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February 19, 2013


But but but we already teach people that stealing is wrong and they do it anyway so THERE'S NO POINT TO TEACHING PEOPLE THAT CRIME IS WRONG YOU GUYS.

Teaching guys not to hit women smacks of shoving PC down their throats, and you know how Republicans cry about having things shoved down their throats.

Not a classic case of domestic violence (i.e., the perpetrator was her son, not her husband), but Nancy Lanza HAD firearms training.

Don't know about the woman in South Africa killed by the sprinter, but I wouldn't be surprised if she'd at been to the range once or twice.

What gets me is the sheer narrowmindedness of the winger crowd. It's like the line about "for a hammer, everything looks like a nail." Their entire schtick is more guns, more guns, more guns. And the thing is, I really don't mind individuals owning pretty much any or every gun they want...as long as they're not running around killing people with them.

I also think their obsession with and insistence on brandishing or fondling their guns in public is ... kind of creepy. Who'd want to live in a world where everyone's constantly thinking about guns?

"you have a limited number of days on this planet, and the school day is even more limited, a much more expedient way to teach domestic violence prevention is to TEACH BOYS NOT TO HIT WOMEN. If all the focus is on how girls can defend themselves from male predators, all you're teaching the boys is that girls are prey. "

I'd go one step farther: Teach all children that abusing the weak is not OK. Teach them that just because you find yourself with power over someone else, whether you're just bigger/stronger/richer or happen to be "in charge" of them for whatever reason, that doesn't mean you have the right to pick on them.

Even if the weak are your younger siblings, loser nerds, skinny geeks, or poor kids or gay kids or black kids or brown kids or white kids, they are STILL KIDS, just like you, and they have the same rights and needs as you do.

You don't "get" to treat anyone like shit for whatever bullshit reason your parents tried to foist onto your worldview: not now, not in the future.

Oh, wait: I think I just figured out why the wingnuts hate anti-bullying campaigns.

Uh, I'm blanking on the name,but just a few months ago there was a ?Kansas City? football player who shot his girlfriend. The girlfriend had a load of high powered firearms and regularly went with the shooter to shooting practice.

And lets take them at their word. The guys who sit around and complain about how men getting in trouble just because the lady now says rape when she really like it. And how she said yes then but says rape now. Any idea how they are gonna react when the first graduate of this program blows away the guy who is beating her ?

Not to mention they are throwing away the idea of the defense being in line with the offense. What happens in the courts the first time the defendant uses force in excess of the threat ?

Any idea how they are gonna react when the first graduate of this program blows away the guy who is beating her ?

If the past is prologue, lots and lots of PMS jokes, and every halfbright comic with a webcast is gonna dust off his Lorena Bobbitt routine.


better than her.

Oh, so we should keep right on teaching girls it's ok to get hit? We should keep on beating up a dead woman (Nancy Lanza) because the son who MURDERED HER also murdered 26 other people?


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