GUN Played the responsible parent today v my 3yo

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  1. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    My daughter picked up my Americas First Freedom magazine (she is 3yo) and was looking at the binnonculars and she came showed me.
    Well I figured what the heck why not, I showed her on the other page a pic of a revolver and asked her what it was.. She said a Gun. I was shocked she knew, I get mine out for cleaning now and then, but she doesnt see it that often.
    I had the "talk" I told her that these are for grownups and if you ever see one do not touch it, and tell a grownup and when she is older, daddy will take her shooting so she can learn more about them. I asked her a while later and she repeated not to touch guns and to tell a grownup.
    I was shocked and maybe took for granted how much kids pick up and retain in their environment.. even at a young age.
    I will keep mentioning it to her now and then so over time I am sure she will learn/
     
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    I think it would be fun to teach your kid about guns and take them to the range. (not at 3 though)
     
  3. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I was putting my new Ruger Mark back together and she asked if I was changing the batteries :mamoru:
     
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    :hs: thats cool
     
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    Good job being responsible.

    In my old neighborhood (where I grew up) a toddler shot himself with his
    dad's .357 and removed a good portion of his face. A decade later a 13 year
    old girl was showing her friend her dad's 30-06 rifle and proceeded to remove
    her friend's arm just below the shoulder. (the round stopped in my neighbor's
    bedroom)

    From the rumors going around the parents had been pretty negligent about
    securing their arms and educating their kids.
     
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    haha that's cute :hs:
     
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    The sternest lectures my children have ever gotten are about touching my firearms, and I have told those rifles can do.

    I also promised my oldest daughter to take her to the range when she's old enough. I'm pretty sure she'll forgot about it when she's older and not care but I want to do it for her self-confidence.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    45 is in a safe and my AR and Ruger and soon to be AK are locked in a gun cabinet with the key in the pistol safe with the 45, I coudlnt live with myself if something happened to my kids because of my negligence, I want to promite responsilble gunownership and not be another statistic
     
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    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    My friend is training his kids young. Here is his 2 year old with daddy's Glock. :rofl:

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    I don't know whether to :rofl: or :ugh:
     
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    :bowrofl: :coold: that kid is already a mall ninja
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    This is the poster boy for bad parenting, the kid is learning guns are toys :ugh:
     
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    It's all mixed emotions. I think its funny because I know he is being taught well. But, it is kinda creepy since he is young. But, as long as he learns to respect them it will be cool!
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    my little future sniper

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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    he is learning that a gun is a toy.. what do you think that kid is going to do if he finds a loaded gun.. he is going to pick it up and play with it :ugh:
     
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    Not my kid. :o

    He does have some toy guns too. I am pretty sure he knows the difference between the two. We did have one "close encounter" when we were throwing darts. He tried to put a loaded mag into it. :eek3: Luckily I saw him and took it away. :nono:
     
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    Well, he won't find a loaded gun in the household. ;) But, he did try loading one already.... it's not my job to parent his kids or tell him it's wrong. :noes:
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I know its not your kid, but you think a 2yo is going to know the difference especially when he has toy guns... that looks like a ad for the brady campaign right before it shows the kid who accident shot himself in the head with daddies gun
     
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    Well, I see your point 100%. But, he does keep the guns locked up and the ammo seperate. The gun was obviously unloaded at was being watched. The last, "close call", was when we were all hanging out. I had just left the range with my other friend and we brought our AR-15s over. He brought his gun case out to show us his new Cougar. Obviously we only turned out back for a few seconds.

    But, other than that... he never sees the guns (that I know of).
     
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    my 8 year old has her own rifle, and she knows the rules (I quiz her about them every so often). My 4 year old knows about guns, and knows she is not allowed to touch them and that they are for grown ups only. As she gets a little older, I'll start teaching her like I did her sister and eventually buy her her own rifle.

    It's how I was raised and it worked fine for my entire family.
     
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    whats with the WMD crew and daughters...? anyhoo nice to see your being responsible, but not teaching them to fear guns.
     
  24. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I have 2 girls now :noes:
     
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    I'm all for teaching your children about guns and gun safety. But they need to understand they are not toys.
    Y2kAccord, I think you absolutely did the right thing.
    I think kids should be in the environment with guns present and shown how they work... so they learn to respect them. But taking your kid to the range or outside when they are only a couple years old is just too young.
     

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