Skip to comments.Guns To Be Allowed In Playgrounds(IN)
Posted on 06/11/2011 9:28:48 AM PDT by marktwain
INDIANAPOLIS -- Some mothers said Friday they disapprove of a controversial state law that goes into effect July 1, making it legal to carry guns in Indianapolis city parks and playgrounds, which is currently banned by a city ordinance.
The new law generally prohibits local governments from regulating firearms, 6News' Joanna Massee reported.
Mothers who brought their children to Garfield Park told 6News that they disagree with the law.
"Why would you need a gun at the park? You're supposed to come to the park to play with your children," said Eyvonna Hyatt, who has a 3-year-old daughter and a baby on the way. "Kids get shot every day with guns, because they're playing with guns. What are you going to do when you bring your kid to the park and you've got your back turned and your kid takes your gun?"
Tarra Higgs, a mother of three, said she is also opposed to allowing guns in parks and playgrounds.
"If I was to bring my kid to this park, and I (saw) somebody here with a gun, even if they had a permit and it was on their side, I would still probably leave," Higgs said.
The argument in favor of allowing guns in parks and preventing local governments from regulating firearms stems from the Second Amendment.
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You are going to surrender your firearm to the police right away because you are too incompetent to own a firearm.
“Why would you need a gun at the park? You’re supposed to come to the park to play with your children,”
Because somebody else might be coming to the park to play with your kid and he has a “Wiener”!
I’ll bet this law will cut down on the number of “Amber Alerts” in the state though. Fewer missing and dead kids too! The “bad boys” will take their gig somewhere else to play.
Stupid people are so aggravating. A playground is to predatory humans what a water hole is to a lion.
The 2nd amendment is new?
Why should I have to take my gun home before I can even drive through a park?
The anti-2nd ammendment crowd is on the strategic defensive right now. What they are attempting is to construct fire-breaks to limit the where & when of CCW. I call it the "Green Eggs & Ham Campaign". Would you like them in a Park? I would not could not... You get the idea.
It's all a delaying action until the tide turns. Probably waiting on events. They had thought the Gabrielle Giffords thing could be such an event, but they were wrong.
A gun-carrying, 2A person might have well stopped the Gifford’s ordeal. Now in Chicago transit buses are being terrorized by thugs. This Nation has lost her bearing with Hussein in charge. I will shoot the MF that gets near me with that crap.
Don’t take your guns to town, son. Leave your guns at home, Bill.
Don’t take your guns to town.
You might offend a young mother.
I prefer to think of it as a variation of the “Chewbacca Defense” (credit South Park): use an argument that is so nonsensical and irrelevant to the subject at hand that it literally makes the jurors’ heads explode.
Let's see now .....
Your child is in a park, in a state that is part of the united States of America, the which enjoys the liberty and freedom of self protection.
You may as well ask,
"Why would you need a gun
at the park? in the united States of America? You're supposed to come to the park united States of America to play with your children," said Eyvonna Hyatt, who has a 3-year-old daughter and a baby on the way. "Kids get shot every day with guns, because they're playing with guns. What are you going to do when you bring your kid to the park united States of America and you've got your back turned and your kid takes your gun?"
Why aren't you carrying it?
Maybe you're not trustworthy enough to have a child ???
Some mothers don’t realize that criminals could care less about laws. Some mothers are pretty damn stupid.
rp9944: Im in the NRA but I think you should be limited to one gun.
Lazamataz:One gun per hand, maybe, with others concealed all over your body, and taken out of your gun safe with 145 rifles and 199 pistols in it. If you claim to be NRA, then presumably you have some experience shooting. Even passing experience shows you that multiple calibers are meant for different applications. That ALONE means way more than one gun. Also, shotguns, rifles and pistols have completely different uses. More than one gun there, too. I suspect the NRA claim is false. If not, you need some education.
rp9944: I change my mind. Ban real guns but allow everybody to have unlimited waterguns. Im pro life and pro heterosexual marriage and for a USA flat tax. I voted for McCain and support republican Mitt Romney in 2012. Dont ya think obama stinks as president? waterguns do more to deter crime then real guns and im a bona fied NRA member
Admin, subsequent messages make me very convinced this is a targeted troll.
The question is....Would you Hit It................
Yeh, I received one from the troll as well. Call DU, tell them one of their village idiots is missing.
Sounds like a kid, the way he’s posting. Not so much a DU clown.
You mean to tell me they aren’t the same thing?
You see, kids can be educated, and kids grow up.
Impossible with DU clowns.
This is what was sent to mine....
The 2nd amendment gurantees every the right to own a gun and its any type of gun they choose including semiautomatic or even fully automatic. however I think its prudent to limit people to 12 guns per person per year.
Definitely a troll...
In other words, Ms. Higgs doesn't want the police to be anywhere in the park while she is there with her children, completely defenseless. In case of an attack - by a man or by a rabid pitbull, or a mountain lion - she will be protecting her children by screaming, scratching (unlikely) or running away. Or, perhaps, she plans to fumble with her cell phone, calling 911 when every second counts?
That would be logic not of this world. But I bet she votes and forces her ideas onto the innocent people. This is actually one of several known flaws of democracy - clueless people are allowed to influence policy just because they outnumber the competent people.
I guess since I’m in my late 40’s I get 12 x 4. Definitely a moron that doesn’t get it. The amount of guns is not the issue, to have government try to stop it is.
Oops! That should be 12 x 48 as rifles were a Christmas present when I was a toddler.
You too? I advised him to use tap water for practice, but bottled water for self defense. One shouldn’t scrimp on life-saving ammo.
"I didn't see him sneaking up on me. Nice shot, honey."
Too many guns is either a financial or engineering term. It should never be a legal term.
Gee ladies have you ever considered that crazy people tend to pick playgrounds and schools as places to shoot to get their names on the frontpage of the news and maybe just maybe if there was a good guy or gal there armed that maybe 99% of the childrn could be saved because of that one good guy/gal?
What those pinheads fail to understand is that other States allow carry in parks and there doesn’t appear to be this mayhem they claim will kill everyone.
“Because somebody else might be coming to the park to play with your kid and he has a Wiener!