POSTED: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 7:09pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 8:58pm
Tyler, Texcas (KETK) — Just when I thought I had heard everything, I come across something stupid like this.
As a nation, we are losing our guts. We are becoming wimps.
The following is from YAHOO News:
"Administrators at a school in the South Suburbs of Chicago are up in arms over a state law that requires schools to post small signs announcing that guns cannot be carried in schools."
You know, the black gun with a red circle?
The new law relates to a new concealed-carry license law, reports the SouthtownStar, a suburban newspaper.
"Schools in Illinois did not allow guns previously. Now, though, schools - and churches, government agencies, liquor stores and certain other organizations - must post four-by-six-inch stickers as visible reminders that guns are forbidden on premises. Many schools in the Chicago area - and, presumably, other parts of the state - have already posted the small stickers in compliance with state law. Others expect to post them over the next couple weeks.
Some school officials aren't happy about the stickers because they contain a very basic image of a gun.
"It is bothersome to have to post a sticker of a gun that says, 'Hey, folks, leave your guns at home,'" Theresa Nolan, principal of Tinley Park High School, told the SouthtownStar.
Nolan stressed that she is very concerned with "safety and security," and concerned that, somehow, someone could wrongly interpret an image of a gun emblazoned with the universal sign for prohibiting something.
"I think the general public will be alarmed by it and wonder if people have been allowed to bring guns to school in the past," Nolan also fretted.
She said she would prefer "something more subtle."
"You can't look at this (sticker) and not think about Sandy Hook," the principal added.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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