KYLE, Texas – Emotions are on a hair trigger in schools these days. So much so, just hearing the word &qout;gum&qout; can cause a school-wide freak-out, as evidenced by an episode Wednesday. A student at Lehman High School student reportedly asked for some chewing gum, but another student thought the student …
Source: Panic strikes school after student says ‘gum’ – EAGnews.org
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Though football did not exist when Thomas Jefferson wrote these words, they still ring true: “A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walk."
Study Indicates Higher Rate of Dementia in Former N.F.L. Players – NYTimes.com.
A study commissioned by the National Football League reports that Alzheimer’s disease or similar memory-related diseases appear to have been diagnosed in the league’s former players vastly more often than in the national population — including a rate of 19 times the normal rate for men ages 30 through 49.
Coincidentally as this story came out today, I had to cut short an appointment with a client this morning because of the intense pain he had from an old football injury.
NRA-ILA: Friday, August 07, 2009
The United States Senate recently voted on an amendment that would have allowed Right-to-Carry permit holders to carry in all other states that also grant carry permits. The amendment, sponsored by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and David Vitter (R-La.), won a significant majority of votes, 58 to 39, but failed to reach the 60 votes needed to avoid a Senate filibuster.
Anti-gun senators have long argued that the majority of Americans do not support firearm freedoms. They made this erroneous claim once again during the debate on the Thune/Vitter amendment. Now, a new poll has proven them wrong.
Conducted by Zogby International and The O'Leary Report, the poll looked at Americans' opinions on some key issues related to the Second Amendment. One of the questions asked: "Currently, 39 states have laws that allow residents to carry firearms to protect themselves, only if they pass a background check and pay a fee to cover administrative costs. Most of those states also require applicants to have firearms safety training. Do you support or oppose this law?"
It will come as a shock to the 39 senators who voted to deny law-abiding Americans their right to self-defense when traveling outside their home states, but the results showed that 83% of Americans support Right-to-Carry laws. The poll also revealed that support for Right-to-Carry crosses party lines, with 86% of independent voters and 80% of Democratic voters supporting Right-to-Carry. This is no surprise to gun owners, however, who have long known that the majority of Americans support the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense.
The anti-gun community is trumpeting its 39-vote procedural "victory" as a major achievement. But just like the vote in the Senate, the overwhelming majority of Americans are on our side.
Copyright 2009, National Rifle Association of America, Institute for Legislative Action.
So the UCI student with the airsoft rifle has apologized to fellow students: New University » Letter to the Editor (probably under compulsion).
The student should, if anything, be treated as a hero for practicing skills he may use defending his country or family or neighbor.
In America, there isn't anything wrong with what he did. Not too long ago, students in California routinely walked to school with rifles they shot at high school rifle ranges. REAL rifles.
I would like to see an apology from UCI for (1) mistakenly detaining an innocent student, (2) overreacting to a perfectly legal airsoft toy gun, (3) instilling fear by creating a dangerous "Victim Disarmament Zone" free of legally-owned guns, and (4) through that fear, encouraging anti-gun bigotry and intolerance.
The student deserves some blame perhaps. There is nothing wrong with what he did in America, but UCI is not America. And you have to be extra careful around small children, which is what UCI produces in large supply.
If we, as Catholics, tolerate priests who advocate taxation without representation (open borders) and other forms of legalized theft, what else can we expect? Well, maybe this:
Link: ‘Snuff’ the Gun Shop Owner, Priest Says (CNSNEWS.COM)
An Illinois gun-rights group says it plans to complain to the Catholic Church after a Chicago priest at the weekend appeared to call for the murder of a suburban gun shop owner.
My country and my Church had both better figure out that they need each other, and quick. Without a strong and credible Church, America will keep sliding into immorality (which incidentally makes it more of a target for militant Islam). Without America, who will defend the Church?
Link: The Cathoic Review: Parishes respond to violence with gun collection, prayer vigil :
The Sandtown-Winchester parish will be giving $50 rewards for each workable gun turned in between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 26 – with no questions asked….
What struck the pastor most during the gun collection in the 1990s was that a large portion of the artillery was turned in by mothers who confiscated firearms from their children.
Ahem, that means they were illegal guns, folks–and keep in mind what is usually meant by "children" in gungrabber parlance…gangbangers. (My gosh, are they really turning in "artillery"?)
Time for a little word association for the search engines: spoliation of kids…spoliation of evidence…destruction of evidence…organized crime…importation of organized crime…illegal immigration…blue helicopter thinking…US Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church…