Phatscotty wrote:I can't find a link to the story today from California where the students had "gun safety day" where they did a "toy gun buyback program".
Heh...yeah, that's pretty dumb.
Phatscotty wrote:Gun fearing adults are indoctrinating children to fear guns. This had got to be at least the 15th story like this in the last few months, not to mention the other we don't even know about.
I'm gonna go ahead and call bullshit on that. There are more stories about kids killing someone with guns than there are stories about communities buying back toy guns from kids.
Phatscotty wrote:After watching a television report about a four-year-old who accidentally shot and killed his father with a loaded gun that had been left unattended at a friend’s house, the “Battlestar Galactica” star tweeted Monday:
“Please practice gun safety. This is horrible!”
I have no problem with this at all.
Soon after, Sackhoff’s Twitter feed blew up with followers advocating gun control instead of gun safety.
“Here's a radical idea folks. How about NO gun?” one wrote.
Sackhoff responded to her critics: “Never gonna happen in the US. Proper gun safety is a necessity though.”
That did not satisfy many, who continued to criticize her initial comment.
Sackhoff tried to elaborate on her position: “Just to be clear...I NEVER said automatic guns should be legal!“
But it was too late. While many came to her defense (“I don't understand why @kateesackhoff got so much flack for a gun safety tweet. She's right”), her initial comment apparently cost her about 100,000 Twitter followers.
Big deal. Honestly. So she lost some Twitter followers...she lost the dregs of stupidity. As someone who doesn't Facebook or Twitter or any of that stuff, I can't say this bothers me in the least. This has literally zero impact on...anything. This is a complete non-story. She handled it well, and that's what matters. And she knows that, I'm sure.
...I prefer a man who will burn the flag and then wrap himself in the Constitution to a man who will burn the Constitution and then wrap himself in the flag.