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Old 04-27-2012, 07:52 PM   #21
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All of my children have been raised around guns, at very young ages they were all taught what guns do (take a kid out and kill a bird or a squirrel and they learn real fast that guns kill), gun safety is taught to them from the time they shot their first bb gun. By age 8 they are taught how to field strip and clean rifles, by age 10 they learn handguns, at age 12 they are enrolled in hunters safety class to be taught gun safety from a professional. Now they are allowed to GO hunting with me, at age 14 they are allowed to carry a rifle and 1 round (in their hand) and after they make their first kill then they are allowed to carry more than 1 round in their rifle and at age 18 they are allowed to carry a handgun also. But at no time are they allowed to handle or use a firearm without supervision, that is rule #1 and it has always been followed. I have 3 children ages 25, 21, and 8 and I have never had an incidence where they have "played" with a gun. If they have a question, they come to me and we address it TOGETHER. They all know guns are tools, very dangerous tools, and are NOT to be handled without me. Most of my guns are in the safe but the house guns are not, those guns are put away out of sight and the kids all know where they are and not to touch them unless they ask. These basic rules and the way I teach the kids are the same rules my dad and my grandfather taught me and there has never been an incident in our family. My thought is that if there is no reason for curiosity then there will be none. Might not be the right way of doing things but it sure does work for us.
I agree with you, right up until this point. Are you saying that an 18 y/o needs to be supervised, or am I just reading it wrong?
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:30 PM   #22
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I don't have kids, so I leave my concealed on my nightstand in the holster with my phone, wallet, and keys, etc. It's loaded and chambered. However, when my nieces and nephews show up it disappears.

I think you're completely right.

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Here's a different approach.

Buy some food from the supermarket

with a box which measures just slightly

larger than the pistol on the fridge.

Eat the food, carefully open ,clean, and

save the box. Put the pistol on top of the

fridge, in the box.

The gun is out of sight. It is also readily

accessible...

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:38 PM   #24
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Here's a different approach.

Buy some food from the supermarket

with a box which measures just slightly

larger than the pistol on the fridge.

Eat the food, carefully open ,clean, and

save the box. Put the pistol on top of the

fridge, in the box.

The gun is out of sight. It is also readily

accessible...

Still not safe enough with a 5 year old child in the house, in my opinion.
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I have to agree we with all about locking the guns up even now my kids are older and have been taught about guns since conception I keep the guns locked up because I don't know what their Friends know about guns. Also if some adult sees it there and call social service, DCS, etc it could become a giant pain in the a**.

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Still not safe enough with a 5 year old child in the house, in my opinion.
Nothing is worth risking my child's life over.

Lock the guns in a safe, if need be put a safe in the kitchen. If the safe is not an option keep it holstered and on her person, if that doesn't work take it away and tell her when she decides to be responsible with it she can have it back.
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I never ever have a gun out in sight, even though I continually preached gun safety to my kids. Even every time I came home from hunting I would call them out show them the deer,squirrel, rabbit or what ever explain they are dead show them the gun that killed them. I never worried that they would get hold of one at our house but it was their friends houses I worried about. Told them if they ever saw one of their friends pick one up get out go tell someone. My kids are grown now I have grand kids around. Anyway no you are not wrong put your foot down and make your house a safe place.

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Old 04-27-2012, 10:10 PM   #28
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I just can't belive anyone (especialy a mother) wud leave a loaded gun where a child even MIGHT get a hold of it
Sorry Hubby- YOU need to grow a pair & handle the situation -------

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I will put it Plain and simple...
You nor your wife will want to find out if your right....


I bought a safe before I bought a pistol... I have 3 boys

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seem like a possibility of an accident looking for a place to happen. better to secure it and avoid what could or possibly happen.

my brother has two young daughters and keeps a pistol for protection. his is kept in one of those small biometric gun safes that only he and his wife can access. i think these are one of the best options available for those with children in the home, as it secures the pistol, but is still available to those permitted if needed.

if she doesn't see the error of her ways and thinking, then remove the pistol and be damned if she gets upset or mad. better her mad and upset vs. a hurt or dead child.

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