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#31 exotoxic

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 16:13

The boy should have been allowed to carry a gun then he would have been able to protect himself. (Y)


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 16:13

Story needs more details. Did this happen during lunch break where the girl would have access to knives? If not then why is a 13 y/o walking around with a knife?

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 17:16

When I was young about every kid over 7 carried a pocket knife, usually 1.5 to 3.0 inches. Still carry one, but now it's a Kershaw.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 17:19

The boy should have been allowed to carry a gun then he would have been able to protect himself. (Y)

Basically this.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 17:41

When I was young about every kid over 7 carried a pocket knife, usually 1.5 to 3.0 inches. Still carry one, but now it's a Kershaw.


Yeah, that's not normal. :|

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 17:47

Yeah, that's not normal. :|

I do feel sorry for him.

Every kid over 7yo carried a pocket knife?

But you do have to agree that the environment shapes a person's opinion, no matter how absurd that opinion is.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 17:54

But you do have to agree that the environment shapes a person's opinion, no matter how absurd that opinion is.


Of course. If you grow up in an area where guns or knives are common place then of course you'll feel vulnerable without them, which is exactly why they should be heavily restricted. It's not normal to need a gun or a knife to feel safe.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:26

They should have given the boy and the girl each a pair of boxing gloves and let them settled their differences.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:11

Yeah, that's not normal. :|


Normal for what?

We were farm kids, meaning we used knives to cut / trim rope, packing twine, cardboaed etc. all the time. At school we sharpened pencils and used them in crafts & model making before X-ACTO blades were available. For fun and for crafts we whittled with them (woodcarving.) The list goes on. A pocket knife is still standard kid equipment in a lot of the US.

And guess what? We had a rifle range in the basement of our Jr. High & High Schools for use by the school rifle teams. Quite a few rural Michigan schools still have rifle teams, some associated with ROTC programs but not all. This school in PA is an example -

http://www.leaguelin...butlerrifleteam

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