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littleducks Sat 16-Aug-08 08:28:30

only in america? or only in texas?

full story

CouldYouWouldYouWithaGoat Sat 16-Aug-08 08:34:26

i love the logic of the man

"When the federal government started making schools gun-free zones, that's when all of these shootings started."

[yee ha! shooting in the air emoticon]

ilovemydog Sat 16-Aug-08 08:55:09

It's a Texas thing. sad

But Columbine was in Colorado....

LynetteScavo Sat 16-Aug-08 09:02:52

And all teacers are of sound mind...aren't they. hmm

RubyRioja Sat 16-Aug-08 09:06:05

In a country where you can bear arms, or arm bears...

WideWebWitch Sat 16-Aug-08 09:12:06

How depressing.

WideWebWitch Sat 16-Aug-08 09:13:02

The right to bear arms is shit
How tf did our world get to this?

Blandmum Sat 16-Aug-08 09:13:50

They'll be arming bears next! shock

Slouchy Sat 16-Aug-08 09:14:35

God, how awful.

How AWFUL.

kiskidee Sat 16-Aug-08 09:21:39

as someone who has lived in the US and maybe also a teacher, i find myself laughing at this.

back in the 90's a county in Georgia made it illegal to not carry a gun.

i guess nothing about guns in america surprises me anymore.

Rachmumoftwo Sat 16-Aug-08 09:22:12

How can this be allowed? What makes teachers immune to stress or the misreading of signals? This can only end in tragedy.

Sadly, I can imagine the movie already...

kiskidee Sat 16-Aug-08 09:23:19

can just imagine myself, do your homework or else....[spinning revolver barrel]

CouldYouWouldYouWithaGoat Sat 16-Aug-08 10:20:48

you are asking yourself a question about that quadratic equation, if x2+y2 =100 does y =3/4x, well i say go ahead punk make my day!

cornsilk Sat 16-Aug-08 10:24:49

All the gun loving nutters from Texas will be training as teachers now.

Slouchy Sat 16-Aug-08 10:25:00

Has horrible potential to turn into this...

The Lesson


Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
as bravely the teacher walked in
the nooligans ignored him
hid voice was lost in the din

"The theme for today is violence
and homework will be set
I'm going to teach you a lesson
one that you'll never forget"

He picked on a boy who was shouting
and throttled him then and there
then garrotted the girl behind him
(the one with grotty hair)

Then sword in hand he hacked his way
between the chattering rows
"First come, first severed" he declared
"fingers, feet or toes"

He threw the sword at a latecomer
it struck with deadly aim
then pulling out a shotgun
he continued with his game

The first blast cleared the backrow
(where those who skive hang out)
they collapsed like rubber dinghies
when the plug's pulled out

"Please may I leave the room sir?"
a trembling vandal enquired
"Of course you may" said teacher
put the gun to his temple and fired

The Head popped a head round the doorway
to see why a din was being made
nodded understandingly
then tossed in a grenade

And when the ammo was well spent
with blood on every chair
Silence shuffled forward
with its hands up in the air

The teacher surveyed the carnage
the dying and the dead
He waggled a finger severely
"Now let that be a lesson" he said

Roger McGough

BoysAreLikeDawgs Sat 16-Aug-08 10:27:25

Oh v good slouchy

olyoly Sat 16-Aug-08 20:23:03

That isn't the entire story (is it ever?). It is a very rural area, wild west, really, with no police nearby. The main concern is protection from hitchhikers on the highway.

But don't worry, Texans are very fair. They would challenge anyone to a duel at noon and never shoot a man in the back. grin

expatinscotland Sat 16-Aug-08 20:28:14

well, i'm texan.

nothing much suprises me about guns there anymore.

that being said, i had a concealed weapons permit there.

i had a gun license in Colorado, too. 7 day background check.

i had a gun when i lived alone.

i wouldn't know.

but i've been using firearms since i was about 6.

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