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  •  Here's why arming kids is a stupid idea: (6+ / 0-)

    the kids' parents arm him, supposedly so he can "defend himself" if his school is attacked.

    The kid gets to school and the first thing he does is play around with the gun.  He does what male kids do:  pretend to shoot someone, or pretend to be tough.  But this time, he's doing it with a loaded weapon.

    In theory, arming the civilian populace from adults to children must sound like a rugged individualist's ideal.  But in practice, it would result in the exponential increase in accidental or non-defense-related deaths.

    That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

    by concernedamerican on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 01:23:07 PM PST

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