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This is a discussion on Guns and Children within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; Police: 3-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Father - Indiana News Story - WRTV Indianapolis...

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    This is a very sad story. It's close to me, so local news carries it until it's reduntant. This is the fuel libs use against us....keep guns in your control, not the media.....or the government.
    When liberals run out of other people's right to infridge upon, how many will give up theirs?

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    The fathers fault. Stupid.

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    Until my daughter was old enough to begin to learn about firearms, an age I judged to be around 5 years old, I kept them out of her reach and not just lying around where she could get to them. On her 5th birthday, I took her shooting for the first time and have been desensitizing her to my firearms ever since. She's been shooting several more times, and enjoys helping me clean them. She knows the basic safety rules for firearms. I personally think this is the way to go with kids. Too many parents make firearms a mystery that is not to be touched or toyed with. "DON'T YOU EVER TOUCH THAT!" means that's exactly what the kid wants to do and, often times, with fatal consequences. My daughter views firearms as a very usual part of the house. There is no mystery to her about them...she's fired all except my .308. To her, a firearm is just as normal, mysterious, and interesting as a spoon, or a TV. That's the way to go with kids...IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by jabatam View Post
    Until my daughter was old enough to begin to learn about firearms, an age I judged to be around 5 years old, I kept them out of her reach and not just lying around where she could get to them. On her 5th birthday, I took her shooting for the first time and have been desensitizing her to my firearms ever since. She's been shooting several more times, and enjoys helping me clean them. She knows the basic safety rules for firearms. I personally think this is the way to go with kids. Too many parents make firearms a mystery that is not to be touched or toyed with. "DON'T YOU EVER TOUCH THAT!" means that's exactly what the kid wants to do and, often times, with fatal consequences. My daughter views firearms as a very usual part of the house. There is no mystery to her about them...she's fired all except my .308. To her, a firearm is just as normal, mysterious, and interesting as a spoon, or a TV. That's the way to go with kids...IMO
    I'm the same way with my little girls. I haven't taken them shooting yet, though my wife and I have decided our eldest is ready. But I always clean my gun in front of them, show them the parts and answer any questions. After the first few times they started showing signs of being bored, and I am perfectly okay with that. If they think guns are dangerous AND boring, they are a lot less likely to even attempt to find where we keep ours locked up.
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    Most of the time when handgun safes or locks are discussed it's because we are concerned about the safety of our children, but sometimes it's us adults that need protecting. Like most accidents it only takes a moment of carelessness and the consequences will last a lifetime for the people involved. A mom died around here within the last year in a similar incident. Always make sure your guns are secured properly when not in your possession and don't take anything for granted. The life you save might be your own.

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    I got my son a cricket.22 for his seventh birthday with the simple rule that he may see it at any time. All he has to do is ask me and we'll take it to the range, clean it or whatever.
    Hes about to turn 10 and has a solid grasp on firearms safety, is a pretty good shot and has absolutely zero curiosity toward guns. I keep them in a safe to keep his friends out, but I have no worries about him.

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    Sad very sad, all three of my boys learned to shoot at young age, they were taught safety and guns were stored in safe, it was the parents fault.

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    Never leave a gun unattended when there's kids in the house.
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