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For young recreational operators:

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Notice I said young recreational operators… not child soldiers, because that shit ain’t cool with me.  When you’re a kid you should be building forts, farting and laughing at it in public, eating copious amounts of candy, and doing everything in your power to avoid cooties… not forced into fighting for your country.  That said, if you do live in one of those countries that embraces kids fighting, then you might as well be safe about it, not draped in some ridiculous PFD (personal flotation device), or duct taping a cinder block to your chest like I’ve seen in the past.

boy-scouts-bearded-kids-2Not even parents who are scared of guns and everything else would touch these awesome little rigs for their delicate little offspring because they look too “military”.

$99 over at The Tactical Medic.

Thoughts?

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Kind of a waste of time, but I figured some of you might like it.

Hat tip: Brad R.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi13LczGlsE[/youtube]

Awesome video, but I don’t think it is a very effective way to promote their service.

The message of the video is that “You don’t need a gun to protect your kids” from child predator scumbags. First of all, like I mentioned in previous posts I do not give a shit about the lives of murderers, rapists, child predators, etc… so saying you don’t need to shoot them, and that you should instead sign up for an email notification service that AmberWatch provides, and that will protect you kids seriously makes me ROFL.  I say shoot them all the first time they do something that makes them a danger to society.

Riddle me this… so you get an “alert” from AmberWatch which says that a man in a fake icecream truck tried to abduct 2 girls on the other side of the city where your son or daughter is.  What happens next?  Does batman work for Amberwatch? Or do you drop everything you are doing and race through traffic at 80mph frantically trying to find your kid.  All i’m saying is that their business plan seems to have some holes in it. Another big one being the fact that it appears that anyone can submit an “Event” to their website.  Is there any quality control?  The main AmberWatch foundation website says that the alerts are “Vetted And Authenticated by the AmberWatch foundation”, but I really don’t see how.  Do they know where every danger to your child is, but are just waiting for someone to lodge a complaint? I doubt it.

All that said… if I were a parent I probably would sign up for the service, but it would be supplementary to my gun… not instead of it.

AmberWatch Alert website – HERE

One last thing… I hope no one sees that video and trys shooting dual guns in the air.  Not a great idea considering you have no idea where those bullets are ending up.

Hat tip: Charles D

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Covington, KY – The mural at 242 W. Pike St. – which Fairey and his team of artists spent several hours pasting up in sections on Tuesday – drew negative reactions from Claypool and some of his clients and neighbors, including John G. Carlisle Elementary School across the street. The dominant image in the red, black and white mural, titled “Duality of Humanity 4 Pike Street,” is an Asian child soldier holding an automatic rifle.

Fairey’s website, says the artist believes his “Duality of Humanity” images “draw parallels between the complex emotions surrounding the Vietnam War and those felt now about the invasion of Iraq.”

Late Thursday morning, painters hired by Claypool covered the mural with white paint.

Full Story – HERE

I agree, having the mural right across from an elementary school probably isn’t a great location.  They should have figured that out before hand though.

We had a bit of a Shepard Fairey discussion once before in the comments back on the Creepy Human Bone Art post.

Pretty cool looking mural, despite the blatant plagiarism that is inherent in the OBEY brand.

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We don’t let our son point guns – not even toy guns – at people. If he plays with his “rifle” (which looks fairly realistic), it’s with Dad, in a way that will teach him good gun safety habits.  We want to shape his respect for guns in advance of the day when he might learn to handle a real gun.

My gun stance is basically this: I am not anti-gun, I am anti-shooting people.

Full Story – HERE

Parents banning cops & robber, cowboys & Indians, army etc…?!?! Way to ruin your kid’s childhood.

I hate to think what other forms of childhood fun these parents ban.

Myself, and every kid I grew up with used to play with toy guns, and none of us have terrible gun safety habits.  Unless you have a below average mental capacity, you will learn as a part of growing up, that real guns and toy guns can not be treated alike.

Accidents are bound to happen regardless of all the ridiculous restrictions people  put on things.

Hat Tip: ARCCA Blog

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