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In article<lr6dnTX-jruKOQjHnZ2dnUU7-Y3NnZ2d@earthlink.com>,
 Bill Steele<ws21@cornel.edu> wrote:

> On 2/27/18 5:44 AM, trotsky wrote:

> > On 2/26/18 9:07 PM, Irish Ranger wrote:

> >> A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have
> >> one, you'll probably never need one again.

> If I were on a plane and saw the flight attendants putting on parachutes 
> I wouldn't be happy. That's what it's going to be like for kids when 
> their teachers start packing heat.
> 
> Reminds me of the "duck and cover" era when I sat there watching the 
> window for the flash.

That wasn't too smart. If you saw the flash, you'd be blinded instantly. 
Better to *avoid* looking at the windows if you were anticipating that 
flash.