There is a plethora of articles, discussion threads and other resources that presume to give advice on the issue of floor loading with heavy gun safes. Some of them even provide professional engineering counsel, even if they don’t say so. For instance, some articles I have seen mention the typical and customary floor design loading limit of 40 pounds per square foot (PSF) and then opine something like “but even though the load for a safe is concentrated in a small space, since the total [read more]
The terror and carnage that struck France last week was terrifying for everyone, but even more so for the young children who don’t quite understand what happened.
One such confused young Parisian voiced his fear when a reporter came to speak to him, leading to a heartwarming exchange between him and his father.
The video is in French, but begins with the journalist asking the young boy if he understands what happened Friday night when terrorists struck, killing at least 130 people.
“Yes, because they’re very very very mean,” the boy replies. “The bad guys aren’t very nice. And we really have to be careful because we have to change homes.”
His father smiles, and quietly responds, “No, don’t worry, we don’t have to change homes. France is our home.”
“But there are bad guys, Daddy!” the boy retorts.
“Yes, but there are bad guys everywhere,” his father says.
“They have guns, they can shoot at us because they have guns and are bad,” the boy counters.
“Well, they have guns, but we have flowers,” the father replies.
“But flowers don’t do anything,” the boy argues.
“See all the flowers?” his dad asks. “They’re to fight against the guns.”
“Are they there to protect?” the boy asks. “The candles too?”
“There you go. It’s to not forget those who left us yesterday,” his father says.
“The flowers and the candles,” the boy understands, “they’re there to protect us.”
There the reporter picks back up, asking, “So are you feeling better?”
“Yep, I’m feeling better,” the young boy concludes.
Something tells me that the French won’t be any better prepared for this kind of event next time.