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    Speaking of Shotgun

    Just remembered this story from my son

    He got home from school with a note from the School Principal. He almost got suspended for calling shotgun so he could ride in the front seat of the car on the ride home. How did our country get this far? The kid is 8 years old. He yelled shotgun and both kids riding with him knew just what he was talking about. This is in the city of Norwalk. Not to mention how are we going to teach our kids about war if we can't mention any weapons in school ever? How can we talk about hunting? Our country is going weak fast.



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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Just remembered this story from my son

    He got home from school with a note from the School Principal. He almost got suspended for calling shotgun so he could ride in the front seat of the car on the ride home. How did our country get this far? The kid is 8 years old. He yelled shotgun and both kids riding with him knew just what he was talking about. This is in the city of Norwalk. Not to mention how are we going to teach our kids about war if we can't mention any weapons in school ever? How can we talk about hunting? Our country is going weak fast.

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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Just remembered this story from my son

    He got home from school with a note from the School Principal. He almost got suspended for calling shotgun so he could ride in the front seat of the car on the ride home. How did our country get this far? The kid is 8 years old. He yelled shotgun and both kids riding with him knew just what he was talking about. This is in the city of Norwalk. Not to mention how are we going to teach our kids about war if we can't mention any weapons in school ever? How can we talk about hunting? Our country is going weak fast.

    OMG, I would go crazy if that was my son.


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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Just remembered this story from my son

    He got home from school with a note from the School Principal. He almost got suspended for calling shotgun so he could ride in the front seat of the car on the ride home. How did our country get this far? The kid is 8 years old. He yelled shotgun and both kids riding with him knew just what he was talking about. This is in the city of Norwalk. Not to mention how are we going to teach our kids about war if we can't mention any weapons in school ever? How can we talk about hunting? Our country is going weak fast.
    Sorry man, but that's hilarious.



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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    Sounds a little drastic on all fronts. War is a about the conflict between the parties involved not the weapons used. They shouldn't have gotten in trouble for the shotgun comment, because most of us still do it, but I wouldn't consider us weak as a country.


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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    What did the note say? Was he close to inciting a panic?



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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    Quote Originally Posted by LeBron View Post
    Sorry man, but that's hilarious.

    Funny until you stop to think about how utterly ******* rediculous it is


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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    Sounds a little drastic on all fronts. War is a about the conflict between the parties involved not the weapons used. They shouldn't have gotten in trouble for the shotgun comment, because most of us still do it, but I wouldn't consider us weak as a country.
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    Anyway. I called the principal and basically called him out on the whole thing. I kept my cool even though I wanted to go ape crap on him.



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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    What'd the note say?


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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    The note said to basically come up to school the next morning to discuss what had happened in class. My son who shoots it pretty straight with me just told me what happened. I came to work the next morning and called them. I don't have time to go to school and discuss why my kid wants to ride in the front seat so bad. I did teach him the whole shotgun deal myself.



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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    What did the principal have to say?

    And as an aside, are kids at Norwalk schools forced to "air 5"?

    ps. Don't standard shotgun rules require the vehicle to be in sight before shotgun can be called? Why is your kid calling shotgun in class? Bad parenting .... (j/k)



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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    Next you won't be able to run the shotgun formation in football beacause of the obvious implications it has to school violence.


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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    The note said to basically come up to school the next morning to discuss what had happened in class.
    In class!?! I'm sorry, this note was absolutely warranted. There will be no shotgun calling until you are outside and can see the vehicle.

    I did teach him the whole shotgun deal myself.
    For shame.


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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    In class!?! I'm sorry, this note was absolutely warranted. There will be no shotgun calling until you are outside and can see the vehicle.

    For shame.
    class could have been outside cmoneyr.

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    Re: Speaking of Shotgun

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    In class!?! I'm sorry, this note was absolutely warranted. There will be no shotgun calling until you are outside and can see the vehicle.

    For shame.
    The man has a point, though that should still be dealt with in the home and not in the principals office


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