Wholesale Gun Paranoia in America

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    What ever happened to the land of the Free and home of the Brave?
    I think this phase is quickly becoming obsolete and distant memory.

    This wholesale paranoia of guns is just gone over the top.
    Take just two cases in the last few days:

    First grader suspended for making gun gesture with finger at Maryland school
    Are you really that afraid of a first grader pointing their finger at you?
    First grader suspended for making gun gesture with finger at Maryland school | Fox News

    Then we have the Police Kicked Out Of Belleville Denny’s For Being Armed
    Really? Where did the common sense in America Go?
    Police Kicked Out Of Belleville Denny’s For Being Armed « CBS St. Louis
     
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    The first example is justifiable.

    The second one is the one you should be citing. Pretty strange thing to do.

    First-graders aren't supposed to be making gun-related gestures.

    Cops are SUPPOSED to be armed, aren't they?
     
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    I find both to be ridiculous.

    A first grader suspended because of a finger gesture?
    The Second one with the cops being kicked out of Denny's goes way beyond stupid.
     
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    I agree with the second one.

    Take the school's point of view on the first one. What happens when all the kids go home and tell their parents "what happened in school today, hon?"? They didn't have a lot of choice here.
     
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    They're both idiotic.
     
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    If the first-grader would have used his MIDDLE FINGER, it would have been OK.

    Got to keep those index fingers "holstered". Beyond ridiculous.
     
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    Chicago mayor Emanuel is posturing for more gun laws even though Chi Town has one of the most restrictive gun laws in the Country and the murder rate continues to rise. Washington D.C. has insanely restrictive gun laws and it has one of the highest murder rate averages. If the left was serious about gun laws it would try to get to the bottom of the Fast/Furious gun running scheme where perhaps hundreds of innocent Mexican civilians and a US Border Patrol officer were killed with guns furnished by the ATF. Indict the Attorney General for his role in the mess and maybe we will take the left seriously. Strengthen the laws that allow the involuntary commitment of dangerously insane people and maybe while you are at it gut busy and convict and execute the jihad major for killing 13 of his own men.
     
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    A kid would go home and say "I saw Johnny point his finger".
     
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    It's time to ban the letter L. If you change the configuration it looks just like a gun.
     
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    Insanity!!! hyper emotional dim wits.
     

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