'Gun Appreciation Day' planned to coincide with Obama inauguration

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    http://www.theithacajournal.com/view...a-inauguration

    I appreciate Mother's day, Father's Day, and Veteran's Day.
    A day to appreciate inanimate objects baffles me.
    OCNRN63, mariebailey, somenurse, and 5 others like this.
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    "I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country’s founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history."

    somenurse, CrufflerJJ, and kalevra like this.
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    Quote from herring_RN
    'Gun Appreciation Day' planned to coincide with Obama inauguration | The Ithaca Journal | theithacajournal.com

    I appreciate Mother's day, Father's Day, and Veteran's Day.
    A day to appreciate inanimate objects baffles me.
    *** Ya, I am with you. In the same way certain people's fears of inanimate object baffles me.
    HM-8404, tewdles, BCgradnurse, and 4 others like this.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** Ya, I am with you. In the same way certain people's fears of inanimate object baffles me.
    I was never afraid of my uncles rifles or his razor.
    But he was afraid the wrong person could do harm with them.
    tewdles, BCgradnurse, TheCommuter, and 1 other like this.
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    geesh...what have my weapons ever done for me, sit in the drawer waiting for my attention?

    seems silly...
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    I appreciate many things. Education, health, parents, grandparents,freedom. We have no day to celebrate education. We do not celebrate health. Parents have Mother's and Father's Day. Grandparents have one day. Freedom has the 4th of July. I believe that would include guns. Putting this gun appreciation day as the same day as Inauguration Day appears quite regressive to me. To try to deflect the attention away from a second term president who had many more electoral votes than necessary seems petty to me.

    I appreciate having shoes and I suspect most people who have them either do appreciate them or take them for granted. There is more reason to have a day of appreciation for shoes, especially American made shoes than guns. No one has suggested taking guns away except for the right wing nuts who use it as scare tactics. There is discussion going on. Why not allow this discussion before going off half baked to have a day of appreciation for something that is not necessary for everyone.

    Instead have a day of recognition of Mental Health needs. If people want to show appreciation for something I would think appreciation for good mental health might be in order. Especially since funding for it has been cut by the GOP so drastically in the past few years.

    I want to see us deal with mental health before we waste money and resources on a day to appreciate a hunting tool, a tool that has been used for much destruction - especially when it is being used in such a negative political manner. I cannot imagine how the parents of the children massacred must be agonizing about this. To honor the tool used to kill so many is cruel. To refresh memories: In only 2008 2009 173 pre-school children were killed by guns in the US. In those same years guns killed 5750 children and teens in the US. How disgraceful to put these deaths away as meaningless and at the same time find new ways to hurt those grieving parents.

    Those who do not wish to participate in the 2nd Inauguration are certainly welcome to sit and pout. Obama won and the other guy lost. Why try to dishonor the gun by making it part of your bad sportsmanship?
    OCNRN63, VivaLasViejas, somenurse, and 2 others like this.
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    Quote from aknottedyarn
    I appreciate many things. Education, health, parents, grandparents,freedom. We have no day to celebrate education. We do not celebrate health. Parents have Mother's and Father's Day. Grandparents have one day. Freedom has the 4th of July. I believe that would include guns. Putting this gun appreciation day as the same day as Inauguration Day appears quite regressive to me. To try to deflect the attention away from a second term president who had many more electoral votes than necessary seems petty to me.

    I appreciate having shoes and I suspect most people who have them either do appreciate them or take them for granted. There is more reason to have a day of appreciation for shoes, especially American made shoes than guns. No one has suggested taking guns away except for the right wing nuts who use it as scare tactics. There is discussion going on. Why not allow this discussion before going off half baked to have a day of appreciation for something that is not necessary for everyone.

    Instead have a day of recognition of Mental Health needs. If people want to show appreciation for something I would think appreciation for good mental health might be in order. Especially since funding for it has been cut by the GOP so drastically in the past few years.

    I want to see us deal with mental health before we waste money and resources on a day to appreciate a hunting tool, a tool that has been used for much destruction - especially when it is being used in such a negative political manner. I cannot imagine how the parents of the children massacred must be agonizing about this. To honor the tool used to kill so many is cruel. To refresh memories: In only 2008 2009 173 pre-school children were killed by guns in the US. In those same years guns killed 5750 children and teens in the US. How disgraceful to put these deaths away as meaningless and at the same time find new ways to hurt those grieving parents.

    Those who do not wish to participate in the 2nd Inauguration are certainly welcome to sit and pout. Obama won and the other guy lost. Why try to dishonor the gun by making it part of your bad sportsmanship?
    *** Gun appreciation day seems like sillyness to me. Apperently both side are just as capable of sillyness:
    Wagner to Participate in Million Mom March for Gun Control in Washington DC | Politicker NJ
    tewdles, herring_RN, and aknottedyarn like this.
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    Both sides of this issue are prone to sillyness and tend to be a bit cocky in their stances. I figure we have not had much winter. if moms want to march the following weekend, do so. They could hit the only day of winter in DC. Who knows. I think demonstrations are very important to the US. That is different than "gun appreciation day". If the NRA and others wish to demonstrate I think they should do so. I just don't think it is accurate to call it appreciation day and I do not feel it is appropriate to have it on the same day as the inauguration. Very tacky.
    OCNRN63, Elvish, somenurse, and 2 others like this.
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    There is so much spin going on here, I expect to see a bunch of sheep, yarns on a spinning wheel and knitting needles as icons soon.
    VivaLasViejas, Jolie, and Spidey's mom like this.
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