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(Opposing Views)   Would you rather your child receive free candy from: a) trusted family members, b) trusted neighbors, or c) armed strangers?   (opposingviews.com) divider line 47
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2013-09-08 05:34:06 PM
File this under "Creepiest Community Outreach Effort Ever".....
 
2013-09-08 05:56:57 PM
Isn't this how they get kids to believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa and stuff like that? Bribe them with candy?
 
2013-09-08 06:07:54 PM

HawgWild: Isn't this how they get kids to believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa and stuff like that? Bribe them with candy?


Yes, chocolate, presents, eternal life.
 
2013-09-08 06:12:25 PM
Dear farktwats,

Shut the fark up and go back to  beating your wives.

With undying hatred,

Sane gun nuts.
 
2013-09-08 06:13:36 PM

Barfmaker: HawgWild: Isn't this how they get kids to believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa and stuff like that? Bribe them with candy?

Yes, chocolate, presents, eternal life.


Eternal life isn't tangible. Especially in the mind of a child. But chocolate is! I can hold and eat chocolate! I can't do anything with eternal life.
 
2013-09-08 06:14:42 PM
He founded a gun rights group in response to someone massacring dozens of children.

Because gun nuts are the real victims.
 
2013-09-08 06:38:00 PM
You know what? There's never been a recorded incidence of a child being poisoned by holiday candy that they received from a stranger.

Mostly it's by relatives.
 
2013-09-08 06:47:34 PM

Asa Phelps: You know what? There's never been a recorded incidence of a child being poisoned by holiday candy that they received from a stranger.

Mostly it's by relatives.



1) I've hear that as well.

2) That urban legend was probably cooked up so my Dad could "inspect" my haul on Halloween and sample some of the good stuff.
 
2013-09-08 06:48:48 PM
BTW, I'm taking part in this and will be handing out candy cigarettes.
 
2013-09-08 06:51:56 PM
These people ARE the trusted neighbors.  The actual suggestion is to give out candy at your OWN HOUSE, but be wearing your holstered gun.

That's all.
 
2013-09-08 07:00:15 PM

The_Sponge: 2) That urban legend was probably cooked up so my Dad could "inspect" my haul on Halloween and sample some of the good stuff.


IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN!!!!!!

*om nom nom*
 
2013-09-08 07:09:45 PM

baka-san: The_Sponge: 2) That urban legend was probably cooked up so my Dad could "inspect" my haul on Halloween and sample some of the good stuff.

IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN!!!!!!

*om nom nom*



R.I.P. Fun Size Butterfinger......I hardly knew ye.
 
2013-09-08 07:51:06 PM
(face palm plant)
 
2013-09-08 07:53:24 PM
Before reading the article, can I go with C, Armed Strangers?    Because I know that statistically they are better off with that option...
 
2013-09-08 07:54:15 PM
Knowing the statistics, I'd prefer B.
 
2013-09-08 07:56:33 PM
You mean like cops? We used to get candy from cops on Halloween all the time as kids.
 
2013-09-08 07:57:12 PM
That has to be the stupidest idea ever.
 
2013-09-08 07:57:35 PM

HawgWild: Barfmaker: HawgWild: Isn't this how they get kids to believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa and stuff like that? Bribe them with candy?

Yes, chocolate, presents, eternal life.

Eternal life isn't tangible. Especially in the mind of a child. But chocolate is! I can hold and eat chocolate! I can't do anything with eternal life.


You could eat mountains of chocolate....
 
2013-09-08 07:59:45 PM
Are they giving out chocolate guns?

/Yea, Yea, aisle seat please.
 
2013-09-08 07:59:54 PM
Well, odds are excellent that the folks publicly carrying firearms are NOT felons...you can't say that about the family member/neighbor groups...
 
2013-09-08 08:02:40 PM
Baka-san:Your profile pics remind me of John Wayne Gacy.
 
2013-09-08 08:04:31 PM
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2013-09-08 08:06:30 PM

thalassatx: These people ARE the trusted neighbors.  The actual suggestion is to give out candy at your OWN HOUSE, but be wearing your holstered gun.

That's all.


If you start handing out candy with a gun on your hip, and especially if you put a toy gun on your child as the nutjob in TFA suggests, then I doubt you'll be trusted by many of your neighbors for long.
 
2013-09-08 08:06:54 PM

The_Sponge: Asa Phelps: You know what? There's never been a recorded incidence of a child being poisoned by holiday candy that they received from a stranger.

Mostly it's by relatives.


1) I've hear that as well.

2) That urban legend was probably cooked up so my Dad could "inspect" my haul on Halloween and sample some of the good stuff.


Easiest Snicker grab ever
 
2013-09-08 08:11:25 PM

Asa Phelps: You know what? There's never been a recorded incidence of a child being poisoned by holiday candy that they received from a stranger.

Mostly it's by relatives.


Hmm, I worked with a girl who had to go to the hospital after eating LSD dosed candy she got trick-or-treating. She was 7 at the time
 
2013-09-08 08:12:01 PM
Armed strangers.

I know people who were molested by trusted family and friends.
 
2013-09-08 08:15:49 PM
Candy is so last century. They should hand out bullets instead of candy.
 
2013-09-08 08:24:20 PM
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/...what an armed stranger with candy might look like
 
2013-09-08 08:29:02 PM
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2013-09-08 08:34:44 PM
I bet some of you people would shiat your damn pants if you knew just how often you pass by people in your everyday life who are legally carrying a concealed weapon.
 
2013-09-08 08:38:55 PM

ReapTheChaos: I bet some of you people would shiat your damn pants if you knew just how often you pass by people in your everyday life who are legally carrying a concealed weapon.


Not really. It's the people I don't know who are carrying that I don't have a problem with, since I carry concealed too. (Pretty much the only time I wear a button-up shirt).

The people I do have a problem with are the painfully obvious Yosemite Sam types who think they need a handcannon on their hips at all times, and need it to be painfully obvious that guns don't kill people, they do. I tend to stand away from them.

The reason why is that in the event shiat goes down, they're going to be the first person a criminal is going to give a case of lead poisoning to.
 
2013-09-08 09:06:23 PM

SearchN: [img1.ak.crunchyroll.com image 440x250]



BRILLIANT reference!

/Fantastic anime series.
 
2013-09-08 09:16:21 PM
That depends on what kind of candy it is.  If people I know are giving Smarties and armed strangers are giving full size Snickers and Kit Kats, definitely armed strangers.
 
2013-09-08 09:23:13 PM
Licensed firearm carriers have lower rates of crime than police officers, doctors, and priests.
 
2013-09-08 09:35:10 PM

Molavian: Licensed firearm carriers have lower rates of crime than police officers, doctors, and priests.


Police and priests are probably not a good comparison for the point you're trying to make.
 
2013-09-08 09:50:40 PM

Apos: SearchN: [img1.ak.crunchyroll.com image 440x250]


BRILLIANT reference!

/Fantastic anime series.


It's no Steins;Gate but it works.a

/If you haven't watched that yet, I highly recommend it.
 
2013-09-08 10:00:31 PM

baka-san: Dear farktwats,

Shut the fark up and go back to  beating your wives.

With undying hatred,

Sane gun nuts.



Yeah, that post makes you sound like not a well person.  I'd trust children around anyone in the article before you.
 
2013-09-08 10:14:33 PM

Molavian: Licensed firearm carriers have lower rates of crime than police officers, doctors, and priests.


I see what you did there.
 
2013-09-08 10:31:42 PM

Wolf_Blitzer: thalassatx: These people ARE the trusted neighbors.  The actual suggestion is to give out candy at your OWN HOUSE, but be wearing your holstered gun.

That's all.

If you start handing out candy with a gun on your hip, and especially if you put a toy gun on your child as the nutjob in TFA suggests, then I doubt you'll be trusted by many of your neighbors for long.


Why do you fear your neighbors?
 
2013-09-08 10:38:14 PM

ReapTheChaos: I bet some of you people would shiat your damn pants if you knew just how often you pass by people in your everyday life who are legally carrying a concealed weapon.


I hope I never walk in front of a full length mirror. Otherwise, it's trouser chili time!
 
2013-09-08 10:55:30 PM
the answer is: d) an armed family member who is also your neighbor

fromdortmund.com
 
2013-09-08 11:21:50 PM
So what candy is popular with college girls wearing the this years preferred "slut" costume?  I'm, uh, asking for a friend.
 
2013-09-08 11:23:02 PM

OgreMagi: So what candy is popular with college girls wearing the this years preferred "slut" costume?  I'm, uh, asking for a friend.


GHB is preferred for it's both retrograde and anterograde amnesic effect. Ketamine may be your preferred agent, but if you get the dose wrong, they get violent and bitey.
 
2013-09-08 11:47:31 PM

hardinparamedic: Molavian: Licensed firearm carriers have lower rates of crime than police officers, doctors, and priests.

I see what you did there.


:p
 
2013-09-09 04:10:58 AM
Best T-Shirt at Burning Man : Strangers have the best candy"
 
2013-09-09 04:42:47 AM

Secret Master of All Flatulence: Well, odds are excellent that the folks publicly carrying firearms are NOT felons...you can't say that about the family member/neighbor groups...


They never are, until they commit that first felony.
 
2013-09-09 10:04:29 AM

hardinparamedic: Ketamine may be your preferred agent, but if you get the dose wrong, they get violent and bitey.


Weirdest. Boner. Ever.
 
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