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Caddo sheriff offers gun class for kids (LA)
goerie.com ^ | 9 December, 2012 | AP

Posted on 12/10/2012 5:53:39 AM PST by marktwain

The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is offering a gun safety class for children 8 to 12 years old.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; caddo; children; pa
American Gun Culture at work.
1 posted on 12/10/2012 5:53:43 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain; Admin Moderator
I believe you meant LA rather than PA in your parenthetical addition to the headline. Moderator, can you fix?
2 posted on 12/10/2012 5:58:28 AM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: marktwain

3 posted on 12/10/2012 6:07:47 AM PST by marktwain
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To: lightman

You are correct, and beat me to the request for correction. Thank you for the assistance.


4 posted on 12/10/2012 6:08:49 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

>> American Gun Culture at work.

And that’s a bad thing? Better they learns to hold deys Glocks sideways from deys 11 YO brother?


5 posted on 12/10/2012 6:14:16 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: lightman

It wouldn’t surprise me if it was in PA too. We like to cling to our guns as much as our religion in Pennsylvania.


6 posted on 12/10/2012 6:16:02 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: marktwain

I personally think this is a really good idea. The kids I’ve seen that are in organized programs (’air rifle’ shooting, skeet/sporting clays, etc.) that teach and promote safety seem to do very well & take the subject seriously. We grew up in a house with lots of guns since dad was an avid hunter and learned safety from him .... my brother passed it on to his girls, but they also took the hunter safety class when they started gun hunting (they’d been climbing in a bow stand with their dad to observe since they were about 8!). The girls (11 & 12 at the time) were really proud that they had passed their tests & having an ‘official’ instructor made an impression. Instead of trying to keep guns away from citizens who have every right to have gun(s), being proactive in teaching kids safety is a much better solution - I’m sure it will make a difference with these kids.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 6:20:04 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: marktwain

My dad taught me how to shoot when I was about 8 or 9 in Missippi. I target practiced with a pellet gun first and graduated to a 22 rifle and got to be an excellent shot. I got a 610 for Christmas but I always liked my 22 rifle.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 6:20:38 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: marktwain

Kids aren’t stupid. You can either kid-proof your guns or gun-proof your kids.
I always found the later worked for us. How you teach firearms safety basically depends on the demeanor, maturity, and personality of each kid. Both of mine were taught at an early age that it’s not like what they were seeing on TV. After they became familiar with basic firearms safety, they got the opportunity to put a few rounds out of a .357 mag into some pumpkins. They quickly came to respect firearms and eventually they became avid shooters themselves.
I was taught by a Marine BAR rifleman how to shoot a .22 when I was five. I’ve tried to pass those techniques and skills on to my own kids. None of us have ever robbed, killed or shot up our schools or friends. Instilling proper values and respect is what makes the difference.


9 posted on 12/10/2012 6:23:34 AM PST by lgjhn23 (When the tainted finger of government touches anything, the ROT begins.)
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To: marktwain
When I was in 8th grade in Colorado, we could not graduate to HS until we had passed a Hunter Safety Education course, complete with firing a shotgun, handgun, and rifle on campus (on the football field, with our Marine Sargeant instructor).

Somehow, in our "gun culture", firearms are not even allowed on that campus... and I'm not that old.

10 posted on 12/10/2012 6:26:28 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: QBFimi
Why would you infer that it was a bad thing? The American Gun Culture has always been made up of the most responsible members of american society.

I am sick of the left perverting the language to demonize anyone they percieve of as a impediment to their totalitarian agenda.

11 posted on 12/10/2012 6:27:44 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Yesterday, I was reading about a father that wanted to sell a couple of guns that was putting a pistol in the console of his truck with the mag removed. He shot and killed his 7 year old son because he didn't know about the round in the chamber.

How can you own a gun and be that stupid? My father taught me when I was 6-7. How could you even point the muzzle of an unloaded gun at your own son?

America has lost it's collective mind. I'm 61 and just to think about what has changed in our culture knocks me to my knees. The America I knew is dead or dying. I watched the Fox special last night about going to the moon and felt like I was punched in the stomach. It was a time when we could do anything and now we voted for a moron twice for president. We can't even raise a child properly anymore.

Everyone knows America is finished, we just haven't stopped breathing yet. That we should still be arguing over gun knowledge for children, abortion, and sodomy just flabbergasts me.

12 posted on 12/10/2012 6:48:08 AM PST by chuckles
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To: marktwain
This is Louisiana, aka Hunter's Paradise! Several years ago my mom was awarded NRA's teacher of the year for her middle school hunter's education classes. A household here without a firearm is an oddity. Like most of my friends I got my first shotgun before I got my first car.
13 posted on 12/10/2012 6:59:42 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: lgjhn23
When I was a kid, the Elks Club in our town did the same thing. They started out with gun safety talks and movies (yes, you could really shoot your eye out with a BB gun).

Most, but not all of the kids were supplied by the local scout troops. You needed at least Bear rank in the Cubs to join. Girls were welcome as well and, as I recall, there were a handful of them.

The Elks men who conducted the workshop were no nonsense father figure types. They warned us from the get-go that any horsing around like pointing guns at people and you were out of the course.

By week two, we were actually allowed to handle BB guns. By week three or so, we were allowed to shoot at paper targets. The final week was week #6. We were allowed to handle and shoot pellet guns. They showed us .22's and we were allowed to come up to the table under their supervision and load and unload them. But no shooting. We were told that a much bigger outdoor range was required more than the basement range with sandbags and paper targets which the Elk's Club could provide. Those that passed the safety test (almost all of us) got a nice certificate and a handshake from the Elk's men on the way out. They told us to see our father's about shooting a .22.

In those days, most of the kids had fathers.

14 posted on 12/10/2012 7:03:05 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: marktwain

That is a Sheriff the county need to elect and RE-elect!

He should also open a public gun range with a low membership fee...

An armed and trained society is a polite AND safe society.


15 posted on 12/10/2012 7:19:19 AM PST by Little Ray (Get back to work. Your urban masters need their EBTs refilled.)
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To: chuckles
Everyone knows America is finished, we just haven't stopped breathing yet

I recently re-read "Atlas Shrugged", having "read" it as a Senior in High School.

I came away with a completely different understanding of it. I think that Ayn Rand was more right that any of us would like to admit.

As Rand did, I see America shrinking away to isolated pockets of - for lack of a better word - "sanity". Rand attributed it to an abundance of local resources providing for these pockets, I'd attribute it to like-minded people coalescing together and figuring out how to get by. The government might seek to destroy or tax out of existence these pockets. They might comply, or not...the primary means of enforcing compliance now is to threaten to withhold federal funding....so a Fed without funds is toothless. At any rate, these small pockets will likely get by just fine on their own for awhile, with minimal gov't interference.

The rest of the country? Well, Bread and Circuses will keep the masses occupied. The Chattering Class will wring their hands over whatever the current outrage is (right now it's the 'fiscal cliff') and argue over trivialities. Much like the book, people will immerse themselves in absolute worthlessness, until the top blows off.

I also think Rand is right about the mass chaos *when* a tipping point is reached. IMO, it will be government defaulting on welfare payments that strikes match to tinder there. And riots on that scale are something that I'm not sure America as a country can survive, even the "small pockets".

So, much as Rand did, I see America kind of quietly fading away, with one great big BANG at the end. I'd imagine that it will take generations to burn through our wealth, though....one FReeper far brighter than I pointed out that it took Communism in Russia 70 years to collapse in upon itself, and they started with far fewer resources than we have.

The only question that remains, and it can only be answered by the historians, is "When did America's collase start"...I think that you and I would both agree that it's started already. I'll never see the end, and for that I'm thankful. I'm only sad that my kids / grandkids will never know what it was like to have things really good.

/rant off. thanks for listening

16 posted on 12/10/2012 7:42:22 AM PST by wbill
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To: marktwain

Great idea. I well remember during the ‘60’s taking “hunter safety” classes in the school cafeteria. They came complete with guns and ammo, and the care and feeding of both, among other things.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 7:50:36 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: marktwain

Kinda looks like what Boy Scouts does every single day. I’ve taught a couple hundred kids what to do if they find a gun as part of NRA’s Eddie Eagle Program and I’ve also taughtl lots of Cub Scout the basics of gun safety and how to safely handle a firearm.

Great job Sheriff. Teach safety instead of ignorance.


18 posted on 12/10/2012 9:30:37 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: marktwain

Kinda looks like what Boy Scouts does every single day. I’ve taught a couple hundred kids what to do if they find a gun as part of NRA’s Eddie Eagle Program and I’ve also taughtl lots of Cub Scout the basics of gun safety and how to safely handle a firearm.

Great job Sheriff. Teach safety instead of ignorance.


19 posted on 12/10/2012 9:30:37 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: marktwain

Kinda looks like what Boy Scouts does every single day. I’ve taught a couple hundred kids what to do if they find a gun as part of NRA’s Eddie Eagle Program and I’ve also taughtl lots of Cub Scout the basics of gun safety and how to safely handle a firearm.

Great job Sheriff. Teach safety instead of ignorance.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 9:30:52 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: marktwain

I’ve made that same typo more than a few times.


21 posted on 12/10/2012 10:12:39 AM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Casie
This is a pic I took at my Church's school last spring...Dow here in Louisiana, we start clinging to guns and religion at an early age...


22 posted on 12/10/2012 10:18:26 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Nice!


23 posted on 12/10/2012 10:44:14 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Yes we do!

When I was a kid I couldn't wait to travel and see California, D.C. and New York. It sure didn't take me long to realize I like being a country girl and I love my redneck family and neighbors!

24 posted on 12/10/2012 10:59:16 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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