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    Re: Is this irresponsible parenting?

    I don't see anything wrong here. I was shooting at that age in even less controlled circumstances.
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    Re: Is this irresponsible parenting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Please watch the videos

    10-yr old w/ M14/M1A
    YouTube - ‪Nick and the M1A‬‎

    10-yr old w/ Mosin-Nagant
    YouTube - ‪The M28/30 is "Awesome!"‬‎
    (I -love- the "gimmie another one!")

    10-yr old w/ .357 magnum revolver
    YouTube - ‪Nick and the .357 magnum‬‎

    10-yr old w/ .44 magnum revolver
    YouTube - ‪Nick actually seems affected by this one. ‬‎

    12-yr old w/ USP-40 compact
    YouTube - ‪Greg with the same German pistol.‬‎

    Is this irresponsible parenting?
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    No its not irresponsible parenting. That child will grow into an adult who knows how to use a firearm and hopefully has respect for the 2nd amendment. I do not see what the big deal is. If I was going to find something to gripe about it would the child using the chair to sit in and fire instead of standing up to fire. But hey it could be crawl, walk, run.
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    Re: Is this irresponsible parenting?

    Looks like a boy and father having a constructive afternoon together.

    I wouldn't say it's good parenting, I'd say it's excellent parenting.

    Oooops. Crap.

    I pushed the "YES" Button, not the "NO" button.
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    Re: Is this irresponsible parenting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Parent is there.
    Safety precautions are used.
    Proper instruction is being given.
    No one's being shot at.

    Stellar gun-safety and education being provided.

    I do have a problem with children hunting, though.
    Hmmm....

    ....where do you live, and when is children season?

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    Re: Is this irresponsible parenting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhovanion View Post
    I wouldn't say it's irresponsible, but to me guns will never ever be a good thing. Ever. Unless you're a hunter, a soldier or a police officer, there is absolutely no reason for you to own a gun
    Except when you're a small woman home alone and a 220 pound rapist breaks into your house.

    If I knew that my neighbors had guns in their house (even for protection) I'd flee the neighborhood because I wouldn't be able to sleep safely at night knowing that there was such a dangerous weapon within close proximity of my house.
    It isn't the weapon that's dangerous. All Pleistocene megafauna that went extinct at the end of the last Ice Age went extinct without the firing of a single shot. The siege of Troy happened without guns. So did the sack of Rome and the fall of Carthage.

    It's the people who are dangerous.


    I realize it's a different culture and mindset over there. But it still doesn't change that you have the highest gun violence rates (among developed countries) in the world.
    And other countries without guns in the developed world have even higher non-gun violence rates.

    Again, it ain't the weapon, it's the people.

    If you say that it's not the gun that kills people but people, then does that mean Americans are a more violent people?
    Doesn't matter. If so, then good for us. Savagery is how freedom is won and kept.

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    Re: Is this irresponsible parenting?

    Honestly, anybody who thought this was bad never had a kid who, or as a kid was, in Cub Scouts.

    Just before you move on to Boy Scouts, you get a very well-supervised afternoon at a range with a rifle.

    It's a .22, but the principle is the same.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Is this irresponsible parenting?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Honestly, anybody who thought this was bad never had a kid who, or as a kid was, in Cub Scouts.

    Just before you move on to Boy Scouts, you get a very well-supervised afternoon at a range with a rifle.

    It's a .22, but the principle is the same.
    I got to shoot a cowboy revolver when I was 6 or 7, that's when the love started.
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    Re: Is this irresponsible parenting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I got to shoot a cowboy revolver when I was 6 or 7, that's when the love started.
    Dude, that's sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. Single action Colt?

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    Re: Is this irresponsible parenting?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Dude, that's sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. Single action Colt?
    It's been so long I don't remember.
    I believe it was single action though.

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
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    Found a cool Bert gif but haven't tried it yet.
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    Re: Is this irresponsible parenting?

    I remember when I was a kid, we wouldn't get real scissors, we would get those cheap safety guard scissors to prevent us from cutting ourselves. I wasn't allowed to use kitchen knives. My first reaction at these videos is that the kids are too young to be handling guns, but then... when is the "proper" age?

    I don't think I'd let my kids handle guns, but I wouldn't want to infringe on the right of other parents to decide differently for their children.

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