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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    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.
    I agree, but I could sure see in an age limit to vote as in bringing back the 21 year old age limit, like it was in my day. There are some stupid 18-year old children, who have no sense about them, who shouldn't be voting, much less carrying a gun.

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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    I think legally kids shouldn't be allowed to own guns.

    But I think it's a good idea to expose them to guns at a young age. Three seems a bit too young though, I can't imagine a three year old being mature enough to take it seriously.
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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    I agree, but I could sure see in an age limit to vote as in bringing back the 21 year old age limit, like it was in my day. There are some stupid 18-year old children, who have no sense about them, who shouldn't be voting, much less carrying a gun.
    I've got some bad news for you. The majority don't reach any appreciable level of maturity until their mid 20s at least. It's sad but true. I moved out of my parent's house at 17 and held a full time job while finishing high school. One of the most disappointing things I saw was 4 college students at a Relay For Life event try to take down a pop up canopy. Not a pretty sight. I was left wondering how they dress themselves. Then I was terrified when I realized that they would be driving home.

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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I think legally kids shouldn't be allowed to own guns.

    But I think it's a good idea to expose them to guns at a young age. Three seems a bit too young though, I can't imagine a three year old being mature enough to take it seriously.
    Perhaps not most, but I know a 5 year old little girl who is now learning to shoot with a 22 rifle. The supervision is exquisite. Both of her parents are Appleseed instructors. Her father and 17 year old sister are Red Hats (shoot bosses). Her 15 year old brother is an instructor in training. At 5 she spends more time on the range than any of us with the possible exception of Turtledude. She's not shy about it either. I've asked her what the safety rules are and she rattled them off like her favorite nursery rhyme.

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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Perhaps not most, but I know a 5 year old little girl who is now learning to shoot with a 22 rifle. The supervision is exquisite. Both of her parents are Appleseed instructors. Her father and 17 year old sister are Red Hats (shoot bosses). Her 15 year old brother is an instructor in training. At 5 she spends more time on the range than any of us with the possible exception of Turtledude. She's not shy about it either. I've asked her what the safety rules are and she rattled them off like her favorite nursery rhyme.
    There's a pretty big difference between 3 and 5 though.

    I used to take violin lessons. After I'd been doing it awhile, I helped out teaching a beginner class once a week. Most of the kids in the class were 5 or 6, but there were a couple that were only 3 or 4, and there was a big difference in maturity and attention span between the 3 year olds and the 5 year olds.
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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    At age 3?...

    IMO:
    Age 2: Marshmellow Launching Bow
    Age 3: Squirt gun
    Age 4: Cap gun
    Age 5: Nerf gun
    Age 6: Toy pellet gun
    Age 7: Paintball gun
    Age 8: Air rifle
    Age 9: Bow
    Age 10: Air pistol
    Age 11: Let her use your 22 rifle
    Age 12: Let her use your 22 pistol
    Age 13: .22 caliber single-shot LR Crickett that YOU keep in a safe.
    Age 14: 20 gauge that YOU keep in a safe.

    And so on, increasing the calibers until 18, then she gets a safe of her own while she attends college, ya know... until she gets her own place she can move her safe to and buy her own guns.
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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

    What is the age of reason 7...maybe..... I think at the same time driving a lethal weapon (car) is sixteen just a thought
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    If you keep it locked up and only allow her to use it at certain, supervised times, I have absolutely no issue with it. I wish someone had exposed me to firearms at a young age. I didn't actually fire a weapon until 16.

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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.
    Ownership perhaps. There's nothing wrong with teaching a kid to shoot. My dad taught all of us when we were in the 9-10 year old age range. I got my first .22 around 12 and my first deer rifle at 14. My son learned to shoot at the same age.
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    Re: Age limits on firearms?

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    This is my son at age 14 in a house clearing drill with an OPOTA certified instructor standing behind him. The target is a "hostile" with a weapon at about 18 yards. The weapon is a Browning HP 9mm

    he scored two head shots
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