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Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
Tue May 24, 2022, 05:15 PM May 2022

When I was in school in the 1950s and 1960s, we had play practice, etc.

Now -- Active Shooter Practice...and it sure as fuck did not seem to work in TX.

When this news bulletin hit today about the latest mass shooting, I was sitting and chatting with a friend who is 77 years old and he and I could not believe what today's students face.

WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED?????

In my opinion: The NRA funded the GOP and they did their own "great lie" that the government is going to take your guns away...step, by little step by step, give 'em an inch and the govt will take a mile and soon, you will not be allowed to have any guns.

Peace to those who lost their lives and to their families and loved ones.

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When I was in school in the 1950s and 1960s, we had play practice, etc. (Original Post) Scottie Mom May 2022 OP
WTF happened? SCOTUS. Scalia. dchill May 2022 #1
Just thinking about that. AngryOldDem May 2022 #2
Hell, when I was in high school in the early 1960s, the worst thing that happened was... Scottie Mom May 2022 #4
In the '60's in NYC Public Schools we had a monthly Air Raid Sirens drill re: Nuclear War... electric_blue68 May 2022 #3
It's not just opinion. lpbk2713 May 2022 #5
Thank you. Scottie Mom May 2022 #6

AngryOldDem

(14,060 posts)
2. Just thinking about that.
Tue May 24, 2022, 05:48 PM
May 2022

When I was in school, the worst that happened was a rare fistfight. And most of the time, that turned out to be rumor and never happened.

I don’t know how I’d feel about sending my kids out the door, if they were school age today.

And yes, the NRA and its endless bullshit is at the core of this. I think, too, it’s legislators more worried about keeping their jobs than serving their constituents, because they are bought and sold a hundred times over by special interests…

This country is broken, literally from top to bottom.

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
4. Hell, when I was in high school in the early 1960s, the worst thing that happened was...
Tue May 24, 2022, 06:30 PM
May 2022

...that us girls got sent home for skirts that were too short.

(If we were bus students, we got to sew crepe paper on the hems...YUCK!)

I don't even recall a fist fight....

electric_blue68

(14,323 posts)
3. In the '60's in NYC Public Schools we had a monthly Air Raid Sirens drill re: Nuclear War...
Tue May 24, 2022, 06:25 PM
May 2022

The sirens wailing away! We had one on top of our school. Ugh!!! 🤪😔
We'd line up in the halls, or gym.
(never did "duck & cover" )

So it wasn't all easy peasy physcologically back then.

Scottie Mom

(5,812 posts)
6. Thank you.
Tue May 24, 2022, 06:45 PM
May 2022

The NRA is buying politicians and we can all see the results. Well, at least some of us can.

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