of seven years old. Up the street a camera shop had a sideline of pistols, right there in a glass case next to the Kodaks. And so on. I spent many, many summer days just like Alvin York, happily prowling the woods with a .22. It seems there were not constant shootings and massacres back then. I wonder why?
I really miss my America. I want it back.
You're a lucky man famous. Alvin York was, and still is a hero. Not a hero in the sense that today's hero's are measured. He was a humble man who found God and was truly disturbed by the thought of having to kill another human being. When God spoke to him on that ridge and comforted his mind, he knew what he had to do and did it. Sgt. York has always been one of my heros, the first time I saw that movie I was very young and was amazed at the impact it had one me. Luckily my dad explained the intent of the movie to me and it made me feel glad to be living in a country that produced such men.
Me Too famous, Me TOO !!! I think it was Gary Cooper who played York in one of my Favorite movies....
That is also one of my favorites! I love when he brings in all the German soldiers. Also the turkey shoot! It has been too long since I have watched it....
I first saw that movie as a young child and a few more times thru the years. Lifelong positive impression of what constitutes a True American Patriot !!! The "Gobble gobble gobble" technique w/the Germans, and the old "Lick the thumb and clean your sights" routine....CLASSIC !!!!
Yes. 'Sergeant Alvin York'. Required watching in junior high. Imagine that!
'Gobble gobble gobble'. Boom, boom, boom. LOL
The damn liberals probably burn all the copies they can find, but York was a great man and a great Christian.