Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Important tip for homeschooling parents: have your kids tuck in their shirts

(Thanks to reader Reality Check for the link)


lee n. field said...

This thing's been around for a while.

Sure, you can hide all that stuff, on a standing and stationary human. He couldn't sit, drive, or even move, without dropping something.

Scooter said...

That's true Lee, but the point of the video was to show how easy it was to conceal a weapon in baggy clothes.

I was not expecting an Uzi to come from the kid's back.

David Regier said...

Lee's right, but homeschooled kids would certainly be better educated about gun handling.

Al said...

When one abandons the Big Laws (10 Commandments) one does not get less law; one gets a bunch of little laws.

someone I can't remember said that.

al sends

Bike Bubba said...

I personally like the shotgun out of the pants.

For what it's worth, I've carried concealed with a tucked in shirt. Inside the waistband holsters are amazing.

VcdeChagn said...

-Mall Ninja-

Easier to carry a BUG in the pocket and spare mags on the weak side.

/Mall Ninja

Nice video. Need to show it to the boys. Let them know that appearances can be deceiving!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

School uniforms, anyone?

Merrilee Stevenson said...

That was so good, I watched it twice. The second time, I counted: 12 weapons. I'm sure an actual home schooled kid would have done better. I mean, that kid was wearing short sleeves and no other layers (like a shooting vest, for instance), and he didn't even make use of spacious cow boy boots. Rookie.

(I guess now THOSE things will have to be regulated, too, and we'll have to send our kids to school in flip-flops, speedos and bikinis--for everyone's SAFETY.)

The Pauper said...

You mean this is not Constitutional Law class?

Mike Westfall said...

I think it's especially important to require home schooled kids to tuck in their shirts for safety's sake, being so terribly unsocialized as they are...

DJP said...

Mike's getting near my sub-point in posting this.

It's probably so obvious to my readers that no one's saying it.


Phil (the Doulos) said...

Home schooled kids wouldn't need all those weapons, since they are all raised by card-carrying NRA members who teach them from the time they're born how to handle firearms and shoot to kill. They'd only need one handgun.

Paula said...

Scooter said, "I was not expecting an Uzi to come from the kid's back."

Haha! My first thought was, "where's the Uzi?"

Did you hear about the kid who is facing assault charges and expulsion for using a pea shooter made from a pen in school? They said his "behavior indicated a disturbing trend because he was disciplined in junior high for shooting rubber bands. In addition, he was suspended in 8th grade for bringing a comb to school that resembled a pocket knife."

Rubber bands: a gateway weapon. Who knew? Think how many assault rubber bands that kid could fit in his pants!

Halcyon said...

Where's the bazooka?

Halcyon said...

BTW, Dan, I believe that your "sub-point" is that homeschooled children don't have to tuck in their shirts because they're not gang members, nor are they surrounded by gang members or any of the other horrors of public education.

Just a guess.

Bike Bubba said...

I think our gracious host is suggesting that bitter, angry homeschooling kids are going to shoot their teachers.

Or that parents can get the jump on their kids if the child must untuck his shirt before drawing and opening fire. If, at least, he hasn't made a pocket or shoulder holster out of last year's deer hide.

Or something. And my word verification is "noseater." Am I supposed to pick my nose now?

And if I remember correctly, one of the early videos of this was done by the son of David Grossman, who is/was an Army expert on getting people to kill. Ironic that gun handling is not terribly good on that line....

DJP said...

BB - exactly!


Halcyon - pretty much got it. File it under Reason #32975 Not To Use Government Reeducation Camps.

Paula said...

DS went to public school for the first this year (11th grade) and came home from his first day a bit shaken. He realized, when he reached the lunch room, that he had contraband in his backpack. He kept it hidden away for the rest of the day and smuggled it home without incident. The illegal item?


a can of Coke
Toto realized he wasn't in Kansas anymore.

jmb said...

Didn't post quickly enough, but I was going to say that it's practically an ad for the safety of homeschooling.

Reminds me a little of a scene in Animal Crackers where a policeman tells Harpo Marx that he shouldn't be a crook. As he's shaking Harpo's hand, an enormous amount of valuable silverware drops from Harpo's coat. It's at 3:50 in the clip this links to:


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Just a bit of irony in the fact that ALL my boys have been shooting for years, and one in particular is looking forward to getting his hunting license this year. I'm calling it part of my curriculum.

Of course, that boy would be suspended from public school had he turned in the work he showed me today... his vocabulary book asked, "If you were a king, what would be the motto of your regime?"

Tate came back with,
"No gun, no fun!!!!!!!!!!"

That's my boy.

Cathy M. said...

It's not a dress code problem; it's a parenting problem. There. I said it.

DJP said...

Cathy, Cathy, Cathy -- it's never / always a parenting problem!!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Or it's a LACK of parenting problem.

Bike Bubba said...

OK, I guess I'll pick my nose now.

Oh, THAT'S what you meant? Got it...and I bet my three year old would LOVE a deerhide holster.

Wendy said...

I was just thinking that gang members could actually hide more weapons on their person if they didn't wear their pants so low.

Not that that is a good reason to wear properly-fitted clothing, mind you.

christianlady said...

Don't have to worry about a tucked in shirt if you walk in guns a blazing now do you? It's frustrating that schools think a simple dress code will solve their problems. I wish. None of the administration nor teachers are allowed to carry weapons, and so kids are left defenseless when a Kliebold and Harris jump in. I taught in a junior high and recall we were told when a code word came over the intercom, we should lock the doors. Schools are ridiculously unprotected, but then again, do we want kids to be strip searched daily? No.

And I still homeschool because I believe I am the one responsible to teach my kids all that God would have me teach. Lay the foundations, and see what happens. I keep praying daily as I'm not perfect as a homeschool teaching parent, but I do believe it's better they learn from me than their peers or from some anti-bully community organizer.

Doug Hibbard said...

Then there's the inevitable ankle holster that was totally neglected.

I actually sat on a jury for a case where a guy had concealed a shotgun in his pants in that style. The trial was for the guy accused of being the accomplice who claimed he didn't know dude had a gun. Dude with gun had plead guilty, so there was no harm for him in demonstrating, in the pants he was busted while wearing that he could tuck the gun down the leg and walk with it.

True, it wasn't the smooth walk most of us use, but it looked like about half the mall population.

Point? You can move about when you're carrying like that.

Other point? The guns in my kids' school are: 2 handguns, 2 rifles, 1 shotgun, and they know the trouble they'll be in for messing with them. And those said firearms are reasonably secured by the administration of said school.