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School officials deeply troubled over guns appearing ON SIGNS BANNING GUNS
http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 02/06/2014 | Eric Owens

Posted on 02/06/2014 4:33:57 AM PST by massmike

Administrators at a school in the South Suburbs of Chicago are up in arms over a state law (House Bill 0183) that requires schools to post small signs announcing that guns cannot be carried in schools.

The new law relates to a new concealed-carry license law, reports the SouthtownStar, a suburban newspaper. Schools in Illinois did not allow guns previously. Now, though, schools — and churches, government agencies, liquor stores and certain other organizations — must post 4-by-6-inch stickers as visible reminders that guns are forbidden on premises.

Many schools in the Chicago area — and, presumably, other parts of the state — have already posted the small stickers in compliance with state law. Others expect to post them over the next couple weeks.

Some school officials aren’t happy about the stickers because they contain a very basic image of a gun.

“It is bothersome to have to post a sticker of a gun that says, ‘Hey, folks, leave your guns at home,’” Theresa Nolan, principal of Tinley Park High School, told the SouthtownStar.

Nolan stressed that she is very concerned with “safety and security” and concerned that, somehow, someone could wrongly interpret an image of a gun emblazoned with the universal sign for prohibiting something.

“I think the general public will be alarmed by it and wonder if people have been allowed to bring guns to school in the past,” Nolan also fretted.

She said she would prefer “something more subtle.”

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns

1 posted on 02/06/2014 4:33:57 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

Of course they should be concerned. The sign effectively means “come on in - everyone is UNARMED here.” (Of course the signs are not always 100% correct.)


2 posted on 02/06/2014 4:40:05 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: missnry; massmike

Maybe they’re upset because the necessity of picture-signs reveals that the schools are overwhelmingly failing to teach people to read. Voters might say, “What are we giving them all this money for, then?”


3 posted on 02/06/2014 4:50:26 AM PST by Tax-chick ("The right" is a gelatinous mass of contradiction.)
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To: Tax-chick

Zero tolerance policies dictate that even images of guns are banned. So therefore they will be violating their policy in following the law....


4 posted on 02/06/2014 4:53:43 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: massmike
She said she would prefer "something more subtle".

Sure, lady, how's this?

5 posted on 02/06/2014 4:53:45 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: logic101.net

You have to be a tenured government employee with an extremely powerful union to understand this stuff, I guess.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 4:56:16 AM PST by Tax-chick ("The right" is a gelatinous mass of contradiction.)
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To: massmike

Ms. Nolan, get you a** back to work, and get your desk cleaned up.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 5:02:10 AM PST by healy61
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To: massmike

morons


8 posted on 02/06/2014 5:04:05 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: massmike
must post 4-by-6-inch stickers as visible reminders that guns are forbidden on premises

I wonder who's printing company got that contract......

9 posted on 02/06/2014 5:06:04 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: KSCITYBOY
That's what's teaching the next generation!

We're doomed!

10 posted on 02/06/2014 5:07:01 AM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: massmike

Oh!! The rank horror of it!!! A picture of a gun!!!!
Save us! Save us!!!


11 posted on 02/06/2014 5:08:37 AM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: massmike
She said she would prefer “something more subtle.”

How about a potato chip or Pop-Tart chewed into the shape of a gun? That's enough to get a student expelled so it should be enough for the general public.

12 posted on 02/06/2014 5:09:48 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: massmike

Liberals and guns...it’s just like my wife, who sees a picture of a spider and recoils in horror the same way she does when she sees a real spider!


13 posted on 02/06/2014 5:22:58 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: massmike

I can’t even describe how much I hate these people.


14 posted on 02/06/2014 5:23:40 AM PST by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: lgjhn23

Do you think their history classes talk about WW I, WW II, etc? Are there any comprehensive films or texts on these wars that do not include images of soldiers with firearms? For crying out loud, do they have any idea how much they are making their students want a gun? They are making firearms out to be this ultimate bogeyman, these terrible things. You just know at least half those kids want to get a hold of one and see what all the fuss is about.


15 posted on 02/06/2014 5:44:42 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: massmike

Guns don’t appear on the signs. Pictures of guns appear on the signs.

Remember, public schools are the places where kids are expelled for eating a pop tart which in someone’s demented mind “resembles” a gun.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 5:51:30 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: massmike
This is getting out of hand.

I took a basic pistol defense class yesterday. I grew up in NY and it has taken me a long while to get over my fear of guns after 24 years being completely propagandized that somehow guns just randomly kill people all the time.

Even though I was completely rationally as pro second amendment as someone could be and as far from a leftist tool as you could be--it is very hard to reduce this irrational fear that is instilled in you from years of brainwashing.

My point, though, is the instructor and I were talking yesterday and I was kind of explaining to her that getting comfortable around guns has been a long road for me.

She told me she has women come in from the Northeast and someone they know had been robbed or maybe their house was robbed so they have decided to arm themselves.

She said they come in with multiple locks on the gun case, locks on the ammo case...petrified. She said often times she just has to start the class by making them sit and hold the gun while she talks to try and just get them beyond the hysterical level of fear they are at.

17 posted on 02/06/2014 6:01:45 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: massmike
“It is bothersome to have to post a sticker of a gun that says, ‘Hey, folks, leave your guns at home,’” Theresa Nolan, principal of Tinley Park High School, told the SouthtownStar.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 6:16:33 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: logic101.net

Hopefully, this will have the same effect on them as putting a portable hole in a bag of holding.... :)


19 posted on 02/06/2014 6:17:31 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: riri

If someone has that much fear of a gun, I sure wouldn’t want to put a loaded one in their hands until they were over it.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 6:20:19 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: massmike

I wonder if we should be troubled over the retards (no offense to those with trisomy 21) running our school systems?


21 posted on 02/06/2014 6:22:04 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: massmike
Okay, I'm taking bets on how long before it's illegal to say "boom" or "bang." The over/under is five years.
22 posted on 02/06/2014 6:50:01 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Mich Patriot

Related to my post above...if they DO outlaw the word “bang”, anyone talking about Sandra Fluke had better be careful.


23 posted on 02/06/2014 6:52:17 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: massmike
It is bothersome to have to post a sticker of a gun that says, ‘Hey, folks, leave your guns at home,’


24 posted on 02/06/2014 6:54:23 AM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: massmike
This is what she's worried about. She's an idiot!


25 posted on 02/06/2014 7:06:09 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: MrB
"Hopefully, this will have the same effect on them as putting a portable hole in a bag of holding.... :)"

I understand the reference you are making, but I think it is fair to say that 99.9% of FReepers have had absolutely NO exposure to the source of that information, FRiend...lol.

That being said, I agree wholeheartedly. I would suggest utilizing feeblemind on these individuals, but it would prove ineffective...;-)

26 posted on 02/06/2014 7:49:26 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Nothing does more damage to the left than an honest election.")
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

You think only .1% of FReepers would get that?

I was thinking at least > 10%...


27 posted on 02/06/2014 7:54:59 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
Exactly. That's why she makes them just hold it --empty--for a while. I guess to prove it's an inanimate object, a tool.

Propaganda is powerful. Especially when introduced early and repeated over and over and over again.

Why do you think the "war on women" is so successful? It defies all logic, reason and evidence yet they've got leftist indoctrinated women foaming at the mouth and marching in lock step.

28 posted on 02/06/2014 8:12:31 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: massmike

You can’t make stuff like this up.


29 posted on 02/06/2014 8:26:57 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Explain again, why don't you need to fill out form 4473 to buy a pressure cooker?)
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To: BenLurkin

Guns, medical marijuana collide in Illinois rules http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140209674


30 posted on 02/06/2014 8:45:11 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: riri

I grew up in California and never shot a gun until 5 years ago when my son took me out to New River to shoot when I turned 55. I was terrified of handguns until then. Since then, we’ve acquired 2 handguns, a shotgun, and a rifle, which we unfortunately lost in a “tragic boating accident” recently. My point is....with education and exposure, this irrational fear can be overcome.


31 posted on 02/19/2014 3:57:40 PM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: riri

I forgot to mention that I’m a woman....aka Mrs. Prince of Space. My husband was pretty much a gun neophyte as well though, since he was a lifelong Californian too. We’d never leave Arizona to move back to California, however, mainly because of their draconian gun laws.


32 posted on 02/19/2014 4:02:02 PM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: Prince of Space
I agree. I am getting there.

It was not that I was ever scared of the gun itself. I was more afraid of me with the gun, if that makes sense.

But you really just need to take all that anti-gun propaganda in your mind out and replace it with gun rules, respect for the gun as a tool (deadly tool), muscle memory etc.

33 posted on 02/19/2014 7:35:56 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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