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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Because it can kill her, or somebody else. Really quite simple.
    How would it kill people? You don't seriously think that he's going to let her keep it in her room do you? He bought it for her birthday but hes most likely only going to allow her to use it when he's around and supervising.
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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yeah, it is well to be cautious. 6-8 is plenty young enough IMO, and even then only if they're ready. By 'ready' I mean they take it with appropriate seriousness, obey instructions well, and don't screw around while shooting.

    And drill those Three Rules until they mumble them in their sleep!
    I took my first shots a little over half a decade ago (16 right now) but that was only because my parents don't own a gun and I was shooting with my uncle. Speaking of uncle, I'm visiting him real soon. Time to get ready for some plinking
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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Good or bad?

    I bought my daughter a rifle for her third birthday and parents at the party went ape ****... why?
    Teach them young. Davy Crockett kilt him a bar when he was only 3.

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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    I never fired a gun until I was in my 20's, and that was after my dad got an old .38 auto. He took me out to the old borrow pit around the man-made lake and told me to shoot at the beer can at the bottom of the ditch. I took aim, holding the gun with my right hand, and hit it dead center. I never fired a gun, before, and my ears were ringing from the sound of the gun shot and my right hand was stinging from the recoil. It was merely a point and shoot shot because the sights were the old tongue and groove kind. He then told me to hit that can again. I fired once more but couldn't hit it. I fired again, and another miss. To save my life, I couldn't hit it because I was flinching before I even fired. Fortunately, I got over that initial fear and today, I am a pretty good shot. Later, my dad would buy me a .22 semi auto rifle that allowed me to plink at will. Of course the .22 has very little recoil.

    A friend of mine was an avid shooter and had 3 daughters. His oldest, then a six-year old wanted to shoot the gun, so he took her out at night on the family farm. He put the gun in her hand and told her to pull the trigger. The flash, the sound, and the recoil were enough for her. She started crying and no longer wanted anything to do with the thunder stick, as she called it. He did that with each of the girls, and he could breathe a sigh of relief, knowing they wouldn't touch his guns. He still locked the guns away, just to make sure, but it was that added insurance that he cemented with them at an early age. Now all 3 are sharpshooters and compete in competition.

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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    How would it kill people? You don't seriously think that he's going to let her keep it in her room do you? He bought it for her birthday but hes most likely only going to allow her to use it when he's around and supervising.
    You're still a kid, so how about you have a couple of kids of your own one day, then come back and tell us how easy it is to control everything, all the time, when it comes to kids.

    They're called "accidents" for a reason. Some are far more permanent than others.

    Some 3 year olds are still in diapers. Many are still using pull-ups. Tons still suck on binkies.

    Falls right into the category of "just because you can, doesn't mean you should".
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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    You're still a kid, so how about you have a couple of kids of your own one day, then come back and tell us how easy it is to control everything, all the time, when it comes to kids.

    They're called "accidents" for a reason. Some are far more permanent than others.

    Some 3 year olds are still in diapers. Many are still using pull-ups. Tons still suck on binkies.

    Falls right into the category of "just because you can, doesn't mean you should".
    "You're a kid"

    Yep. And I remember trying to figure out the passcode on my dads safe for days (I thought he hid my games in there) as a 5-6-7-8-9 year old and I never found out the passcode combination. Ever.

    But hey, I'll take up your challenge.

    My kids will get a .22 for their 3rd birthday
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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    An age limit would be very bad. Once established, they'd find reasons why it needed to be raised. Pretty soon you wouldn't be able to own a gun until you turned 21. I've seen things like this happen before.
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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    It only seems sensible to me to limit the posession of firearms to adults.
    it makes sense that children cannot go into a gun store and buy a weapon. Or carry one on the public streets or in schools or arcades. However, a child supervised by a competent adult should be able to "possess" or use a firearm.
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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Teach them young. Davy Crockett kilt him a bar when he was only 3.
    my son started shooting a little walther 22 pistol at 7. at 8 he started shooting centerfire pistols like a SIG 9mm and a rifle, an AR 15 in 545X39. at 9 he started shooting shotguns-my rule is 80 pounds of body weight. At ten he started competing in shotgun events. At 11, I got him a 38 caliber revolver which he took to a training center and beat most of the adults in speed shooting events, and house clearing drills. He and I were the only two students who did not shoot a "hostage" target in a house clearing exercise or leave a hostile target un-neutralized. that year he won our club's pistol contest. Since then he has won 8 "Glock" league plaques and is the undisputed top U18 pistol shooter in this part of the midwest. He also has medaled in Olympic Trap at the Ohio championships and that was an OPEN competition meaning he shot against the best adults in the state. He has had over 80 hours of formal tactical training in defensive firearms use by top professionals and over 50,000 rounds of ammunition-many of it in timed high-stress events. At a speed shooting event last summer, the host club was also hosting the Ohio Police Olympics and most of the top Police shooters attended this event which was held between the two major OPO pistol events. My then 16 year old son soundly crushed every single cop in the contest. the only one out of 45 shooters how beat him was me. He is already being recruited by two of the top college shooting programs in the country

    start kids early with good training and safe habits
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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    my son started shooting a little walther 22 pistol at 7. at 8 he started shooting centerfire pistols like a SIG 9mm and a rifle, an AR 15 in 545X39. at 9 he started shooting shotguns-my rule is 80 pounds of body weight. At ten he started competing in shotgun events. At 11, I got him a 38 caliber revolver which he took to a training center and beat most of the adults in speed shooting events, and house clearing drills. He and I were the only two students who did not shoot a "hostage" target in a house clearing exercise or leave a hostile target un-neutralized. that year he won our club's pistol contest. Since then he has won 8 "Glock" league plaques and is the undisputed top U18 pistol shooter in this part of the midwest. He also has medaled in Olympic Trap at the Ohio championships and that was an OPEN competition meaning he shot against the best adults in the state. He has had over 80 hours of formal tactical training in defensive firearms use by top professionals and over 50,000 rounds of ammunition-many of it in timed high-stress events. At a speed shooting event last summer, the host club was also hosting the Ohio Police Olympics and most of the top Police shooters attended this event which was held between the two major OPO pistol events. My then 16 year old son soundly crushed every single cop in the contest. the only one out of 45 shooters how beat him was me. He is already being recruited by two of the top college shooting programs in the country

    start kids early with good training and safe habits
    Your son is very lucky to have had that kind of early training with so many different firearms. When I was growing up, my dad had an old 16 guage shotgun sitting behind his bedroom door with a rag stuck down the barrel. I remember lifting it as a kid and feeling how heavy it was. He used to have a .25 caliber pistol, but he gave it away to my cousin, who was in the Navy. It wasn't until a friend of his gave him that old .38 auto Colt Pocket Hammer, that we started going out to shoot it. I still have that old antique that was manufactured in 1902 as per its serial number. The gun is worth about $1,000 now. I can drill bullseyes with it, but it's almost impossible to find real .38 auto other than .38 Super Auto, which has too hot of a load. Hence, I don't fire it anymore for fear of damaging it.

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