What's up in Canadia, Eh?

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  1. release the hounds

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    o_O HOLY COW! When I read "Drew a gun" I thought she pulled out a gun and aimed it at someone/something.........not DREW it on a paper with a pencil! o_O

    Wow, just wow. I don't care where this happened, it's just another example of paranoia and over reaction that is holding us all captive in one form or another!
     
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    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    WOW. That's insane!

    GOOD LORD. It's a child! They have imaginations! If that's the "evidence" they go by, then they need to arrest my brother-in-law for being a vigilante. When my niece was four, she drew a picture of him as Batman. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    That is stupid. My son and his friends run around pretending they are living Call of Duty.. and no one cares.
     
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    Even though all the guns here are registered, my dad has a license, the ridiculous transport permit that makes you describe your exact route to the gun range etc... I was always told to never mention them at school. His view is that all teachers and school workers are pinkos and do-gooders who WILL report you "to the appropriate authorities" whenever their "this is not PC!!" sense starts tingling. Well that isn't exactly true I didn't think I'd ever see his paranoia realized. lol!
     
  6. release the hounds

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    No kidding, we were the "K-team" running around town when we were kids. the "K" stood for Kids of course and we saved our town so many times with our "guns".

    I'll be happier when people aren't so paranoid
     
  7. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    I am happy guns are pretty restricted here, but what kid hasn't run around saving the world? I debated about going into the military due to wanting to get the bad guys when I was a kid.

    I don't think people need guns in our (Canadian) society, but I think this fear of guns is over the top. I wonder if that kid had drawn a cross bow or a cannon if anyone would have cared...?
     
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    what if a bull moose attacks :)
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    That's a good point. it probably would have gone unnoticed.

    Also what kid doesn't see their daddy or a parent as the one who takes care of the bad guys and monsters in their closet?

    This just sounds like a case of guilty until proven innocent.
     
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    then you call Fish & Wildlife :)
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    LOL they are experiencing a shortage of bull moose in Kitchener Ontario right now :p
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    I lived in Newfoundland as a kid. We all had 'talks' about what happens if you see a moose. Now this was back in 1980, but we were told to go to a house, ANY house (OMG strangers!!) and tell them there was a moose wandering and ask if you could call your parents, or wait till it left.
     
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    LOL! Being in the general KW area, I can confirm first hand that there is indeed a shortage of bull moose in the area. We had a bear pass through a few years ago but swamp-donkeys are definately MIA. ;)
     
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    I just read the article. I can only shake my head.

    He was released unconditionally after no charges were made. How good of them. Makes holding him without any real reason (along with the strip-search) all okay. /sarcasm
     
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    oh, you mean having your little daughter drawing a picture of a gun isn't reason enough to arrest people and strip search them?
     
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    :D It's a close one. Had it been a model made of clay, maybe ;)
     
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    model of clay you say? automatic cavity search.
     
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    Totally agree with you on that.

    My friends and I used to 'shoot' each other with toy blocks that looked like guns in junior school and no one cared. It's crazy how far this fear has gone. I keep thinking there must be more to the story, but the sad thing is there probably isn't. :eek:
     
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    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    You know, you would think that, because these are generally the SAME people who are SO upset that kids see violence on television that that it MIGHT GIVE THEM IDEAS . . . that perhaps she got the idea from . . . TELEVISION???? :rolleyes:
     
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    It has gotten completely ridiculous.

    In my niece's old elementary school, the kids couldn't even PRETEND to have guns. I'm not even kidding. The classic make-believe children's games like cops and robbers, soldier, Wild West, etc., were off limits. According to my sister-in-law, one child got in big trouble for simply pointing his forefinger at another student and shouting "bang!" while playing during recess.
     

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