Well I know some 8 and 9 year olds that would find and retrieve that gun of yours no matter where you put it.
It was noble.
When I made my initial reply, I didn't know that the gun wasn't loaded. (And now I see that, although the gun wasn't loaded, he had ammunition in his backpack.) In my opinion, anyone who thinks it's just fine for parents to leave loaded guns or unloaded ones with ammunition accessible to young children is guilty of child endangerment. If not to their own child? Then to playmates.
But yes, some 11 year olds can be. At one time they weren't the exception as they would be now.
If a parent keeps a firearm in the nightstand by their bed and the kid violates the sanctity of their bedroom and obtains it. I could not in good conscience hold the parents responsible for the actions of the kid.
He has seen hundreds of thousnads of killings watching videos, movies and TV why be alarmed?
Think if Trump get elected how much resistance he will face with in all phases of our country from people to military to politicians. He must not win.
A gun should not be in a nightstand drawer...it should be hidden from easy view. We have 2 houses, split our year based on weather.
In one house, if I need the gun right now, I step out of bed and knock the nightstand over and there it is, attached to the underside of the nightstand with velcro. It can't be seen unless the nightstand is knocked over. In the other house, there is a bifold closet door within a few feet of my side of the bed. I can reach inside, above the door frame, and retrieve the gun. It can't be easily seen, either, as the closet is less than 2 feet deep.
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
You and I will continue to disagree. I won't change your mind, but I have certainly cemented my own thinking. And, your position reminds me that some gun owners are completely out of touch with the reality that guns are dangerous weapons in the hands of children.
Edit: Oh! And my children are not allowed to play at your house.
Thank you, Quazi!
It's the powerranger concept... should those teenagers start shooting and killing bad guys even though it's the right thing to do and they have the power to do so? No... but they do it anyway, even though it's inappropriate for a random group of teenagers to do such things.
It's not appropriate for children to do this, because of obvious lack of maturity/skill/discipline.
Is society was made of coral our world would be floral.
We have no idea if he actually did, or if he did, how he relayed it. He may have been making an innocent but factual statement,
No reason to get bent out of shape about it. Yet! Because as you have been so keen to observe he is after all just a child.