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    Shades of Skidmark

    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/0...r-gun-gesture/

    I had to wonder if Skidmark was the same as a six year-old. Now when I was growing up we played the completely politically-incorrect game of cowboys and indians yelling bang at the top of our lungs.

    I am currently overseas and I see the kids here have real looking toy guns without orange tips, working realistic toy guns, machine guns that make a fully automatic sound. No kid here would stoop to using their finger.
    When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

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    While I wouldn't overreact and say it was threatening to shoot and be as harsh a punishment as for something like that, I will agree this is unacceptable behavior, for which this child had been caught doing twice and warned about before being suspended.

    Playing cowboys and Indians with willing participants is not the same thing.
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    Well, clearly the kid didn't check his backstop. It must have been all those innocent other kids who would have been jeopardized by a stray shot that is causing all the upset.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

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    There you go, this rampant finger pointing starts with Santa, and now it's infecting little kids! We ought to limit hands to no more than two fingers.

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    couldn't the parents cite Skid's case as legal proof that pointing a finger is nothing to be scared of and is not indicative of threatening to shoot anyone? If his defense was good enough for a court in this country then I'm left to think that it's good enough for EVERY defense.
    Grown men were told there is no danger of being killed by a pointed finger, it's time the teachers learn the same thing.

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    Just because it is not criminal, does not mean it is acceptable behavior. Schools can and should enforce acceptable behavior to a higher degree than kids running amok in the streets. Most forms of bullying are legal, too. The parents were already aware of their child's behavior and either didn't care or were ineffective at teaching them that it was not appropriate in school.

    I do not know the events of Skidmark's experiences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    While I wouldn't overreact and say it was threatening to shoot and be as harsh a punishment as for something like that, I will agree this is unacceptable behavior, for which this child had been caught doing twice and warned about before being suspended.
    My son and I have had this conversation many times.

    While I may not agree with the school's rules, if he gets in trouble with the school for breaking them, he's in trouble with me, too. And worse, if I get a call from the principal's office, I won't come pick him up. His father will. That's a much greater threat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    Just because it is not criminal, does not mean it is acceptable behavior. Schools can and should enforce acceptable behavior to a higher degree than kids running amok in the streets. Most forms of bullying are legal, too. The parents were already aware of their child's behavior and either didn't care or were ineffective at teaching them that it was not appropriate in school.

    I do not know the events of Skidmark's experiences.
    You should definitely take the time to read this, as it is a very interesting (true) story. http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...ght=ferry+tale
    ...To make my bullets go faster!

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