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Old 10-23-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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You're thinking in adversarial terms, but this is not that kind of situation. Not every photo taken with a gun is about shoving it in the anti-gun folks' faces. Some students want to have a photo taken with something that's important to them. That's all. It's no different than wanting a photo with your dog, or your car, or your stamp collection, if that's your thing. There are no "enemies" with this story - that slant was provided by the OP, not the students.
I agree about this not being about shoving guns into the faces of anti-gun folks, but my thought is this. If the school allows the students to get their picture taken with their gun, can other students get their picture taken with something dear to them? For their senior portrait, can a basketball player show up with a basketball? Can the band members have their picture taken with their instrument? What about outside school likes. How about some senior show up with his porn collection? Will this be allowed in the picture? If everything is allowed, then no problem. If only certain things are allowed, then the school has created a problem for themselves.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:12 PM
 
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I agree about this not being about shoving guns into the faces of anti-gun folks, but my thought is this. If the school allows the students to get their picture taken with their gun, can other students get their picture taken with something dear to them? For their senior portrait, can a basketball player show up with a basketball?
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Can the band members have their picture taken with their instrument?
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What about outside school likes. How about some senior show up with his porn collection?
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Will this be allowed in the picture? If everything is allowed, then no problem. If only certain things are allowed, then the school has created a problem for themselves.
Does the school allow porn in school? Is it a scholastic activity?
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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Does the school allow porn in school? Is it a scholastic activity?
Does the school allow guns in school? Is that also a scholastic activity?
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:33 PM
 
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Does the school allow guns in school? Is that also a scholastic activity?
Yes. In many rural school there is a shooting club. They actually have high school trap shooting contests.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:27 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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High School to allow guns in senior pictures. This is a town in my state. In my area, everyone has at least 2 guns in their house....it's just who we are. Kids shoot trap and they hunt. The average kid around here shoots his/her first deer by the time they're 11.

Broken Bow to Allow Guns in Senior Pictures
Someday when you show your kids your HS picture they will probably laugh at you no matter how good you might think you looked. Why give them more ammo (no pun intended) leave the gun,puppy etc. home.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I agree about this not being about shoving guns into the faces of anti-gun folks, but my thought is this. If the school allows the students to get their picture taken with their gun, can other students get their picture taken with something dear to them? For their senior portrait, can a basketball player show up with a basketball? Can the band members have their picture taken with their instrument? What about outside school likes. How about some senior show up with his porn collection? Will this be allowed in the picture? If everything is allowed, then no problem. If only certain things are allowed, then the school has created a problem for themselves.
You're equating a hunting rifle in a senior portrait to porn in a senior portrait? Seriously?

As for all those other objects you mentioned, yes, you can have your portrait taken with a snare drum or basketball or whatever, and yes, you can have "outside school likes" (whatever that means, exactly) in your photos.

The story isn't a story because there's a prop in the photo. You're one of only a small handful of people participating in this thread and it's twin in the PoC forum that has apparently never heard of the bizarre phenomenon of "thinking outside the cheap studio box." All of you need to get out more.

I guess you're all thinking that this is the only "proper" style of senior portrait. How boring. Some people are more creative and expressive than that. Based on your logic, this photo is substandard because it includes a wall, and doesn't have a dull, cheesy background behind the student. And this? OMG! There's a TREE in that photo! And what the heck is this guy doing? He's not sitting! He's wearing a football jersey!! HE'S MAKING AN ODD GESTURE!!!!!

And yes, those are ALL senior portraits. Their URLs make that quite clear.

In fact, if you do a google image search for senior portrait, you'll find that most of the photos are of students outside a school or studio setting. I may have been a little harsh with the snark above, but come on - this is VERY common knowledge. You can't blame us for being a bit shocked that you weren't aware. I'm even wondering if my sarcasm detector is just broken or something and you weren't actually serious.

Anyway...
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:52 PM
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Does the school allow guns in school? Is that also a scholastic activity?
No, it's a sports activity. Shooting 'sports' is a sport.

Last time I checked Canyon City CO HS has a gun club. Almost moved there 7 years ago and back then it was still active. When I lived in West Virginia WVU has a top notch rifle team. Very active in shooting sports. When I grew up there was a shooting team in our high school. I was on the archery team (and baseball team). That was just a hair outside the D.C. Beltway.

It's a sport, you know, like the biathlon?

I wish the schools hadn't stopped with the shooting sports- might be really helpful to teach kids it's a sport- not an idolized weapon.
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Does the school allow guns in school? Is that also a scholastic activity?
There was a huge hubbaloo around here last year when some parent realized that their brand-new school had a, *gasp*, RIFLE RANGE. Inside the school!!! Are we training future school shooters in how to be more efficient??? It even made it as far as an article on HuffPo.

Turns out, it was an air-rifle (pellet gun) range for use by the JROTC program. And it turns out that other schools in the area already had air-rifle ranges for their JROTC program, so it was nothing new.

Shooting is just as much of a "scholastic activity" as chess, basketball, cheerleading, or band. So even though the pictures in question were most likely taken off campus, yes, some schools allows some guns inside the building. And I would be willing to bet my next paycheck that no student who uses those guns will ever decide to use them to intentionally kill other students.

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Old 10-24-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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No, it's a sports activity. Shooting 'sports' is a sport.

Last time I checked Canyon City CO HS has a gun club. Almost moved there 7 years ago and back then it was still active. When I lived in West Virginia WVU has a top notch rifle team. Very active in shooting sports. When I grew up there was a shooting team in our high school. I was on the archery team (and baseball team). That was just a hair outside the D.C. Beltway.

It's a sport, you know, like the biathlon?

I wish the schools hadn't stopped with the shooting sports- might be really helpful to teach kids it's a sport- not an idolized weapon.
^^^ this....in spades!!!. All through high school I disdained playing football and such to pursue shooting sports. Bullseye, long range rifle etc. Shooting was my sport. I continued it after graduation, branching into the then new IPSC, then Steel Challenge, bowling pins Man on Man steel etc. Still do all these things, though I've slowed a bit. Lol
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:47 AM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 24 days ago)
 
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When I shot .22 target way back when I used a Winchester 75 target rifle. At the time maybe a 30 year old rifle. I was so fond of that rifle that I later bought 2 of them and I shoot them often. I love shooting them and it helps me to recall my years of practice on fundamentals.

Shooting sports teach discipline to self, patience and instills the truth that practice makes perfect.
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