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First we had to worry about guns, then rocks, now it's tools. Will the world ever be safe?

http://www.allmax.com/MILT/

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I don't like the fact that they are discribing them as if they were firearms quoting full auto trigger, .50 cal chuck, armour piercing bits, etc. It is laughable to almost anybody who has ever used a power tool or firearm but they are attacking both the firearm industry and power tools by preying on the ignorance and lack of common sense that an alarming portion of North Americans have.

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It's a joke site. I guess sarcasm is lost on some, kinda like the assault rock of e-bay fame.

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I'll admit it was thinking "what the HE!! is this CR*P". I realised I was a fool when i seen the photoshop pic of the school and store side by side. The lawn and overlap of the walls did it. My wife was looking at it as well and the section about school shop classes with the mom finding a tool book under a NRA mag got her.

With the way people think these days I can see a group like that actually being real. He!! if they have groups against saying the pledge in schools any crackpot can start something.

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Yep. Things get taken to extremes. I think that is the point they were making. Big smile

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Yeah this site's content is definitely supposed to be funny, however the point I believe is that ANYTHING can be dangerous and lots of stuff in life requires some common sense, including your every day tools!

The other point is, how far are we going to go to with rules and regulations? I think a lot of areas have already been regulated to death!

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JCalhoun wrote:
It's a joke site. I guess sarcasm is lost on some, kinda like the assault rock of e-bay fame.

I know it is sarcasm and a joke but my point is it is no less dangerous to the firearm community. The very point it is trying to make will also shed unfavorable light on the firearm and shooting community. This is by no means an effective campaign for the shooting community. Brick Wall,) It is bad enough when the anti-gun community comes up with this BS.

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You're right Chestergolf, the analogy between firearms and tools was not a good choice for humor.

However, my interpretation was that the author was poking fun at some of the ridiculous statements that originate with the anti-firearm community, rather than attempting to generate support for them.

The very last link at the bottom left is called "last page", you may want to read it. It might give you some insight into what the author of this site was thinking.

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cowgal wrote:
You're right Chestergolf, the analogy between firearms and tools was not a good choice for humor.

However, my interpretation was that the author was poking fun at some of the ridiculous statements that originate with the anti-firearm community, rather than attempting to generate support for them.

The very last link at the bottom left is called "last page", you may want to read it. It might give you some insight into what the author of this site was thinking.

I read that as well and although I agree with what they are trying to do, the "last page" is one link in 40+ links on that page. How many anti-gun groups could take just about any of that website and use it against us? We all know how they can take things out of context but in this case all they have to do is omit 5% of the web page and they get armed with a powerful weapon. This group's message is important but it doesn't get the space it deserves or needs in order to make the intended impact. It is like putting 6 bullets (5 real, one blank)in a revolver and saying the gun doesn't shoot bullets. A correct statement one in six times but what about the other 5? Think

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It should be no great mystery that power tools (and even many hand tool) should be treated with the same caution and respect as you would use with a firearms. Ignorance and lack of skill can result in severe injury if not death. Why would anyone treat a nail gun any different than a firearm? Or any other tool any different that a firearm? I know of what I speak because I've worked a couple of trades briefly in life. Roofed houses in the summer while in high school and part way through college. Then worked as an extra job hand and helped frame structures (mainly houses) with my uncles general contractor business the other part way through college.

My circular saw, drill, and recipicating saw, machette, and splitting axe are stored in a cabinet under lock and key. I have 3 large tool boxes stored under my work bench in my garage. One of them is locked with a sturdy pad lock because it contains what I consider to be the more dangerous hand tools if my son should play around with them in my absense. Also there are some edged tool in there too that I really do not want to get damaged if my young son should get ahold of them. They include a hand-saw, hack-saw, roofing hammer (shingling hatchet), heavy framing hammer, 3 lb drilling hammer, extra circular saw blades, extra hack-saw blades, fixed blade utility knife, soldering tourch, aviation snips, extra utility knife blades, cable cutter, pipe cutter, etc.

It's a parents responsability to keep kids safe and lock up all the dangerous stuff around the house. Remember, it's not just your kids that you are protecting, it's their friends too. Kids are kids. You can make them memorize all the safety rules you want them to, but they will never follow them without your supervision until they reach the age when they start to actually comprehend what those rules mean and why they are in place. Or until they learn the hard way.

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