Childproof Serbia

Today, I vacuumed our little stan (apt). I had to take out the baby safe outlet protector and thought you may like to see it.

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In Serbia, and maybe even the rest of Europe, it looks like this. I had been wondering about them before we arrived. I wondered if they had them. Sure enough, soon after we moved back into the stan, out came the childproof plugs. 

Since we are on the topic of childproofing again. I have to say, it still cracks me up that mama had to call to ask how to open a childproof aspirin container we brought from the US.  I just saw this said container. We didn’t get her call right away so she improvised. She drilled a hole in the opening that went through the safety seal as well. To open the aspirin, she rotates the cap to the opening in the safety seal, and rotates it again to close it. Mama’s got some skills. 

I know that you may think that it is odd not to have childproof lids on meds here. I may agree. But I will assert that kids are safer here in one aspect. Automatic weapons are not legal for public use. In much of Europe it is the same. Maybe even all of Europe. A man or woman will not have easy access to go on the shooting sprees we have become so sadly accustomed to hearing about lately in the U.S.  

The Muz doesn’t understand why people feel the need to have more than a rifle. What do you need that much force for anyway? If you can hunt, that is great. Something that can take down so many at once is scary and as we have seen, all too often the wrong hands. 

I am not sure how I feel, but I am leaning to the side of the Muz. I mean. If crazies can have automatic weapons, that lead to mass deaths. Amplifying that is like letting the late Kim il Jong have nuclear weapons. 

I am happy Millie is here right now. But my heart is broken thinking of all the families whose lives have been ripped to bits by this tragedy. I am praying for all those touched by the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

May God grant healing and peace. And may the legislatures find an answer to the question that will tear up the nation concerning the right to bear arms.  

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