Looks like school's out for the day. What? Too soon?
rerun - April 20, 2011, 7:44 pm,
not ttoo soon, just today a 6 y/o kid brought a loaded gun to school for "show & tell"
marlygirl - April 20, 2011, 7:26 pm,
5L Sniper, as always, the best
rerun - April 20, 2011, 7:44 pm,
BTY - excellent poster (just keep your guns away from kids)
ICEMAN - April 20, 2011, 7:52 pm,
Better yet, just teach your kids the proper use of firearms. Worked for me.
rerun - April 20, 2011, 8:07 pm,
i was refering more to the 6 y/o. I agree that kids should be taught to use & respect a weapon. My daughter wants to learn how to shoot, just need to find the right place to take her. Most people around here are too uptight.
ICEMAN - April 20, 2011, 8:10 pm,
Get in touch with a club that is NRA affiliated. Good people there.
rerun - April 20, 2011, 8:16 pm,
great advise, thanks. I will do that soon (nice summer father/daughter activity)
Sean - April 20, 2011, 9:18 pm,
Or you can just teach her how to kill a man with a lacrosse stick. I mean that's good enough for Canadian dads all across my fine land -- and quite a few les*****, too.
MPsniper - April 20, 2011, 8:03 pm,
when my daughter was 12, i took her to army small arms firing school for M-16 rifle. it was a great dad/daughter weekend. kids MUST learn firearms safety AND the proper use of.
ICEMAN - April 20, 2011, 8:07 pm,
Using firearms safely is the proper use of firearms.
MPsniper - April 20, 2011, 8:05 pm,
and... i fired for 15 years with a military 1,000 yard highpower team. she grew up around weapons.
ICEMAN - April 20, 2011, 8:08 pm,
Sounds like you taught her well.
marlygirl - April 20, 2011, 10:28 pm,
My kids are 11 and 13, have their own guns, taken classes...long line of military here. I prefer a Sig P226 myself...for when the hubs is deployed, my girl is a great sh**, like mama.
forseti - April 21, 2011, 2:53 am,
You can't imagine how strange and irritating this discussion is for a European...
Greeny - April 21, 2011, 6:47 am,
I understand the strange part, but what's the irritating part?
pzykosiz - April 21, 2011, 8:51 am,
i hear you. no guns = no gun violence. you rarely hear about shootings in australia
gas - April 21, 2011, 9:24 am,
I would have said scary better than irritating... Personally I can't imagine a father teaching his children how to use a firearm, except maybe in the case of hunters. Anyway, 5L for the poster :)
Sean - April 21, 2011, 10:55 am,
But if your kids are likely to be arounds guns no matter what you do or don't own yourself, gun safety training is just responsible parenting.
Sean - April 21, 2011, 11:04 am,
That's too simplistic, dude. California has about the same # of people as Canada, and there are more knife murders there, per year, than all types of murders in Canada. And we Canadians also have a lot of guns -- and aircraft carriers, by the way.
Airman - April 21, 2011, 11:07 am,
what do you expect from Surfers and movie stars?
Sean - April 21, 2011, 11:12 am,
A lot of overhand punching and feather boa garroting.
gas - April 21, 2011, 11:42 am,
I see your point. In a country where unfortunatly almost anyone can buy a gun, maybe I would be the first to teach my kids gun safety.
Sean - April 21, 2011, 12:08 pm,
But as they point out in Freakanomics, pool safety, for younger kids, at least, is a far greater concern.
gas - April 21, 2011, 5:57 pm,
But pools are not made to kill people, it's a place where kids are supposed to have fun. Finally I think the best way to prevent accidents is definitely keeping them away from any weapon, the same way you would simply forbid them from touching matches.
Sean - April 21, 2011, 6:06 pm,
I played with matches quite a lot back when I was a kid who was forbidden from playing with matches. Now, not so much.
Airman - April 21, 2011, 11:04 am,
My father, who is 86, grew up in a small town in Maine, and they hunted for their food. Very handy through the depression. So I was taught at an early age about gun safety. I hated hunting but it didn't stop him from taking me.
Sean - April 21, 2011, 11:10 am,
I will probably never own a gun, or ever fire one again, but I would not try to ban them all, or even most of them. I am creeped out by dudes with whole arsenals, though. That alone suggests underlying issues.