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Old 04-27-2013, 09:50 PM
 
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I know when I was in early grade school someone gave me a rifle on my grandmothers farm and I shot and killed pregnant pig. To me being a kid it was just an animal to be hunted. I feel bad now because I never kill animals. I don't even kill spiders if I can help it. I try to trap them and put them outside.
Have taught my kids there is some Animals to be killed for food and some were not.This was from a very early age.I also explaned ones for food was not to be made Pets out of,some learned the hard way when Butchering day came This is just the way it is.

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Old 04-28-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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allowing very small children handle guns. THOSE GROUNDS.

I would trust any of my daughters to own, shoot and carry any firearm safely and with more competance than 95% of the democrats in the USA.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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I would trust any of my daughters to own, shoot and carry any firearm safely and with more competance than 95% of the democrats in the USA.
We didn't start our children as young as you did but we did start in their teens. First thing hubby taught was taking apart and cleaning. LOL Son would work on that ... then want to know when can I shoot it. Hubby taught him to use crossbows and knives too. Son is an adult now, has his CWP and is very responsible with weapons thanks to being raised and taught to respect a weapon.

Our grandson is 15 and learning those same lessons now.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Holiday, FL
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Why does a 4-year-old need to handle and shoot firearms? Riding a big wheel, playing in a sandbox, learning to swim, etc. wasn't exciting enough? I'm sorry, but that sounds really extreme and irresponsible to me, putting a gun in a small child's hands, supervised or not.
I was handling a gun when I was 4. But, I also had a father that didn't take his eyes off me, and had one of his hands within a foot of the gun the whole time i was shooting it, ready to grab it. I got started early with the "DOs' and "DON'Ts". And my own kids also got the same training as I did, and now my grandkids have gone through the same thing.

I would suggest that it very irresponsible NOT TO TEACH THE KIDS BY THE TIME THEY ARE OLD ENOUGH TO PICK ONE UP ON THEIR OWN. While it is irresponsible to leave a gun where a child can get his/her hands on it, we are human. And, humans are prone to make mistakes. If a child knows what NOT TO DO if a gun happens to be left out in reach, it can reduce the chances of an accident.

There arte more than one side to the issue, and I do not believe it will ever be settled on here.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Rangemaster, Navy Boot Camp firing range, to my son, after looking at his target: "What the... Oh, wait a minute, Where you from, sailor?"
My son: "Born in Montana, raised in Wyoming, sir!"
Rangemaster: "Yeah, I shoulda known, it figures!"

Yes, definitely, if children are going to be around guns, they should be taught about guns as soon as they are big enough to pick one up! Start by teaching them about gun SAFETY, so they won't yield to curiosity, thinking a real gun is a toy! The first thing my kids were taught was that ANY gun is loaded until YOU check to see that it is NOT loaded, and if YOU don't know how to check the gun, LEAVE IT ALONE, call an adult.
There were NO gun accidents in our home, EVER. The youngest kids are now in their 30s!
When I was a kid, and when my children were single digit ages, there were no such things as "gun safes".
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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I would trust any of my daughters to own, shoot and carry any firearm safely and with more competance than 95% of the democrats in the USA.
LOL! Are you serious with that? Simply based on others being democrats? My god, that is laughable. Don't forget to teach them to carry signs with misspelled words at the next tea party. I trust they will be better at that than 95% of the democrats in the USA too!!!

We were around firearms from a very early age as well. We tagged along with our fathers, grandfathers and uncles on hunting trips from an early age. We graduated from bb guns to single shot .22's at around age 10. But thank god, my parents never made asinine remarks about us being more trust worthy with firearms simply based on politics. That is just flat out stupid. Do you honestly think a 4 year old would understand your using politics to hate?

You need to back off from the hate-filled media and start thinking like a rational adult. My god, how low can you take your politics?

So if another parent teaches his/her children to handle firearms safely, you believe your daughters will still be more trustworthy simply because that other person is a democrat?
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:20 AM
 
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LOL! Are you serious with that? Simply based on others being democrats? My god, that is laughable. Don't forget to teach them to carry signs with misspelled words at the next tea party. I trust they will be better at that than 95% of the democrats in the USA too!!!

We were around firearms from a very early age as well. We tagged along with our fathers, grandfathers and uncles on hunting trips from an early age. We graduated from bb guns to single shot .22's at around age 10. But thank god, my parents never made asinine remarks about us being more trust worthy with firearms simply based on politics. That is just flat out stupid. Do you honestly think a 4 year old would understand your using politics to hate?

You need to back off from the hate-filled media and start thinking like a rational adult. My god, how low can you take your politics?

So if another parent teaches his/her children to handle firearms safely, you believe your daughters will still be more trustworthy simply because that other person is a democrat?

good for you, that is also why I said 95% too. guess you did not read that part. limited in reading I guess. so what about my spelling. I am not a english major or some kind professor either. but that is what happens when liberald or some other gun hater knows that they have lost an argument, they complain about someones spelling, calls the a racisr or a sexist.

you made my day, and i would still trust any of my daughters against 95% of the democrats. at least they know how to shoot.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:23 AM
 
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We didn't start our children as young as you did but we did start in their teens. First thing hubby taught was taking apart and cleaning. LOL Son would work on that ... then want to know when can I shoot it. Hubby taught him to use crossbows and knives too. Son is an adult now, has his CWP and is very responsible with weapons thanks to being raised and taught to respect a weapon.

Our grandson is 15 and learning those same lessons now.

with firearms being a part of my occupation, I knew that my daughters would have to become real good at firearms safety and learning the destructive capability of firearms. what better way to teach them that by teaching them how to shoot.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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5-year-old boy shoots 2-year-old sister in Ky.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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accidents happen. I have seen cops shoot one another accidently. it can happen to anyone, not just the civilian population.
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