Topic: guns

Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself Inside Daycare, Which Probably Means It’s Not A Safe Place For Kids

Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself Inside Daycare, Which Probably Means It's Not A Safe Place For Kids

A woman accidentally shot herself inside a home daycare in Indiana last night. It’s a 24-hour-daycare so it’s quite possible there could have been kids inside, although that has not been confirmed. So I learned two things already today: 24-hour daycares exist and it’s A-ok to keep a gun in a home daycare in the state of Indiana as long as it’s locked. More »

If Your Daughter Wants A Pink Gun To Kill Zombies She Is Too Young To Own A Gun

If Your Daughter Wants A Pink Gun To Kill Zombies She Is Too Young To Own A Gun

I understand that if you have fire arms in your home, you would want your children to be comfortable around them and aware of their power in order to cultivate a healthy respect for these weapons. What I do not understand is how making them pink, frilly and adorable will help anyone. I think this “cuteification” of guns does nothing in the way of getting young girls to respect their power and if anything, downplays how very serious they are. More »

School Shootings Are A Danger, Not A Tragedy

School Shootings Are A Danger, Not A Tragedy

There is a refrain that has been running through my head: If I choose not to use a car seat, and my son severs his spine in a car crash, I cannot be surprised. If I choose to allow my daughter to ride a bike without a helmet, and she cracks her head on the pavement, I cannot be surprised. If I choose to send my children to school in America, and a school shooting takes place—if my son is shot, or his friend is shot, or his teacher is shot as she shields him and his friend with her body—I cannot be surprised. I don’t know what to do when I reach the end of this refrain. More »

Father Shoots Teen Boy Found In Daughter’s Bedroom And This Wasn’t Self-Defense, It Was Bad Judgment

Father Shoots Teen Boy Found In Daughter's Bedroom And This Wasn't Self-Defense, It Was Bad Judgment

A father was awakened by one of his four children (and in the home there was a kid as young as four-years-old) alerting him to the fact there was a man in the house, in the 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom. The father, who is confined to a wheelchair, crawled to his daughter’s room and confronted Johran, who was hiding under the bed.

You guys see where this is going right?
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What Happened To This Girl Scout While Selling Cookies Will Infuriate You

What Happened To This Girl Scout While Selling Cookies Will Infuriate You

I don’t let my kids canvas door to door, whether it’s for a school fundraiser or for a extracurricular one. It scares me to death, I don’t like bothering my neighbors, and I would rather help them sell items to people we know personally. But I’m the mom who will basically buy anything from any kid who comes to my door, or who I encounter at a booth outside my supermarket selling something for school. Especially Girl Scout cookies, because I think most people love Girl Scout cookies, and what scouting means to so many girls. More »