Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Armed for first day of school

"Students on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard aren't allowed to leave their village without a shotgun and ammunition. That's because hungry polar bears can be behind every swing on the island.

Although no one wants to shoot a polar bear, and they're indeed protected by national law, the huge white animals can quickly outrun a human. And humans don't have a chance if confronted by an aggressive bear.

So everyone on Svalbard needs to be able defend him- or herself, and students undergo weapons training every year..."

Polar bears are nowhere near as dangerous, as say, crazed Koreans looking to kill as many students as possible before taking the cowards way out. Wouldn't it be remarkable to wake up to a world where the Virginia Tech faculty came to the conclusion that since its already illegal for criminals to have guns but they'll do so anyway, the only people they're hurting by banning guns on campus are the law abiding folks who need them for protection.

Never happen as long as cowardly liberals are running the show. THEIR response is to erect sturdier doors with better locks.

Pictured: Helga Therese Tilley Tajet (from left) Eliza Harris and Helene Birkelund Erlandsen started their school year with a course on weapon use and survival in the Arctic.

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