I think the legislative session is too long. There's not enough time to
work on important issues like Medicaid reform, but plenty of time for this.
Children indoctrinated by a Nazi education program were also encouraged to
inform their teachers if their parents made disparaging comments about Hitler.
I had the experience of my grade school son coming home and
chastising me about electricity use and running water in the sink to long. Now
where did he get that idea?A survey from a Maryland school district
asked questions like: What’s your religion? Your sexual orientation? Your
parents’ political affiliation? How do you feel about Obama-care? Would
you feel the same way about Obama if he were white?And we should
never worry, and be happy. No government would ever use the children to spy on
their parents. Right?
@ Steve CPerhaps the VA is asking the question as part of a suicide
screening? A gun in the home is far more likely to be used in a suicide or
suicide attempt than for actual protection. A patient with a poor mental state
and a house full of guns is a recipe for disaster. There's a
chance that the question is nefarious or "big brother" in it's
attempt to find out.
This Bill is needed, 3 year's ago at my daughter's exam for the school
year her pediatrician's nurse asked the question "are there any
gun's in your house" My wife replied that that was none of their
business and the nurse did not want to continue until that question was answered
she said that it was required.We have been seeing the same pediatrician
for over 25 years with all our daughters and after we told him about this and
that we would be looking for a new Doctor he explained that this is a new info
gathering of info decreed by the current Administration and is being taught in
Nurse's college but is NOT LAW YET... He also said that it would not happen
againIt is also happening at the Veterans Administration Hospitals they
are looking for Terrorists I guessWhat's next? Do your Parents have
disagreement's??? Do they make you eat Brussels sprouts?No if I have
Firearms in my home it is My Business not yours, the School Districts or the
"Well, if you are ashamed of what you are doing, I can see why you would not
want folks to know."Mcclark is correct -- we should make sure we
seek out every person who owns a weapon, put them on a list, and remind the
public that those on the list are dangerous and should be ashamed. After all,
those who believe in self-defense have too much "hope" that an armed
citizenry is the best defense against those who seek to harm us. They simply
don't understand that a powerful government is our best defense, not
"hope" that we can protect ourselves.In the words of our new
progressive hero, President Snow, hope "is the only thing stronger than
fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. Spark is fine, as
long as it's contained...This is how we safeguard our future."
"Someone must have had planned to ask the kids if there were guns in the
home."That would be a logical assumption. That is the only
reason that a law such as this would make any sense. But is it true? Is there
any evidence to support this notion? I have not seen any.Then,
based on your assumption, you conclude "It is sad that this bill
is needed, but it is. There are those who will stop at nothing in trying to take
away the right to bear arms."Is this bill needed? I don't
know. And it appears that you don't either. Remember what they
say about "assume"
So we have gone from message bills to making laws to address no existent
problems? Sad when this almost seems like a step forward. Maybe someday our
representives will actually focus on things that actually affect their
constituents, well maybe, I guess we can hope.
Someone must have had planned to ask the kids if there were guns in the home. It
would be very misguided to peak grade school kids' interest in guns by
asking them such a question. Owning a gun is a constitutional right.
It should never require any kind of reporting, and no one should be using our
kids to make a gun registry. It is sad that this bill is needed, but
it is. There are those who will stop at nothing in trying to take away the right
to bear arms.
So, the bill bans something that was not happening with no reason to think it
would happen.Looks like another solution looking for a problem.
Thank you Ms. Layton. Despite the misguided first post, it's not a matter
of being "ashamed." It's a matter privacy. It's also a matter
that isn't any of the school's business to begin with. This bill is
the veritable ounce of prevention that will be more valuable than a pound of
Well, if you are ashamed of what you are doing, I can see why you would not want
folks to know.