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5 years 29 weeks ago, 8:28 PM

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In the April issue of America's 1st Freedom, one of its magazines, the National Rifle Association declares Secretary of Education Arne Duncan the "most extreme anti-gun member of President Barack Obama's cabinet." The NRA is targeting Duncan because, as CEO of Chicago Public Schools, he insisted that children and guns were a dangerous combination. "We'll keep fighting the NRA, the gun makers, the gun dealers, the gangbangers and everyone else who refuses to accept the undeniable fact that guns and kids don't mix," the magazine quotes Duncan as saying when he won an award from the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. The article then frantically insists that Duncan will use his new position to wreak havoc on the NRA agenda:

You may ask yourself, "What can the secretary of education do to prohibit the rights of law-abiding gun owners?" The begin with, he can incessantly and hysterically use his bully pulpit to promote repressive gun control as an absolute necessity "for the children." ... He can use his position to legitimize, laud and encourage the most vicious gun-haters.

Call me crazy, but shouldn't the secretary of education be the country's chief spokesman for student safety? Particularly because many cities--like Chicago, where this year alone, 30 CPS students have been killed--have stunningly high rates of gun violence? And because mass shootings at high schools and colleges--like Virginia Tech, where 32 people were killed in 2007--have left an indelible, tragic mark on the collective psyche of young people who shouldn't ever have to fear going to school?

5 years 29 weeks ago, 11:06 PM

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My dad has a philosophy and that is..."Know your enemy, know yourself." And that brings up the question: Has this guy ever read the NRA's position on gun safety for children? I would bet not. Because if he had, there would be no question where they stand on kids and guns. The NRA doesn't want kids to use guns to kill one another! And a well educated child wouldn't. This guy has no concept of reality, and that is that MOST people who choose to own a gun are law abiding, upstanding, tax paying citizens with no intentions of shooting up schools and their kids wouldn't either. How dare him lump all of us together and say that we are all renegades who are one step away from a killing spree! These people need to be stopped...legally. The priciples set up by our founding fathers dictate that we have to get these guys out of office. Because once a liberty is taken away from us, we will never see it again. Government will not diminish once it has been enlarged. Government programs do not go away once they are created.

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 2:14 AM

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kids and guns

my children are all active members of our gun club.they shoot in sanctioned 4H matches 2 weekends a month and really enjoy shooting.in fact the worst punishment in our house for not doing homework and chores is "no gunclub".it works!my kids would rather receive a good old american ass whoopin' than not be able to go shooting!i either have really good kids or a bunch of gun nuts!

5 years 29 weeks ago, 2:26 AM

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But being a gun nut is pretty good as well. Our 9yo's birthday is coming up and it is time to try him out on an air rifle. He will get taught the correct methods in handling a weapon and once he has that ingrained in his mind, I will start him out on a .22. This is gonna be fun!

Oh, by the way, good day to ya Greasy. I hope all is going well for you.

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 3:09 AM

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thanks bluesharp!

start the boy out with a Daisy Buck,it is a red ryder with a fiber optic front sight!it can be found at Walmart for like 30 bucks.that is what i started my kids on and they loved it!the sights are easier to learn with the fiber optic front,so check it out!make sure and post a picture of the new shooter with his new "gun"!make him a proud gun owner and it will go a long way towards teaching him the respect and safety of "owning" a "firearm".i say this because it worked absolutely perfect with my kids.i would,on range day,let them get their "guns" out and carry them out to the truck and load them.then they had to prepare their range bag(safety glasses,hearing protection,ammo)which i inspected on the tailgate of the family truckster(still do-but with .22 stuff).make the responsibility his and drill it into him but at the same time let him have fun.let him forget his targets a time or two(that sucks!wont happen twice!)no targets,no shoot!teach safety but let him learn at the same time.just a bit of advice from a gunsloter that has been there.

5 years 29 weeks ago, 3:56 AM

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Good advice my friend

I almost can't wait for his birthday. I may have to get him the BB gun now and maybe get him a new bike for his b-day. I see a plan forming here. Start him on assembling a shooter's bag and gear. I like that idea.

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 1:47 PM

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First thing, I do not believe the government has any right dictating education policy. Teachers should be paid the same as most of us, based on performance. As it stands, most teachers are paid a yearly salary for 180 days work. The children attending school are constantly introduced and indoctined with mis information and lies about our country. I see this as no suprise that the man mentioned in the article would also abuse his power.

Style over substance: the Obama legacy...

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