David: "I own a duck punt gun. Take it near everywhere. It's especially useful in the library when the page turners get noisy." Good for you David. I hate noisy page turners also. Where can I get one of these guns? Veronica Caley Milford, MI ----- Original Message ----- From: David Ritchie To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 1:41 PM Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: arms? On Jul 23, 2011, at 8:44 AM, Julie C wrote: I have a question. I live in Columbia, MO -- a town of about 200,000, smack dab between St. Louis & KC (yes, we're cooking). Our public library and outdoor public swimming pools (both patronized vastly by small children) have armed guards patrolling the premises -- police armed with firearms. Is this typical where you live? Julie Krueger I own a duck punt gun. Take it near everywhere. It's especially useful in the library when the page turners get noisy. http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=duck+punt+gun&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 No, we do not have armed guards on campus, at the swimming pool or anywhere near the library. Unless knowledge is a weapon. David Ritchie, prepared for aggressive ducks, North of the U of O.