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The U.K. could teach the U.S. a thing or two about guns: Guest opinion
oregonlive.com ^ | 5/11/2014 | Heidi Yewman

Posted on 05/12/2014 7:20:22 AM PDT by rktman

We've spent a lot of time across the pond visiting family and fully understand the U.K. and the U.S. are two countries, as they say, "separated by a common language." But when I look at my sister-in-law's experience raising her two kids, I realize there is a difference.

A big difference.

I spend a lot of time worrying about my kids being shot. She does not. Ever. When my young kids went to play at friends' homes, I'd have to ask the parents if there was a gun because statistically 40 percent of homes with children do. My sister-in-law never has to ask.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; didiots; guncontrolnazis
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WOW! This person is in need of some serious psych eval. Sounds like she is obsessed with shootings and they seem to consume her every waking moment. These are the folks who don't care one whit about actual facts. Having an exit plan is just SOP for a lot of folks. It's called being prepared and gaining situational awareness. I guess she isn't concerned about an out of control automobile smashing in to the kids school bus. Looks like the fear mongers have done their job on her.
1 posted on 05/12/2014 7:20:22 AM PDT by rktman
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2 posted on 05/12/2014 7:21:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: rktman

The anti-gun propaganda is so awful that even a RINO can’t take it seriously. Another mentally ill leftist having a fit does not make a cogent argument.


3 posted on 05/12/2014 7:22:39 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: rktman

The hoplophobe on full display.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 7:22:50 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: rktman

In the UK one needs to ask if there are Islamists with a knife in the ‘hood.


5 posted on 05/12/2014 7:23:00 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rktman

Dear Heidi,

Pack up your stuff and move to merry old England.

L


6 posted on 05/12/2014 7:23:47 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: rktman

Hardly an unbiased and “mother perspective” on guns since she is a Board Member of the Brady Campaign. This is a bunch of factless heart tugging tripe. It doesn’t warrant discussion.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 7:24:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: rktman
I spend a lot of time worrying about my kids being shot

Wow.

8 posted on 05/12/2014 7:24:37 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: rktman

Lighten up Heidi. You can always go live with your “sister-in-law”.


9 posted on 05/12/2014 7:24:44 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: rktman

She might want to talk to the loony parents of the Columbine killers - you know, the folks who refused to do anything about their increasingly mad-as-hatter children. One didn’t look in the closet of their horrible son’s bedroom to find explosives!

Ban guns? Ban nasty parents!


10 posted on 05/12/2014 7:25:01 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: rktman

But she doesn’t worry about soldiers being decapitated in full public view, in broad daylight-nary a gun in sight-does she?


11 posted on 05/12/2014 7:26:11 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: rktman

No mention of knives or clubs in merry ol England.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: rktman

HOPLOPHOBE.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 7:29:34 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: rktman

Since she’s a member of Brady, the odds are equal that she is just a “paid endorser” of gun control.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 7:29:47 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: junta

“I spend a lot of time worrying about my kids being shot. She does not. Ever”

No she has to worry about her kids being beaten, raped, strangled, clubbed or knifed.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 7:30:30 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rktman

It’s Oregon!

You can probably count the number of free thinking Oregonians on one hand. The majority, (of at least the ones I’ve met) embrace the Liberal agenda almost like its a Religion. In other words, they’re Kool Aid drinkers.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 7:31:33 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

You mean like shannon dimbulb? Oh, watts. Yeah, that’s it.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 7:31:33 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

And if she really wants to live in a country that doesn’t allow it’s citizens to defend themselves, she has lots of countries to choose from! Leave ours alone!


18 posted on 05/12/2014 7:32:31 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Rich21IE

Well, just generalizing here but, I think it’s mostly the coasties that are so hugely lib. Head east in to the hinterlands and I believe you’ll find a whole lot of conservative folks. Sadly, the coasties have the numbers to outvote the eastern part of the state folks. Much like NV. Vegas outvotes the entire rest of the state.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 7:34:08 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

UK Violent Crime Rate Eight Times Higher Than The US
https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/uk-violent-crime-rate-eight-times-higher-than-the-us/


20 posted on 05/12/2014 7:34:11 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: rktman

This woman is a nutjob with an agenda.

Her agenda is to prove SHE is smarter than YOU.

She wants to control all the lives around her.

She should move to Saudi Arabia f/k/a uk. (has Scotland separated yet?)


21 posted on 05/12/2014 7:35:34 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rktman

They already tried to teach us a thing or 2 about guns back in 1776.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 7:36:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: rktman

Yep, like it or not, the US, at least to me, appears to have at least separated into 2 different counties, maybe 3.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 7:36:44 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: rktman

“When my young kids went to play at friends’ homes, I’d have to ask the parents if there was a gun because statistically 40 percent of homes with children do”
What a paranoid lunatic. Maybe if she taught her children gun safety she wouldn’t have to ask if there was a gun because her kids would already know not to handle one or let their friends handle one without supervision, to always treat it like its loaded, etc. Oh, but that would probably qualify as “child abuse” in this person’s opinion.

Heaven forbid we teach our children the proper respect and rules for guns. No, I have a better idea, let’s make them completely off-limits in ALL contexts, let’s not teach them anything about guns so that they WANT to seek out and play with these mysterious objects as a result of the “keep off the grass” effect. Couple this complete negligence in teaching with complete apathy over the adolescent consumption of violence-glorifying media and you have a winning combination! If I didn’t know better, I’d say that the creators of this media who openly support gun bans aren’t just hypocrites, they’re trying to actively create the conditions for the problem to grow so that they can advance their agenda while simultaneously profiting from it.

Maybe instead of asking the other parents in her neighborhood whether they own any guns she should ask herself if she has trained her children in the proper use and safe handling of firearms, and whether or not she allows her children to consume violent media. Maybe, just maybe, she should concern herself with her own parenting.


24 posted on 05/12/2014 7:37:33 AM PDT by messierhunter
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To: rktman

OK,sweetie...amend the Constitution.It can be done...it has been done.You’ll need the approval of the US House,US Senate *and* three quarters of state legislatures.


25 posted on 05/12/2014 7:38:05 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: rktman

but the vote is split with more moving to the dependency zones.

We have to eliminate the notion of flyover country. In each state move to a one county one vote system.

By winning a majority of individual counties THAT is how electoral votes are awarded. THis means a rural county has one vote just like an urban county has one vote.


26 posted on 05/12/2014 7:42:59 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rktman
I spend a lot of time worrying about my kids being shot. She does not. Ever.

No, she doesn't have the time to worry about her British kids being shot, because she's too busy dealing with the higher levels of stabbings, muslim-initiated assaults, and overall robberies.

27 posted on 05/12/2014 7:43:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: rktman
Heidi Yewman, who lives in Vancouver, Wash., is a board member of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gum Violence.

My guess is that most of her stated fears in this article are simply a lie.

28 posted on 05/12/2014 7:43:34 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: rktman

The British attempting to "Teach the Americans a thing or two about guns"...

29 posted on 05/12/2014 7:45:17 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: messierhunter

Ruh roo! That would entail taking some responsibility. Did she check the neighbors background to see if any of them are “sex offenders”?


30 posted on 05/12/2014 7:45:22 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Paladin2
In the UK one needs to ask if there are Islamists with a knife in the ‘hood.

This is NOT TRUE. There is no need to ask because you know that there is.

31 posted on 05/12/2014 7:47:50 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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And so one may conclude that the UK is a utopian oasis from this right?

In the UK 110 crimes are committed vs 42 in the US per thousand population. Is it possible that the US crime rate of less than half that in the UK is because of the self-protection that firearm ownership conveys?

BTW, lady, you should be worrying more about your kids being run over by an automobile than being massacred in school, because being massacred in school doesn’t even make the top 500 list of causes of childhood mortality.


32 posted on 05/12/2014 7:48:43 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: rktman

If the author of that hysterically asinine article is so worried, she could simply convert to Islam and the British government would then (seemingly) welcome her with open arms. Our society is far better off with it’s guns than with sniveling morons like her.


33 posted on 05/12/2014 7:48:49 AM PDT by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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Well, looks like someone’s pink panties are in a wad.
Where is the husband/dad/man of the house?

Me thinks if he is around, he done been outfitted with some pink panties of his own.

And who would she call if someone invades their home?
Hell I could ask questions like this for hours and it would never sink in to this twit. She has been fully indoctrinated to the point of no return.


34 posted on 05/12/2014 7:49:02 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: cripplecreek

My cousin was killed by the Brutish on August 27, 1776 at long Island. We have another King George we need to be protected form.


35 posted on 05/12/2014 7:50:46 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: rktman

The words “personal responsibility” are hate speech to liberals.


36 posted on 05/12/2014 7:53:26 AM PDT by messierhunter
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To: catnipman

The US statistics need to be adjusted (down) for injuries to and fatalities of those attempting criminal acts. That might make a huge difference. Bad guys don’t count.


37 posted on 05/12/2014 7:56:39 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder
Heidi Yewman, who lives in Vancouver, Wash., is a board member of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gum Violence.

Heidi, who resides in Liberal La-La Land and grinds axes for anti-gun wackos as a hobby, provides us with a completely objective, unbiased commentary.

/s


38 posted on 05/12/2014 7:59:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Gay State Conservative

It is too much work amending the constitution. Find a judge.

I suppose this woman never feeds her children, never bathes them, never lets them play in the yard, never drives them anywhere, has no pets, never......


39 posted on 05/12/2014 8:03:36 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I spend a lot of time worrying about my kids being shot.


She must live in Chicago. I’ve lived in the US since 1954 and have three kids that are now adults. I NEVER worried about them being shot.


40 posted on 05/12/2014 8:03:43 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: rktman

She needs to throw away her TV.


41 posted on 05/12/2014 8:04:06 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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owners in this country, and not one of
them will have an accident today. The only
misuse of guns comes in environments
where there are drugs, alcohol, bad
parents, and undisciplined children.
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42 posted on 05/12/2014 8:05:50 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Is it too late to give Oregon back to England?


43 posted on 05/12/2014 8:05:58 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rktman

There is NOTHING the UK can teach the US about ANYTHING except the WRONG way to go AFTER you chop off Charles I’s head!!!!!


44 posted on 05/12/2014 8:10:45 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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I always fall back on the Magnum Carta.


45 posted on 05/12/2014 8:12:21 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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46 posted on 05/12/2014 8:14:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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I thought it was the Magnum P.I.


47 posted on 05/12/2014 8:14:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Only for the Ferrari. 308 GT if I remember correctly.


48 posted on 05/12/2014 8:16:12 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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A Liberal and her hoplophobia - it’s an ugly thing.


49 posted on 05/12/2014 8:21:30 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: mountainlion

Its starting to look like my distant relatives were all running around with the Culper spy ring whether known or unknown. Most were living on Long Island and Connecticut during the occupation.


50 posted on 05/12/2014 8:31:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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