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Old 05-08-2015, 04:40 PM
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I've mentioned this before but I feel like it needs to be said again. If you have children in your house, you need to secure your guns. I have several moonbat friends on Facebook and in the past few days they are posting child deaths due to unsecure firearms. Now, obviously that is very sad. But as a 2nd amendment advocate it also makes me furious that people are being irresponsible. I am sure most of these records are low life scums that don't care about human lives, but it is being used to fight against responsible gun owners. Here is the latest they are spreading around: http://everytownresearch.org/notanaccident/ Spread the word and lock them up.
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:25 PM
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I would go one step farther and say to teach your kids not to touch a gun without you being there. Incase they ever encounter one somewhere.

I feel that gun safety/responsible gun handling should be taught in schools. We teach sex ed and drivers ed.
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I thought it was going to be this one.....



....... but it is really on how to shoot.



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Originally Posted by WaterEnjoyer View Post
I would go one step farther and say to teach your kids not to touch a gun without you being there. Incase they ever encounter one somewhere.

I feel that gun safety/responsible gun handling should be taught in schools. We teach sex ed and drivers ed.
It happens.....

Reality Check: Elementary School Kids Learning Gun Safety

Elementary School Gun Safety Guidelines and Curriculum

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Great. It needs to spread.
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Originally Posted by WaterEnjoyer View Post
Great. It needs to spread.
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Kids are curios, lock up the guns until you teach them what they are.
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I have said this in other gun safety threads:
Growing up in the 60's and 70's, 5 kids, 2 boys, 3 girls, both parents, the hall closet was always referred to as the gun closet.
I don't ever remember Dad ever saying not to touch the guns. They were never locked.
We knew and respected the guns and our parents I guess.

That being said, PLEASE keep the guns locked up and... teach, your children well....


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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
I thought it was going to be this one.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a5Qth5BPRk


....... but it is really on how to shoot.



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You work for Levi's? They got flamed here for being "anti-gun" because they supported a program promoting this very thing.

If I was king of the world, I would have the NRA hunter and gun safety courses as mandatory for every kid, a basic course very early in elementary school and a follow-up in middle school. It doesn't matter if they live in a house with guns or not, they are going to come across guns sooner or later. And if they do live in a house with guns, as McGyver noted, that's no assurance they will get the proper training or even basic protection. The NRA classes are really excellent, and I think the NRA should promote them more as a public service.
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I've taught my kids that guns are very very dangerous, and if you find a gun laying around someones house that particular someone is truly a stupid stupid individual. I taught them to leave that idiots house and never return and if possible stay away from that idiots kids because the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree.
Everyone wants education for everyone except the gun owner, mandatory education for kids, mandatory education for everyone. Except if a law is proposed to mandate education for a gun owner or potential gun owner, or extensive background checks, then no.....we can't have that.

I know gun owners that are very responsible, I also know a few that aren't.

I am NOT anti gun, I AM however anti idiot.
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Originally Posted by Lifegoeson View Post
Kids are curios, lock up the guns until you teach them what they are.
And after, as long as you are not with it or at least home with it.
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I was a small arms instructor while in the Coast Guard. If you have guns in your house, children at an early age should be taught gun safety. My children went to range when they were still in diapers. Wife and I both shot, shotguns, rifles, and pistols competively. So our kids were exposed early to firearms. Range training and safe handling are key to keeping children safe with firearms in your home.
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We grew up with guns in our house, unlocked, and in easy reach. We were raised right and knew not to touch any gun unless we were hunting or someone came in our house uninvited. Our parents didn't have to tell us not to pick up a knife we saw laying around and start playing with it and stabbing people, the same went for guns. Our parents bred common sense into us, plus we grew up in the country where we took our hunters safety course in elementary school. This is something that all schools should be doing.
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I taught my son to shoot and handle firearms safely when he was about 8. Rather than hide them away and forbid him to see, touch or shoot them which results in this air of mystique around them and kids sneaking around to see them. As a result I've always had guns just laying around in easy reach. Believe it or not, none of them have ever gotten up on their own and killed someone in my house. My son is 17 now and we go to the range together whenever we get the chance. From where I am sitting there are 2 of my carry guns within an arms reach of me, both are loaded.

Teach your kids, don't make your guns this huge mystery to them.

And this is coming from a guy that when he was 17 walked in a room and saw my best friends little brother with a .357 wound to the head minutes after it happened. I don't blame the gun in that situation either. It was his friend that got his dads gun out of the closet, loaded it, and pointed it at Chucky's head and pulled the trigger. If he had known not to point a loaded gun at someone and just how much damage a gun like that would do to anything in front of it that accident wouldn't have happened. I decided to raise my son differently and he's fine.
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Education and training is great, and I am an advocate of that. But the main point here is that there seem to be a lot of kids under 5 getting guns that are not secure. My main point of this post is that everytime these things happen, the anti-gun zealots are eating it up and using it against us! Teaching your kids is great and yes, I grew up with guns available and still never shot anyone or even touched a gun without dad with me. But that was then and this is now. We can compare all sorts of things to when we were kids, but it doesn't change what is happening now.

Anyhow, my point is just to help prevent these things from happening so we can all keep our gun rights.
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More Americans were shot by toddlers this past year than actual terrorists.
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Yeah, training your kid is great, and if you got your kid raised without incident, even better. But I've watched it from the other side.

Mom is a retired liability executive in the insurance industry. Over the years she doesn't have enough fingers and toes to count the cases she handled involving kids, unsecured weapons, and a morgue.

Kid accidentally kills the neighbor kid. Neighbor kid accidentally kills their kid. Or their kid accidentally kills the pizza guy. The common thread throughout the cases is a devastated parent mumbling "I don't understand, we taught him never to touch a gun . . . . "

Teaching is important. Accepting that you are teaching a child, and properly securing your weapons is better. There are too many quick access gun security options available today to not have a policy of on your person, or in the safe.
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Originally Posted by WaterEnjoyer View Post
I would go one step farther and say to teach your kids not to touch a gun without you being there. Incase they ever encounter one somewhere.

I feel that gun safety/responsible gun handling should be taught in schools. We teach sex ed and drivers ed.

It's easier to gun-proof your kids than to kid-proof all guns. I want to ensure that if my daughter and her friends ever find a handgun behind a dumpster, she knows to:
1) Stop & don't touch it
2) Walk away
3) Tell an adult what you found.

Just because I keep my stuff locked up doesn't mean everyone else does.
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