James Y wrote: ↑Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:37 pmGood point. For example, I recall in the ‘70s every other boy I knew also carried some type of pocketknife to school. I never once saw anyone pull their pocketknife in a fight. Sometime in later years came all of these anti-pocketknife restrictions, but schools aren’t safer today. Quite the opposite, in fact. If kids aren’t brought up being taught how to properly handle, use and care for their pocketknives, and instead are kept away from them and instead see all these restrictions, of course they will only see and treat them as weapons.Ankerson wrote: ↑Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:24 pmJames Y wrote: ↑Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:03 pmJim,Ankerson wrote: ↑Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:37 pm
I don't live with any kids either so I am not all that worried about it personally.
But for those who do, well that's another matter and why I was thinking about it.
What do you do?
Follow what they want you to locking everything up risking the wellbeing of all the family or risk jailtime protecting them, or at least having a real chance of doing so rather than the latter with almost zero chance. (Home invasion)
Even an M60 Machine Gun is totally useless if it's locked in a safe when they break through the door. Might as well be 1,000 miles away.....
I totally agree. There are so many hoops that the average, law-abiding citizen must jump through to be deemed worthy of defending one’s self and family; meanwhile, there are zero such restrictions faced by criminals. So out of the gate, the law-abiding person is at a distinct disadvantage. These laws are thought up and passed by sometimes well-meaning, but mostly clueless people, who have zero concept of how quickly and suddenly stuff happens.
A lot of those laws are nothing more than knee jerk reactions to something happening.
So they make a law because the parents can't control their kids or raise them correctly.
I carried a knife to school starting in the 4th grade and all the way through High School.
A lot of us did, nobody that I can remember ever pulled one out on another person either.
In High School I had a Buck Folder on my belt all the way through.
Every truck in the parking lot had a shotgun and or rifle in the gun rack.
If that Movie Red Dawn happened at my school they wouldn't have lasted 2 mins. ROFL
Do I even have to say what would happen now though?
Maybe there is an app they could use on their smart phones to protect them....