View Poll Results: Is this irresponsible parenting?

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    Re: Is this irresponsible parenting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    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 was four years old the first time I fired a rifle, with the assistance of my uncle.

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    Re: Is this irresponsible parenting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    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?
    When, in the parent's judgement, the kids have adequate maturity and sense to understand that this is a serious activity that has to be undertaken with care and due caution... just like using power tools or running a tractor.

    Some kids, this might be age eight or younger. Some, that might be age 12 or 15 or even 25.


    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.
    Ok then.

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