"Sheepdogs" children's book by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

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"Sheepdogs" children's book by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Postby A-R » Sat May 24, 2014 3:05 pm

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We can begin teaching our children “how to be strong while remaining virtuous in a dangerous world” with the help of teachers and books like SHEEPDOGS. Or we can let our children be taught to be sheep, as is being done with “Uncool: The Anti-Gun Violence Project.”

A California librarian presenting this project to parents and children said that six or seven is not too young to begin a conversation about guns. “It’s not too young because of the world we live in.”

I couldn’t agree more. But the project’s message for kids is “imagine a world without guns.”



Edited to add: point if above quote being that Grossman's new children's book is the antithesis to the anti-gun garbage currently being taught to our children in school.

Perhaps each member here could donate a copy of this book to their local library and/or school?


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Re: "Sheepdogs" children's book by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Postby Right2Carry » Sat May 24, 2014 4:25 pm

Just finished ordering a copy.
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Re: "Sheepdogs" children's book by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Postby AFAmmo » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:38 pm

My copy arrived a couple of days ago.
I really like the book, but I don't think I can read it to my kids.
It has a part explaining how some sheepdogs have to lay down their lives defending the sheep..
I have been to some funerals of brave men who have given their lives for their country.
I can deal with their deaths as those of us who serve know what is at stake.
What chokes me up is seeing the faces of their children who will never see their fathers again.
I cannot seem to get past that part of the book without wiping away some tears. I guess my wife will have to read it to the kids.

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Re: "Sheepdogs" children's book by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Postby C-dub » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:08 pm

AFAmmo wrote:My copy arrived a couple of days ago.
I really like the book, but I don't think I can read it to my kids.
It has a part explaining how some sheepdogs have to lay down their lives defending the sheep..
I have been to some funerals of brave men who have given their lives for their country.
I can deal with their deaths as those of us who serve know what is at stake.
What chokes me up is seeing the faces of their children who will never see their fathers again.
I cannot seem to get past that part of the book without wiping away some tears. I guess my wife will have to read it to the kids.

How old are your kids? I'm sure you know your kids and are right that they are too young for that. I don't remember how old my now 12y old daughter was when she started asking me tough questions about what I would do to protect her and mamma, but it was probably at least 2-3 years ago. I think she's seen news stories in the last 2-3 years about kids saving other kids' lives that ended up dying themselves.
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Re: "Sheepdogs" children's book by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Postby AFAmmo » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:30 am

I have 5 kids ranging from 11 to soon to be born (due September 1).


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Re: "Sheepdogs" children's book by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Postby Right2Carry » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:09 am

I see nothing wrong with the book. Bought a copy myself and had my 12 year old read it to me and explain it.
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Re: "Sheepdogs" children's book by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Postby AFAmmo » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:32 pm

I found it interesting that he specifically talks about the need to carry in church at the end of the book. There are probably a lot of congregations where no one is armed.


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