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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Why is the solution to everything... "Make a New Law?"

Here is a link that shows a proposed law for Indiana to outlaw air guns on school property.

It's not a great idea to have air guns at school, but why does every solution have to be "make a law" against it? I would think the 3-inch thick Indiana School Law Book on my desk that is 1,370 pages long, would be enough.

Current laws against vandalism, threats, intimidation, and bullying should be sufficient to cover most problems like this.

No point in making a criminal out of a student who forgot his brother's BB gun was under the back seat of his locked car. The problem is not the air gun. The problem is when the object is used inappropriately and we already have laws governing inappropirate behaviors.

Currently "air guitars" at school are more of a distraction than air guns. :-)

Current society's solution to every perceptible concern seems to be to try and outlaw it.

Just my .02


Bud Hunt said...

Thank you for using some common sense when it comes to behavior and discipline.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me why a student cannot wear a zippered sweatshirt during school but they can wear a pullover hooded sweatshirt. When I asked a student why they were taking a pullover in addition to the jacket they were wearing they stated kids can't wear "coats" in school but pullovers are ok. What is the difference between a zippered sweatshirt and a hooded pullover? I just don't get what the big deal is about it having a zipper.

Well that's obvious said...

To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Politicians get elected to 'do something'. They only do one thing: create, debate and pass legislation.

What politician is going to get in front of the eyewitness news team and tell his/her adoring public that a 1931 law already on the books solves the crisis problem of the new millenium?