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    Question A good reason to teach kids how to use firearms.

    I know the video is old,but it's the first time I have seen it.



    This to me seems like one of many outstanding reasons why when kids are old enough to be left at home alone.They should know how to get to and work a firearm(hopefully they have been shown long before.)

    Should those teenagers made it into that house I have no doubt they most likely would have killed the 12 year old,Or severely beaten him/her.

    I know when My kids are old enough I'll be teaching them what to do should this happen when mom and dad are away. Grab the cell phone and dial 911, grab firearm from safe, take firearm and cell phone to safe room and lock your self in. Inform 911 operator what room of the house you are in. Anyone other then the police try and get into safe room shoot till the threat stops.

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

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    This post is in the wrong forum, It is NOT off topic! As a matter of fact, it is very much on-topic. Probably the General Firearms Discusion would be the best forum, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    This post is in the wrong forum, It is NOT off topic! As a matter of fact, it is very much on-topic. Probably the General Firearms Discusion would be the best forum, IMHO.
    Seemed like a good place for it, seeing as how it's not really pertaining to any said firearm and or dealing with concealed carry. I'm such Luke will move it if he sees fit.

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

  5. Both my brother and I grew up hunting, and learned a lot about guns. In fact we both owned rifles, shotguns and pistols all before either of us was into our teens. Reciving our first real (non-bb) guns at 10.

    My daughters are learning about guns it just seems natural to me. Even if you don't hunt kids should know what to do or not to do around fire arms.

    Plan for the worst hope for the best - Me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S&WM&P40 View Post
    Seemed like a good place for it,
    Fair enough. I never see firearms safety education or the need for such to be an off-topic matter.

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    S&WM&P40, I got my first rifle just after I turned 17. Having and using a gun is very natural to me also. I take my son (9) to the range at least 1 - 2 times a month. He is very adept with the Baretta .22 (his favorite) and can also use the Colt .380 and S&W 9mm.

    I think it is very important that kids know the dangers and how to be safe around firearms. How many time have we heard accidental shooting stories about little kids finding a gun and one getting killed?

    And once they are able to stay home alone... thats a different story. There is a lot of conversation and training that a kid needs before I would be comfortable putting them in charge of a weapon, but you do have a very good point. Add this to the list of things I need to think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich M View Post
    S&WM&P40, I got my first rifle just after I turned 17. Having and using a gun is very natural to me also. I take my son (9) to the range at least 1 - 2 times a month. He is very adept with the Baretta .22 (his favorite) and can also use the Colt .380 and S&W 9mm.

    I think it is very important that kids know the dangers and how to be safe around firearms. How many time have we heard accidental shooting stories about little kids finding a gun and one getting killed?

    And once they are able to stay home alone... that's a different story. There is a lot of conversation and training that a kid needs before I would be comfortable putting them in charge of a weapon, but you do have a very good point. Add this to the list of things I need to think about.
    You also bring up a good point, just because they are old enough to be left at home alone, does not mean they are mature enough to handle a firearm. But having a child know that there is a firearm in the house should they need it maybe all they need. "Go away I'm calling and the police and I have a firearm" maybe all they need to say. But should the threat decide they still want to enter that child has very few options. (1) run and hide and hope they are not found. (2) Flee from the house and try and make it to someones house. (3) Stand there like a deer in the headlights in shock.

    A child armed with the basics of firearm safety would be good enough for me in the above situation. Much rather have them alive and unharmed, then raped, murdered, kidnapped and sold into the child slave market.

    I look at like this, if a child is old enough to get her/his first babysitting job, then they are ready to be trusted with a firearm (given the right training first.) If they can be trusted to protect a younger life, then they are old enough to defend their life.

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

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    exactly , i did the same with my 2 daughters, otherwise you have the forbidden fruit theory, kids are curious.

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    Spelling RANT, say what you mean, rather than make people guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by S&WM&P40 View Post
    Much rather have them alive and unharmed, then raped, murdered, kidnapped and sold into the child slave market.
    "What you said in that sentence doesn't make much sense. You would rather have them alive and unharmed." Yes, that is good.

    Then you say "then raped, murdered, etc." Why would you want them raped then?

    Then means to DO something. THAN means to NOT do something. An example is:

    1. I would rather eat a nice meal THAN be killed. (NOT be killed)
    2. I would rather eat a nice meal THEN be killed. (killed dead)

    You sure don't see me choosing #2. I still have things to do in this life.

    Remember that simple rule about then/than. Do/don't do. Words change what you mean a LOT of the time, to the exact OPPOSITE of what you WANTED/MEANT to say.

    But, you say "Most people on here KNOW what I meant." But, if you had used THAN, (as in do not do) then ALL people would know what you meant.

    This post isn't meant to offend you, S&WM&P40, since there are a lot (and yes, a lot IS TWO words) of others that don't seem to understand THEN means to DO something. It is to give anyone who misuses THEN/THAN a chance to better themselves in the peoples eyes who read what they post.

    Put on your socks, THEN put on your shoes. I would rather wear shoes THAN (not wear) boots. (do one thing instead of doing something else)

    This post is just trying to show those who read it and don't know the difference between two words just how IMPORTANT it can be to use the correct one when writing. It is much better to have people know what you mean rather than having them guessing.

    Spelling RANT off.

    Ken 052011 0333

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    Well, I see that the grammar cops are out in full force today.

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