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NRA's 'Everyone Gets A Gun' Plan: Kids Must Pass Shooting Tests to Advance in School (TEXT and VIDEO)


Society & Culture  (tags: NRA, US Gun Policy, children, crime, death, ethics, law, politics, humans, society, safety, government, education )

Carrie
- 149 days ago - rawstory.com
NRA commentator Billy Johnson this week proposed that children be forced to learn shooting skills in order to graduate as part of a plan to enact "gun-required zones" in the United States, and use taxpayer money to subsidize firearm purchases.



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David F. (14)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 2:02 pm
o yeahh, me i was just waiting for that. What the d*n tookem so long?
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" Give [machine]-guns to the janitors! [and to every post clerk, too!!] "
-- Laurie Anderson 2013-06-16, Canada
 

David F. (14)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 2:03 pm
... cannot currently send a star to Carrie ...
==
US Gun Violence by the Numbers (Posted: October 31, 2008) .. in the United $tates of Amok and Armsdealers
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1,260 Average annual firearm homicides in the EU (pop 376 M)
10,821 Average annual firearm homicides in the US (pop 282 M)
...
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" The number of children and teens killed by guns in 2010 was nearly five times the number of U.S. soldiers killed in action that year..."
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see also "Many American White Men Worship Guns Because of Sexual Insecurity, Entitlement, and Profit"
 

Ashley heffner (457)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 3:22 pm
This will end well because we know all kids in school, are 100% mentally healthy and there are definitely no kids that would ever hold a grudge against another student or school employee. (Sarcasm). That is why we have so few school shootings. (Super sarcasm.)
 

Rhonda Broes (85)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 3:46 pm
One has to question why a country is so brainwashed into believing that regular citizens feel the need to possess a gun in the first place. This article only adds to my concern. David's facts and Ashley's comment are so spot-on. Noted. Thank you, Carrie.
 

daryl bishop (314)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 4:34 pm
Imagine if that policy was about limiting who has access to public education,” he argued. “I mean, let’s be honest, the danger in educating people to think is that they might actually start to think for themselves. Perhaps we should think seriously about who we give access to knowledge. They could use it to do a lot of damage.”
i just don't believe the nra gets craizier everyday. children fall children drop things, etc. and la pierre is a vietnam draft dodger. he clamed to be agains violence. the very nature of a gun is volent. i would take my children out of school and home school them rather then have them taught to shoot.
 

Val R. (254)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 4:35 pm
Well I don't like that some places are gun-free zones where people can't defend themselves - but kids - this is going a bit too far - and ridiculous.
 

daryl bishop (314)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 4:48 pm
val schools should be gun free and enforced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Carrie B. (316)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 5:45 pm
Society should be gun free!
 

Arielle S. (317)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 5:46 pm
Can people in this country really be that stupid? This moron should crawl back under his rock and stay there.
 

Natasha Salgado (576)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 7:15 pm
Oh goody...lets start training them real young...i can just see a few more random/school shootings. And people wonder what's wrong with the US??
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (281)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 7:53 pm
Can you get guns in breakfast cereals for kids?

WTF
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 8:50 pm
The NRA is just a bunch of nazies.
 

Sian L. (130)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 10:46 pm
I agree, lets forget the normal assumption that guns are dangerous. After all gun ownership in US has been dropping for 4 decades and the young are just not as interested in guns as older generation who did national service, so lets find a way to get children into guns. Lets defend the firearms industry that contribute $5.2 billion in taxes. Especially as the biggest study done on guns in the US concluded last year that more guns = more deaths. So this policy supposedly to make the US safer may help reduce the US population (especially by increasing suicides) which again one would assume is a bad thing, but maybe we could question that assumption too because Americans do have one of the highest resource use rates per capita. So from a global perspective...
 

Pat A. (116)
Wednesday July 23, 2014, 11:03 pm
I think the feeling that the NRA 'have been drinking KoolAid' may be right - how on earth do people get this lunatic?!
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 5:08 am
No violence can really solve problems
 

Winn Adams (203)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 9:26 am
The crazies have been let loose and have gone on TV. OMG
 

Ben Oscarsito (354)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 11:12 am
Too damn stupid to comment...
 

Lona Goudswaard (79)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 11:58 am
This is a parody, right? Please tell me it's Andy Borowitz in disguise, satirizing the NRA, please!

Perhaps the only way forward is by actually doing what the NRA suggests and get it over with. Everyone a gun, start handing them out at baby showers, because you never know when you're in need of a gun. It can be sooner than you think, because the babysitter is also carrying a pack. When everyone has his or her gun, the rest of the world will stay out of the US for about 5 years and after that we'll come and look who's left standing. That may take some searching in very remote corners. But hey, it will have been worth it, right? Right??
 

Jamie Clemons (283)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 12:33 pm
Well if kids learned to treat guns with respect there would be less accidents at least.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 1:52 pm
Ben Oscarsito says it all. An extra star to you.
 

Evanola Davis (83)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 4:32 pm
Ditto Ben O. and Birgit W.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 4:35 pm
Noted. Looks like the loonies are crawling out of the woodwork lately. Last gasp of a dying Empire? With idiots like this allowed to spew such insanity, I'll have to go 180-degrees in the opposite direction, and ask for a complete ban on all guns in the U.S.....like Great Britain and Australia have successfully done. There is no reasoning with those who support guns & ammo manufacturers. He must own stock in those companies.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Thursday July 24, 2014, 8:45 pm
Is it April Fools Day already?
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (44)
Friday July 25, 2014, 1:51 am
Frightening.
Thank you.
 

Julie W. (22)
Friday July 25, 2014, 3:07 am
This is total insanity! I can hardly believe anyone would actually seriously suggest this.
 

Thomas M. (7)
Friday July 25, 2014, 6:53 am
Not in our school district!!! Way to go NRA, continue to show the world you are nuts. Next, students will have to pass a competency test on weapons to graduate from high school. We don't have to write, speak, read or compute, just shoot. Won't our military love that. Oh, I see, let's use public school students as child soldiers as the local militias to control the masses - you know, the little brown shirted bully types that were so popular in Germany prior to WWII. How stupid do you think we are, stupid? Indoctrination of youth via the American Taliban - with a little help from the NRA.
 

Kathleen Mireault (105)
Friday July 25, 2014, 5:35 pm
Noted with utter disbelief! Thanks for posting, Carrie. This moron has outdone prior NRA craziness by a factor of 10! Hope there're nice, strong people nearby with a syringe full of really good drugs, a restraint, and transportation to the closest well-padded room!
 

Danuta Watola (1216)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 3:45 am
Noted
 
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