Attached is an article scan from the Tacoma News Tribune dated July 20, 2012. Parents having a "youth camp" (at Joint Base Lewis/McChord in Tacoma) so kids can play with automatic weapon toys. We wonder why there are killings like what happened in Colorado this week!?

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Kids Boot Camp??!!! - Gun Control?  Dream on...

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DdC 6 years 20 weeks ago
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A child miseducated is a child lost.
John F. Kennedy

How many ways can we harm kids
in the name of protecting them?

NRA's Eddie Eagle selling guns to kids,
the same as Joe Camel sold em cigarettes.
It's the $$$ stupids!

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I hear it taste like chicken

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NRA Bought Mandatory Minimums
Now the Koch's private profit prisons rejoice...

Politicizing Guns: If Not Now, When?
It's a trick. When people tell you that you shouldn't politicize a tragedy like the shooting in Aurora, Colorado they are unwittingly helping to spread NRA propaganda. After a tragedy like that, it is the most logical thing in the world to ask what went wrong and how we can fix it. When you ask that question, the obvious answer is our gun laws. It's awfully hard to stab 70 people and kill 12 of them in a short period of time like that. It's very easy to murder those same people if you have an AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and two glocks.

This is the obvious conclusion that the NRA desperately wants you to avoid. So, they do a brilliant trick where they tell you that you are not allowed to talk about the problem in the immediate aftermath of the violence and death their guns caused -- that would be politicizing the tragedy. continued...

Are they child molesters?

NRA Marketing to Children: Eddie Eagle
Is it some weird coincidence that the NRA wants children to be exposed to Eddie Eagle--but don't want to require gunowners to have mandatory training? Why do they resist any effort that might prevent kids from coming across guns?

Further, there's no literature to suggest 'Eddie Eagle' works. In addition, there are studies that show "Just Say No" programs, like Eddie Eagle, don't work.

NRA's "Eddie Eagle" Doesn't Fly or Protect
I can see how tragedies such as this might lead some to find some merit in the National Rifle Association's (NRA) push to force its "gun safety" program into Virginia schools, as it has done successfully in other states over the past 20 years.

But it would be wise to stop this misguided excuse for gun safety education in its tracks. The NRA dresses up its gun safety course in the guise of a colorful cartoon character named Eddie Eagle. Yet there is absolutely no evidence directly linking the use of the Eddie Eagle program to a decline in children's deaths by guns. In fact, a study published in 2004 by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that children could memorize Eddie's simple advice about avoiding guns, but that advice went unheeded when children were put in real-life scenarios and asked to role-play a response. Indeed, not a single child out of 11 in the Eddie Eagle program study "used the skills in a real-life situation." The authors noted, "Studies have found that when children find guns, they often play with them," and concluded: "Existing programs are insufficient for teaching gun-safety skills to children."

Human Rights Watch has documented abominable conditions for children in detention in countries around the world. In the United States (Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, and Maryland), Pakistan, Jamaica, among other countries, children are subjected to excessive force, inadequate medical and mental health care, and are provided with little or no education. Often, these children are placed in the facilities along side adults, exposing them to physical and sexual abuse.
'Relax Your Muscles as Much as Possible'

Think of the message being sent to the kids?

Judges Caging Kids for Cash

Child Protection Racket (raw)

The Assassins of Youth: PDFA/DARE
Dare has stranglehold on Drug education!
Communities should have alternatives to using the DARE program, becuause of it's ineffectiveness. There are other programs out there infinitely more effective, but DARE has a stranglehold on drug education. DARE has, you stated contributed to increased drug use, and should be replaced with a more effective program. DARE gets some of it's funding from Pharmaceutical companies, so there lies a dubious fact... MAMA's.org

Ban Fossil Fools for the Sake of the Children huffing it!

Diane Feinstein – the best argument for term limits
Slick PDFA Lies

Mothers Against the Drug Czar’s War on Kids

"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."
Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering,
Nazi Air Force (Luftwaffe) commander,
the Nuremberg Trials
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doh1304 6 years 20 weeks ago
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I think the saddest and most terrifying aspect of America is how all information is totally subservient to the ambitions and prejudices of those using it. I am not sure whether the NRA is a propaganda organ for weapons manufacturers or just a bunch of sincere paranoid conspiracy theorists. I do not know whether Eddie Eagle is a Joe Camel or a cynical Just Say No campaign intended to dilute criticism. Hell, I don't even know whether or not it actually works - just because its opponents claim evidence that it doesn't - show me the methodology; "studies" with directed results are common as grains of sand. I do know that politicians have sponsored "gun control initiatives" that were designed to fail, so that they could get their names in the papers for the next election - twice, once when proposed and a second time when "gun nuts" or "the gun lobby" or "a conservative judge" shot them down. In fact, losing is better than winning - you can come back with the same strategy year after year as long as you can use your failure to demonize your opponents.

"I warned you!" - George Orwell (not a real quote)

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