Seen that on the local news here (KHBS)...thats darn near in our back yard here..wonder how come the parents are leaving weapons layin around the house? Especially a "trained" military man? It's been a while since I was in the service but don't they teach gun safety anymore?
That's very disturbing. Obviously, he has not been properly trained in handling a gun. I realize a first grader is young. However, I had a lot more since than to take one to school at that age. I could have easily gotten a hold of one. If I had, it would not have been loaded. He needs some appropriate parental guidance.
it's really sad that parents can't be better parents. i teach my kids about guns. when they have questions or want to see or handle my weapons all they have to do is ask and we'll do it properly. i hate when i see these types of situations. it looks bad on gun owners.
It was 10 years after my last child move out before I brought my first weapon into the home. I just did not feel right about having one around my children when I returned from Viet Nam. I regret them not having the experience that I did growing up in rural Ohio and being around guns from an early age. I used to hunt when I was young but don't "feel the need to make things bleed' anymore and paper suits my need for practice for the real situation that we are preparing for.
What's equally sad is that,though the liberal gun-grabbing media and politicians will call this a 'gun' issue, in reality,it is a parenting issue,not much different from the issues of smoking or drugs or sex,and no more,or less important.
this is definately a bad parenting issue. and of course everyone is going to look at the gun. but how about the knife? also a deadly weapon. but everyone's focus is going to be on the gun. not the knife and not the parents.