Professional equipment is not allowed in malls?

Started Oct 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Wheatfield Veteran Member • Posts: 6,297
Re: Professional equipment is not allowed in malls?

Dylan Johnson wrote:

Dylan Johnson wrote:

So if you and your 6 year old daughter are out shopping and there's someone with a big camera following you around taking pictures of your daughter, you would be perfectly fine with that? Who knows where these pictures are ending up? You don't know if that person is a pediphile or not. That's why security has to take those precautions.

You are avoiding the question.

Let me ask again: What is the harm in photographing children? Please be specific regarding exactly how a child (or anyone else, for that matter) is harmed by being photographed?

It's not the act of taking a picture of a kid that's harmful,

So, it isn't harmful to take pictures of children.

but it's what some people might do with the photo after.

I take it you are one of those people who will punish the vast majority of law abiding citizens because of the actions of a very small minority?

Some people get drunk and drive their cars, having accidents and kill people. Are you in favour of taking all the cars off the street? or is going back to the Prohibition era enough.

And what are we going to do about the firearm problem? There is no doubt that they are abused by people, causing other people harm. Are you lobbying to have the Second Amendment repealed so that all the guns can be confiscated?

Drinking and driving and abuse of firearms hurts a heck of a lot more people than pedophiles do, and we haven't even begun to address the fact that pedophiles don't walk into malls and photograph children.

The pedophiles you need to worry about as a parent are your kid's teachers, scout leaders, Priest (if you are Catholic), and other family members. It's a lot more likely that your brother, if you have one, is going to rape your child than some unknown stranger with a camera.

I'm not saying everyone is a pedophile just because you don't ask for permission, I'm saying that you don't know, that's the thing.

And because you don't know, you are prepared to chip away at people's rights. I don't know if you are a pedophile or not, though a google search of your name would seem to indicate that you are one (presuming that you are using your real name). Do you think that because I don't know for sure, I should get in touch with the owners of this website to express my concerns? They can trace your home address via your IP address and have the police come and have a nice little chat with you.

This is the sort of thing that your paranoid psychosis leads to.

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