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    This is why I "TEACH" my kids about guns...

    So, my 10yr old son comes home a little while ago from playing in the woods. The 1st thing he said was: a 13yr old friend that he plays with regulary had a 22lr semi-automatic pistol.

    It appears his friend had found a 22lr pistol. (LOADED! and 3 additional magazines; LOADED! and around 200rds of LIVE ammo!)

    The boy wanted my son to hide the firearm. So, my son made sure the boy safely put the LOADED firearm in the trunk box on his ATV then my son took it to this boys aunts house and "safely" gave the gun to her.

    (Now I know some of you may think; "He should've just left it alone; and ran and got an adult." BUT! This 13yr old had it IN his possession, was already playing with it; and there were THREE other kids in the woods he had to be concerned about! I personally think, my son's actions may have helped avert a terrible tragedy.)





    I'm just THANKFUL to almighty God for keeping all four boys safe.

    AND--

    I am so GLAD that I've taken the time to explain firearms and firearm safety to my son.

    AND---

    I am so PROUD of him!

    (He KNEW a pistol was NOT something a 10, 11, 12 and 13yr old boy should be playing with.)

    He has NO curiosity for firearms because he is FULLY aware about mine and my wifes; and he knows he is welcome to go to the range and shoot them anytime.

    So to all those people who think:
    "I'll just keep the fact that they own or carry firearms a "secret" from their children----"

    and to those that think:
    A "SAFE" is the most important measure you can take to keep your children safe from firearms----

    I submit this thread for your contemplation.



    As of now, I haven't been able to talk to the aunt and determine "HOW" this 13yr old boy ended up with a LOADED 22lr pistol; 4 charged magazines and 200 rds of ammo.

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    I think you've trained your son properly.

    He deserves an Attaboy, and I think, a day at the range. Perhaps you should also invite the friend. While he acted incorrectly when he took possession of the weapon & ammo, he did the right thing by turning it over to someone (your son) who was more familiar and responsible in regard to firearms.

  4. being proactive in teaching gun safety can and will save lives and many a heartache. great job on teaching your son:biggrin.....now if only i can have my brother-in-law teach his kids.......i may end up doing that myself

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    I agree. It should be taught early and often. Glad to here it turned out well.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Exclamation Good job and well done

    Good job and well done
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhunter View Post
    I think you've trained your son properly.

    He deserves an Attaboy, and I think, a day at the range. Perhaps you should also invite the friend. While he acted incorrectly when he took possession of the weapon & ammo, he did the right thing by turning it over to someone (your son) who was more familiar and responsible in regard to firearms.
    I plan on bringing this instance up at our next club meeting. We have several instructors that give classes that my wife and I help with; and I hope to offer the children involved AND their parents a RE-fresher course in gun safety; "IF" they will allow me and my wife to help them.

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    Good for you and your son. You were responsible and obviously dilligent in your teaching, and it paid off. I know it's a good feeling to see something that you taught someone be used, especially used correctly. Congrats to both of you!

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    This could of turned real ugly. It is good to hear that your child did the right thing.
    Did you find out where this pistol, mags, and ammo came from?
    Someone just left it laying around?
    Stolen?
    A bad mistake?

    If just left laying around, IMO, someone needs to be educated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theicemanmpls View Post
    This could of turned real ugly. It is good to hear that your child did the right thing.
    Did you find out where this pistol, mags, and ammo came from?
    Someone just left it laying around?
    Stolen?
    A bad mistake?

    If just left laying around, IMO, someone needs to be educated.
    It appears that the childs family is in the process of moving; and his dad had kept the handgun in the back of the closet because he had not yet moved the gunsafe.

    I hope that my wife and I can give everyone a "safety" refresher; then take the kids and their parents to the range.

    The parents are mortified and realized the mistake they made. They are also very thankful that my son was there and knew what to do to keep their son safe.

    I understand the boy is in DEEP do-do. But, I told my wife, he's just being a kid. (In my view, the "parents" are more to blame for this near tragedy.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhunter View Post
    I think you've trained your son properly.

    He deserves an Attaboy, and I think, a day at the range. Perhaps you should also invite the friend. While he acted incorrectly when he took possession of the weapon & ammo, he did the right thing by turning it over to someone (your son) who was more familiar and responsible in regard to firearms.
    +1. PLease make sure to take the friend. Lad's in enough trouble, probably, although, as noted, the parents need to be "educated". The intent here would be to bring the kid "into the fold", and not let the trauma of the situation convert him into an "anti". Great opportunity to turn a "bad" situation to "good".
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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