Wisconsin gun club wants to have gun show at elementary school

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Is it too soon to have a gun show at an elementary school? The Spooner school board can't seem to decide.
Last night, the school board in Spooner, Wisconsin, postponed a scheduled vote on whether to allow the Indianhead Rifle and Pistol Club to hold its annual April gun show at Spooner Elementary School.

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Tim Brabec, organizer of Indianhead's annual show, says his club's desire to use the elementary school for its show is simply a matter of convenience, but as this Facebook thread reveals, the thought of a gun show being held in an elementary school so soon after the Newtown massacre isn't sitting well with some.

From ThinkProgress:
Spooner Elementary School has hosted the show without much objection for the last two decades. But less than a month after the mass shooting at Newtown elementary school that claimed the lives of 20 first graders and 7 others, some community members are raising objections to the idea of welcoming hundreds of guns and gun owners into a public elementary school...

"Who doesn't have sympathy with the families in [Connecticut]?" said Brabec when asked about whether the visual of a gun show at an elementary school was appropriate so soon after the deadly shooting in Newtown. "But we don't associate one with the other. We don't go there for the shock value."...

State law forbids people from bringing guns within 1000 feet of public schools, but it does make exceptions for guns shows by licensed gun manufacturers and dealers.
KARE details last night's inconclusive school board discussion:
Defenders say the show has never caused a problem. It even generates about $1,000 for the district and raised enough money last year to outfit the soccer club. Detractors say it's not the gun show they have an issue with, it's the location...

The board had questions though. Is everyone licensed? Can it move to the High School? Or off school grounds altogether? That meant the decision was delayed.

"Sadly disappointed, when you're elected stand up and make a decision one way or the other, right or wrong, let the chips fall where they may," [Brabec said].

He says they will now work on plan 'B'. The school board's next meeting is Feb. 11. They say they hope to have a decision by then.

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klj3577
klj3577

Wisconsin really is nuts. Way to go, Cheeseheads.

Gary Lawver
Gary Lawver

Well, some people like yourself I'm assuming, have a strong mind. Good for you.

Branden Strot
Branden Strot

i've been playing "violent" video games my whole life. watched violent movies. listened to rock music. i have not gone on a shooting spree.

Branden Strot
Branden Strot

where else are they going to have it? the bar? or the other bar? or the cheese shop? or the bar?

Gary Lawver
Gary Lawver

You want to put the blame on an object instead of the CRAZY person who commited the crime? How about violent video games and movies that "PARENTS" allow young kids to see? You don't think these things, to name a few, desensitize kids to the reality of death? There was reports that this kid had a long history of mental illness. Why didn't the mother keep her guns locked up properly? But even if parents keep thier guns locked up, if somebody decides that they are gonna kill people, there is nothing anyone can do! Where there is a will, theres a way! Hey Kent, back in the 50's you didn't hear about stuff like this. No why? Because parents were parents, people were united. You couldn't act up down the street because the guy 4 houses down would drag your ass to Your father, who more than likly whooped your ass. Now a days, you can go to jail for spanking your kids. Now a days, kids and people walk into schools and movie theaters and commit mass murder.

Gary Lawver
Gary Lawver

For all you people, GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, BULLETS DO! lol Doesn't that just sound sooooo ridiculous?

Pinko Thinker
Pinko Thinker

i heard they hand out free cartons of new mentholated cigarillos to the kindergartners during the heavy artillery demonstration!

Stefanie Joy
Stefanie Joy

I could even see why they rented out the lunchroom in middle school for Jazzercise...but a gun show?

John Saxhaug
John Saxhaug

Ur f*#%ing kidding right? Why not allow porn industry to shoot in the building too.

Stefanie Joy
Stefanie Joy

How could they justify that, even without the shooting last month?

Kevin Green
Kevin Green

The gun show is when the little kiddies are at home for the weekend. What message are they sending them ? And by the way what do the marching bands twirl around while having the pep fests? Oh my are those guns?

Charles D. Rhoden III
Charles D. Rhoden III

What an equally f-ing ignorant (and misogynistic) statement. The point is not gun safety but rather the notion of hosting it in a school (which is the utterly wrong message to send to kids).

Kevin Green
Kevin Green

And the fastest investigation in history! The little autistic kid all by himself planned and carried this out while dressed in body armor and a mask then shot himself before the police arrived ??? How convenient .... and there certainly should not be any unanswered questions . Look into it yourselves its all on the internet. Google "Sandy hook false flag".

Carlo Apostoli
Carlo Apostoli

Less guns = Less homicides. That's it. Stop bullshit, please.

Bill Crosby
Bill Crosby

I do love how we let these incidents, as horrific as they are, change our lives... Movie releases get delayed, gun shows get cancelled...we basically do everything except for go on TV and say, "You win!"

greenthinks
greenthinks

You women need to understand that you have been conditioned  since you were little girls to be submissive . Like slaves , society has convinced you in the back of your minds to think you are weak second class citizens that need to be dependent upon men for you protection. But it ISNT true!  The great equalizer is the firearm. It has been that way ever since they were invented. Women helped settle the western expansion of our country  guarding the homesteads including their children with firearms. The men being away fighting wars working in the fields driving cattle out hunting etc.     . There is a saying about firearms  concerning the inventor Samuel Colt of of Colt firearms fame it goes as this....GOD MADE MEN AND WOMEN ,  BUT SAM COLT MADE THEM EQUALS!

Bill Crosby
Bill Crosby

That's right! This is about letting unnecessary and crippling fear kill a 20 year tradition because it just so happens some lunatic 1,000 miles away decided to shoot up a totally different elementary school a month ago!

Dean131
Dean131

Well, in Minnesota the only who's shot anyone at a gun show was a cop. Keep the cops out of the gun shows and they'll be safe. 

Patrick G. Erhardt
Patrick G. Erhardt

Great effort, Kevin! You killed two birds with one stone. A sexist gun advocate? I can't imagine. You missed the point, which is no surprise. You're too dumb to rationale with so that's about it.

Kent Erickson
Kent Erickson

Kevin, the 1950's called and they want you back.

greenthinks
greenthinks

Maybe its because guns are important as in "He who has the most guns win".  Thats why police and military have guns because the "bad "people have them too. See they were invented many hundreds of years ago. Its called REALITY. Otherwise we would have to enforce the laws with sticks stones etc. Would you rather the first responders that you expect to come to your rescue (someday) carried a gun or a stick in one hand and a big rock in the other?  When in actuality they bring a camera  ,to take pictures of your remains and a little notebook to   "take the report"? Good luck defending yourself if you are Anti guns. And I would advise you to not advertise that fact. Especially in public.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Why are gun owners so keen on proving they are the most irresponsible people in society?  Why do they feel the need to push and provoke people all the time?     Bunch of assholes that prove they aren't responsible enough to own a gun.

greenthinks
greenthinks

The words are "money" for the school / "protection" for the kids. Teach the kids gun safety and send them thru the NRA Eddie Eagle gun safety course .Then if they find a gun they are trained to not touch it and tell an adult. Anybody have a problem with that then they are ignorant. Whether you "FEEL" like running down the street waving your arms in a panic and screaming like a little girl I would hope that common sense will prevail. I guess thats why they put men in charge of important things....mostly.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

they should do the gunshow in the alley, near the dumpsters, with the rest of the smelly garbage

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

absurd...so absurd

who runs things over the border...a litany of fools

webcelt
webcelt

If anyone ever wanted proof there are gun nuts living in a detached world of their own...

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Kevin Green uhh batons? your hick marching band has GUNS!!! are you joking

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Kevin Green arent you too old and wise to buy into false flag nazi propaganda - goolge "kevin green false flag" 

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@greenthinks you are a fool buddy. Nobody is trying to take away your stupid guns, so go back to digging ditches 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@greenthinks Further proof we need stricter mental health screenings for gun purchases.  Just think this stupid idiot who can't even type out a coherent sentence is allowed to own a gun/   How will you responsibly use your gun when you can't even responsibly use your keyboard?

greenthinks
greenthinks

@digitalprotocol Thats where they locate alot of crime victims in dumpsters.. Strange you should mention it.  A human being turned into that just so some evil person can have a few minutes of their version of fun. 

_Joe_
_Joe_

@digitalprotocol Umm... Nobody is trying to force the issue.  The show has been held there for TWENTY YEARS.  It is reasonable to assume that they would do it again this year.  If the school administration decides that it is a bad idea this year, they will no doubt hold it somewhere else.  No big deal.  The actual people involved aren't fighting over it.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@webcelt : If you actually read the story, you'd know it had a long history being held at the school and no one had a problem with it.

Culture bullies aren't cool or legitimate.

greenthinks
greenthinks

@MicheleBachmann @greenthinks   Yes the inordinate fear of guns would certainly entail  some sort of mental illness. But if you were to educate yourself about firearms  and that would not  require you to embrace them ., you wouldnt be so ignorant. Then you could speak coherently about the subject. Maybe if you had a good cry huh?

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@greenthinks @digitalprotocol i was reffering to the reps and people attending a gunshow at a school as garbage. You too are garbage! I doubt  bodies are found in dumpsters in Spooner WI you HICK

webcelt
webcelt

@mingtran What makes you think I didn't read the story, and what makes you think anyone cares how long they had been holding the show there? Holding a gun show at an elementary school after Newtown --- how amazingly stupid.

ahugginkiss
ahugginkiss

@greenthinks MB was talking about you, buddy. I guess reading comprehension isn't your strong suit.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@digitalprotocol My mistake.  I thought CP was just reporting the news.  Clearly the people who live there and whose lives are affected by the outcome of this issue had no idea how much danger they've been for the last twenty years.

Thank GOD they have you to ride in on your white horse leading the internet commenter army to liberate and defend them!!

_Joe_
_Joe_

@webcelt I believe it was you that stated it was the perception that would be different.  I guess in that regard you're correct.  It's not just your panties.  It's a whole group of knotted panties.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@webcelt I believe it was you that made the assertion that it was the perception that would be different.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@webceltWell I am a liberal parent and I disagree.  Schools aren't exactly overflowing with cash, and it would be too bad if they had to move this event elsewhere because they would miss out on money they would have raised.  While I understand that may yet happen, I wish it were for a better reason than worrying about getting @webcelt 's panties in a knot.

webcelt
webcelt

@_Joe_ Because only a resident of the conservative bubble could fail to realize that under current circumstances it would be perceived very differently than in the past, and parents of elementary school children are especially likely to react differently than before. How stupid to need more than a heartbeat to realize this.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@webcelt : culture bully

_Joe_
_Joe_

@webcelt Why?  Is an unrelated event in another state going to cause something to happen this year that didn't happen in the last twenty?


Really.  Why is it stupid?

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