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  • Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    in reply to: Building a shed? #2942464

    2k does not seem far off for a pro to do it. Cool your neighbor will do it so cheap.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    There are some much less crowded public land places a bit further north, its not terrible though.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    in reply to: Otter XT Lodge? #2941967

    I have not pulled that specific one but would not especially want to either unless I was pulling with a snowmobile or quad. I tend to default toward the lighter side on gear though unless I am driving out on the ice.

    I am sure it would be fine when there is not much snow. And even with snow something like a smitty would help, that is a lot of weight though.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    in reply to: Who is here? #2231469

    Im back

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    Probably a minnow on a small jig would be my go to.

    My biggest walleye ever though was in the spring on a 1/2 oz spinner bait while casting for Pike.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    I dont see much chance of mandatory firearm training for teachers, safety and response training yes, firearm no. Too many people would be opposed, myself included. But you are welcome to try.

    What does sound practical and inexpensive are
    1. Lobbying at the district level for teachers to be allowed to CCW, not all districts will like this, buy yours might.
    2. Mandatory “active shooter response” type safety training

    Increasing building security may be practical but have cost variations by building.

    Your best bet to make a difference for your kids is to focus efforts at the district level, there you are one voice in thousands rather than millions and they are also able t do things more quickly. Whichever solution you decide to advocate good luck.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    I dont think most here are opposed to the concept of them being allowed to CCW, the mandatory firearm training was different.

    Another fact to consider is engaging a target in a crowded hallway a LEO or teacher would have a high probability of hitting students as well. In most police use of firearm situations less than 10% of shots hit the intended target. That is a lot more people potentially shot…. I dont know the specifics of this scenerio, but there may be more to it than you are thinking about.

    I am fully pro CCW in general, but hesitant to second guess the choice not to engage when I was not there in the persons’s shoes.

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    BID

    I think we are all open to discussions about what options are available. Its not bad to throw as many ideas as possible out there, most will be bad but usually some warrant further investigation.

    The challenge here is fighting tooth and nail to keep the first idea……

    Armed guards are a possibility, using the national guard for this really is not. This is a very expensive option though and would get significant push back from many people and be very hard to implement. I would likely be one of those pushing back (on principle not cost) but really that is beyond the point.

    Allowing teachers to get training and carry a weapon may be another viable option, this could likely only be a local / state level one practically though. It might work in rural Iowa districts but would never fly in San Francisco or Iowa City. I dont know what it would mean for insurance etc but there would almost surely be some cost, might or might not be worth it though.

    Forcing firearm training is a whole different story. While not technically impossible it just will not happen, and what good would it do to force the training on someone who will never touch much less carry a gun.

    Some of the most realistic measures could be things like this (certainly not limited to these and they may also have plenty of holes in them)

    1. Increasing security infrastructure in terms of doors and ability to lock down. Even ability to lock down interior doors remotely (my high school had magnetic door holders that could be triggered remotely and then the doors would lock). Or even something as simple as door jams inside preventing doors from being opened. Something like this https://www.amazon.com/Door-Jammer-Portable-Security-Device/dp/B01KDB2L2K/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1519327843&sr=8-6&keywords=security+door+jammer
    2. Better response training for teachers
    3. Changing police patrol routes to improve response times

    If you want to make a real difference my advice to you would be to not dig in your heals on your preferred solution but to look for something that would make a difference that you can actually accomplish. Even the easiest policy change will take mountains of work, setting your sights on a nearly impossible one will not help anyone.

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    Its good that people are thinking, number 2 might even be practical.

    As already said, law would be state level, policy would be local districts.

    No 1 is a violation of Posse Comitatus and just plain bad policy. I disagree with the premise of armed guards but if you did is has to be law enforcement or private security, not military.

    No 3 would never work, lots of anti gun people in teachers unions and forcing them to train with a gun will be a no go. Allowing teachers to voluntarily participate may be viable although I dont know what it does to insurance. Voluntary would also likely be more effective or as least as effective as mandatory.

    I don’t believe No 1 is a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, but that’s where attorneys would need to be involved.

    No 3, school faculty are government employees. They would really have no choice in the matter. Insurance should logically be in favor of qualified school faculty carrying firearms, in lieu of the school murders of the past 1-2 decades.

    The express purpose of the act was to prevent US Military from being deployed on US soil in a law enforcement capacity. It seems pretty clear.

    Beyond that, there are right around 100,000 public schools in the US. Most have multiple entry points and many have multiple buildings. There are roughly 350,000 people in the national guard in the US. If we had 100% of the national guard deployed all the time and 100% of them were in this role that would be 3.5 per school which would likely not be enough on average.

    Add to that most national guard are not deployed 100% of the time and if they were enlistment and retention would plummet especially if the deployment was being a security guard at a school. This idea cannot work even if it was legal.

    Asgrow’s options on building and security and funding are about the closest thing to reality.

    The other ideas are about as realistic as me saying I will start a Dragon hatchery and build an army of Dragons to protect our schools.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    Its good that people are thinking, number 2 might even be practical.

    As already said, law would be state level, policy would be local districts.

    No 1 is a violation of Posse Comitatus and just plain bad policy. I disagree with the premise of armed guards but if you did is has to be law enforcement or private security, not military.

    No 3 would never work, lots of anti gun people in teachers unions and forcing them to train with a gun will be a no go. Allowing teachers to voluntarily participate may be viable although I dont know what it does to insurance. Voluntary would also likely be more effective or as least as effective as mandatory.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    in reply to: ATV vs. UTV #1556287

    I would like a side by side, but not to replace the quads. There are definitely times it would be nice, but it would be less versatile for me, for others that might be the opposite.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    I dont agree with lewellin on everything, but I sure do agree that I don’t want to live where there is military posted at school daily. That is not a picture of freedom and not a normal that I want people getting used to because that is a slippery slope, armed military deployed full time on US soil to keep the peace is not a big reach from martial law. Next time there is a movie theater or mall shooting we can add some there as well. Then on street corners in major cities.

    I dont know that there is an across the board policy answer to solve it, but this sure isnt it.

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    The base problem is that so many people are willing to kill others. The government has systematically removed all church influence from the school system. Add to that teaching scientology, where the strongest and most powerful survive with little or no compassion, or respect for others. With no respect, love, or fear of God. No fear or thought of afterlife and or Hell. They apparently have concern for only moment, and any fame ( not the best word to use) or notoriety. I fear the trend will continue. Until the system is able and allowed to teach respect, and that each person is responsible for their own actions, choices,and the consequences of them, that things will only get worse. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.

    I am pretty sure they do not teach Scientology in any public schools. Scientology is a religion created in the 50s by L. Ron Hubbard.

    If your problem is with teaching science in school that is just plain silly.

    As for lack of religion being the problem there has been a heck of a lot of violence done in the name of many religions, including Christianity.

    Avatarnorthwoodsbucks
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    I dont know it would help much to be honest with you. Besides that I would see any such decision as a state or local one.

    Dont see any way this is covered in the commerce clause or any other constitutional way the Feds would have jurisdiction over this. Not that they seem to need it.

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    in reply to: 4 Wheeler on Ice #1556700

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    Quote by: hopintoweighin

    Can you legal drive your 4 wheeler on public lakes in Iowa to ice fish?

    Someone asked me to go this weekend and wanted to know if I would bring my wheeler. I would love to bring it, but did not know the legalities or if people care.

    Yes, must be registered and insurance is required I believe.

    This was my understanding as well.

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