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Texas Church Shooting: Forget Prayers, Send More Guns: Or else, Tryanny? (Page 11)
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andi*pandi
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Oct 27, 2018, 07:58 PM
 
I stopped in to pick up my kid from middle school this week. They have a new protocol you have to stop and give your name and ID to a rent-a-senior at the door before going 10 feet down the hall to the office.

What good would that grandpa do, or a metal detector, or a police officer, to someone intent on causing harm? So many ways around this security theater.

I hate living in a world where I have to be frisked every time I have to enter a public building, amusement, or concert.
     
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Oct 28, 2018, 09:06 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I hate living in a world where I have to be frisked every time I have to enter a public building, amusement, or concert.
My wife and I went and did early voting yesterday at the county courthouse here. There were probably a hundred+ people in line. We both noted that they didn't have people entering the building through the metal detector (which they would have had it been a regular business day.) People just walked in and got in line. It seemed kind of odd, considering.
     
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Oct 28, 2018, 01:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I stopped in to pick up my kid from middle school this week. They have a new protocol you have to stop and give your name and ID to a rent-a-senior at the door before going 10 feet down the hall to the office.

What good would that grandpa do, or a metal detector, or a police officer, to someone intent on causing harm? So many ways around this security theater.

I hate living in a world where I have to be frisked every time I have to enter a public building, amusement, or concert.
As people shoot up more and more venues, they’ll be everywhere I’m sure.
     
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Oct 28, 2018, 11:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
My wife and I went and did early voting yesterday at the county courthouse here. There were probably a hundred+ people in line. We both noted that they didn't have people entering the building through the metal detector (which they would have had it been a regular business day.) People just walked in and got in line. It seemed kind of odd, considering.
Where I live and where I come from we don‘t have metal detectors at polling places either. It feels great not to have to worry about being shot. (I‘m not trying to be smug, I just want to point out that being concerned about getting shot when you vote or you bring your kids to school or go to synagogue is not normal and should never be considered normal.)
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Oct 29, 2018, 08:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
...I just want to point out that being concerned about getting shot when you vote or you bring your kids to school or go to synagogue is not normal and should never be considered normal.)
Oh, I agree completely. I was just pointing out that, had it been during the workweek, they would have made everyone enter through the metal detectors but, since it was a weekend, they didn't. That and, given that Indiana is a pretty blood-red state, making sure everyone was just a little concerned would have been par for the course.
     
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Oct 29, 2018, 11:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
Where I live and where I come from we don‘t have metal detectors at polling places either. It feels great not to have to worry about being shot. (I‘m not trying to be smug, I just want to point out that being concerned about getting shot when you vote or you bring your kids to school or go to synagogue is not normal and should never be considered normal.)
Sure you don't live under constant threat of violence from any citizen, but I can't imagine anyone sleeps well at night knowing that when tyranny comes their being disarmed by the government will render them helpless.
     
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Oct 29, 2018, 09:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Sure you don't live under constant threat of violence from any citizen, but I can't imagine anyone sleeps well at night knowing that when tyranny comes their being disarmed by the government will render them helpless.
Yup, that is what keeps the Japanese people up at night … 
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Oct 30, 2018, 02:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Sure you don't live under constant threat of violence from any citizen, but I can't imagine anyone sleeps well at night knowing that when tyranny comes their being disarmed by the government will render them helpless.
Are you serious?
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