Archive for January, 2011


No Gun is a Safe Gun

While browsing CNN Justice I found an article entitled, “Police: Florida boy drops loaded handgun inside pre-kindergarten class“. This article talked about how a five-year old boy brought a small, .22-caliber handgun into pre-kindergarten class. This pre-kindergarten student had allegedly stashed his stepfather’s gun into his pocket before entering school. Lucky, his music teacher noticed the gun when it accidentally fell out of the young boy’s pocket before anything serious could happen.

A five-year old is not a malicious person. Their biggest worry is what arts and crafts they are going to do at school that day. So who’s fault is it that this five-year old boy was able to get his hands on a gun? I believe it is his parent’s fault, any parent that has children and owns a gun should have them locked in a cabinet or placed far out of their children’s reach. This situation could have escalated quickly if the gun would have accidentally discharged. That child would have had to live with those consequences for the rest of his life all because he had an irresponsible parent.

After thinking about this little boy and how much more awful this situation could have turned out I decided to look further into the facts about children and gun related incidents. I found a great article entitled, “The Facts About Kids and Guns“. Within this article it gave several facts. For example, every day in America about 75 children are shot and nearly 500 children and teenagers a year are killed due to gun related accidents.  This article also stated that 29 percent of high school boys own a gun. These guns are mostly used for hunting and sporting purposes but do these boys actually have the responsibility and maturity to own a gun? I think the statics show that they do not. So be responsible and think twice before allowing your child to own a gun the consequences are far greater than you may think.

Possibly some solutions will come soon: Obama to Push Gun Control Soon

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Blog Comments

Comment #1

Date: 1/26/11 Time: 2:23

Parental Divorce by Aunya Mcelroy

Comment # 2

Date 1/30/11 Time: 12:12

Facebook in your Life by Abby Delehanty

Comment #3

Date: 1/14/11 Time: 9:58

Super Bowl 2011 by Chelsea Zoeller

Comment #4

Date 2/21/11 Time: 4:19

Taco Bell “Meat”  by Kirstie Straeter

Comment #5

Date 3/13/11 Time:9:02

Should assisted suicide be legalized? by Ngwe Njiwah

Comment # 6

Date 3/23/11 Time: 9:24

Allergy season is unfortunately here. by Makayla White

You just wrote about my life. I love being outside and even though my throat is killing me, I am scratching my eyes out, and my nose is running like a faucet I manage to get through it. Thank goodness my allergy attract seems to only last for about a week, a week of absolute horror but at least only a week.  I mean at least I am keeping the tissue industry in business.

Comment # 7

Date: 3/28/11 Time: 9:35

Spring Break 2011 by Raven Shelton

 I am super excited about this post mainly because I am actually going to Vegas in a few weeks. Although I do find it interesting to hear that Vegas was the most popular place for Spring break this year. It is funny how much MTV can influence individuals. MTV sets standards of what is cool and I guess Vegas is the it factor right now. Vegas although always a hot spot is usually not what most people associate Spring break with.

Comment # 8

Date: 4/5/11 Time: 10:05

Chris Brown’s Recent Rage and Apology. by Elisa Maura

Celebrities are exploited every day and even though Chris Brown’s actions were inexcusable he does deserve to be forgiven.  When I do something shameful or wrong yes a few people may know but when you are in the spot light it is a never ending ridicule. So I also do not blame Chris Brown for his outburst. Yes, he could have acted in a more suitable manner but if I was constantly ridiculed for a past mistake I made I do not know how I would respond.

Comment # 9

Date: 4/13/11 Time: 1:20

Crazy Internet Advice by Hannah Johnson

I also turn to Google for everything. You can type in the most ridicules questions into Google’s search bar and BAM there is the answer. The silly thing is that people actually do live their lives by the guidelines that they find. As you were saying it is funny that people even make up these rules in the first place. Not ever relationship is the same so how can a third party know what is best for you and your significant other. Every relationship is different but I guess if you are lost and have nowhere else to turn start your computer up, go to Google, and ask away.

Comment # 10

Date: April 19, 2011 Time: 3:15

Is Texting Changing the Way Our Generation Communicates? by Kirstie Straeter

My parents, my father in particular, has always tried to tell me that texting is not a good form of communication and I completely agree with him. Although, just because I agree with him does not mean I am taking his advice. I find myself texting people constantly throughout the day. I actually got myself in a bind recently because I choose to text someone instead of calling them. I do agree with you that texting does allow individuals to say things that they probably would never say to someone’s face. This can and has caused problems for me personally. One individual may have meant something completely different but the way the receiver interrupted the message may be completely different than the sender’s original intent hence causing a dispute.

Why is it OK that men or company’s advertise women as objects? Tonight I was watching a special on CNN, called Selling the Girl Next Door. On the show it exploited websites like Craigslist.com or Backpage.com. Since the taping of this show Craigslist.com has shut down their “adult portion” on their website due to various reasons. But Backpage.com still knowingly allows pimps or individuals to post explicit ads soliciting women. Since Craigslist.com shut down their “adult portion” on their website Backpage.com became the main viral advertising for pimps and individuals soliciting sex. Backpage.com sales since then have grown by $100,000. All I can say is these companies need an ethics book thrown at them. How can you profit off individuals soliciting sex, several in which were underage? Since the shut down, Craigslist has received some bad press due to an incident that involved a Boston University medical student who was accused of killing an individual in which he found through the adult portion on Craigslist. Craigslist.com has yet to comment on this issue. Even though they have been silent, the term Craigslist Killer has spread due to news releases and etc. As of right now, Craigslist.com future is unknown but they have taken a step towards the right path.

Every company’s policy talks about the importance of customer service but I bet that C.E.O of that company never had a customer screaming at them for no reason and would be able to keep their cool. I was in a department store yesterday and a customer was ripping the cashier another one because the price that was on the jacket was different then what it was ringing up as in the computer. The cashier was calling her supervisor to try to figure out what she should do.  The man then became infuriated and insisted that the cashier walked over to the rack with him to see that all the other jackets were the same price. It wasn’t that the cashier didn’t believe that the jacket was on sale it was just that she was trying to solve the problem. Why do people do that?  I would have understood if the cashier was yelling at him and refusing to give him the jacket at the sale price but she was just trying to help him.  Providing great customer service and the customer is also right should be two different things but it doesn’t seem to play out that way in the world of retail. So next time you walk into a store or a restaurant or anywhere at that treat the people who work there the way you would want to be treated.