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Are Children's sissors that dangerous??
vanity | 06-06-14 | ealgeone

Posted on 06/06/2014 7:32:24 PM PDT by ealgeone

Today my family and I had need of entering a federal building. In the process of doing so we encountered the following crazy federal hangups.

1) one family member had a pair of child's sissors they forgot about. these had to be removed and kept up front before we were allowed entrance to the building. now bear in mind thousands of kids take the very same kind of sissors to the gun free zones known as schools every day without a care. in fact, the schools often supply the "deadly" weapons.

2) another family member had left their driver's license at home. when asked to produce an id they did have a state sanctioned and approved ID but this wasn't going to be good enough for the "security" officers manning the check point.

a supervisor had to be called over to give the approval for the ID.

now if we had wanted to vote we could have just showed up with nothing in hand and been allowed to vote in the minds of libs.

oh, and the reason we had need of entering a federal building??

to witness a friend complete the legal naturalization process to become a U.S. citizen. and their first introduction to America...the red tape of the federal bureaucracy.


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1 posted on 06/06/2014 7:32:24 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: ealgeone

Scissors, not sissors


2 posted on 06/06/2014 7:34:44 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: ealgeone

You’ll put your eye out...


3 posted on 06/06/2014 7:35:28 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: ealgeone

Well, as a ute, I was told not to run with scissors, so I guess they can be dangerous. /s


4 posted on 06/06/2014 7:35:31 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: ealgeone
Did they look like these?
5 posted on 06/06/2014 7:36:10 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: ealgeone

Dangerous? Maybe to a sister. My oldest cut my youngest’s beautiful curls off one morning while I was pouring their juice.

The youngest still hasn’t forgiven her.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 7:38:23 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: ealgeone

Let’s not give the left-wing behavior regulators any more ideas.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 7:39:15 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Children’s scissors are not anything as dangerous as they were back in the day. I used to run around with the dangerous pointy ones back in Second Grade (Circa 1974,75) I and none of my classmates never managed to stab anyone, while running around the playground during recess, NOR while we were doing paper Mache during the Arts part of the class. THIS IS NONSENSE!


8 posted on 06/06/2014 7:40:11 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: ealgeone

The government is not afraid of your Scissors.

The government is afraid of We The People.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 7:44:46 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Black Agnes

That’s funny. While I was small I got my bangs wet while I was washing my face. Knew I would get in trouble for having wet hair so I got the scissors and cut all the wet hair off right at the scalp line. My mother was not amused.

I also had a friend whose mother would wind her waist length hair into sausage curls with rags every Saturday night so she would have curls on Sunday for church. She just got tired of them so one Saturday night when I was staying with her we just cut them off. Her mother was not amused either and neither was mine. The tears we both shed after this episode were not tears of joy.

We talked about it when we had a chance to see one another at our 50th high school class reunion and had a good laugh about it.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 7:51:58 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ealgeone

Then of course there are those really sharp Eagle pencils.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 7:57:49 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: ealgeone

I keep a few pair of scissors in the kitchen as they will really cut. All of them are Fiskars brand but one is a really heavy duty one.

The are dangerous to the extent that you can easily cut your fingers as they cut easier than a knife in some situations.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 7:58:34 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ealgeone

I keep a few pair of scissors in the kitchen as they will really cut. All of them are Fiskars brand but one is a really heavy duty one.

The are dangerous to the extent that you can easily cut your fingers as they cut easier than a knife in some situations.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 7:59:26 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Black Agnes

” My oldest cut my youngest’s beautiful curls off one morning while I was pouring their juice.”

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Oh,boy !!!!

:-)

.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 8:00:29 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Grams A

The youngest had tears, not of joy, running down her face. She kept pulling hunk after hunk of beautiful curls down and putting them on the table. ‘Oh no...Oh no...Oh no...’

And the cheeky oldest told me ‘I didn’t mean it!’.

She had to go 3 rooms away, pull a chair up, climb over a piece of furniture and into a closet to get them (I had them hidden for a good reason!) and then back into the family room and cut the hair all while I was getting and pouring juice.

Yeah, ‘didn’t mean it’ indeedy. She was not quite 5, the youngest was not quite 3.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 8:01:55 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: ealgeone

I’m afraid of crazy people with scissors.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 8:02:31 PM 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: ealgeone

no


17 posted on 06/06/2014 8:03:15 PM PDT by shineon
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To: Klemper
I used to run around with the dangerous pointy ones back in Second Grade (Circa 1974,75) I and none of my classmates never managed to stab anyone,

Huh. Even when I was in second grade (circa 1956) we had the rounded tip type scissors.

18 posted on 06/06/2014 8:04:44 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: ealgeone

The irony of this story makes me sad.

But congrats to your friends.


19 posted on 06/06/2014 8:04:56 PM PDT by workerbee (`)
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To: ealgeone

The new ones could have a real sharp burr from the stamping process...


20 posted on 06/06/2014 8:09:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ealgeone

How many people have been seriously harmed by nail clippers?

If you have a bullet (empty shell) key chain, no entry.

My Navy Seal pen gets in.

I lost my John Wayne can opener on my key chain.


21 posted on 06/06/2014 8:10:20 PM PDT by rey
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To: Black Agnes

The older one needs to check her bed for pins/needles every night, just sayin’.....


22 posted on 06/06/2014 8:11:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Grams A
It was the wife's habit, with our younger, to use a rubber band to pull her straight blonde hair back in a pony tail, (Something I never got the knack to do...). Amy was impatient, one day after church, and took her scissors to the rubber band, which took a fair hank of her pony tail with the band.

Considering that her hair was already a foot long, it took perhaps two years for the multi level tail to be evened out.

There must be some kind of rule that all kids give themselves a hair cut, at least once...

23 posted on 06/06/2014 8:13:09 PM PDT by jonascord (Laeti vescimur nos subacturis)
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To: ealgeone
Let's not forget "automatic scissors"


24 posted on 06/06/2014 8:13:52 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Paladin2

No kidding. The youngest had a head full of red curls. And the memory of an elephant.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 8:14:32 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: ealgeone

Why are you carrying scissors around? You think you’re some kind of Rambo or something?


26 posted on 06/06/2014 8:15:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Black Agnes

I’m not sure what he older one did to the younger one, but the younger one sure got chewed out for her retaliation efforts...


27 posted on 06/06/2014 8:18:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Black Agnes

Well that WAS mean.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 8:40:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ealgeone

All I know is that if you ban children’s scissors, only criminals will have children’s scissors.

I tell you what folks, as strange as this seems, there are some real nutbaggers out there these days.

Even children’s scissors could be used to stab someone seriously if a crazy wanted to.


29 posted on 06/06/2014 8:51:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: ClearCase_guy
"The government is afraid of We The People."

Our elected and appointed representatives in the three constitutional branches, and their sycophantic bureaucrats, are afraid and hate We The People (aka the government).

30 posted on 06/06/2014 8:53:11 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

No one needs assault scissors?

Tell that to Congress. They protect late term abortionists.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 10:32:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: rey
How many people have been seriously harmed by nail clippers?

If you have a bullet (empty shell) key chain, no entry.

My Navy Seal pen gets in.

I lost my John Wayne can opener on my key chain.

What about my ball point pen made from a .30-06 bullet? Think it would get through?


32 posted on 06/06/2014 10:35:41 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: DoughtyOne
I tell you what folks, as strange as this seems, there are some real nutbaggers out there these days.

Tell us about it. . . They work for our government and in our public schools!

33 posted on 06/06/2014 10:38:49 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Black Agnes

Well at least you were all safe and it was only amongst the family. When a similar thing happened with my two oldest, they claimed that a gorilla had broken in and did it and they just couldn’t stop him.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 10:43:02 PM PDT by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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To: Swordmaker

I was on Amazon once buying some stuff and threw a “Big Bullet” lighter in the basket.

Weeks later I got a call from the post office saying I had to come down and sign for it. Came from China, mailed by some little shop owner there. Package had been rifled, etc.

It was a lighter that was as big as a 45-70 cartridge.


35 posted on 06/07/2014 1:39:53 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Swordmaker

I love the bolt action on it.


36 posted on 06/07/2014 1:40:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: P.O.E.

I had one of those when I was 6 or 7. I hadn’t thought of it in many years until I saw that picture.


37 posted on 06/07/2014 2:24:00 AM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: ealgeone

Absolutely dangerous. Not as dangerous as maybe a set of car keys or a ball point pen, but waaaaay too dangerous to be allowed just anywhere.


38 posted on 06/07/2014 4:13:17 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: ealgeone

Had mine confiscated by the Rochester airport when I was a kid. Guess they thought I meant to break into the cockpit and stab the pilot with up sharpened scissors, or something.


39 posted on 06/07/2014 4:14:09 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: Politicalkiddo

*unsharpened


40 posted on 06/07/2014 4:16:04 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: gnarledmaw

LOL. A Gorilla.

It was hard for my oldest to say anything about a gorilla, she was still holding the scissors with a hunk of her sisters hair in the other hand.

They were round tipped ‘safety’ scissors. She had been doing an art/craft K4 section of her homeschool the day before and I’d put them up when we were done. Unfortunately and because she was the oldest and I wasn’t clever enough just yet, I let her see where I put them.

After that they were hidden. But good.

My MIL left her purse unattended once upon a time and one of my SIL’s kids found the little sewing snips in there and ‘trimmed’ her dining room curtains. What is it with kids and scissors.


41 posted on 06/07/2014 8:00:25 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Paladin2

I’m not sure specific retribution has happened for that but they’re fairly mean to each other. Another time the oldest who was 4 at the time did a ‘drive by’ and stole the 2yr old’s fave toy. The 2yr old picked up a wiffle ball bat and began to beat the 4yr old with that. In spite of the fact that the 4yr old was then more than a head and shoulders taller than the 2yr old.

The redhead doesn’t take gruff off of anyone. She does a perfect viking berzerker when she’s mad.


42 posted on 06/07/2014 8:05:37 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: yarddog

We keep a pair of the type used by emergency medical folk. You’d be amazed what they can cut through, even through they were’t particularly expensive items. I can just imagine the damage you could do with some high-quality steel.


43 posted on 06/07/2014 9:07:34 AM PDT by zeugma (I have never seen anyone cross the street to avoid a black man in a suit.)
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To: DoughtyOne
 

I tell you what folks, as strange as this seems, there are some real nutbaggers out there these days.

Even children’s scissors could be used to stab someone seriously if a crazy wanted to.

I'm sorry, but that doesn't excuse the government insanity described in the article. You can turn anything into a weapon. If you give me about 5-10 minutes after walking in there completely buck naked, I could have at least 3 deadly weapons on my person that I guarantee could kill without immediate medical assistance.

They gained nothing by being such horses asses that they took away children's scissors. Hell, they gain nothing by removing a 'buck' knife from a determined adversary.

44 posted on 06/07/2014 9:13:30 AM PDT by zeugma (I have never seen anyone cross the street to avoid a black man in a suit.)
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To: Swordmaker

Sword, Like that pen. Awesome.


45 posted on 06/07/2014 9:14:09 AM PDT by zeugma (I have never seen anyone cross the street to avoid a black man in a suit.)
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To: Swordmaker

Swordmaker, spend some time in a courthouse for any period of time, even a few days and you quickly realize it isn’t just your average Joes that wind up there most often. There are some seriously unhinged folks out there that pose a real threat. If I worked in a courthouse, I’d be interested in making sure something that could be used as a weapon was being kept out.

I realize we think in terms of government over-stepping it’s mandate. I sympathize with that view. I don’t see this as that sort of issue.


46 posted on 06/07/2014 9:43:32 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: zeugma

Look, it’s not unreasonable to try to eliminate threats. This isn’t evidence of government out of control.

There are plenty of examples of that out there we both can agree on. This isn’t one of them.

Hang out in a courthouse for a few weeks. You’ll begin to realize it’s not the middle class normals they are having to protect themselves from. It’s the fringe element of our society that makes up most of what the courts deal with.

Taking children’s scissors away isn’t a threat to our civil liberties.


47 posted on 06/07/2014 9:54:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
Taking children’s scissors away isn’t a threat to our civil liberties.

I couldn't disagree more.

I'd trust the average joe more than your average policeman in almost any situation. We've now had years of experience with your average folks being CCW holders, and it has been conclusively shown that we have far better judgementby far than people who these same government goons would have no problem whatsoever with carrying a loaded firearm into the same place where they'd just taken children's scisors from someone.

The whole concept of this special 'trusted' class is an anathema to a free people, especially when it has been conclusively proven that they can't be trusted.

 

48 posted on 06/07/2014 11:53:29 AM PDT by zeugma (I have never seen anyone cross the street to avoid a black man in a suit.)
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To: Klemper
this is nonsense

Keep in mind that there's no such thing as accidents any more. If a child gets injured by scissors, a compass, ruler, anything you can think of, the teacher will be blamed, people will be outraged and everyone will use that as proof that schools are out of control. Another factor is that teachers can't hurt the l'il darlings feelings. A teacher can't say "Beatrice, you're going to have to sit alone at that table while everyone else uses scissors because last time we did you cut Sylvester's hair".

49 posted on 06/07/2014 12:02:20 PM PDT by grania
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

OMG!! The point on those scissors is almost as sharp as a pen or pencil!!


50 posted on 06/07/2014 12:06:57 PM PDT by Exit148
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