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I Am Not A Cop, I Am Not A Burglar.

kd6sxa

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This audio was recorded at Wendy's in Onalaska, WI on Monday 8-2-2010. When I listen to the audio I have to laugh at the kid. But then I realized that the kid couldn't get past only cops and criminals have guns. With an adult I can usually get some basic understanding of why, while sharing a pamphlet. I wish I had some sort of basic pamphlet for the kids.

http://picasaweb.google.com/101104290829477826372/IAmNotACopOrBurglar#5500967750022244210
 

johnny amish

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That is awesome, you were no doubt the topic of conversation on the way home. If we get the discussion started one at a time we will continue to bring awareness to oc. Well done my friend, carry on and carry proud.
 

Wisconsin Carry Inc. - Chairman

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I wish I had some sort of basic pamphlet for the kids.
First, I echo what the others have said. A good interaction, bound to elicit questions from the kid to his parents, etc. That is a good thing.

It all makes sense when you think about it, and also demonstrates what rights-minded people are up against. Decades of entrenched indoctrination that only cops or crooks have guns.

Kids play "cops and robbers" You are either a cop or a robber. They think in very black and white terms.

In a kids mind, you have to be one or the other.

The only other thing I can think of (after mulling it for a few minutes) would be to tell the kid you are a "good guy". Sometimes when kids play, they do use "good guys vs bad guys".
 

J.Gleason

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First, I echo what the others have said. A good interaction, bound to elicit questions from the kid to his parents, etc. That is a good thing.

It all makes sense when you think about it, and also demonstrates what rights-minded people are up against. Decades of entrenched indoctrination that only cops or crooks have guns.

Kids play "cops and robbers" You are either a cop or a robber. They think in very black and white terms.

In a kids mind, you have to be one or the other.

The only other thing I can think of (after mulling it for a few minutes) would be to tell the kid you are a "good guy". Sometimes when kids play, they do use "good guys vs bad guys".
John Pierce has written a book for kids about OC. It would be great if we could come up with a short version pamphlet that would get the message to kids and help them understand.
 

wrightme

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This audio was recorded at Wendy's in Onalaska, WI on Monday 8-2-2010. When I listen to the audio I have to laugh at the kid. But then I realized that the kid couldn't get past only cops and criminals have guns. With an adult I can usually get some basic understanding of why, while sharing a pamphlet. I wish I had some sort of basic pamphlet for the kids.

http://picasaweb.google.com/101104290829477826372/IAmNotACopOrBurglar#5500967750022244210
Get some copies of Mr. Pierce's book to hand out....
 

Archangel

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LOL You are a BUR-GA-LUR.....

Made me laugh.

Any of my kids would have asked why you carry that model, in what caliber....
 

MKEgal

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The kid was cute, and remarkably persistent.

How about this: "I'm a regular person who wants to protect himself. Do you see any police here to protect me? (no) Well, then I have to be ready to protect myself, right?"

(Yeah, I know, I know, "police don't have to protect us". Most of them will try, though, if they see a problem happening. And it's something a kid can understand.)
 
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