[quote][b]shawn706[/b] - @whywhywhy: Very simply. His first exposure to that gun was almost certainly when he found it in his uncles backpack. Curiosity took over. Had that curiosity been satisfied in a controlled way, this would have most likely not occurred. One of my earliest memories from childhood was climbing on top of the refrigerator to get a closer look at my dad’s 38. Had the trigger pull not been so heavy I could have suffered the same fate. Alternatively, had my dad taken the time to satisfy my curiosity I would not have risked getting in trouble sneaking the way I did. My kids have never had to sneak to look at my guns. They didn't even have to ask. Make the gun safe, let them hold it all the while making a big deal if the point in where they shouldn't. Then let them see a gallon of water explode into a million pieces.
I should prablably add, they do have to ask now, and do not have access to them, but they were exposed to them before they knew they wanted too. Also every time we get a new gun, everyone gets to shoot it.
At age 3?!? I just think that is too young to introduce a child to a gun. They do not understand the risks involved. I have a friend that has a 3 year old and bought him a BB gun. He is so proud that his son has a gun and is learning how to use it. Of course, the first thing I saw the child do with the gun was pick it up and put his hand over the end. His dad yelled and explained that you don't put your hand there. But he is 3! He does not have a clue what his dad is talking about. He just thinks it is a cool toy. Personally, I think age 8-10 is probably the right time to let children start using guns. BTW I am an Obama voting liberal with no guns in my house. I am not afraid of being attacked or robbed. I have lived 30+ years without incident, and I see no reason that will change. However, I have no problem with people owning guns as long as they are responsible with them. The problem is very few people are actually responsible!
Hundreds of millions, given enough time and world wide. Genocide has, it is estimated, taken the lives of 170 million people just in this century. Guns, knives, machettes, axes, clubs and whatever other instruments of destruction were at the disposal.
We can say that genocide is bad and pass legislation to prohibit it from happening. But that doesn't prevent it at all. Boots on the ground, armed armies, weaponized protectors. They can protect the masses from being killed.
That, or you can allow and even encourage the masses to arm themselves, to protect themselves.
FYI: There were 34,080 deaths from auto accidents last year. When will it end? One of the most regulated, licensed and government monitored activities we participate in on a daily basis. When will the bloodshed end?
As tragic as this is, you charge the irresponsible adult that was involved. Just like you do in an auto accident. You do not trample on and punish all the law abiding citizens of this once free country. You don't take away the driving privleges of all Americans. Therefore you don't take away the guns from Americans that didn't do anything wrong.
Now, if you plan to continue to ask stupid questions, expect to be treated like a moron. [/quote]
While I mostly agree with what you are saying, most people take the time to properly restrain their children while driving. You don't just throw them in and start cruising. Plus I don't think I have ever heard of a 3 year old grabbing car keys, cranking up a car, driving it down the street, and wrecking. I do hear a lot of stories about children getting their hands on guns and shooting themselves or someone else!
People should be responsible with both their cars and guns...but it will never happen!posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 15:00
Yes! How many more children have to die because they have been so sheltered from guns that they don't know the risk. How many because they or the people they are close to are denied the opportunity to learn gun safety in a controlled environment. We teach sex ed in schools, but not gun safety. Many would believe that it’s more important that a kid be taught how to put on a rubber than to always point the muzzle in a safe direction.
He was 3! How much gun safety can you teach a 3 year old? How can a 3 year old be responsible with a gun? Your talking about a child that is probably barely potty trained!posted @ Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 14:55
@The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald:
[quote][b]The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald[/b] -
At the Last Supper, Jesus said you should sell your cloak and buy a sword, which was the best you can do at the time.
This being Maundy Thursday, the true Christian will know that Peter was "packing" and willing to "throw down" to protect his Lord.
If you are going to refer to Jesus, you really should read up on him.
It's a joke. Forgot the sarcasm font. I've read plenty about Jesus (including the bible). I also read Aesop's Fables. Both are fantastic works of fiction!posted @ Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 15:49
I'm pretty sure Jesus wrote in the Bible that every person should carry a gun at all times! Isn't it a mortal sin to not be packing? How else am I going to protect myself from all the varmint? Yee-Haw!!! (fires handguns into air like Yosemite Sam)posted @ Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 12:40
Thank you so much for making the world safer!!! I'm so glad this guy is behind bars! He can't spread his devil plant anymore! I would much rather put this guy away than a rapist or murderer!!! (sarcasm)
What a joke our police force is sometimes!posted @ Friday, January 25, 2013 - 12:09
[quote][b]McCarthy[/b] - @whywhywhy:
Sounds like you should move to China, they like left wing nut jobs. No religion over there either; you'd enjoy that immensely.
Keep on spewing your hate. The rights time has passed. Do you really think it is so awful to want religion to stay out of government? Do you think the government should have a say so in what god I believe, who I love, and what substances I consume?posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 16:38
[quote][b]McCarthy[/b] - @Libralady:
Anybody who voted for Oduma is contributing to destruction of America.
Hopefully we destruct it to the point where ultra conservative religious nut jobs have no say so in what god I believe, who I love, and what substances I consume!posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 15:56
[quote][b]McCarthy[/b] - @powertothepeople:
Libtards unite! This country was founded on judeo christian beliefs, anybody who doesn't like it needs to keep quiet, or leave. We don't need them.
He is right you know. Like it or not, ultra moral conservatism is dying out in this country. It is just happening much quicker than expected.posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 15:52
[quote][b]ArcadeTom[/b] - Really would love to tell them to go to H@!!, but they probably don't believe it that place.
You're right. We don't.posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 15:23
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