Growing Up (Mostly) Gun-less

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I am a child of Television. It’s true. Most kids first words are “Mama!” or “Da-da!” Mine was “Popeye.” I am not making this up. I grew up on a steady…

Dear Diary: 30 Days to Conceal Cary, Weekend Edition

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Like a large segment of the population, I’m a divorced dad. Not by choice. But one of the things you learn in divorce is that you don’t always have a…

Video Review: Learn Gun Safety with Eddie Eagle. Or Not.

Small kids need to know that guns are not toys. That’s the message of the National Rifle Association video Learn Gun Safety with Eddie Eagle. It teaches kids who find a gun to leave it alone. Go tell an adult. Even if you think it might be a toy, just leave it be. Pro-gun and less-than-pro-gun parents will love Eddy; the gun safety lesson is about as vanilla as you can get when talking about deadly weapons. But I’m a 12-year-old. Does the NRA’s message fly with kids my age and older? Two words: Eddy’s grounded.

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Small kids need to know that guns are not toys. That’s the message of the National Rifle Association video Learn Gun Safety with Eddie Eagle. It teaches kids who find…

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Readin’, ‘Ritin”, ‘Rithmatic, Rifles & Revolvers

My days in elementary school predate “New Math,” “Outcome-Based Education” and “Moral Relativism.” Back in the day, it was all about Readin,’ ‘Ritin,’ and ‘Rithmatic. But unlike most nouveau educational…