Originally Posted by trkkshotbry
So ill keep looking for a better home for my family that I can afford on my salary alone and you'll just have to understand if I trade my colt for an axe handle and teach one or two of these guys a lesson some day.
I feel for you, if I were in your AO, I'd carry condition 1 as well.
But the idea (not that you are the one I am ranting at) that condition 1 is the ONLY appropriate way to carry is simply silly. It's like saying only a dually 4X4 with a 35" lift is the right vehicle to drive. Everything is relative.
Just FYI, I teach, and in my small rural school, we are still pretty conservative. So I really can't sympathize with many who feel that they can't overcome the liberal leanings of many of the schools...we have them for 6-8 hours a day, while parents get them for the other 16-18, plus weekends and summers. Of course, that assumes Mom or Dad is actually home at the same time as the kids, so in my mind, that is the real issue, not the schools, but the lack of parental involvement, which you have addressed in a big way. In the end, I'm on your side, you guys did what you felt you needed to do for your family; that's a WIN every time in my book.
And another tidbit, my town is home to a program called Second Nature...they bring out-of-control rich kids with attitude issues out here and take them to the mountains for a few months to learn how to act, many of them are families where the kids barely see the parents. Pretty good program from what I see and hear, but really expensive...so in the end, they lose a good chunk that extra income anyway.